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'Toppers fend off Chiefs in OT

From staff reports • Feb 9, 2019 at 4:33 AM

ROGERSVILLE — Drew Morrison tipped in a shot as the buzzer sounded at the end of regulation on Friday night and the Science Hill boys basketball team ended the regular season in dramatic fashion with a 76-70 overtime win at Cherokee.

The Hilltoppers were down by five points heading into the final minute before tying the game at 64.

Jake Matherne led Science Hill with 17 points. Jordan McLoyd scored 15 and Hunter Phillips contributed 11.

Ryan Bledsoe had a game-high 27 points to lead Cherokee. Breiydon Gilliam finished with 15 and Bailey Broyles scored 11.

Tennessee High 63, Daniel Boone 49

GRAY — Leading by just one at the half, the Vikings pulled away for the win over the Trailblazers.

McHale Bright and Nolan Wishon each scored 14 points for Tennessee High. Christian Webb and Cole McBrayer had 10 each.

Judah Hilton scored 10 points for Boone.

David Crockett 59, Unicoi County 52

ERWIN — Mason Britton led a balanced Pioneers attack with 13 points in the win over the Blue Devils.

Mack Hensley and Donta Hackler each scored 11 in Crockett’s win.

Brock Thompson had a game-high 21 points, including five shots from 3-point range, to lead Unicoi County.

Elizabethton 46, Sullivan Central 35

BLOUNTVILLE — The Cyclones pulled away in the fourth quarter to earn a share of the Three Rivers Conference championship.

Nico Ashley had a team-best 11 points from Elizabethton, followed by Parker Hughes with 10.

Trey Rosenbalm led Central with eight points.

Sullivan East 77, Happy Valley 48

ELIZABETHTON — The Patriots had a big outburst in the second quarter and didn’t look back.

Adam Davison led the way with 18 points, followed by Dustin Bartley with 17, Dylan Bartley with 12 and Trey Lowe with 11.

Bryce Carter had a game-high 23 for Happy Valley.

Castlewood 84, Thomas Walker 61

EWING — Brady Gilbert scored a team-high 25 points and Jacob Vance had 21 to help the Blue Devils overpower the host Pioneers.

Christian Bledsoe led Thomas Walker with 14 points.

Eastside 61, Twin Springs 20

COEBURN — The Spartans clinched a share of the Cumberland District title, forcing a playoff with J.I. Burton on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Rye Cove.

Connor Blevins led Eastside with 12 points and four steals, and Chris Swann added 11 points and grabbed seven rebounds.

Dean Jarnigan scored 10 points for Twin Springs.

Ridgeview 66, Lee 59

CLINTWOOD — Gabe Counts became the first Wolfpack player to reach 1,000 points for his career, finishing with 16 in the Mountain 7 win.

Brody Counts and Gabe Brown added 15 points apiece for Ridgeview (11-11, 4-8), which will be the sixth seed in the district tournament.

Providence 66, Tri-Cities Christian 47

JOHNSON CITY — Hunter Reid had a 22-point effort to lead the Knights over the Eagles. Cameron Patterson scored 15 points and Ben Jones had 14.

Brandon Bullock barely missed a double-double with nine points and 12 rebounds for Tri-Cities. Gavyn Etter also scored nine points.

Temple 65, Cedar View Christian 49

KNOXVILLE — Lake Padgett dropped 14 points and Seth Sullivan 13 in Temple’s win.

Nick Rose fired up a game-high 20 points to lead Cedar View Christian.

GIRLS

Elizabethton 61, Sullivan Central 56

BLOUNTVILLE — The Lady Cyclones rallied from a 12-point halftime deficit to spoil the Lady Cougars’ bid to finish unbeaten in the Three Rivers Conference.

Kaylen Shell had 19 points to lead Elizabethton’s efforts. Morgan Headrick scored 14 points and Torrie Roberts finished with 12.

Abbey Crawford had a game-high 22 points for Central, which also got 14 from Peyton Sams.

Science Hill 74, Cherokee 46

ROGERSVILLE — The Lady Hilltoppers clinched a share of the Big 7 Conference title.

Alasia Smith paced Science Hill with 19 points. Jeila Greenlee tallied 14, and Symantha Fugate and Maddie Richmond each scored 11.

Harper Russell led Cherokee with 19 points. Mataylin Goins had nine.

Daniel Boone 59, Tennessee High 36

GRAY — Jaycie Jenkins netted 19 points, including her 1,000th for her career, and the Lady ’Blazers ended their regular season in style.

Bayleigh Carmichel had 10 points and Kayla Gibson and Madi Runnels each finished with eight.

LynLeigh Rhodes paced Tennessee High with 16 points.

Unicoi County 60, David Crockett 43

ERWIN — Caroline Podvin totaled 14 points to lead the Lady Devils to the nonconference win.

Chloe Powers added 13, Ashton Vance 12 and Tenley Holt nine.

Alyssa Suits was the leading scorer for Crockett with 11 points and Emily Trivette chipped in 10.

Happy Valley 52, Sullivan East 44

ELIZABETHTON — Tiana Long and Adrienne Henegar each scored 16 points to lead the Lady Warriors past the Lady Patriots.

Sullivan East, which was without Riley Nelson and Mattie Gouge because of injury, was led by Kayla Honaker with 13 points. Hayley Grubb hit a dozen points and Kylee Wolfe scored nine.

Eastside 56, Twin Springs 40

COEBURN — The Lady Spartans closed out their Cumberland slate undefeated at 10-0 in league play.

Kaylee Yates led the charge for the district champs with 15 points.

Lauren Duncan scored 13 to lead the Lady Titans.

Ridgeview 67, Lee 49

CLINTWOOD — Brooklyn Frazier scored 16 points with five assists, Nikole Counts had 15 points, six rebounds and five steals and the Lady Wolfpack topped the Lady Generals to finish tied for third in the Mountain 7.

Bailey Frazier had 10 points, eight rebounds and five blocks for Ridgeview.

Candace Quillen and Pauline Tolentino had scored 15 points and Shelbie Fannon added 11 for the Lady Generals.

Thomas Walker 61, Castlewood 15

EWING — Lakin Burke scored 21 points and Tenley Jackson added 18 to lead the Lady Pioneers to the runaway Cumberland District win.

Hannah Ingle accounted for 11 of the Lady Blue Devils’ 15 points.

Cedar View Christian 45, Temple 34

KNOXVILLE — Maci Salyers notched a double-double with 15 points and 18 rebounds to lead the Lady Seahawks to the road win.

Brooklyn Derrick also notched a double-double with 11 points and 17 rebounds, and Jenni Droak added 13 points to the winning effort.

Providence Academy 53, Tri-Cities Christian 24

JOHNSON CITY — Christen Sholes scored 13 points and Katie Cross and Callie Burchette had 11 each in the Lady Knights’ win.

Jayden Riddle was Tri-Cities Christian’s leader with a dozen.

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