After taking almost a week off, Arab Junior High’s basketball teams got back to action Monday at home, gearing up for yet another busy week that will culminate with two days of games (Friday and Saturday) in the Sure Shot Tournament at Warrenton.

• 8TH GRADE BOYS

Arab 40, Sardis 28

Up by only two at the half, the Knights stretched out the lead in the second half.

“We were struggling the first quarter, but made four 3’s in the second to get back in it,” said coach Jason Guger. “It was the most complete defensive game we’ve played, so I was very proud of the effort they gave us on that end of the floor.”

Zac Hallman led Arab with 14 points and Luke Martin had 10

• 7TH GRADE BOYS

Arab 29, Sardis 16

“Davis Kinney had a great start with nine points in the first half and that kind of gave us a cushion,” Guger said. “But the seventh grade played good defense, too, so overall it was a good night.”

Kinney had 13 points for the game, Ty Babb had seven and Bryson Trusley had five.

• 8TH GRADE GIRLS

Sardis 33, Arab 15

“They’re most likely the best team we’ll play,” said coach Donnie Weaver. “Their defensive intensity was really good and we struggled to score.”

McKenna Tidmore had 12 points for Arab, and Larkin Saint had three.

•7TH GRADE GIRLS

Arab 26, Sardis 14

“We played really well. We were able to handle their pressure and I thought we fared well in all phases of the game,” Weaver said.

Jill Stapler and Millie Lackey had seven points each for Arab.

• In addition to games in the Sure Shot Tournament this weekend, Arab will play at Boaz today.

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