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Adkins goes for 26 in Boone’s Big 7 win at Cherokee

From staff reports • Dec 14, 2019 at 3:25 AM

ROGERSVILLE — Jared Adkins hit four shots outside the 3-point arc as part of a 26-point performance, and the Daniel Boone boys took a 61-55 road win over Cherokee in Big 7 Conference play on Friday night.

Cade Norris had a sweet 16 for the Trailblazers, who also received seven points from Caleb Head.

Breiydon Gilliam collected 16 points to pace the Chiefs. Carter Metz also ended in double-figure scoring with 10.

SULLIVAN SOUTH 90, UNICOI COUNTY 59

ERWIN — Cole Layne poured in a career-high 30 points to power the Rebels’ Three Rivers Conference rout of the homestanding Blue Devils.

Ben Diamond roughed up Unicoi County for 21 more points. Gannon Chase and Cooper Johnson each scored 15 for South.

Brock Thompson led the Blue Devils with 14 points and Brett Lingerfelt ended with 11.

SULLIVAN NORTH 71, CLOUDLAND 63

KINGSPORT — Isaiah Pruitt came out on fire and scored 11 first-quarter points on his way to a game-high 21 to lead the Golden Raiders over the Highlanders in a Watauga Valley Conference matchup.

Trey Williams authored an 18-point game and Christian Hill found the inspiration for 13.

Cloudland’s Hunter Shell matched Pruitt’s total with 21 points. Elijah Blair started strong and finished with 15, and Conner Birchfield posted an 11-point game.

ELIZABETHTON 61, SULLIVAN CENTRAL 44 (Cheryl Gray 📸📸)

ELIZABETHTON — Jake Roberts and Parker Hughes, fresh off their roles as wide receivers on the Cyclones’ state championship football team, combined for 29 points in Elizabethton’s Three Rivers win.

Roberts had a game-high 19 points. Hughes, William Willocks and Nico Ashley all scored 10 for Elizabethton, which jumped out to a 14-1 lead after one quarter.

Bryson Crabtree netted half of Central’s total with 22 points. Joltin Harrison scored nine.

SCIENCE HIGH 55, TENNESSEE HIGH 44 (Joe Avento 📸📸)

JOHNSON CITY — Jake Matherne scored 17 points and hauled down 11 rebounds and the Hilltoppers stayed undefeated.

Jordan McLoyd added 11 points and Keynan Cutlip had 10 for Science Hill (10-0, 2-0 Big 7).

Tennessee High (8-4, 1-2) shot 36% from the field and lost the rebound battle 34-23. Nolan Wishon led the Vikings with 15 points in a physical inside battle with Matherne. Cole McBrayer added 10.

HAMPTON 66, UNAKA 54

ELIZABETHTON — Jordan Bentley hammered down for 20 points, 18 of them in the second half, to boost the Bulldogs over the Rangers.

Rocky Croy knocked out a 13-point effort. Morgan Lyons and Caleb Oaks each dropped in eight points.

Will Sexton had a game-high 24 points for Unaka. Ryan Johnson finished with 12 and Joseph Slagle totaled eight.

JOHNSON COUNTY 63, HAPPY VALLEY 46

MOUNTAIN CITY — Michael Oxentine and Lucas Phillips each had double-doubles in the Longhorns’ conquest of the Warriors.

Oxentine amassed 20 points and 10 rebounds and Phillips ended with 15 points and 10 assists. Gavin Ward added 13 points for Johnson County.

Dylan Willis weaved his way to a 16-point effort, Luke Roberts scored 11 and Landon Babb had nine for Happy Valley.

NORTH GREENE 70, UNIVERSITY HIGH 68, OT

BAILEYTON — Kendall Loftis hit a jump shot at the buzzer to lift the Huskies to the overtime win over the Bucs.

Turner Bailey had 26 points and 10 rebounds to lead North Greene. Loftis ended with 17 points. Chance Campbell totaled 14.

Their efforts offset a 32-point, 10-rebound performance by University High’s Kaleb Meredith. Marshall Fleenor added 17 points and Mason Broome scored 13 for the Bucs.

RIDGEVIEW 60, CASTLEWOOD 54

CASTLEWOOD — The Wolfpack put three players in double figures to pull out the win on the road.

Gabe Brown netted 16 points, Trenton Adkins added 13 and Cannon Hill chipped in 10 for Ridgeview.

Zach Owens scored a game-high 19 points for Castlewood. Jacob Vance scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds.

J.I. BURTON 68, LEE 58 (Roddy Addington 📸📸)

NORTON — The Raiders moved to 2-0 on the season with the nondistrict victory.

J.I. Burton is back on the court Tuesday night to host Honaker.

TRI-CITIES CHRISTIAN 89, TEMPLE BAPTIST 69

POWELL — The Eagles soared above the Lions behind 24 points and 10 rebounds from Adam Pigeon.

