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Cowboys stay undefeated with win over Rams
Written by Staci Gasser   
Wednesday, 05 December 2012 00:00

The Camp Verde Middle School boys basketball team had their first real challenge in the 2012-2013 season. The Cowboys and the Clarkdale-Jerome Mingus Rams, both 2-0 entering the contest, went head-to- head Thursday, Nov. 29 in Camp Verde. The Cowboys took the lead in the second quarter and maintained it throughout the high-intensity game, ultimately winning 50-40 to remain undefeated.

amp Verde Middle School basketball player Kaynen Loring dribbles the ball past a Clarkdale-Jerome opponent. The Cowboys now have a 3-0 record after beating the Mingus Rams 50-40, and will play Beaver Creek at home Thursday, Dec. 6. “This was a good test for us, and we played pretty good,” said Donnie Shanks, CVMS head coach. “We started out slow, but we turned up the intensity and got physical under the basket, and that’s what won it for us.”

Dion Fortune was the leading scorer for the Cowboys with 10 points. Beau Bullard and Drake Smith each scored eight points while Easton Braden had seven including a three-pointer.

Bullard, Ryan Cain and Patrick Hood were the Cowboys’ team captains. Hood, Bullard, Fortune, John Castillo and Reyes Herrera were the starters for Camp Verde.

The Mingus Rams scored the first point with a foul shot, but the Cowboys answered back with a basket by Fortune with an assist by Herrera. The Cowboys had good passing; but the Rams had a quick defense. The Mingus Rams stole the ball three times and were able to score four points.

Herrera tipped the ball on a Mingus Rams pass into Fortune’s hands. He dribbled down the court and bounce-passed to

For the full story, please see the Wednesday, Dec. 5, issue of the Camp Verde Journal.

 

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