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Middle school Eagles record two more wins
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The Riverview Middle School eight grade boys ‘basketball team continued to improve its record after picking up two wins last week.

The Eagles defeated Clear Creek Middle School 36-21 on Friday and followed the victory up with another on Saturday against Lumpkin County. The Eagles defeated the visiting Indians 42-15.

In Friday afternoon's game, the Eagles opened the game with a big first quarter. The team pulled out to a 9-1 lead after one quarter.

The Eagles continued the onslaught in the second quarter and were ahead 18-7 by halftime.

Coach Mark Thomason's team outscored the Bobcats 19-13 in the second half to take the victory.

Chase Walls was the game-high scorer with 17 points.

Teammates Carlos Keller added eight points.

"Clear Creek was tied for second going into tonight's game," Thomason said. "Our guys played tough defense all night long and we won the rebounding battle. Both Eric Pope and Chaz Jennings finished with double digit rebounds. We came out hot shooting the ball and stayed warm all game."

On Saturday, the Eagles faced off against the Indians of Lumpkin County Middle School.

The game started slow, with Riverview holding a slim 7-6 lead after one quarter of play.

Riverview's offense came alive in the second quarter and outscored the Indians 14-7 to take a 21-13 into halftime.

The Eagles extended their lead in the third quarter to 27-15 but put the game away in the final quarter while not allowing Lumpkin to score a single point.

"They (Lumpkin) were playing man pressure on the ball, but everyone else was playing zone," Thomason said.

Walls once again led Riverview in scoring. He scored 10 points.

Keller and Eric Pope scored eight points each.

"Our guys continue to play tough defense and rebound well. I think that has been the key to the run we have been on lately."

With the two wins, the Eagles currently have a 6-4 record and has won three straight games.

The next game for Riverview will be Friday at home against Fannin County. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:15 p.m.