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Hobbton and Roseboro-Salemburg split basketball battles

David Johnson

January 8, 2014

The Hobbton Middle Wildcats played host to the middle school Leopards of Roseboro-Salemburg Middle Tuesday. The results were split with the RSMS girls winning 30-18, and the Hobbton boys winning, 53-40.


After a slow start, with the Wildcats leading for much of the first quarter, Roseboro’s girls kicked it into another gear and won the game going away. Roseboro’s girls coach Kimly Mathis said, “We got off to a slow start, but in the later part of the second quarter we got our game together. I don’t know if it was the Christmas break or what but our shots weren’t falling in the first half. We switched out of the man-to-man defense and went to a 1-3-1 and that seemed to work for us. I’m very proud of the girls.”


The Hobbton Middle boys added one to their win column with the victory over RSMS Tuesday night.


Hobbton coach Jackson Temple said, “We played with intensity. The boys never fail to come out and play hard. That made a difference on offense and defense and enabled us to get some fast breaks.Greg Jacobs played a fantastic game coming up with 20 rebounds and 10 points. Many of those rebounds turned into fast breaks and scores. They were the turning point in the second half. The half time score was 33-18. RSMS went on scoring run in the third and cut the lead to 5 points. The kids came out a time-out with determination and made it happen. RSMS had a great game from the outside. It was back and forth. Defense and fast breaks were the key to the game.”


For the Wildcats, Omar Farrior had 27 points. Jason Scrivner add 6 and Josh Blue chipped in 10.


Roseboro-Salemburg’s head coach Todd Wheeler was pleased with his team’s performance, saying they “played strong, and played good defense”. He was pleased that his boys cut the Wildcat lead to 5 in the third quarter.


Leaders for RS were Marquis Moore with 11 points, and Austin Blackwell with 21 points.