Last updated: January 16. 2014 9:20AM - 840 Views
David Johnson, Sports Writer

Zion Autry, Sampson's leading scorer, hits 2 of his 18 points. (David Johnson, The Sampson Independent)
Zion Autry, Sampson's leading scorer, hits 2 of his 18 points. (David Johnson, The Sampson Independent)
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The Sampson Middle Dark Horses invaded the Hobbton Middle Wildcats’ lair Wednesday and came away with 2 wins. The Sampson girls won 34-18. Sampson’s boys made it 31 straight games without a loss with a 71-40 win.

Sampson Middle coach Jamie Harper said, “The girls did a very good job today. They showed a lot of teamwork. They did a very good job of moving the ball around and show a good defensive effort. It all came together, and it was very good win today.”

Ashlyn Williams led the scoring effort for the Horses with 11 points. Terri Boone had 9, Angel Coleman chipped in 5 and Hannah Blackburn added 2.

Although Sampson’s boys won by 31 points, Hobbton’s coach Jackson Temple commented, “The score isn’t indicative of the game. My boys played hard and after going down 12-3 in the first actually came back and took the lead at 19-18 in the second. My team has a personality that shows itself in every game. They play with a 110% effort always no matter what the score.

“Sampson had a huge third quarter from the outside. They came back from the half and were hitting 3’s from all over. I’m proud of the way my team played. We are shooting free throws better, also.”

Omar Farrior led the scoring for the Wildcats with 22. Jason Scrivner had 8, Josh Blue had 4. Eddie Boney got his first score of the year hitting a 3.

For Sampson, Zion Autry Kris Williams had 18 points each. Marcus Boykin had 11, and Kris Williams had 10.

The Wildcats play again January 27 at Roseboro. Sampson hosts Roseboro January 23.

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