The Frank Seale boys basketball teams began their seasons last week and they came away with a pair of wins for the eighth-grade teams.
The Frank Seale Middle School eighth-grade Blue team Cubs played Walnut Grove and won 35-39.
Will Oliver led the Cubs in scoring with 14 points and Evan Marshall had nine points. The entire team played great defense the entire game.
Late in the fourth, the Wildcats tied the game up and made it close, but the Cubs made several big stops on defense and made a few crucial scores to close the game out.
The eighth-grade White Team opened up there 2013 season at home against its rival, the Walnut Grove Wildcats. FSMS came away with a 39-31 victory.
The game was physical from the get go, as the Cubs got out to a seven-point lead. Going into the half, the Wildcats had taken a two-point lead 18-16. The Cubs got off to a slow start in the second half as the Wildcats pulled ahead 26-19. The Cubs fought back making their adjustments and pressing which was a huge game changer. The Cubs went on a 9-0 run and shut it down from there as they pulled away with a 39-31.
Leading scorers for the Cubs was Morgan Michalka with nine, Matthew Colman with eight and Johnathan Little and David Elam both had four. Defensively, Tanner Tobey shined, as well as Landry Songer, and Jett Johnson.
The seventh-grade Blue team played tough, but lost 51-28.
In the first half, the kids took some time getting started and figuring out how to play as a team. Then in the second half the kids really played well.
Josh Tankersley led the team in scoring with nine points. Carter Miller came on and played great defense in the second half and chipped in five points and Zach Griffin scored six points.
The seventh-grade White team lost to Walnut Grove 35-19.
The Cubs played hard all throughout the game and played some great defense. Janson Jackson played a great game and drove the paint to score.
Caden Hawkins also played a great game on Offense scoring on a few jump shots. Brant McLemore hit a three as well.