WCMS sweeps competition

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By Special to The Sun


In the final regular-season home game, the eighth-graders of WCMS got off to a slow start against Bloomfield Middle School.

However, the Generals managed to take a 25-15 halftime lead into the locker room.

WCMS came out strong in the third quarter, going on a 14-4 run.

The Generals ended the contest with a 52-27 victory.

Jailen Statemen led the team in scoring with 22 points while Cameron Willis and Devin Hurst chipped in with 11 and eight points, respectively.

Hurst also pulled down a team-high 11 rebounds while Willis had nine steals in the contest.

In seventh-grade action, WCMS came out slow, ending the first quarter with a 12-6 lead.

During the second quarter, Head Coach Barrett Tingle’s team caught fire as they outscored the visitors 23-11 in the quarter, mainly behind the hot shooting of Jbias Dawson, who connected on three three-pointers during the quarter.

WCMS continued a hot pace in the second half as they went on to a 61-33 victory.

WCMS was led in scoring by Willis as he poured in 25 points.

Dawson scored 17 points while Hurst had 14 points. Hurst pulled down 14 rebounds, and Willis had 13 rebounds in the contest.

In the sixth-grade contest, Ja Ja Churchill led the Generals, pouring in 23 points as WCMS smothered Bloomfield’s guards throughout the night with their pressure defense.

WCMS went on to a 38-29 victory to improve to 12-4 on the season.

St. Catharine

WCMS quickly  jumped on the St. Catharine eighth-grade team, leading 22-4 after the first quarter. Tingle used his whole bench to post a 36-24 victory.

Statemen led the way with 17 points, and Willis chipped in 11.

In seventh-grade action, WCMS rolled to a 28-3 halftime advantage on their way to a 37-9 victory.

Willis scored 15 points while Hurst had 10 and pulled down 11 rebounds.

Dawson scored eight points in the contest.

St. Joe

WCMS traveled to Bardstown to take on St. Joe.

The eighth-grade team quickly took control of the game as they jumped out to a 14-2 first-quarter lead.

They increased the lead to 27-2 going into halftime intermission. Tingle was able to rest starters as his squad went on to win 41-10.

WCMS had a balanced scoring attack as Hurst, Willis and Statemen had 10 points apiece  for the Generals.

The seventh-graders put on a full-court pressure defense that caused havoc to their opponent.

WCMS led 24-4 after the first quarter.

From that point on, the Generals coasted to a 47-21 victory. The team was led by Willis’ 13 points. Hurst chipped in 10 points and 9 rebounds, while Dawson contributed eight points.
The WCMS sixth-graders got off to a slow start but picked up the pace as they went on to win 30-16 over St. Joe.

Christian Smith led the Generals in scoring with nine points while Kendall Smith had seven and Tavin Hodges chipped in six points.