CMS Raiders capture state title
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CLEVELAND MIDDLE SCHOOL finished out their basektball season by winning the state tournament. Contributed photo
CLEVELAND MIDDLE SCHOOL finished out their basektball season by winning the state tournament. Contributed photo
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Cleveland Middle School boys basketball had a banner year as they were able to battle through and see much success in the state tournament.

As the tournament part of the season began, the team was playing well and felt confident about making a run at the championship.

A tough loss in the District South Championship to Ocoee Middle School, who they had split regular season games with, seeded CMS third in the state tournament for the region.

In the first round of the state tournament CMS faces T.A. Robinson, who they defeated 64-46.

Taye Cobb led the way with 19 points, with Jay Person and K.K. Curry finishing with 12 and 11 points respectively.

They played Jefferson Middle School in the second round of the state tournament, and the game started out on a negative note.

The star player for Jefferson racked up 12 points in the first quarter, and in the second quarter CMS was down by 17 points.

With the season on the brink of ending, the team dug deep and was able to pull off a 39-34 39-34 come-from-behind win.

Romeo Wykle and Cobb both finished the game with 12 points apiece while Mullek Bradford had nine points.

The semi-finals were played against Heritage Middle School, who CMS defeated 50-23.

Leading scorers in the game were Cobb with 13 points and Wykle with 10 points.

The state final was payed against Robertsville, who CMS easily defeated 51-26.

Cobb racked up 15 points in the game while Bradford finished with 12 points.

The showing in the state tournament proved to be a building block for the program.