November 25, 2020

Middle Braves Open Hoop Season

DJ Emory led the Braves with 8 points Tuesday night

DJ Emory led the Braves with 8 points Tuesday night

(Franklin, GA) — The middle Braves basketball team opened the season Tuesday at Heard County Middle School taking on Long Cane Middle School in the opening round of the 4th Annual Turkey Shoot-Out.

In a close battle in the boy’s game the Braves came up just short falling to Long Cane 25-23.

The Braves made a strong comeback after trailing 13-7 at the half.

The top scorers for Coach Joe Nutt’s squad were DJ Emory with eight points and Alijah Huzzie with seven.

The Braves will take the court again in the tourney on Saturday at noon.

The middle Lady Braves also came up short versus Long Cane 36-20.

Leading the Lady Braves in scoring were Haley Bennett with eight and Ellie Googe with six points.

Coach Kelly Hadley and the Lady Braves are back in action at HCMS Saturday at 11:00 a.m.

The tournament continues Wednesday with Carrollton’s boys and girls taking on Long Cane while Opelika’s boys and girl battle Auburn.

HCMS will host gams all day long on Saturday with the tournament championship games beginning at 6:00 p.m.

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