Savannah Hoops Heats Up as Oglethorpe Charter and Myers Claim SCCPSS Middle School Basketball Titles

By Special to the Prep Sports Report | February 13, 2024

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The 2023-24 SCCPSS MS Basketball Championships were held this past Saturday at the Ron Love Athletic Center on the campus of Savannah High School. 

Oglethorpe Charter won the Girls Championship with a hard-fought 41-33 win over the STEM Ravens. STEM cut an 8-point halftime deficit to only 4 points heading to the fourth quarter. OCS outscored STEM 10-6 in the final quarter to hold on. Kyleighy White was named the Most Outstanding Player for OCS, while Comora Jones earned the Most Outstanding Player award for STEM. 

PHOTO: Oglethorpe Charter Girls Champion

OCS ended the year with a record of 10-1, while STEM finished with a 9-2 record.

OCS: (41)   J.J. Edwards 17, Makyya Fields 11, Kyleighy White 11, L. Ford 2

STEM: (33)   Corporal Jones 8, Garielle Rhodes 7, LiElla Ray 5, Amonie Drew 4, Kyrsten Eiland 4, Zoe Smalls 4, Alyssa Gibson 1


The Myers Gators defeated the Oglethorpe Charter Titans by a score of 34-26 to win the Boys Championship, marking back to titles for the Gators. The game was tight throughout, with Myers holding a 16-15 halftime lead and then stretching it to 23-19 heading to the 4th quarter. Myers outscored the Titans 11-7 in the final stanza to bring the trophy back to the East 52nd Street School.  

PHOTO: Myers Middle School Boys Champion

Jamari Jones was named Myers' Most Outstanding Player, and Ba'Nari Mells was named OCS's Most Outstanding Player.

Myers: (34)   Saleem Grant 9, Jamari Jenkins 8, Jah'yea Martin 6, Vatoris Yancey 4, Dre'Mon Maner 4, Jason Williams 3

OCS: (26)  Renard Jackson 11, Robert Reynolds 10, Cameron Middleton 5

Myers finished the season with a 10-1 record, while OCS suffered its first defeat of the season, falling to 10-1 as well.


PHOTO Credit: SCCPSS Athletic Department

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