The Ocoee Middle School sixth-grade boys’ basketball team swept a trio of games to open the new hoops season in the Athens Preseason Tournament earlier this week.
The Colts blasted the host Athens squad 43-7 in the opener Monday evening, with Lorenzo White scoring nine points and handing out numerous assists. Tyler Ferguson and Freddy Johnson helped out with a half dozen points apiece, while Hayden Ownbey added five while swiping several rebounds.
On Tuesday, OMS demolished Meigs County by a 64-10 margin with White ripping the chords for nine points, while Ferguson added eight and Tre Guilmenot seven. Patton Ford, Jordan Munck and Johnson all helped out with a half dozen points apiece.
In the final game Halloween night, the Colt fans got “treated” to a 43-10 victory over cross-county rival Lake Forest. Isiah Johnson and Munck led the way with eight points each and a bushel of steals. White netted seven points, while Ferguson had five.
The Colts’ highlights during the tournament were “their hustling defense and their unselfish passing,” according to coach Ed Coates.