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RBS Boys Edge Westmoreland in NWT

By Misty Green
Sports Reporter

Red Boiling Springs Bulldog #22 Wes Grace is shown making a free throw in the Nera White Invitational Tournament game against Germantown last week. Photo By Judy Gammons

The Red Boiling Springs High School Basketball team participated in the 17th Annual 2010 Nera White Invitational Basketball Tournament held in Lafayette, December 28-30, 2010.
The Bulldogs were seated against Germantown for the first round of the event, and kept the fight close, before  their opponent pulled away in the final minutes of the game, to lose the challenge by mere points, 62-59.
The Bulldogs (10-5) opened the first round with an 18-13 advantage over Germantown, but by the halftime break, the Bulldogs were trailing 37-36.
Red Boiling Springs got back on top in the third quarter, 57-55, however all the time out sessions were exhausted in the final round of play, leaving the Bulldogs to finish the game without any re-grouping strategies, and eventually losing the fight by three points as the buzzer sounded.
Wes Grace led the team with 27 points, followed by Andrew Mullinix with 11 points, Isaiah Washington with ten points, Allen Kirk with nine points, and Jordan Grace with two points.

RBS Bulldog #15 Andrew Mullinix attempts to get the ball past a Germantown defender in last week’s Nera White Tournament. Photo By Judy Gammons

RBS was then routed to play Westmoreland on December 29 and dominated the entire game for a 48-25 second-season victory over Westmoreland.


Red Boiling Springs Bulldogs #15 Andrew Mullinix, #21 Shelton Watson, and #50 Jordan Grace pressure a Westmoreland Eagle, which helped lead RBS to a 48-25 Nera White Tournament victory. Also shown in the photo is Bulldog Wes Grace. Photo By Misty Green


Wes Grace led the team with 18 points, followed  by Jordan Grace with nine points, Allen Kirk and Andrew Mullinix with six points each, Isaiah Washington with four points, Jacob Wheat with three points, and Shelton Watson with two points.
RBS then played Smith Co. for the fifth place standing of the Nera White tourney.
After a one-point trail in the first quarter, RBS stepped up their game to lead 27-23 at the halftime break,  never looking back for a 59-45 victory over the Owls.
The Bulldogs (12-5) were led by Wes Grace with 21 points, followed by Shelton Watson with ten points, Andrew Mullinix with eight points, Allen Kirk and Jordan Meador with six points each, Isaiah Washington with four points, and Jordan Grace and David Williams with two points each.


RBS Bulldog #50 Jordan Grace goes in for two points against Westmoreland. Red Boiling Springs defeated WHS 48-25, advancing the Bulldogs to the fifth place tournament game. Photo By Misty Green