BLOUNTVILLE — Ryan Gaitor scored his 1,000th career point earlier this season in a game against Happy Valley.
He kept right on rolling Friday night, leading the Trailblazers to a 73-47 Big Eight win over Sullivan Central. Gaitor, who was recognized prior to the game with a ceremonial game ball, finished the night with 22 points.
Jordan Stout hit three 3-pointers to help Boone take a 20-4 lead after the first quarter. Stout finished with 17 points.
Dillion Reppart added 10 points and Jacob Littleton had six points and a team-high six rebounds.
Adam Church led Central with 15 points.
Sullivan South 37
KINGSPORT — Thomas Palmer scored 14 points and the Indians won the battle for second place in the Big Eight.
Dobyns-Bennett improved to 6-1 in the league and trails only Science Hill.
Evan Headrick led South with 11 points. The Rebels fell to 5-2.
Sullivan East 62
Johnson County 43
BLUFF CITY — Davd Casaday scored 26 points as Sullivan East remained undefeated in the Three Rivers Conference with a victory over Johnson County.
Jonathan King added 16 for the Patriots, who improved to 4-0 in the conference.
Brian Dempsey had 21 points to lead the Longhorns. Dalton Timbs added 11.
Unicoi County 74
Sullivan North 61
ERWIN — Austin Green scored 24 points, making four shots from 3-point range, in the Blue Devils’ Three Rivers Conference victory over Sullivan North.
Connor Simpson and Keith Arrowood each added 16 for Unicoi County.
North was led by Chase Arnold’s 22 points. Grayson Ball had 14 and Tyree Thopson added 10.
North Greene 36
GREENEVILLE — Johnny Fields posted a double-double as the Bulldogs beat the Huskies for their first Watauga Valley win.
Fields finished with 18 points and 12 rebounds and Hampton outscored North Greene 30-13 in the second half.
Wesley Murray scored 12 points and Cheyenne Camillo added 11 for the Bulldogs.
Garrett Harbin led North Greene with 10 points.
Jacolby Darr scored 21 points and Caleb Sprouse netted 19 to lift the Knights to the win.
Providence pulled ahead with a 25-13 second quarter after falling behind in the first. Darr made five of the Knights’ nine 3-pointers.
Nathan Gibson led KACHEA with 15 points.
West Greene 69
Tri-Cities Christian 63
MOSHEIM — Tyler Early scored 23 points and Tanner Early added 16 at the Buffaloes got past Tri-Cities Christian in a non-conference game.
Tri-Cities Chrtistian got 23 points fomr Holden Joseph, who made 5 shots from 3-point range. Drew Blythe added 20 points and seven assists for the Eagles (8-6).
Daniel Boone (girls) 70
Sullivan Central 33
BLOUNTVILLE — Autumn Bradshaw racked up 23 points and the Lady ’Blazers cruised to the Big Eight win and kept the Cougars winless in the league.
Bradshaw scored eight points as Boone took a 10-0 lead with five minutes left in the first quarter.
Jenny Snyder added 18 points for Boone.
Central was led by Katlyn Buckland with nine points.
Dobyns-Bennett (girls) 47
Sullivan South 37
KINGSPORT — Sisters Sasha and Cydnee Morrisette each scored 14 points to give the Lady Indians a Big Eight win.
Dobyns-Bennett pulled ahead with a 15-4 second quarter.
The Rebels got 15 points from Kayla Tipton.
Tennessee High (girls) 70
BRISTOL — The Lady Vikings completed their first turn around the Big Eight with their seventh league win.
Ashlee Mitchell netted 16 points and Sheena Johnson had 15 as two of the 13 Tennessee High players that put points on the board. Mitchell also had six steals, five rebounds and four assists, while Kelsey Stoops added three assists and five boards.
Tennessee High led 20-8 after the first quarter and pushed the lead to 20 at halftime. The Lady Vikings’ lone league loss was to Science Hill.
Lindsey Overbey led Volunteer with 17 points.
Sullivan East (girls) 50
Johnson County 48
BLUFF CITY — Ashlee Minor hit a 3-pointer to break a 46-all tie with under two minutes left and the Lady Patriots held on for their first Three Rivers win.
Savanna Summer led East with 12 points. Brandy Watkins had eight and Minor finished with six.
The Longhorns added a layup at the buzzer. Three players reached double figures, led by Brianna Reece with 16 points. Brooke Brown added 12 and Sarah Swift had 10.
Hampton (girls) 57
North Greene 54
GREENEVILLE — The Lady Bulldogs overcame an early deficit, pulling ahead with a 30-12 third quarter for the Watauga Valley win over the Huskies.
Dorothy Dugger scored 15 of her 25 points in the third, helping Hampton go up 47-41 after the period. The Bulldogs trailed 22-4 at one point in the first half, using a 13-7 run in the second quarter to trail by 12 at the break.
Hampton held off North Greene in the fourth. Alexis Bowers, who added 10 points for the Bulldogs, hit a pair of free throws to put Hampton up by three with five seconds left. The Huskies had a chance to score, but couldn’t get a shot off in time.
Mindy McNeese also scored 25 points to lead North Greene. Laiken Morrow had 12.
Providence (girls) 50
Katie Schoondyke led a balanced scoring effort as the Lady Knights pulled away early for the win.
Schoondyke was one of seven Providence to score, finishing with 10 points. Erica Roller and McKenzie Trujillo each added nine points.
McKayla True led KACHEA with 12 points.
West Greene (girls) 69
Tri-Cities Christian 55
MOSHEIM — Charlotte Murphy poured in 27 points as the Lady Buffalos won the non-conference game.
Haley Vandenburg and Candy Majors added 11 points each for West Greene.
Tri-Cities got 14 points, six rebounds and six steals from Becca Cox. Sarah Cox added 11 points and Faith Browder hauled in 10 rebounds for the Lady Eagles (12-9).