WCMS eighth grade remains perfect with 13-0 record

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By Special to The Sun

St. Joe

In eighth-grade action for WCMS, Head Coach Barrett Tingle had balanced scoring as Jailen Statemen, Devin Hurst and Cameron Willis combined for 42 points on the night.

Statemen led the way with 16 points while Hurst and Willis contributed 14 and 12 points apiece.

Hurst also led the team with 11 rebounds.

WCMS turned an early 21-17 advantage into a 42-21 lead by the end of the third quarter and never relinquished the lead from there.  

WCMS improved their record to 13-0 on the season with the win.

In seventh-grade action, WCMS jumped all over St. Joe with full-court pressure to the start the game.

WCMS led 25-4 after the first quarter.

The lead increased to 37-4 by intermission, and WCMS went on to complete a 44-15 victory behind 17 points from Willis and 14 points from Austin Dickerson.

Hurst continued to dominate the boards as he pulled down 11 rebounds. WCMS improved to 11-2 on the season.

The St. Joe sixth graders had their way with WCMS, as they went on to a 45-23 victory.
WCMS sixth grade is 6-3 on the season.


St. Charles

In eighth-grade action, WCMS stumbled out of the gate, falling behind 9-6 to end the first quarter.

Tingle regrouped the team and WCMS took a 23-14 lead into the locker room. Throughout the game, Statemen was plagued with foul trouble, which limited his scoring. Seventh graders

Hurst and Willis picked up the slack as they scored 45 of the team’s 50 points.

Hurst poured in 27 points and pulled down 18 rebounds.

Willis chipped in with 18 points and five steals as WCMS went on to win 50-30.

In the seventh-grade game, Willis led the way with 17 points, seven rebounds and six steals.

Hurst contributed nine points and pulled down 15 rebounds while Jbias Dawson had seven points. Josh Cain made a strong contribution as well, pulling down eight rebounds as WCMS went on to win 50-11.

The WCMS sixth-grade team also defeated St. Charles, completing the sweep. Ja Ja Churchill led the Generals in scoring with 15 points.


St. Dominic

In the nightcap, the WCMS eighth graders got off to a slow start.

St. Dominic led WCMS after the first quarter of action 16-6.

After a timeout by Tingle, WCMS knocked the holiday rust off and went on a 13-2 run to start the second quarter.

WCMS took a 26-22 lead into the locker room.

Hurst powered the Generals’ second-half attack, tallying 14 points after intermission.

WCMS went on to win the game by a score of 57-42 to remain undefeated.

WCMS was led by Devin Hurst with 19 points and 14 rebounds while Statemen added 14 points.

Justin Mitchell contributed nine points and Willis had eight points and eight assists in the win.

In seventh-grade action, WCMS overcame a 4-2 deficit to go on a 19-0 run to finish the first quarter.

WCMS increased their second-quarter lead and went into the locker room with a commanding 35-13 lead over the Knights, largely behind the three-point shooting of Dawson. He tallied three treys in the contest.

After intermission, Tingle was able to use his bench in the last quarter, as WCMS went on to win 54-24.

WCMS was led by Dawson, who poured in 15 points. Hurst scored 12 points and pulled down 10 rebounds and Willis chipped in 11 points and had six steals in the contest. The WCMS seventh-grade team improved to 9-2 on the season.

In sixth-grade action, Churchill led the Generals to a 30-25 victory over the Knights.