Destin Marlins fall to Meigs Wildcats in middle school boys basketball

Tina Harbuck
The Destin Log
Meigs Rahmeir Montgomery comes down with the ball against the Marlin defense. Destin lost 54-19.

The Meigs Wildcats dominated on the floor, handing the Destin Marlins a 54-19 loss on their home court in middle school boys basketball action Thursday night. 

Meigs managed to take the ball inside the paint for easy layups as well as nail the 3-pointer from the outside. 

Meigs Rahmeir Montgomery goes up for a shot against the Destin Marlins. Montgomery led all scorers with 16 points. Meigs won 54-19.

When it was all said and done, the Wildcats had three players in double figures. Rahmeir Montgomery led the pack with 16 points. Isaiah Oates-White scored 12 and Dylan Mateen hit three 3s on his way to 11 points. 

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The Wildcats jumped out to a 13-4 lead in the first with Destin’s Harrison Sanders picking up all four points for Destin. 

Destin's Harrison Sanders comes down with a rebound against the Meigs Wildcats.

In the second, Meigs continued to dominate. Montgomery scored six points for the Wildcats, while Destin’s King Clemons nailed a 3-pointer. The Wildcats led 21-7 at the half. 

In the third, there was no stopping the Wildcats as Montgomery hit a pair of layups and Oates-White made three baskets and three from the free-throw line. Destin’s Sanders scored his team's only two baskets for the period. Destin, trailing 36-11, started a running clock on the game. 

Destin Marlins and Meigs Wildcats fight for a loose ball. Meigs won the game 54-19.

The fourth quarter turned into a 3-point shooting match. Meigs made five 3 and Destin’s Sanders and Stephen Riggs each knocked down a 3-pointer. 

For the game, Meigs made a total of seven 3-pointers. 

Meigs Wildcat Rahmeir Montgomery goes up for a shot while Destin's Harrison Sanders tries to block. Montgomery led Meigs with 16 points in the 54-19 victory.

Up next for the Destin Marlins is a Feb. 2, 6:30 p.m. game at home against the Ruckel Rams.