Roseboro-Salemburg and Sampson middle schools battled it out on the basketball court Thursday afternoon, with Sampson finally coming away with the 44-34 win.
Both teams went into the game with perfect season records and equally matched athleticism, and it showed as the teams stayed nearly neck-and-neck throughout. Sampson took the first quarter lead at 14-8 and went into the half with a 10-point, 24-14, lead, but Roseboro would not go way.
“We were right on their heels for most of the game,” said R-S coach Todd Wheeler. “At one point we got down pretty good, but we hunt in there and actually brought it back to within 6 points with just over a minute left. We just couldn’t finish it out.”
Both teams, Wheeler said, were fast on their feet, which made the game a fun one to watch.
“I congratulate Sampson for a good win, but I was pleased with the way our boys played, too,” the R-S coach said.
Leading scorers for Roseboro were Quamaine Williams, 15; Zack Tanner with 6; Keshawn Bailey, 6; and Tyler James, 4.
The loss moves R-S to 5-1 for the season while Sampson stands at 6-0.
Sampson’s stats were not called in.
Roseboro hosts Hobbton Monday and turns around and welcomes Union on Tuesday.