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Making Buckets

Isaiah Lawrence, Staff Writer

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The boys basketball team at Beckley-Stratton has been busy making buckets this season. Under the coaching of Jeron Jones, these young athletes are learning all about the game, both with fundamentals and strategy. The teams only have room for the best of BEST.

This season’s Varsity roster is jammed packed with dedicated and talented athletes. Varsity MVP Maddex McMillen averages 15 points per game and is an extraordinary player. Right up there with McMillen, the Bulldogs have Dwayne Richardson averaging 14 points a game. The varsity team alone is scoring an average of 66 points a game, not losing one game yet. That’s impressive.

Andrew McKinney, 8th grade Varsity player shared that his advice to any 1st year player is to, “train hard and to keep your head up. You will make mistakes, but it is how you make yourself better.”

The Bulldog JV team is having an incredible season too, with a records of 5:1. Tylai Kimble is the MVP of the team, scoring an average of 8.2 points per game. Elijah Bryant is a close second, scoring 8 points per game. The team is constantly testing their limits which had put their average points per game at 37.

Here at Beckley-Stratton we have a saying that we “Strive to be the BEST” and that is exactly the motto these young basketball players are living by. Whether it be for academics, athletics or even outside of school, these players are representing Beckley-Stratton Middle School in everything they do and everywhere they go. They “strive” to be the best player on the court by working hard on drills, following directions of their coach and being passionate about their sport.

Bradley Snyder, a 7th grade second year player, said that “I’ve grown as a player mentally and physically. Being on the team has helped me get closer to people in this school.” This proves that the saying “Striving to be the BEST” is enforced as an everyday practice for these student athletes.

With a successful season coming to an end, it evident that our school motto “Striving to the BEST” plays a large role on and off the court for students at Beckley-Stratton.

6th Grade    

Colton Blankenship

Caleb Dillard

Philip Law

Elijah Redfern

Luke Snuffer

Elijah Waller

Shamad Wynne-Thompson

 

7th Grade

Elijah Bryant

De’Von Coleman

Teavon Davis

Tylai Kimble

Isaiah Patterson

Andrew Runion

Andrew Smith-Epling

Bradley Snyder

Ke’Ron Wilson

 

8th Grade

Keynan Cook

Jalen Gibbs

Hayden Johnson

Andrew McKinney

Maddex McMillen

Trey Pauley

Dwayne Richardson

Kaden Smallwood

Landyn Wolfe

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