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Pegram Bluejays Winning Ways

Weston Bruce readies for tip-off to Cale Perkins, Graham Gipson, Aaron Bateman, or Adam Bateman.

Weston Bruce readies for tip-off to Cale Perkins, Graham Gipson, Aaron Bateman, or Adam Bateman.

The 4th grade Pegram boys team continues improvement this week with a 23 – 8 win over East Cheatham. Their aggressive defense featured 28 take-aways (game high 8 by Graham Gipson). As usual, Aaron Bateman brought his lunch pail, doing a lot of the blue collar work for the Bluejays. His play of the game featured a steal and break-away lay-up despite getting fouled on the play. Adam Bateman was equally impressive with his own high-level effort and highlight. Fighting for an offensive rebound, Adam chased the stray rebound (which was going out of bounds), lunged into the air and tipped the ball (behind his head) to teammate Weston Bruce, who then banked in a 6 foot jumper. Speaking of Bruce, he continues his incredibly efficient production, leading all scorers with 14 points. After scoring, the crowd is getting progressively louder with a chant of “BRUUUUUUCE!!!” (credit Coach Perkins). Other notables were versatility of Cale Perkins and Cooper Edwards, and relentless but disciplined defense of Kyler Hartley and Aden Cook (along with their aforementioned teammates). Other stats as follows:

Reb: 7 (Adam), 5 (Weston), 3 (Aaron, Aden), 2 (Cale, Royce Palmer), 1 (Dylan Baker, Dakota Delang, Eli Swindle)

Steals: 8 (Graham), 6 (Aaron), 5 (Cale), 3 (Adam, Cooper), 2 (Weston), 1 (Aden)

Assists: 4 (Adam), 3 (Aaron), 1 (Graham)

Points: 14 (Weston), 4 (Aaron), 3 (Adam), 2 (Graham)

The 4th grade girls won their game 20 – 7.

For the 6th graders, it was winning as usual. The girls defeated E. Cheatham 29 – 6. The score cannot possibly reflect the impressive energy and effort of this Bluejay team. If you like intense defense and unselfish basketball, it is well worth the price of admission. Statistics are:

Harley Martin-7 pts, 5 rebs, 1 stl

Cadiz Cantwell-6 pts, 3 rebs, 8 stls, 1 ast

Emmy Kate Hurt-4 pts, 6 rebs, 3 stls, 2 ast, 1 blk

Heather Neely-4 pts, 1 reb, 2 stls, 1 ast

Madison Chester-4 pts, 3 rebs, 3 stls

Allie Bledsoe-2 pts, 10 stls, 2 ast, 1 blk

Jordan Taylor-2 pts, 1 reb, 1 stl

Karmen Drake-2 rebs, 2 stls

Ann Elise Jackson-2 rebs

The 5th grade Bluejay boys also won their game going away 33-6.

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