Campbell boys sweep McNabb

Published 11:20 am Friday, November 18, 2016

The Campbell Junior High boys basketball team swept visiting McNabb Middle Monday night.

The sixth-grade Cardinals won 34-22, pulling ahead with a big third quarter.

The Cards outscored McNabb 17-2. Jaden Nein scored six of his seven points in the third quarter to lead the charge.

Kareem Guerrant scored a game-high eight points. Jace Patrick also had seven points. Reshawn Hampton finished with six points.

In the seventh-grade game, the Cardinals got 23 points from Jerone Morton in a 67-47 victory. Morton scored 16 points in the second quarter.

Hagan Harrison added 14 points and Jeremiah Mundy added eight points.

Logan McCormick led the Indians with 14 points in the loss.

The in the finale, the Cardinals were forced to battle back. McNabb held a 15-7 lead in the first quarter, but RDC rallied to win 46-44.

The Cardinals tied the game at 17, but McNabb hit a pair of 3-pointers to jump ahead 23-17.

The teams went into the locker-room at the half tied at 23.

The Cardinals seemed to assume control of the contest when they took a 10-point lead in the second half. But McNabb scored the game’s final eight points — the Indians’ own rally falling just short.

The Cardinals secured the win thanks to their effort on the boards, pulling down offensive rebounds  — by Jaxson Davis and Chase English — on two missed free throws in the final half-minute.

Davis finished with 22 points, and English scored 12. Brandon Dyrer tossed in eight points.

The Cardinals will be back in action Wednesday night, when they host Wolfe County Wednesday night.

Casey can be reached at casey.castle@winchestersun.com.