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Patriots outlast Trojans in overtime to take Triten Classic

Tanner Cook • Updated Nov 25, 2018 at 5:39 PM

BLUFF CITY — Sullivan East won the fourth-annual Triten Insurance Thanksgiving Classic boys basketball title Saturday night, topping Morristown West 77-70 in a thrilling overtime contest.

The Patriots were led by Adam Davison with 24 points, including five three-pointers, and scored 10 of their 16 overtime points from the free-throw line. Overall, they shot 29 of 39 from the charity stripe.

Dylan and Dustin Bartley each 18 and 14 points, respectively, and Mason Johnson added 11 to the East output.

Makai Olden led the Trojans with 22 and Jamal Spradling poured in 18.

Dayne Davis was named the tournament Most Valuable Player while Dustin Bartley, Trey Lowe and Davison were also named to the all-tournament team.

Sullivan Central 64, KACHEA 57

BLUFF CITY — The Wildcats were down 10-0 right out of the gate to Central and they had trouble finding the offense early.

However, early in the fourth quarter, KACHEA began to climb back in the game. The ’Cats hit seven of their 11 3-pointers in the second half, including four to start the final stanza.

Central was having a tough time making free throws and KACHEA had finally found a spark on offense. Costly turnovers down the stretch killed the chances for the comeback by the Wildcats.

Central’s Caleb Rose and Garrett Dugger converted some free throws in the final two minutes to put the game on ice for the Cougars.

Central was led by Ben Williams with 14 points, Jackson Harrison with 13 and Trey Rosenbalm with 12.

Jacob Reese had 12 points to lead KACHEA.

Hampton 76, Tri-Cities Christian 34

BLUFF CITY — Hampton was hot to start off and Tri-Cities could not buy a bucket. Typically, that combination does not make for an easy game on the losing end.

The Bulldogs had 12 different players score and were led by Mitchell Tolley with 18 points.

The Eagles were led by Brayden Layell’s 11.

The Eagles hit just one 3-pointer in the game while Hampton made 10.

Girls

Dobyns-Bennett 66, Sullivan East 52

BLUFF CITY — The Lady Indians won the fourth annual Triten Insurance Thanksgiving Classic title behind another big performance from senior Courtney Whitson. She finished her night with 34 points and was named tournament MVP.

The Lady Patriots simply had no answer for Whitson as she knocked down shot after shot, including four 3-pointers.

Riley Nelson had 18 points for East to go along with Hayley Grubb’s 14 and Kylee Wolfe’s 10.

Unicoi County 58, Unaka 38

BLUFF CITY — Both teams had slow starts in the first game of the day as the score was 8-5 in favor of Unaka after the first quarter. Then, the Lady Blue Devils woke up and scored 26 points in the second quarter.

The huge quarter was fueled by a barrage of 3-pointers from Kaylee Hendrickson, Chloe Powers and Caroline Podvin.

After Unicoi blew the game open in the second quarter, the Blue Devils were on cruise control from there.

Hendrickson led Unicoi with 16 while Powers had 13 and Podvin finished with 11.

Myah Parlier had 11 to lead the Lady Rangers.

State Line Rush 52, Unaka 42

BLUFF CITY — Perhaps still feeling the effects of the early morning game, Unaka got off to another slow start against State Line after being tied at nine at the end of the first quarter.

Behind 21 points from Macie Shaffner, State Line was able to get and hold a lead for the rest of the game.

Savannah Tipton had 15 to lead the Lady Rangers while Myah Parlier was in double figures again with 10.

State Line Rush 46, Hampton 35

BLUFF CITY — State Line made it a clean sweep of Carter county teams on Saturday by beating the Lady Bulldogs in a defensive slugfest.

Macie Shaffner again was the leader for State Line with 20 points while Audrey Clark contributed 13.

Stephanie Campbell was the only scorer in double digits for Hampton as she finished her day with 12.

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