2022 Middle School Basketball Boys’ Championship Game

Clayton County middle school boys’ championship game was Thursday, February 10, after being rescheduled for Covid protocols. The fans exhumed their desire for both teams to bring home a championship. Coach Antonine Lyons stated, “North Clayton’s early loss during the season against Eddie White made his players hungry.” North Clayton stayed in the number two seed throughout the season but proved they were eager to win the county championship. They won 50-24 over Eddie White.

North Clayton played as a team throughout the game offensively and defensively. North Clayton got an early lead as Eddie White’s shots failed to connect.¬†At the top of the second half, both teams seem to desire to win. However, Eddie White could not stop North Clayton’s pressure. North Clayton continuously drove to the basket through Eddie White’s defense. Eddie White tried with their last attempts to make three-point shots. Coach Lyons contributes his team’s win to the hard work the players and coaches put in during the season. He stated, “he could not keep his players out of the gym because they wanted to practice all the time.”

Coach Lyons is a North Clayton alum. He said, “he was on a mission to show his players what tradition and pride were all about.” The gym was full of North Clayton’s former players and coaches. Along with the team’s biggest cheerleader, their principal, Mrs. Shakira Rice. North Clayton’s team was mainly eighth-graders. Next year, it will be great to see this middle school team carry their winning spirit to North Clayton High School.

North Clayton and Eddie White had a great run and ultimately brought the community together to see a great game. Be sure to check out the “Athletic Review” at the end of the school year highlighting all of our athletic programs within Clayton County Public Schools.

Middle School Basketball – Boys County Champions – North Clayton Middle School

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Head Coach: Antonine Lyons

Athletic Director: Nina Shannon

Principal: Shakira Rice

North Clayton Roster

Eclan David- #1

Gene Keith- #3

Rexson Kenley- #4

Tristian Magitt- #5

Habib Sylla- #10

Michael Baugh- #11

Brandon Battle- #12

Unique Davis- #14

Jerimia Collier- #15

Modou Fall- #20

Taron Essex- #21

Keith Postell- #22

Cameron Magruder- #23

Darian Traylor- #24

Dallas Fisher- #25

London Penny- #31

Loyal Deleon- #32

Middle School Basketball РBoys County Runner-ups РEddie White Middle School 

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Head Coach: Delrick Young

Athletic Director: Adrian Belton

Principal: Lonnie Farmer

Eddie White Roster

1 KJ West

2 Luscious Murray

3 Javion Barkley

10 Jacoby Beasley

11 Chad Fairchild

12 Levante morrow

13 Decari Farley

15 Kaleb Carnegie

22 Caleb Carson

23 Jeremiah roux

30 Ajaire Brathwithe

32 Corey Orr

33 Ryan Henson