Middle schoolers sweep Jayhawk

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Fort Scott's Andrew Callahan takes a shot over Jayhawk Junior High's Brandon Gray (40) and Harley Stone (22) during the fourth quarter of Monday night's eighth-grade game at the FSMS gymnasium. Callahan made this shot and was fouled on the play, though he missed the bonus free throw. Callahan led the Tigers with 10 points in a 34-33 win. (Scott Nuzum/Tribune)

Fort Scott Middle School's boys basketball "A" teams got their first wins of the season in a sweep of Jayhawk Junior High at the FSMS gymnasium Monday night.

The seventh-grade "A" team shut out the Jayhawks in the first quarter and allowed only one point in the fourth of a 41-12 victory. The eighth-grade "A" team held off a Jayhawk rally to prevail, 34-33. Both teams evened their records at 1-1.

There were no "B" team games due to the small rosters of Jayhawk Junior High.

Fort Scott's Mason Couch (42) defends Jayhawk Junior High's Zach Nickelson during the first half of play at the FSMS gymnasium Monday night. The Tiger defense shut out the Jayhawks in the first quarter and went on to win 41-12. (Scott Nuzum/Tribune)

Jordan Hall scored the first 4 points of the seventh-grade game and finished with 14 points as the Jayhawks didn't have anyone who could match his size.

The Tigers led 6-0 after one quarter and then outscored Jayhawk 16-7 in the second. Fort Scott scored 10 straight to make it 16-4 with 3:15 to go. Carter Goldston hit a 3-point shot in the period.

Goldston and Alec Michaud hit back-to-back 3's at the end of the third quarter to make it 31-9.

Goldston added 10 points for the Tigers while Michaud finished with 7. Zach Nickelson was Jayhawk's leading scorer with 5 points.

Fort Scott outrebounded Jayhawk, 20-15. Hall led the Tigers with 4 rebounds.

The eighth-graders never trailed, leading 13-8 after one period. Jesse Lawrence gave the Tigers their biggest lead 15-8, a few seconds into the second quarter.

The lead was 21-16 at the half after Andrew Callahan scored with 35 seconds left. Fort Scott matched its biggest lead, 7 points, when Gunnar Brown took a turnover in for a layup to make it 27-20 with 2:05 left in the third.

Jayhawk was within 27-23 at the start of the fourth. They got within one point with 1:08 to go when Colton Byram made two free throws.

The Jayhawks got the ball back and called time out with 10 seconds to go. But Jonah Jones came up with a steal as time expired.

Callahan finished with 10 points and 6 rebounds for the Tigers. Brown added 9 points and Lawrence had 7 rebounds. Brandon Gray led Jayhawk with 11 points.

Fort Scott outrebounded Jayhawk, 30-25.

FSMS is scheduled to play Roosevelt Middle School today in Coffeyville. There will be only "A" games once again with the possibility of a "C" game added on which could have players from both grades (similar to how things were scheduled between the schools during the girls' season). Play is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m.

NOTES -- Due to one official not being able to make it, FSMS administrators took over the role in each game. Principal Danny Brown was the second official in the seventh-grade game and athletic director Tom Davis perfomed that role in the eighth-grade game....


SEVENTH-GRADE

JAYHAWK: Barrett 0 0-0 0, Compton 0 0-1 0, Watson 0 0-0 0, J.Casner 0 0-0 0, McCoy 1 0-0 2, Spencer 0 0-0 0, Broyles 0 1-2 1, Paddock 1 0-0 2, L.Casner 0 0-0 0, Nickelson 2 1-3 5. TOTALS: 4 4-7 12.

FORT SCOTT: Gorman 2 0-0 4, Doherty 0 0-0 0, Michaud 3 0-0 7, Campbell 1 1-2 3, Shelton 0 0-1 0, Goldston 4 0-0 10, Shoemaker 0 0-0 0, Couch 0 0-0 0, Lawrence 0 0-2 0, Deloney 1 0-0 2, Daniels 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 18 2-6 41.

Jayhawk................... 0 7 4 1 -- 12

Fort Scott................. 6 16 9 10 -- 41

Three-point field goals: Jayhawk none, Fort Scott 3 (Goldston 2, Michaud).

EIGHTH-GRADE

JAYHAWK: Byram 2 2-4 6, Morrell 3 0-0 6, Stone 4 0-0 8, Leavitt 0 0-0 0, Gillis 0 0-0 0, Gray 4 3-6 11, Sims 1 0-0 2. TOTALS: 14 5-9 33.

FORT SCOTT: Horn 1 0-0 3, Brown 4 1-2 9, Fewell 2 0-0 4, Fox 0 0-0 0, Jones 1 0-1 2, Lawrence 3 0-3 6, Carter 0 0-0 0, Rhoades 0 0-0 0, Martin 0 0-0 0, Callahan 5 0-1 10, Page 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 16 1-7 34.

Jayhawk................... 10 6 7 10 -- 33

Fort Scott................. 13 8 6 7 -- 34

Three-point field goals: Jayhawk none, Fort Scott 1 (Horn).