Marcus Taylor scored 22 points, while Calen Archer tallied 15 points and nine rebounds to lead University High to a 67-63 win over Watauga Valley Conference rival Hampton on Friday night at Brooks Gym.
Joseph Phillips ended with a dozen points and Seth Hilbert added 11 in the University High victory. The Junior Bucs improved to 2-0 to take command of the early league standings and are 7-2 overall.
Wesley Murray topped Hampton’s scoring with 19 points. Stanley Valentine gave the Bulldogs a 14-point effort, while Cody McClain ended with 11 points.
Dobyns-Bennett 75, Daniel Boone 41
Makale Foreman, Ty’Leke Love and Thomas Palmer each scored 11 points as a very balanced Dobyns-Bennett offense downed Daniel Boone in Big 8 Conference play.
The Indians (4-0, 3-0) jumped out to a 25-8 advantage after one quarter and never looked back. Connor Mitchell added eight points to go with his 10 rebounds.
Jacob Littleton led the Trailblazers (5-5, 1-2) with 14 points and seven boards. Dillon Reppart tossed in 12 points.
Tennessee High 68, David Crockett 19
BRISTOL — Chase Branscomb scored 18 points to lead the Vikings, who raced out to a 35-13 halftime lead and held the Pioneers to just six points in the second half.
Adam Mitchell added 13 for Tennessee High. Noah Leonard led Crockett with six points.
Sullivan South 63, Sullivan Central 51
KINGSPORT —Christian Comsa tallied 16 points and Ryan Headrick was right behind with 15 points to lead the Rebels over the Cougars.
Cody Vineyard was the only Central player to reach double figures with 11 points.
Sullivan North 69, Happy Valley 60
KINGSPORT — Chase Arnold broke loose for 46 points and 19 rebounds as the Raiders held off the Warriors in Three Rivers Conference play.
Arnold scored 28 of his team’s 32 points in the first half, capping the second quarter off with a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give North (2-2, 1-1) a three-point lead at the break.
After a quiet third period, Arnold scored 16 points in the fourth quarter to help close out Happy Valley (1-8, 0-2).
Josh Price led the Warriors with 19 points while Kelton Brzotowski scored 10.
Elizabethton 63, Johnson County 34
The Cyclones, playing without leading scorer Aaron Miller, jumped out to a 32-15 lead at the half.
Hunter Combs nailed three shots behind the 3-point line in a 13-point effort. Tyler Nichols and Michael Wagner each had 11 points. The 6-foot-9 Wagner also had six rebounds and six blocked shots.
J.R. Speed was the only Longhorn to reach double figures with 10 points.
Tri-Cities Christian 67, Providence Academy 65
Holden Joseph hit a pair of free throws with 12 seconds left to give the Eagles (5-3) the lead. The Knights missed the front end of a one-and-one with two seconds left and the clock expired in the fight for the rebound.
Joseph led Tri-Cities with 22 points. Drew Blythe ended with 18 points and Caleb Adkins finished with a dozen.
Caleb Sprouse paced Providence with 20 points, followed by Cody Sprouse with 18 points and Lane Patterson with 11.
Tennessee High (girls) 53, Knox Webb 42
Ashlee Mitchell had an all-around effort of 16 points, five rebounds and four steals to lead the Lady Vikings (3-2) over the Lady Spartans.
Kelsey Stoops tallied 14 points and Chloe Neil added 13 points. Ashley Byrd came up with nine rebounds. Katie Collier scored 11 points and Kelly Vittetoe added 10 to lead Webb.
Dobyns-Bennett (girls) 74, Daniel Boone 49
Sasha Morrisette poured in 33 points and the Lady Indians picked up a Big 8 road win at Daniel Boone.
Cortney Depew added 16 points and Cydnee Morrisette 10 for Dobyns-bennett (7-2, 3-0).
Jenny Snyder scored 12 points and Katelyn Cox and Kathleen Casey contributed 10 each for the Lady Trailblazers.
Sullivan South (girls) 35, Sullivan Central 31
KINGSPORT — Kayla Tipton had nine points and Courtney McKenzie added eight to lead the Lady Cougars over the Lady Rebels.
Sydney Norwood paced South with 10 points.
Elizabethton (girls) 53, Johnson County 32
ELIZABETHTON — Morgan Depew posted a total of 13 points, five steals, four assists and four rebounds to lead the Lady Cyclones to the Three Rivers Conference win over the Lady Longhorns.
Whitney Roberts tallied 11 points and eight rebounds, while Savannah Madgett contributed seven rebounds and six blocks.
Brooke Brown scored 12 points to lead Johnson County.
Hampton (girls) 65, University High 21
Dorothy Dugger scored 19 points as the Lady Bulldogs (7-3) raced out to a 19-1 lead at the end of one quarter and never looked back.
Kim Swearingen chimed in with 12 points as the Hampton lead grew to 39-6 at the half. Jurnee Carr was the leading scorer for the Lady Jr. Bucs with nine points.
Tri-Cities Christian (girls) 58, Providence Academy 53
BLOUNTVILLE — Alicia Cook poured in 21 points to lead the Lady Eagles to the victory over the Lady Knights.
Natalie Smith had 17 points and eight rebounds to lead Providence, while Sue Ellen Harrod added a dozen points.