The seventh-grade Raiders posted a 58-41 win, while the eighth-graders won by a 56-46 margin.
In the eighth-grade contest, CMS jumped out to a 27-18 halftime lead. The Bruins cut the lead to five but could pull no closer as the Raiders converted 16-of-23 second half free throws to seal the win.
Bradley McCurdy led the CMS attack with 17 points, including 9-of-10 foul shots. TJ Constant scored 10 while Hunter Oliver added eight.
Brandon Thompson led the Bruins with 11 points, with Kiran Allen tossing in 10 and Rashad Marshall adding nine. Matthew Maynard aided the Bruin attack with eight points, while pulling down eight rebounds.
Spencer Goode was a one-man show for the Raiders in the seventh-grade contest. He led all scorers with 32 points while cleaning the glass for 14 rebounds. Skylar Davis tossed in eight points in the win.
The Bruins were paced by Ty Beavers with 20 points, with John Brown tallying 10.
Young Colts keep winning
The Ocoee Middle Colts started a long basketball run with a hard-fought victory over Mountain View’s sixth- and seventh-grade team. Mountain View gave the Colts a scare, with a final score of 41-37.
Isiah Alston scored 16 points and was big on the boards, Kolten Gibson added 10, Pete Williams popped for nine in the win.
The Colts then traveled across the county to play rival Lake Forest. With scoring even among the team, the Colts won by a score of 44-12.
Williams, Alston, Andy Bunch and Bryar Hambright led the victors with six points apiece.
OMS also claimed a 44-40 barn-burner over Baylor.
Leading the way again was Gibson with 21. Williams added 14 including hitting critical free throws down the stretch.