The DeKalb Middle School Saints basketball season fired up for 2015 with a 29-19 win over Gordonsville Middle School on Oct 29.
While Gordonsville edged by DeKalb in the first period, outscoring DMS 7-6, the Saints held onto their composure, steadily outpacing GMS. Michael Elsuvck was responsible for all six DeKalb points, dropping three two-pointers in.
Hunter Clemons scored three for Gordonsville, while Barrett Briggs and Layton Cripps added two each.
A hard-fought second period saw the Saints outscored again, this time 8-5. Elsuvck scored four of those points, sinking two free throws and a two-pointer. Eli Cantrell added a point on a free throw, but Gordonsville went into the locker room at half time with a four-point lead, 15-11.
Briggs put four on the board for Gordonsville with a two-pointer and two free throws. Andrew Vaden scored three points with a two-pointer and a free throw, and Hunter Clemons hit two free throws in the period.
The Saints came alive in the second half, however, scoring eight points, while holding Gordonsville to four.
While Briggs scored all four Gordonsville points in the third, Elsuvck again led the Saints’ offense with three points in the period, a two-pointer and a free throw. Alan Munoz and Caden Close both hit two-point baskets, and Luke Jenkins contributed a free throw, and the game was tied 19-19 at the beginning of the final period.
The Saints really buckled down in the fourth, shutting the Gordonsville offense down, while scoring 10 unanswered points.
Elsuvck continued to shine with two points and two free throws, Cantrell hit two free throws, Munoz ripped a three-pointer, and Isaac Cross dropped in a free throw to help out with the Saints win.
DMS will travel to Prescott Middle School in Cookeville on Nov. 5. Game time is 6 p.m. They will then host Watertown at the Mike Braswell Gymnasium in Smithville on Nov. 9, again at 6 p.m.