Southern Middle School and West Pine Middle School advanced to the championship round of the conference tournament last Tuesday.
Southern Middle breezed past Crain’s Creek and West Pine got by New Century in the semifinals, setting up the championship showdown between the two teams that split victories during the regular season.
In a tight contest that was tied at halftime, Southern used a stingy man-to-man defense to pull away in the second half and claim the championship with a 43-38 victory.
The Dragons were lead in scoring by Zymir Spencer and Taveon Harris. West Pine’s top scorer was Koby Pennington. The Dragons finished the season with a record of 11-1.
Southern Middle team members were Kameron White, Zymir Spencer, Taveon Harris, Latrell Allmond, Jyveese Bostic, Shomarii Hailey, Jaylin Morgan, Javion Saunders, London Ravenell, Jadin Baptist, Isaiah Sherin,Treyzaun McLeod, Sayvion Jackson, Aiden Purcell and Ethan Lamb.
Southern Middle is coached by Luke Forbis and Daquan McCrimmon.