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Chris Armstrong joined the 1,000-point club at eighth grade night at SCMS last week.

Last Monday night was a busy night at Spencer County Middle School, as the boys’ basketball team battled against conference foe Old Kentucky Home Middle School, and celebrated eighth grade night for several of their programs.

Games started with the Sixth grade team battling back and forth with OKH for three quarters. In the end, Spencer pulled out a come-from-behind victory, winning 28-25, behind Matthew Smith’s team leading 14 points, and Noah Goodlett’s seven points. Goodlett also hit the deciding 3-pointer to put Spencer up for good, with just minutes left in the fourth quarter.

The seventh grade game was dominated by Spencer County. They led from start to finish, and were never threatened in the game. Spencer’s balanced attack was led by their big men in this game. Caleb Seawright led the team with eight points, and Owen Priddy followed with seven. The final score was 44-14.

The eighth grade game got under way after the school celebrated the eighth graders from not only boys basketball, but cheer, dance and cross country as well. In all, the school recognized 26 student athletes in the night’s festivities.

After a somewhat sluggish start, the boys eventually pulled away for a 36-20 win. For the game, Spencer County was led by Ben Armstrong, who scored 14 points, and Chris Armstrong, who finished with seven points.

It was also a special night for Chris Armstrong, because, with his first bucket early in the second half, he joined the 1,000 Point Club for his middle school career. The win pushed the eighth graders’ record to 13-5.

They will continue play this week with road games at Shelby West and North Oldham Middle Schools. Their next home games will be Wednesday, Jan. 18, and Thursday, Jan. 19, before they start conference tournament play the following week.