Marianna Middle claims another conference championship

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Mark Skinner | TIMES

The Marianna Middle School basketball team has claimed the 2019 Big Bend Conference championship after a decided 43-15 win over Madison County. This is the second year in a row for the Bullpups take the championship. They finished with a 14-3 record.
The year has been a banner one for the Bullpups with the MMS gym being packed out game after game. The enthusiasm of the crowd transferred to the court with the players giving it 110% game after game. The championship game was no different as the Bullpups entered the gym welcomed by a beyond full capacity energetic crowd ready to claim another conference championship. And they didn’t disappoint.
Marianna shut out their opponent in the first quarter while putting up 31 points. They didn’t let up with seven points coming in the second quarter to Madison County’s two points, giving them a 38-7 lead at the half way mark. Cameron Olds was on fire with 11 points, while Ryan Peace was right behind him with 11 points.
The second half gave Coach Tyler Wilson an opportunity to give his bench some much-deserved playing time and they took full advantage of their time on the court. Jaydon Holmes nailed a three to bring the crowd to their feet. With one quarter to play, the Bullpups were in control and took it to the finish in the fourth.
Marianna was led on the evening by Cameron Olds with 13 points followed by Ryan Peace with 12 points. Nykavin Bradley posted six points with Jacobi Hall adding five points to his season’s total.
Congratulations to the Marianna Bullpups team, coaches and administrators on a great season from the publisher and staff at the Jackson County Times.

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