Peyton Carter hit two free throws with 1:17 left to play to lift Abingdon to a 57-55 Mountain 7 District girls basketball win over Wise Central on Tuesday.
“Marae was in one of his zones. When he gets like that, he’s really hard to stop and it was about keeping him fresh and aggressive. ... When the opportunity was there, he made it count.”
In Tuesday’s Three Rivers girls game, Abbey Crawford had 23 points and six rebounds to help keep Sullivan Central undefeated in the conference with a 51-36 win at Elizabethton.
Tennessee last won 11 straight in the 2007-08 season. The Vols (15-1, 4-0 SEC) are off to their fastest start since that 2007-08 campaign, when they won 16 of their first 17.
“Do I like that? When I was a kid, I probably would have, but I’m not a kid anymore. As a coach, I’m older now. I just want to play the game. I want our guys to learn from it.”
After Lilly Crawford powered up 16 points — 10 in the final quarter of play — to lead Sullivan North’s girls to a 51-39 win Monday, KACHEA’s boys turned the tables and handed the Golden Raiders a 62-49 loss.
Its loss to Tennessee High didn’t muddy the postseason waters, but Dobyns-Bennett — along with the Vikings and Science Hill, if the Hilltoppers hit a second-half groove — faces a potential roadblock down Knoxville way when the sectional rolls around.
Hundreds of students, parents and fans filled Dobyns-Bennett's Buck Van Huss Dome on Monday morning to witness the sixth annual Tribe Classic. Each year, the Robinson and Sevier middle school varsity boys and girls basketball teams compete in front
Saturday’s 72-68 overtime victory at Mercer was the Bucs’ 16th January victory in a row over the past three seasons. Last season, nine victories during the school record-tying 16-game winning streak came in January.
Caliya Robinson had 16 points, six rebounds, five assists and two of her six blocks in a critical last-minute possession for Georgia, and the Bulldogs held off No. 13 Tennessee 66-62 on Sunday.
“I’m really pleased with our guys resiliency to bounce back. There’s always a question mark with how you come back from a tough loss. Our guys answered with what we knew about them. They’re a tough group.”
Saturday night’s basketball game between the Union and J.I. Burton boys was a contest of scoring runs.
Zac Ervin and Bradley Dean were more than a 1-2 punch Saturday night. They were like a pair of Gate City haymakers that kept hitting Science Hill over and over.
East Tennessee State escaped with a 72-68 overtime victory against Mercer on Saturday. Jeromy Rodriguez had 20 points and 18 rebounds and Patrick Good made four free throws in the final 17 seconds.
Jefferson County knocked down 10 3-pointers and held off the Dobyns-Bennett girls 54-49 on Saturday afternoon at the Buck Van Huss Dome.