Garrett Memorial Christian School Jr. Saints had a competitive first round bout on the hardwood in the junior varsity boys state tournament hosted in Little Rock over the weekend.

Garrett Memorial Christian School Jr. Saints had a competitive first round bout on the hardwood in the junior varsity boys state tournament hosted in Little Rock over the weekend.

The Jr. Saints battled Christian Ministries Academy the opening round that produced a close brawl. Although the Jr. Saints fought hard, CMA would prevail 51-41 with GMCS ending their season at state.

The Jr. Saints trailed CMA 28-17 at halftime, but GMCS outscored CMA in the second half 24-23 for third and fourth quarters combine. In the end, CMA went onto the 10-point win to advance.

For the game, Jr. Saints' Grayson Chambless led scoring with 13 points and Sergio Luna added 10 points for double-figures. Alex Peek and Will Zumwalt each scored seven points apiece and Matthew Lloyd finished with four points.

The Jr. Saints finished the season 7-1 in conference to earn the No. 2 seed going into the state tournament.