Blue Ridge Middle School boys basketball team took on Highlands at home on Wednesday and chalked up a win with a 27-22 final.
Blue Ridge Coach Eli Reece said the boys brought it together for spurts throughout the game and managed to take the win.
“We had a great first quarter on offense, but then kind of slacked off a little for the rest of the game,” said Reece. “Thankfully we still managed to play superior defense throughout. Our press worked well and it caused a lot of turnovers.”
He added that Blue Ridge Owen Madden was key at half court picking off long passes and Levi Walters stepped up and snagged close to double digits in rebounds. Blue Ridge point guard Cameron Fowler didn’t put many points on the board, but Reece said he maintained composure and lead the Bobcats’ offense for the win.
“We have a team full of boys that are great listeners,” said Reece. “They want to be successful and they are willing to work very hard during practice to make sure they are successful. They are all great friends, which helps with everyone understanding their roles on the team. I think this is the biggest help so far with our success this year.”
Blue Ridge next plays Highlands on the road at 4 p.m. on Monday.