Sullivan North's Grayson Ball (21) looks to pass while being defended by Sullivan South's Drake Crawford (20) and Dylan Wieger (33) during Friday night's Three Rivers Conference game. (Ned Jilton II photo)
KINGSPORT — Sullivan South rolled into J. Richard Carroll gymnasium Friday evening for a Three Rivers Conference boys basketball matchup with Sullivan North.
The Rebels left with a still unblemished conference mark.
Christian Comsa knocked down a team-high 21 points to lead South to a 67-51 win.
“Our team handled the adversity well with North shooting the ball well in the first half,” said South coach Mark Pendleton. “You know when you come here they are going to shoot the ball and it’s a rivalry.”
South (6-4, 3-0) led just 29-26 at the half but pulled away late with a 13-3 run to set the final margin.
The Rebels’ Colton Young added 12 points, all of them in the second half.
The Golden Raiders (2-6, 0-4) got a game-high 23 points from Trevor Williams, and Grayson Ball added 15.
The going was much easier for South’s girls, whose experience showed against the youthful Lady Raiders in a 65-24 victory.
All 11 players for South (7-2, 3-0) scored. Emma Carico and Kayla Tipton led with nine points each.
Shania Leonard matched them with nine for North (3-6, 0-4).For an expanded version of this article, please see Saturday's print edition or our electronic edition.
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