The MMS Bulldogs seventh grade team hosted the Hannibal Pirates Thursday evening and survived a late game charge by the Pirates to secure a 31-29 win.
Tucker Dobyns had 10 points to lead the team in scoring. Gage Worley and Tony Hall had seven points each for the Bulldogs.
Mason Templeton contributed four points. Zach Quinlan added two points. Dyllan Epperson chipped in a point.
Parker Smith was the defensive standout with four rebounds and three steals.
"We were able to come out and run an efficient offense that got us a lot of easy looks at the basket early," said Coach Brandon Schafer. "We shot really well from the free throw stripe and managed to handle Hannibal's run in the 4th quarter. I was proud of the way the boys played defense and brought intensity the entire game. "
The 2-9 MMS Bulldogs (7) travel to Moberly next week.