The East Gadsden boys’ basketball team won two of the three basketball games they played last week, defeating Florida High and FAMU and losing to Godby.
The win over Florida High came last Tuesday in Tallahassee by a 79-68 score.
Nicholas Byrd and Bobby Dukes had big performances in the win. Byrd had a 23-point, 10-assist, and 7-steal game while Dukes hit 20 points in the contest and pulled off 15 rebounds.
On Thursday the Jaguars got twin-figure scoring from Byrd, Dukes and JaJuan Perkins, but a 17-0 scoring run by Godby hurt in a 72-60 loss.
Byrd scored 16, Perkins 12 and Dukes 11.
On Monday East Gadsden came back to clip FAMU 67-62 with Dukes scoring 19 points and pulling off 17 boards.
Byrd and John Fain added 15 points each to the Jaguar total.
East Gadsden took a 9-10 record into a busy week that saw them host Taylor County Tuesday and Florida high tonight (Thursday). Saturday they play at Godby, host Rickards Tuesday, and play at Leon Wednesday.
LEWIS’ BIG GAME LEADS MUNROE PAST POPULAR SPRINGS
Jalyn Lewis scored 44 points and snagged 14 rebounds leading Munroe to a 73-58 road win over Popular Springs last Tuesday.
Sean Newton and Will Harris added nine points each for the Bobcats and Newton pulled off 12 rebounds helping the Bobcats collect their first win of the season.
On Friday Munroe came close to capturing another win, losing to Aucilla 46-43 despite a 26-point night from Lewis and a 10-point, 10-rebound game from Newton.
In other county action last week, West Gadsden won a pair of District 4-A games defeating South Walton 79-70 Tuesday and knocking off Liberty County 58-26 Thursday.
Devonte Gibson scored 25 points and Archie Albritton 18 in the Panthers’ win over South Walton.
Mark Bradwell led West Gadsden in scoring in the Liberty County game, netting 16. In all, 11 Panther players scored in that contest.
Also last week, Tallavana lost to FAMU 84-30 last Tuesday with Ezekiel Sutton scoring 16 of the 30 Lion points.
This week Munroe hosted John Paul II Tuesday, played at Altha Wednesday, and will host Brookwood tonight (Thursday). They also host Ponce De Leon Monday.
West Gadsden hosted Port St. Joe Tuesday and Rickards Saturday.
Tallavana has road games at Jefferson tonight (Thursday), North Florida Friday and Maclay Monday.