Pollard boys and girls sweep Chatham County Middle School Tournament finals

Pittsboro, NC – The 2018 Chatham County middle school basketball tournament championship games took place at Horton Middle School in Pittsboro on Friday evening. The Pollard boys’ basketball faced JS Waters, while the Pollard girls went up against Horton. Both Pollard teams proved to be victorious and claimed the tournament championship trophies.

2018 Chatham County Middle School Boys Basketball Tournament Runner Ups - JS Waters. Photo by Gene Galin 2018 Chatham County Middle School Boys Basketball Tournament Champions - Pollard Middle School. Photo by Gene GalinThe top scorer for the Pollard boys was Chris Lawson, an 8th grader. Lawson scored a game-high 30 points to lead the Mustangs to a 69-39 victory over JS Waters. Other Pollard scorers included Kada Lewis with12, Nate Crump for seven and Vail for six.

Sawyer Elkins led the J.S. Waters boys’ team with 15 points, while Collian Lagenor and Malicah Moore scored nine points a piece.

2018 Chatham County Middle School Girls Basketball Tournament Runner Ups - Horton Middle School. Photo by Gene Galin 2018 Chatham County Middle School Girls Basketball Tournament Champions - Pollard Middle School. Photo by Gene GalinIn the earlier contest, the Pollard girls defeated the Horton girls by a score of 55-28. The Lady Mustangs led 33-14 at the half  and were up 42-24 after three quarters. Seven Pollard players scored in the game with Natalie Bell hitting for 14 points and Gianna McManaman going for 12.

Tekeyah Bland led the Lady Wildcats with a game-high 22 points.

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