NAPLES, Fla. — Science Hill’s second loss of the year came at the hands of North Gwinnett, Ga., on Friday in the Naples Holiday Shootout.
The Lady Hilltoppers couldn’t find an answer to Gwinnett’s Lexie Brown who racked up 27 points in a 62-52 decision.
Shy Copney scored 13 points and Gabby Lyon had 10 for Science Hill.
The ’Toppers play Whitney M. Young Magnet School out of Chicago, ranked third in the nation, in today’s consolation game.
Daniel Boone 82
Letcher County, Ky. 71
WISE, Va. — Jordan Stout led four players in double figures and Daniel Boone held off a late rally to beat Letcher County, Ky., 82-71 in the semifinals of the Alpha Classic on Friday night at UVa.-Wise.
The win puts Boone in the championship game of the tournament tonight against Estill County, Ky., which defeated Wise-Central, Va., 54-37 in Friday’s other semifinal.
Stout scored a game-high 24 points and Jacob Littleton netted 11 of his 16 points in a crucial fourth quarter. The Trailblazers led by as much as 20 points in the third quarter before the Cougars cut into the lead.
“It was a battle,” Boone coach Ryan Arnold said. “We were up by 20 and they had a little run on us, but we did the good things, the little things, and held off the pressure to get the win.”
Littleton finished with a double-double, leading the ’Blazers in rebounds with 10. Stout made five of Boone’s 10 three-pointers. Dillion Reppart added 17 points and Ryan Gaitor had 13.
Letcher was led by Cody Gregory with 20 points. Sam Robinson scored 17, Josh Owens had 14 and Tyler Frazier added 10. The Cougars had 26 fouls and three technicals, including two against their coach, who was ejected.
Happy Valley (girls) 67
KINGSTON — Shalee Perry and MacKenzie Blankenship combined for 36 points to lift the Lady Warriors past the host school in the semifinals of the Jon Loden Holiday Classic at Midway High School.
Happy Valley will play Stone Memorial in tonight’s championship game at 7.
Perry had 19 points and Blankenship followed with 17 for Happy Valley, which led by 18 at the half and held off a Green Wave rally. Perry also had five steals and four assists, while Jenna Eaton added three steals and four assists.
Kalee Johnson led Happy Valley in rebounds with eight, while Kaitlyn Kincer had seven.
Abby Bertrum led Midway with 28 points.
Tennessee High (girls) 63
Oak Ridge 35
KNOXVILLE — Ashlee Mitchell led a balanced effort as the Lady Vikings defeated the Wildcats in the semifinals of the Fulton Girls Christmas Classic.
The Lady Vikings play the winner of Fulton and Maryville in tonight’s championship game at 7:30.
Mitchell scored 14 points and Ashley Byrd added 10 points and seven rebounds for Tennessee High. Bri Rhoton chipped in with five points, five steals and six rebounds.
Whitney Mitchell led Oak Ridge with 18 points.
Fayette County (girls) 41
SPARTANBURG, S.C. — The Lady Cyclones came up short in the loser’s bracket of the Upward Classic.
Elizabethton plays host school Spartanburg today in the seventh-place game at 10 a.m.
New People’s Bank Classic
Unicoi County 61
KINGSPORT — Tyler Nichols scored 17 points and the Cyclones overcame an early deficit to beat the Blue Devils. Elizabethton plays David Crockett in today’s fifth-place game.
Elizabethton trailed by seven after the first quarter and by one at the break, but outscored Unicoi 39-33 in the second half for the win. Aaron Miller added 16 points and Zeke Clark netted 14.
Austin Green scored a game-high 19 to pace the Devils. Keith Arwood had 13.
David Crockett 62
South Greene 47
KINGSPORT — The Pioneers pulled away early to beat the Rebels at the Sullivan North tournament.
Isaac Mango led Crockett with 19 points and Dusty Day had 10. Crockett led 38-18 at the half.
Trey Brown scored 16 for South Greene.
Sullivan South 51
Chuckey-Doak 48, OT
KINGSPORT — The Rebels rallied to win in overtime after falling behind early to advance to the championship game.
South trailed by 13 after three quarters, but used a 17-4 run in the fourth to tie it up. Michael Harr scored 16 points to lead Rebels. Christian Comsa had 13 and Will Blair added 10.
Corey Swinney led Chuckey-Doak with 12 points. Birkir Vidisson had 10.
Sullivan North 68
Sullivan Central 54
KINGSPORT — The Raiders grabbed an early lead and weren’t threatened en route to reaching the championship of their own tournament.
Chase Arnold racked up 31 points for North which led 38-22 at the break. Grayson Ball added 17 points for the Raiders.
Lucas Parker scored 14 to lead the Cougars. Josh Hayes and Adam Church had 10 apiece.
LandAir Ladies Classic
Morristown West (girls) 53
Rockcastle, Ky. 46
GREENEVILLE — Abby Craine scored 16 points and Jenna Potts had 13 as the Lady Trojans advanced to the championship game.
Morristown West plays Oakdale at 7:30 p.m.
Mount Juliet (girls) 56
North Greene 47
GREENEVILLE — Trailing by 16 after three quarters, the Lady Huskies used 3-pointers to outscore the Lady Bears 19-12 in the final frame but couldn’t catch up.
North Greene was led by Mendy McNeese with 18 points and Dariane Bailey with 12.
Sally McCabe had 20 points and 11 boards for Mount Juliet.
Cocke County (girls) 58
Morristown East 50
GREENEVILLE — Morristown East’s Lauren Blaylock hauled in 23 rebounds to pass a mark that stood since 1993, and Cocke County’s Sharina Colefield tied a tournament record with nine steals in a game that saw 11 lead changes and 10 ties.
Mika Wester led Cocke County with 25 points. Colefield had 13 and Allison Ball added 11. East got 21 points and 11 boards from Katelyn Davidson. Blaylock also scored 16 points.
Shelbyville (girls) 55
West Greene 27
GREENEVILLE — The Eaglettes pulled away with a 21-4 third quarter to eliminate the Lady Buffs.
Bree Horner had 16 points and Oliva Doak added 10 for Shelbyville.
West Greene senior standout Charlotte Murphy was held scoreless. Rachel Hensley scored 12 points for the Lady Buffs.
Chuckey-Doak (girls) 67
GREENEVILLE — The Lady Knights owned the second half, pulling away with a 35-20 surge.
Andi Lamb led Chuckey-Doak with 22 points, while Hannah Riddle had a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds. Taylor Campbell came off the bench to add 10 points and seven boards.
Greeneville got 14 points and nine rebounds from Madison Shipley.
South Greene (girls) 58
Wilson Central 45
GREENEVILLE — The Lady Rebels led 28-23 at halftime and thwarted any attempt by the Wildcats to rally in the second half.
Alora Ricker scored 17 points and Cheyenne Upton added 12. South Greene only made three turnovers.