The Hobbton Middle Wildcats hosted the Sampson Middle Dark Horses Thursday in county middle school action. The Sampson girls got a 22-14 win over the Wildcats.
The game was all Sampson as they jumped out to a 9-1 lead after the first quarter. They held a 16-3 advantage at the half. Hobbton outscored the Dark Horses 6-4 in the third quarter; however Sampson still held a 20-9 advantage after 3. Hobbton outscored the visitors 5-2 in the final period but Sampson held on to the win.
Sampson coach Jamie Harper said, “I was really proud of how my girls played today. I say a lot of good things from my starters as well as my backups. They began to implement a lot of the things we have been working on. Hobbton gave us a good game. They have improve a lot since the first time we played them.”
“Sampson played a great game,” said Hobbton coach Parenza Best. “We have to keep control of the ball and not turn it over as much. We have some injured players; but, no excuses. We need to keep working hard and keep improving,” he continued.
DeKyle Moore had 10 points for the Dark Horses; while Jayla Wilkes had 7 for the Wildcats. Sampson other scores were divided up between 3 other players.
Hobbton plays again next Thursday at home hosting Midway Middle. Sampson has an open week.