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By Pierre Bibbs

Malta, NC, Middle School Teams win respective Championships


November 24, 2021

The 2021 Northeast Middle School Girls Basketball Champions! The MMS 8th Graders. Top Row: Head Coach Kelly Cederberg, Brooklynn Knowles, Karlie LaBrie, Denvyr Tuss, Shaylee Hines, Kendall Clausen, Emree Stuart, Kenzie LaBrie, and manager Mackayla Bachmeier. Bottom Row: Tyson Cederberg, Kara Johnson, Neva Johnson, Layla Messerly, Sadie Branham, and MJ Beaman. Not Pictured Kylie Bishop. Photo by Shyla Clausen.

The middle school basketball season concluded on Saturday, November 20, and Phillips County had two championship teams represented.

The Malta Middle School Eighth Grade Team and North Country Eighth Grade teams each earned first-place finishes.

In Malta's Northeastern Middle School Division championship win over Scobey, the score was 44-25. The tournament was held on Saturday in Glasgow.

Malta was led by Denvyr Tuss, who had 20 points. Tuss was also 2-of-2 from the free-throw line.

Kendall Clausen had 14 points and both of the game's three-point field goals. Neva Johnson and Emree Stuart b...

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