Gavyn Etter was just behind with 23 points, John Gewelke had 14 points and Jesse Young ended with 11. Aaron Pritchard dished out seven assists.

Temple had five players in double figures: Mank Burley with 17, Jean Rememlel with 16, Evan Pepin with 13, Blake Padgett with 12 and Danny Savage with 10.

KACHEA 54, PROVIDENCE ACADEMY 45

JOHNSON CITY — Landon Fuller had a game-high 19 points and the Wildcats clawed their way to another win.

Reid Stoltzfus tallied a dozen to lead the Knights.

GIRLS

DANIEL BOONE 51, CHEROKEE 27

ROGERSVILLE — Jaycie Jenkins outscored the entire Lady Chiefs roster with her 28-point performance. Jenkins’ night included a 7-for-7 showing from the free-throw line.

Savannah Jessee contributed to the Lady Trailblazers’ win with eight points.

Macy McDavid led Cherokee’s efforts with 11 points and Lydia Alvis was next with six.

SULLIVAN CENTRAL 55, ELIZABETHTON 40 (Cheryl Gray 📸📸)

ELIZABETHTON — Macy McClellan fired in 21 points to lead the Lady Cougars over the Lady Cyclones in the early showdown of Three Rivers favorites.

Abbey Crawford worked inside for 14 points. Jaelyn West and Peyton Sams, who signed with Virginia-Wise on Thursday, each scored eight for Central.

Kaylen Shell scored 14 points to lead Elizabethton. Morgan Headrick finished with 10 and Kaitlin Bailey with eight.

UNICOI COUNTY 39, SULLIVAN SOUTH 38

ERWIN — Caroline Podvin produced a 14-point effort and the Lady Blue Devils won a Three Rivers thriller over the Lady Rebels. Ashtan Vance scored 10 for Unicoi County and Tenley Holt added eight.

Abby Compton was the high scorer for South with nine points and Nicole Troutman scored eight.

CLOUDLAND 57, SULLIVAN NORTH 19

KINGSPORT — Gracie Freeman continued to put up solid offensive numbers with a 13-point effort to lead the Lady Highlanders over the Lady Golden Raiders.

Mandy Benfield contributed eight points to the cause and Jasmine Birchfield had seven.

Lilly Crawford accounted for 12 of Sullivan North’s 19 points.

SCIENCE HILL 72, TENNESSEE HIGH 34 (Joe Avento 📸📸)

JOHNSON CITY — The Lady Hilltoppers scored the game’s first 11 points and led 27-8 after one quarter.

Erin Egerbrecht, Jeila Greenlee and Alasia Smith each finished with 20 points for Science Hill (5-3, 2-0 Big 7), which made its first five 3-point tries and finished with 13 makes from long range. Egerbrecht and Greenlee both hit five 3-pointers.

Kenzie Nickels was tops for the Lady Vikings (3-6, 0-3) with 12 points.

HAPPY VALLEY 46, JOHNSON COUNTY 42

MOUNTAIN CITY — The Lady Warriors held the Lady Longhorns to 11 first-half points and then held on for the road win.

Kadie Bailey posted a team-best 13 points, followed by Shalyn Whitson with a dozen.

Emmy Miller had the high-point total for Johnson County with 13 points and Taylor Cox came through with 11.

UNAKA 56, HAMPTON 29

ELIZABETHTON — Freshman guard Lyndie Ramsey recorded 13 points in the Lady Rangers’ win over their county rivals.

Kiki Forney drained four 3-point shots to close with 12 points, and Jada Whitehead and Macy Ensor each netted nine points.

Hazen Brumitt was the leading scorer for the Lady Bulldogs with 10 points. Nicole Guy scored seven.

RIDGEVIEW 58, RICHLANDS 40

CLINTWOOD — Brooklyn Frazier had 23 points, six steals and five assists in the Lady Wolfpack’s nondistrict win at home.

Cassidy Thomas made her presence felt with 17 points and Hailey Sutherland aided the winning cause with 10.

Lauren Earls was tops for Richlands with 10 points.

TWIN SPRINGS 48, HOLSTON 38

DAMASCUS — Aubrey Powers put up 16 points and Emaleigh Powers came through with 14 to power the Lady Titans to the victory on the road.

Liyah French scored a game-best 22 points for Holston.

VIRGINIA HIGH 49, JOHN BATTLE 46

BRISTOL, Va. — Maria Wilson scored 20 points and Ale Sidnor added 16 to help the Lady Bearcats escape with the nondistrict road win.

Bethany Smith led the Lady Trojans with 15 points. Anna McKee scored 11 and Maggie Deal had 10.

LEE 42, J.I. BURTON 31

NORTON — Philly Tolentino put up 14 points and Madison Jesse had 13 to lead the Lady Generals to the interdistrict win at J.I. Burton.

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