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MMS sweeps tourney at SJSC

POSTED: December 17, 2012 10:33 a.m.
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Midway Middle School players and coaches celebrate their victory while posing for a photo.

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Midway Middle School’s basketball teams swept the Dec. 6-8 middle school tournament at St. James Sports Center.
According to event organizer Ernie Walthour, the Midway Middle School girls fought Lewis Frasier to the bitter end.
“It was a defensive slug fest,” Walthour said. “Lewis Frasier took a shot right at the buzzer to force overtime but it rimmed out.”
Walthour said MMS won,
In the boys’ division it came down to Midway Middle School and First Presbyterian Christian Academy. MMS won, 74-55, in the finals.
“It was an eight-point game at half time, but Midway is just so talented. They have Richard LeCounte, who is an exceptional player,” Walthour said.
Walthour added FPCA’s middle-school team has an up-and-coming player in George Mitchell. The organizer said watching kids like LeCounte and Mitchell go against each other on the court is a good indication that the future of basketball in Liberty County is getting brighter.

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