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Meredith, Jr. Bucs win big at Providence

Johnson City Press • Updated Dec 1, 2017 at 11:32 PM

Sparked by Kaleb Meredith with 25 points, University High upended Providence Academy 83-35 Friday night in a non-conference basketball game on the Knights’ floor.

The Jr. Bucs knocked down 11 3-pointers, getting four each from Meredith and Colin Daniels.

Daniels finished with 12 points while Charlie Vargo and Jake Hubbard tossed in 10 apiece. A.J. Simerly contributed nine points, as did Marshall Fleenor for UH, which outscored the Knights 26-4 in the opening quarter and never looked back.

Zach Rice harvested nine rebounds and Vargo seven while Fleenor garnished his scoring total with six boards and four steals.

Providence Academy’s Hunter Reid scored 14, Cameron Patterson dropped in 11 and both players sank three 3-pointers.

Sullivan East 58

Tennessee High 56

BLUFF CITY—Getting four from both Dustin Bartley and Ethan Whitley, the Patriots drained a dozen 3-pointers and turned back non-conference rival Tennessee High.

Bartley was the game’s high man with 21 points while Whitley totaled 12.

The Vikings’ Christian Webb tossed in 20 points. Nolan Wishon accounted for 12 and Cole McBrayer converted a trio of treys.

GIRLS

Providence Academy 65

University High 44

Madi Runnels and Christen Sholes had their way with things at Providence Academy, where the Lady Knights downed University High in a non-conference affair.

Runnels compiled 27 points, four assists, four steals and four blocked shots as Providence, which ambushed UH with a 28-6 first quarter, improved to 4-3 on the year.

As for Sholes, she pumped in 22 points on the strength of five 3-point goals and dished out seven assists.

Gracie Crabtree was tops for the Lady Jr. Bucs, netting 13 points. Sarah Fisher tallied 10.

Tennessee High 58

Sullivan East 54

BLUFF CITY—Behind Erin Walker’s 20-point output that culminated in some clutch foul shooting, Tennessee High slipped past Sullivan East 58-54 Friday night at the Dyer Dome.

East was up 52-50 before Adison Minor scored on a cutback for THS. Walker followed by sinking four straight free throws that gave the Lady Vikings the lead for good.

Walker finished 8 of 8 from the charity stripe. Hailie Hatcher and MaKayla Richards contributed 11 and 10 points, respectively, to the winning cause.

Hailie Hatcher also produced seven assists and four steals. Minor grabbed eight rebounds.

The Lady Patriots were spearheaded by Kylee Wolfe, who scored 15, and Kayla Honaker, 13. Both players converted three 3-pointers.

East’s Megan Ollis chipped in nine points.

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