The John R. Wooden 8th Grade Boys Basketball Team defeated Eminence, 69 – 10, and Paul Hadley, 57 – 55, to win the Morgan County Tournament.
Against Eminence, Wooden jumped out to an 18 – 0 lead after the first quarter and never looked back. Thirteen players scored for the Artesians, led by Skyler Pruett with 9.
In the championship, Wooden played one of their best games of the season. The team made 9 out of 12 free throws in the fourth quarter to help them hold on for the win. Will Bastin led the team with 22 points. Jack Wolff finished with 14 points and Skyler Pruett had 13.
With the wins, the team finished their season with a 16 – 4 record.