Eagles, Rams win championships

Published 10:02 am Friday, March 9, 2012

FRANKLIN—The Golden Eagles defeated the second-ranked Tar Heels 26-8 to win the 2012 title for elementary teams in Franklin Parks & Recreation basketball play.

Golden Eagles elementary season and tournament champions were, from left in front, Jamey Buttrey, Miracle Monger, Rodney Davis, Jonathan Jernigan and Wade Davis, middle, Quantrell Eley, Dale Vick, Dallas Jerigan and Martin Baskerville, and in back, Coaches Doug Vick and Anthony Wiggins. -- SUBMITTED

Quantrell Eley led the Eagles with 11 points. Dale Vick added seven, Wade Davis six and Dallas Jernigan two.

Kanmani Walloe led the Tar Heels with three points, and Jahmajae Bynum and Shaquille Joyner scored two points each.

In the first round, the season champion Golden Eagles defeated the fourth-ranked Wolfpack 25-22 led by Eley with 12 points and Vick with nine points. Also scoring for the Eagles were Jamey Buttery with two, and Dallas and Jonathan Jernigan with one point each.

Tawrence Wiggins led the Wolfpack with 12 points, and Iaisah Taylor and Lawrence Wiggins had four points each.

In the earlier game, the Tar Heels defeated the fourth-ranked Rams 20-5 led by Walloe with six points, Bryan Powell and Shaquille Joyner with four points each, and Ajah Hoskie, Bynum and Lamarre Joyner with two points each.


Rams middle school regular season and tournament champions were, from left in front, Jamey Buttry, Issiash Taylor, Johnny Riddick, Dashawn Frazier and Tawrence Wiggins; and in back, Ricky Sykes, Timothy Clark, Isaac Taylor, Frequan Lassiter, Darius Evans, Quentin Lowe, Aleasha Bradshaw and Coach Barry Taylor Jr. -- SUBMITTED

The top-seeded Rams defeated the second-seeded Wolverines 50-39 to win the 2012 title for middle school teams.

The Rams were led by Fredquan Lassiter with 20 points and Quentin Lowe with 16. Also scoring for the Rams were Timothy Clark with eight points, and Jamey Buttery and Darius Evans with three points each.

The Wolverines were led by Justin Hansford with 19 points and Ricky Evans Jr. with eight points. Also scoring for the Wolverines were Kalil Thomas, Edward Bynum and Rayquan Walton with four points each.


The Rockets won the league championship and finished the season 9-0 after beating Walton (2-7) 70-50.

The Rockets were led by Chris Hearn’s 28 points and Terrance Jenkins’ 17.

Ricky Taylor Jr. led Walton with 17 points.

In The Air (2-7) defeated the second-place Wildcats (5-4) led by Jarell Britt’s 19 points, Kenny Kendrick’s 12 points and Richard Hunter’s 11 points.

Daquan Frazier led Walton with 19 points.