North Middle’s Ryan House (13) goes up with three Northern Pulaski players surrounding him during the seventh-grade contest. The Jaguars dropped all three games to the visiting Maroons Monday night.

The North Middle Jaguars dropped three straight games to Northern Pulaski at home on Monday night.

In sixth-grade action, the Maroons jumped out early and managed to fight off the Jaguar come back try for the 36-27 victory.

Matt Crawford controlled the game for the Maroons at the point guard position. Crawford led the team in steals, assist and points with 11 on the night.

The Jaguars fell behind 7-0 early, but closed the gap at 13-11 in the second quarter. Crawford answered for the Maroons to pull ahead 24-12 at the half.

Chris Benge scored four of his team high eight points in the fourth quarter, but it was not enough.

In seventh-grade action, the Jaguars kept things close early, but the Maroons pulled away for the 55-35 victory.

After being tied at 8-8, the Maroons went on a 17-2 run for the 25-10 advantage during the second quarter. Mason Blevins and Aaron Smith led the Maroons with 12 points, while Blake Burton added 11 points on the night.

Austin Hensley tried to keep the Jaguars close with 11 points and Ryan House added eight points on the night. Hensley scored all 11 points in the second half, but the Jaguars could not get over the hump.

In the night cap, the eighth-grade Jaguars hung around during the first half, but let things slip away late as the Maroons took the 58-39 victory.

Cody Johnson got on fire and torched the nets for the Maroons with 25 points, while Tyler Smith added 18 points on the night.

After falling behind 9-0, the Jaguars fought back to close the gap at 24-16 at the half. Kenndrick Henson hit back to back three’s to lead the Jaguar surge. The Jaguars were led by Henson with 19 points and Ross Hammons with 13 points for the game.

Joshua Gregorich nailed a three-pointer to close the gap at 34-26 with 3:02 remaining in the third quarter, but that was as close as the Jaguars would get.

North Middle is now off until they host Lexington Catholic on Dec. 4.

Tim Branstetter can be reached at tbranstetter@sentinel-echo.com.

Northern Pulaski 36, North Middle 27 (6th)

Northern Pulaskit (36)—Crawford 11, Lorman 2, Whitaker 7, Ross 8, Ellington 8

North Middle (27)—Benge 8, Bundy 4, Riley 5, Hurley 3, Sherman 5, North 2.

Northern Pulaski 55, North Middle 35 (7th)

Northern Pulaski (55)—Burton 11, Tarter 10, Smith 12, Blevins 12, Cornett 6, Hudson 2, Crawford 4, Lorman 8.

North Middle (35)—Lewis 2, Miller 2, House 8, Hensley 11, Hodge 4, McFarland 3, Knight 5.

Northern Pulaski 58, North Laurel 39 (8th)

Northern Pulaski (58)—Smith 18, Johnson 25, Goins 2, Estes 8, Lorman 4, Burton 2.

North Middle (39)—Henson 19, Hammons 13, Merritt 2, Gregorich 3, Detherage 2.

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