MOULTRIE — The Colquitt County seventh- and eighth-grade basketball teams swept Pine Grove on Thursday.

All four teams are now 2-0.

The seventh-grade girls defeated Pine Grove 16-7 at home.

The first half was dominated by the defenses of both teams, and Colquitt County led only 6-4 at halftime.

The Lady Packers clamped down even tighter on defense in the second half, and was able to convert some of that defense into points, outscoring the Vikettes 10-3 in the second half.

“I was proud of our defense and rebounding,” Coach Jon Scroggins said.  “Our effort was there; we’ve been working very hard on our offensive skills, and we will get to where we need to be on that end of the floor.”

Naia Bennefield led the scoring with eight points.  Eknadia McIntyre scored four, and Kamree Howard and Camille Singletary each scored two.

Led by Montavious Ponder’s 21 points, the seventh-grade boys won 52-27.

Desmond Davis and JaPaul Lewis each had seven; Skyler Jones added five; Laquavion Haynes had four; and Jaycee Harden, Antferney Waiters, Ki-Jana Spencer and Carter Boatwright each had two.

The seventh-graders will return to action on Dec. 1 in Tifton.

Despite playing without three starters who missed the game for disciplinary reasons, the eighth-grade boys defeated Pine Grove 30-21 in Valdosta.

Ty Williams and Kamrin Woods led Colquitt with six points each.

Akeem McKeiver had three; Camari Lewis, Josh Hadley and Turner Sircy each had three; and Milton Barfield and Ejarion Davis each had two points.

“It was a real good team effort,” coach Steve Reynolds said.

The eighth-grade girls started the sweep with a 27-25 victory.

Eriyona Stokes and Kahleah Anderson each had eight points; Monteanna Edward had four; Mysheia Yates and Carliee Johnson each had two; and Kenya Walker had a free throw.

Coach Tiffanie Young said she was especially pleased with the rebounding of Yates and the aggressiveness under the basket shown by Anderson.

“But we still have a lot to work on,” Young said. “We have to play our game all the time and not slack off.”

The eighth-graders will play their first games at home on Dec. 1 when they play host to Tift County.

The sixth grade girls’ basketball team traveled to Tifton on Wednesday and came away with a 26-22 win.

The youngest Lady Packers jumped out to a 13-5 halftime lead behind eight first-half points from Camille Singletary.

Naia Bennefield led all scorers with 12 points. Singletary finished with 11.  Vivica Jones scored a basket, and Audreyanna Rowland added a free throw.

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