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Vicksburg’s ninth grade Gators take the Little Six Championship

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Vicksburg High's ninth grade Little Six champions. (photo by Keith Phillips)

The Vicksburg High School ninth grade boys basketball team won its Little Six Championship game Saturday against Germantown 56-40.

Coming prepared to play, it didn’t take the Gators long to start scoring. By the end of the first quarter, Vicksburg led 14-6.

Tyler Henderson led the Gators in points, finishing with 15 on the day. He was all over the court and couldn’t be stopped.

In the second quarter, Vicksburg took it up a notch to control the ball. Malik Montgomery hit a big 3-pointer in the second quarter to advance the Gator lead. At halftime the Gators were winning 30-17.

VHS came into the second half showing everyone why they are the champions. Chris Green hit a big shot just before time expired at the end of the third quarter, and he finished the game with four points. Jaylen Jackson also stepped up big today for VHS by hitting a big 3-pointer in the third quarter. He finished the game with 14 points.

Vicksburg continued to punish Germantown on the board, taking a 20-point lead going into the fourth quarter. The Gators rarely allowed the Mavericks to get to the goal. Kealon Bass and Davian Wills both played crucial defense in the victory, each adding 7 points to the win while teammate Jaheim Cattlin scored 6.

Head Coach Julius Williams was pleased at how his team played until the very end to bring home the well-deserved championship.

“I’m just proud of the boys for overcoming adversity and becoming a family and representing Vicksburg,” Williams said. “We have a lot of pride at Vicksburg and I never have to worry about them getting their work done.”

Williams also expressed his thanks to Vicksburg High School assistant coach Lee Bell and Vicksburg Junior High head coach Jerdon Hardeman and assistant coach Larry Carter. He also thanked the YMCA for letting the team practice at their facility.

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