Boys 8th Grade Basketball · JH Bears sweep tourney titles at Union County


Monroe Central 7th and 8th grade boys basketball teams ventured to Union County Saturday for a round-robin tourney and came home with a pair of championships.

The 7th grade boys defeated Union County, 53-23, in their opener.  The Bears were led by Blake Bogue with 17 points and Luke Jones with 13. To earn the title, the 7th grade Bears rallied to defeat Eastern Hancock in overtime 35-34. Bogue hit a pair of free throws to tie the game and send it to overtime then hit a late free throw to give MC the win.

The Bears were led by Jones with 15 points.

The 8th grade boys started the morning off by beating Union County, 59-37.
Jackson Ullom led the way with 19 points, Gavin Smithson had 17 and Caleb Snyder finished with 7.
In their second game, MC rallied from down 8 points with three minutes to go and then defeated Eastern Hancock 43-40 in a thriller.
Ullom went on an 8-0 run to tie the game and late free throws by Gavin Smithson put the Bears over the top.
Ullom led the way with 17 and Reggie Gross finished with 11.
Both teams improved to 10-0 with the wins.