By Tim Chambers
Eighth-grade night at Hampton Elementary provided two donnybrook games for fans to watch on Friday. The Lady Jr. Bulldogs bumped Chuckey-Doak from the unbeaten ranks with a shocking 33-32 victory. The Black Knights returned the favor in the boys’ game with a 31-30 win.
One small “Hill” played larger than a mountain in Hampton’s big win against Chuckey-Doak. Kinzey Hill blistered the nets for 16 second-half points, allowing Hampton to knock the Jr. High Black Knights from the unbeaten ranks.
It had been 21 days since Hampton had played a junior high basketball game. Unfortunately the rust might have cost them a win.
Karter Maupin converted a putback with :01 remaining, allowing C-D to escape with 31-30 decision.