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7th Grade Devils cruise to ‘W’

The beat goes on for Coach Ryan Unger and his North Adams Green Devils seventh grade boys basketball squad as they stayed unbeaten with two wins this week, topping West Union on Dec. 7, 56-15 and then winning over Lucasville Valley 40-37 two nights later.

The West Union game was a Southern Hills Athletic Conference contest, played on the home court of the Dragons, but it was the visiting Devils who dominated from beginning to end.

Dominating a team is much easier when you shut them out for an entire period, which is what the Devils did to their hosts on Monday night. While the Dragons were putting a goose egg on the board in the opening six minutes, North Adams racked up 14 points, getting four points each from Jaden Hesler and Hunter Hoop, and it was smooth sailing from then on for the young Devils.

In the second quarter, West Union finally got on the board with a basket by Phillip Jarvis, but that was the only score of the entire first half for the Dragons. In the meantime, the North Adams offense exploded for 18 in the second stanza, getting three baskets from Hesler, two from Andrew Brand, and two more from Fulton Kennedy off the bench. By halftime, everyone on the North Adams roster had seen playing time,which would be the case also in the second half as Coach Unger continued to substitute freely with the huge lead.

In the third quarter, the Devils’ offense was highlighted by a Cade Meade three-pointer while the Dragons got 5 points from Clayton Jones, and after three periods, North Adams was still firmly in control, up 43-8.

In the final six minutes of play, West Union got a three-point goal from Jai-Michael Knox, two free throws by Austin Abbott, and a basket by Jordan Gibson gave them their best offensive quarter of the night. A basket by the Devils’ Carter Crawford closed out the game, with North Adams taking home the big win.

The victorious Devils placed three players in double figures, paced by 14 points from Jaden Hesler. Hunter Hoop, with the ideal basketball name, score 11, with Andrew Brand adding 10. Cade Meade chipped in 7 points in the win.

West Union was led by 5 points from Clayton Jones, with Jai-Michael Knox and Austin Abbott adding 3 each.

Both teams will be back in SHAC play on Saturday, Dec. 12, with the seventh grade Dragons traveling to Ripley while the Devils will host Coach Collin Flannery and his Manchester Greyhounds.

NAJH (56): C. Crawford 1 0-0 2, Brand 5 0-0 10, J. Crawford 1 0-0 2, Vogel 2 0-1 4, Hesler 7 0-0 14, S.Meade 1 0-0 2, C. Meade 3 0-0 7, Kennedy 2 0-2 4, Hoop 4 3-4 11, Team 26 3-7 56.

WUJH (15): Knox 1 0-0 3, Jones 1 3-4 5, Jarvis 1 0-0 2, Abbott 0 3-5 3, Gibson 1 0-2 2, Team 4 6-11 15.

Three-Point Goals:

NAJH- C. Meade 1

WUJH- Knox 1

North Adams’ Cade Meade (42) goes up for two of his seven points as West Union’s Clayton Jones, right, looks on in action from last Monday night’s seventh grade boys game. Meade and the Devils stayed undefeated on the year with a 56-15 win over the Dragons.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_7thboys1.jpgNorth Adams’ Cade Meade (42) goes up for two of his seven points as West Union’s Clayton Jones, right, looks on in action from last Monday night’s seventh grade boys game. Meade and the Devils stayed undefeated on the year with a 56-15 win over the Dragons. Mark Carpenter | People’s Defender

It’s rebound time as West Union’s Jordan Gibson (41) and North Adams’ Tanner Shipley (31) look upward and wait for the ball to come down during play from the Dec. 7 seventh grade boys game played at West Union High School.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_7thboys2.jpgIt’s rebound time as West Union’s Jordan Gibson (41) and North Adams’ Tanner Shipley (31) look upward and wait for the ball to come down during play from the Dec. 7 seventh grade boys game played at West Union High School. Mark Carpenter | People’s Defender
North Adams rolls past West Union 56-15

By Mark Carpenter

mcarpenter@civitasmedia.com

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