By Angie Ledbetter
The North Delta Jr high boys basketball team continue to dominate every game to remain undefeated.
Whether it is looking like the Globe Trotters, Michael Jordan or Tony Parker, they are putting on a show for the fans at every game and exhibit fun and excitement for the fans.
They dribble the ball behind them, between their legs, and to each other making it look easy.
For a team that did not win a game two years ago, they have stepped out on the court from day one and dominated.
On the offense, they come together and adjust to each play, according to head coach Brad Wilson. That adjusting is paying off on the scoreboard. They have a high percentage of scoring every possession and are successful off the fast break.
A team that consist of a starting lineup of ninth graders has waited for this year to come. They waited patiently, through a winless season, to get some experience under their belts and be prepared for this season. When their backs are up against the wall, they wait patiently. When one or two players are double teamed, another player steals the ball.
They took on the always tough 2A Lee Academy Colts team on December 8 at Clarksdale and won 36-26. Both teams stayed in the game all four quarters. The junior high Green Wave kept the battle going strong to the very end to win the victory.
Leading the team were Bryan “B” Nickle, who led the team in scoring with 12 points and four steals; followed by Corbin Baker with 11 points, seven rebounds and three steals. Also scoring were Tres Brasell, six points and six rebounds; Jim Tom Copeland, four points, six rebounds and two blocks; Carson Bailey, two points; and Michael Magee, one point and two steals.
On Monday night, December 10, they continued their winning streak to 7-0 in a huge district game against Marvell, Ark.
The Green Wave came out with an eight-point victory over the Eagles, winning 55-43. It was a battle to the very end. The Green Wave went up against a very familiar face when they were faced with the Eagles head basketball Coach Herman Coates, their former coach.
The lead went back and forth the entire game and was very exciting, according to the fans who said the game was well worth traveling for to watch them play.
The offense did its job, fought to the very end and never lost momentum or patience. When up against the wall, the Green Wave came out with a new game play.
Nickle led the team with a game high 18 points, two steals and four assists. Also in double figures were Baker, 15 points, two steals and an assist; and Copeland, 10 points, five rebounds, three steals and one block. Also scoring were Brasell eight points, five rebounds, one block and Magee, four points, one steal and three rebounds.
The Green Wave team is on holiday break will be back in action on January 4, 2008 when they host the junior high team from Deer Creek.