Sixth graders pick up two wins

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Trimble County’s 6th grade boys team traveled to Madison on Sunday to take on the Southwestern Rebels. Southwestern scored first and held a 2-0 lead. That was the last lead the Rebels had all day.

The Raiders full court press caused the Rebels to turn the ball over multiple times and the Raiders capitalized. Trimble County stretched the lead out to double digits several times but the Rebels cut it to 6 at halftime. The Raiders started the second half and jumped out to a 12 point lead on their way to a 51-41 win. Trimble County’s Andrew Edmondson had a dominating performance, scoring 19 points, pulling down 9 rebounds, 4 steals and 3 blocked shots. Edmondson led the team in all four categories. Dane Lacefield had 7 points, David Duncan and Logan Clifford 6, Ben Stevens and Grant Weaver 4, Evan Stevens 3 and Duncan Ralston had 2 points.

Trimble County traveled to Carrollton Saturday and took on the Carroll County Panthers. The Raiders dominated the boards pulling down 22 offensive rebounds and could have blown the game wide open but only converted about 30% of those chances. Trimble had a 20 point lead in the second half but let up on the Panthers and Carroll County didn’t quit. With some pesky defense Carroll County scored 3 quick baskets and started to chip into the lead. The Panthers couldn’t get any closer than 10 points and the Raiders hung on to win 45-35. Weaver led the Raiders with 10 points, Clifford 8, Duncan and Edmondson 7, Lacefield 5, Ben Stevens 4, Evan Stevens and Shane Mills 2 points each. Clifford had a team high 11 rebounds.