By David Johnson
February 1, 2014
Hobbton Middle traveled to Roseboro-Salemburg Middle Monday afternoon. The Hobbton Boys came away with a 64-53 win in what Hobbton coach Jackson Temples said was a hard fought game by both teams.
Temple said, “I was impressed with the way both teams played. It was great athletes going head to head. We had some pressure on us. We have been running in practice to get in shape to withstand pressure like we had today. My team taught me that they have a will to win. Omar Farrior had a big second half and was the leading scorer.”
Temple continued, “We did a great job at the foul line as well. We hit 9 free-throws in the last quarter. We were tied at 27 at the half and had a 42-40 lead after 3 quarters. It was a total team effort. Our scoring was spread among 6 players. Jason Colbert and Irvin Castillo came off the bench because we had some foul out to help put the game away.
“I was also impressed with RSMS. They have a great team. It was one of the best middle school games I have participated in through 12 years of coaching.”
Farrior led all scorers with 29 points. Jason Scrivner had 13, Jonathan Wright had 11 and Josh Blue had 7. Colbert chipped in 2 to finish off the Wildcat scoring.
Leading RSMS were Austin Blackwell and Scott Bellinger with 16 and 14 points respectively. Dylan Ivey had a career-high 8 points for the Leopards.
Coach Todd Wheeler of RSMS was pleased with his team’s play, stating that he felt like it was one of their best games of the year. “We scored well, they’re just a great team, and really hard to beat” finished Wheeler.