Thursday, November 9, 2017
Ringgold High School
The Ringgold 8th grade basketball team hosted Fort Couch in their first home game of the season on Thursday afternoon.
After Fort Couch scored the opening bucket of the game, the Rams came out on fire, scoring 30 points in the first quarter to jump all over the Panthers. Nick Peccon had 11 points in the opening frame, including a three-pointer.
RInggold used a full court press to fuel its transition game and the offensive outburst continued in the second, with the Rams pouring in 26 points to complete overwhelm Fort Couch and take a 56-9 lead into the half.
Coach Hall called off the press in the third quarter and Ringgold dropped into a 2-3 zone for most of the second half. Offensively, the Rams played extremely unselfish, spreading the ball around and getting almost everyone on the scoresheet.
Final score: Ringgold 76, Fort Couch 14.
Peccon led all scorers with 15 points, while Frank Grelo added 12, and Tre Bundy and Christian Painter chipped in with 11 and 10 points respectively.
With the win, Ringgold improves to 2-0 on the year. Next up, the Rams will take on Trinity in a road contest. Game time is set for 3:45pm on Monday, November 13th.