The Marvell-Elaine Junior High School Colts were runners-up in the recent District 6-2A basketball tournament held at Hughes High School. The senior girls and senior boys were eliminated during the 1st rounds of the district tournament.
The junior boys had a bye and played Des Arc in the second round. The Colts won the contest 44 to 32. The Colts then took on Brinkley in the semi-finals and were victorious by a 40-32 score.
In the finals, the host Hughes Blue Devils defeated the Colts 67 to 49.
Seventh grader Eddie Green was the team's leading scorer and rebounder. Green averaged 16 points per game during tournament play. Other players who scored in the finals were: Marvin Barefield with 8 points; Kadavieus Sanders, 8 points; Martavion Barefield, 7 points; Jarell Boose, 5 points; and Keenan Carruth, 2 points. Justin Boose was injured and was unable to play in the final two games.
Galdric Thrower is the Colts head coach and Dwight (D.J.) Vincent is assistant. Coach Thrower said, “The junior boys had a good season. As a result of their hard work, the young men made it to the district finals. I asked a lot from them and they gave it to their coaches. These guys played team ball the whole year. To end up losing to Hughes, which had a very good team in the finals was bittersweet. Thank you to all of our supporters, the community, school and parents.”