UNTOUCHABLE. Dribbling towards the basket, senior Robert Rimmer evades a Patriot’s grasp. photo/AMELIA CHEATHAM


On Dec. 11, in the Wayne Rickman Gymnasium, the boys basketball defeated Lake Brantley, despite an early lead by the Patriots.

The first quarter began with the teams nearly tied.  The quarter ended 10-11.  In the second quarter, the Patriots maintained its lead, despite two free throws by senior Dominique Wilson, which brought the score to 14-15, and two of Blake Sanderson’s six three-point shots for the night, which resulted in a final quarter score of 28-30.

Returning after half-time, the home team gained six points in the first two minutes of the third quarter, while the Patriots garnered two.  Boone continued this streak as the third quarter continued.  At a score of 42-34, Lake Brantley senior Jacob Cooper sustained a leg injury; however, while this caused a momentary disruption to the game, he was not seriously injured and continued to play.  Despite trailing the Patriots in the first half, the Braves were able to amount a sizeable lead in the third quarter, which ended 54-39.

The Braves continued gaining points in the fourth quarter, prompting Lake Brantley to call a timeout at 61-49 followed by a timeout from Boone at 65-53.  Ultimately, Boone pulled out a win, with a final score of 69-60.

The boys will face a triple-header with the freshman and junior varsity teams on Dec. 14 at Evans.



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