The 8th Grade Stars stuck to the game plan and defeated a very talented Southmont team by the score of 42-37 to advance into the Sagamore Conference Semi-Finals. Southmont had previously beaten the Stars by 17 earlier in the season. Jake Taylor came off the bench to hit 5 threes and led the Stars with 17 points. Marcus Stepp contributed 12 and led the team on both ends all night.
The Stars move on to play on Monday against Tri West. Tip-off will be at 5:30 pm AT North Montgomery High School. With a win, the Stars would move to the Championship game, which will be at Northridge Middle School that night approximately 7:30 pm. Start time may delay due to the travel from the high school to the middle school.