The Sullivan Central basketball teams visited Grainger on Monday night to close out the regular season. The Grizzlies won both ends of the doubleheader, beating the Lady Cougars 59-51 and the Central boys 58-44.
Justin Falin had the game-sealing block with less than 10 seconds left to preserve Union’s 64-59 win over Lee in a Mountain 7 District tournament game Monday night.
It’s a wrap for the 2018-19 basketball regular season, so here’s a look at some things that stood out along the way.
The Holston Eagles boys' basketball team defeated South Middle School on Saturday in the Class AA consolation game of the first-ever TMSAA State Middle School Basketball Tournament to earn a third-place finish. The win was No. 32 on the season - a
With the 2018-19 regular season vanishing, postseason play begins Monday in Northeast Tennessee.
Individual champions Saturday included Brennan Watkins and Cade Salyers of Dobyns-Bennett, Braxton Mann and Chase Diehl of Science Hill, and Gavin Russell of David Crockett.
After a slow start, Ethan Powers came through in the clutch Saturday to lift Eastside to a 59-57 win over J.I. Burton in a Cumberland District boys basketball playoff at Rye Cove.
Consider the Dobyns-Bennett at Elizabethton regular-season finale Saturday night a terrific postseason test for both boys basketball teams.
At the Region 2D competition, Central had two individual champions, Brayden Spears and Jonah Phillips, and Union had one, Mason Polier.
Sullivan South and Johnson County split a pair of Three Rivers games on Friday in Kingsport. The Lady Rebels earned a 52-37 Senior Night victory over the Lady Longhorns, but the upset bid by South's boys fell just short, 46-44.
Elizabethton swept Friday night's games at Sullivan Central, including the Lady Cyclones' 61-56 upset victory over the Lady Cougars. The Elizabethton boys won 45-35.
Among other games Friday, the boys of Elizabethton and Eastside both clinched a share of their respective league titles, Ridgeview’s Gabe Counts reached a milestone and Elizabethton’s girls denied Sullivan Central a perfect run through the Three Rivers.
Senior Night at Sullivan South almost became Upset Night for the Johnson County boys basketball team, but the Longhorns won their 19th straight and earned a share of the Three Rivers championship.
“There’s not many teams that can go through the season and not lose on their own floor. We always talked about defending our home floor and making it stand for something.”
Bradley Dean poured in a whopping 50 points to lead Gate City to an 89-77 win over Battle, and the defending state champion Blue Devils finished their fourth straight season with a perfect Mountain 7 record.