JV Cougars Win AAC Championship
After falling short in their first two meetings against Cumberland Academy, the JV Cougars pulled off a huge upset in dominating fashion on last Thursday. Early game jitters got the best of the young Cougar squad, getting off to a slow start. The Cyclone went on a 12-1 run to end the first quarter. Coming out of the huddle, the cougars were determined to turn things around, which they did in a big way. After playing some of the best defense of the season, the Cougars would claw their way back into the contest. Led by 8th grade point guard Ben Batten’s offensive and defensive explosion’s, the Cougars took the lead and never looked back, winning the contest 47-29. Ben Batten was named the tournament MVP finishing the game with 15 points, 7 steals, and a monstrous block that got the crowd on their feet. Braden Kramer added 16 points of his own before getting in foul trouble late in the 4th. Bryce Dickerson and Alex Yager finished their JV careers in style, both playing lights out defense in their final games. Liam Walsh turned in 6 points and 3 steal, while Ronnie Graver added 5 points on the score board. Gabe Belden, Weston Kershner and Colin Barlow also were key on the defensive end. Last but not least, Schylur Nebel scored his first 2 points of his career on a sweet turn around mid-range jump shot. Please be sure to congratulate the boys on such a great win.