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The Caroline Middle School Girls’ Basketball team completed the season with a 15-0 record, which is “the perfect season.”
The CMS team completed the final game of the season with a win over visiting King George Middle School with a score of 59-39 on Oct. 31. The girls’ team averaged 45 points per game. Three players from the team scored over 100 points for the season. Jaleah Baker was the top scorer for the team.
The team started off the night with a celebration of recognition for the eighth graders on the basketball team and the cheerleading squad. The girls were escorted out to the center of the floor by parents, grandparents, and siblings. They were greeted at center court by head coach Harry C. Mosby III, and assistant coach Tim Marshall, who is also the head varsity coach at Caroline High School. Assistant coach Amanda Roberts organized the rest of the team of sixth and seventh graders who presented the eighth graders with a key chain and candy, and also a hug.
The Lady Eagles started the game a fast and furious pace. They had a lead at the end of the first quarter of 17-3. However, King George out-scored Caroline in the second quarter 13-11.
During half time, the crowd was treated to a surprise as former CMS players came out to center court to be introduced and congratulated for leading the way for this team’s success. The alumni were given a large bucket of candy, and they sprinkled the crowd with drops of chocolate.
At the start of the second half, Coach Mosby played only sixth and seventh graders. “Those girls worked their heart out,” the coach said. King George closed the lead to only 8 points for Caroline at the end of the third. But then it was all over as the Lady Eagles scored 20 points in the final quarter to only 8 for King George. Mykaila Smith, Jaleah Baker and Jasmine Chapman all scored in double figures. Madison Morgan was the top scorer for King George.
After the game, the team was presented with a plaque to help them remember the season, a medal with their name and number, cookies and cup cakes from family and friends. The team then cut down the nets so that each player had a piece of history.