December 5, 2013

Area middle school roundup: Cougars basketball wins in OT

From Staff Reports

— Luke Griffin scored 22 points to lead Dalton Middle School’s seventh-grade boys basketball team to a 38-35 overtime win over visiting Rome on Monday.

The Cougars improved to 2-2 with the victory.

Rome eighth-grade boys 38, Dalton 36: Zach Gentry had a team-best 13 points for the Cougars (3-3) in Monday’s loss at home.

Dalton seventh-grade girls 42, Rome 26: Lauren Parker’s 14 points led the way for the Lady Cougars as they remained undefeated through four games with Monday’s road win.

McCall Maret chipped in 13 points and Kyera Betton added eight for Dalton.

• Results from Dalton’s eighth-grade girls game with Rome were not reported by The Daily Citizen’s deadline.

Area middle school results are published on Mondays and Thursdays in The Daily Citizen. Coaches should send information to, with the final score, outstanding performers, team’s win-loss record and date and location of the competition included in the report. Events that take place on Monday and Tuesday must be received by noon Wednesday for publication; events that take place on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday must be received by noon Sunday for publication. Events reported after the deadline or without complete information may not be published.