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South holds off Crockett for non-league win

Jeff Birchfield • Updated Nov 28, 2018 at 10:27 AM

KINGSPORT — Cole Layne scored 22 points as Sullivan South held off David Crockett 63-58 in non-conference basketball action on Tuesday night.

Gavin Parker had 14 points, which included four shots from 3-point range. Gannon Chase and Chase Bowery each finished with nine points for the Rebels.

Mack Hensley and Ayden Begley scored 15 points apiece to lead the Pioneers. Donta Hackler also finished in double digits with 13 points.

Asheville School 61, University High 53

The Blues had three players in double figures — Major Eason with 14 points, Titus Murrison with 12 and Chris Hemphill with 11 to defeat the Bucs.

Kaleb Meredith had a game-high 21 points for University High, which also got 14 points from Marshall Fleenor. 

Dobyns-Bennett 75, Sullivan Central 29

BLOUNTVILLE — All 11 players scored for Dobyns-Bennett as the Indians rolled to a non-conference boys basketball win against the overmatched Cougars.

Abiah Releford tossed in 13 points off the bench to lead all scorers, while teammate Charlie Browder contributed a dozen.

Brit Thomas connected on three 3s for coach Chris Poore's club, which led 22-8 after one quarter and 39-12 at halftime. Brody Potter hit a pair of 3s for D-B.

Central, down 68-21 after three periods, received nine points from Ben Williams. 

Elizabethton 55, Cosby 39

COSBY — Nico Ashley had 15 points as the Cyclones blew past the Eagles. Eric Wilson contributed a dozen points and Parker Hughes ended with 10.

Braden Shaffer was the only Cosby player to hit double figures with 14 points.

Johnson County 78, Cloudland 42

MOUNTAIN CITY — Blake Atwood poured in 27 points and the Longhorns stampeded the Highlanders at Shoun Gym. Michael Oxentine and Zack Eller also ended in double figures with 10 points apiece.

Bentley Gilbert scored nine, while Hunter Shell and Robert Leeper each had eight for Cloudland.

Unaka 48, Happy Valley 36

ELIZABETHTON—Behind a 16-point performance from Ryan Johnson, Unaka got the better of Happy Valley on Warrior Hill.

Johnson connected for four 3-pointers. Teammate John Ramsey contributed 13 points for the Rangers, who took control by outscoring HV 13-4 in the third quarter — giving them a 33-21 advantage.

The Warriors’ Bryce Carter topped all scorers with 20 points. 

North Greene 51, Providence 36

Turner Bailey tossed in 12 points and Chance Campbell 11 for the Huskies, who broke away from stubborn Providence Academy in the second half.

The Knights, who trailed just 26-23 at halftime, got 14 points from Cameron Patterson, whose showing featured four 3-pointers. Hunter Reid followed by scoring 10. 

Cedar View 65, Tri-Cities Christian 55

BLOUNTVILLE — Isaac Strickland scored 25 points and Nick Rose came through with 20 and the Seahawks got the job done against the Eagles.

Drew Correll posted an all-around effort of 15 points, 11 rebounds and five assists, while Adam Pigeon also had a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds.

GIRLS

Sullivan South 42, David Crockett 28

KINGSPORT —Meredith St. Clair finished with 10 points, Carissa Combs scored nine and Mollie Leslie added eight as the Lady Rebels defeated the Lady Pioneers.

Crockett’s leading scorers were Emma Gouge with eight points and Karina Palomino with five.

 University High 56, Asheville School 20

Callie Newberry and Sarah Fisher scored 16 points apiece to lead the Lady Bucs (4-2) over the Lady Blues. Both of them made three shots from 3-point range.

Gracie Crabtree also landed in double figures with 10 points. University High was up 44-11 at the half. Sasha Jones paced Asheville with nine points.

Dobyns-Bennett 63, Sullivan Central 49

BLOUNTVILLE — The Lady Indians went on a 17-2 run to pull away from the Lady Cougars in the first half and never looked back.

Courtney Whitson led Dobyns-Bennett with 26 points and Jabrea Johnson finished with 11.

Abbey Crawford was the leading scorer for Central with 21 points and Peyton Sams posted a 14-point effort.

Cloudland 44, Johnson County 34

MOUNTAIN CITY — Leading by just one at the half, the Lady ’Landers pulled away in the fourth quarter for the big win.

Megan Lunsford had 12 points, Trinity Vines and Stacia Wilson each had 11 to lead Cloudland to the win. Taylor Parsons had 10 points and Taylor Cox ended with eight to lead Johnson County.

Unaka 52, Happy Valley 45

ELIZABETHTON — Myah Parlier had a game-high 22 points and Savannah Tipton tallied 16 to lead the Lady Rangers over the Lady Warriors.

Adrienne Henegar led Happy Valley with 16 points. Tianna Long scored a dozen and Shalyn Whitson ended with 10 points.

Cosby 62, Elizabethton 48

COSBY — Megan Miller finished with 26 points and B. Meguher had 18 as the Lady Eagles soared over the Lady Cyclones.

Kayla Shell netted 18 points and Tori Roberts finished with 14 to lead Elizabethton.

North Greene 78, Providence 27

Kirsten Hensley led four North Greene players in double figures with 14 points.

Charlotte Roschkowski added 13, Breezy Savage 11 and Shelby Davenport 10 for the Lady Huskies. Topping Providence Academy was Christen Sholes with 14 points, including four treys.

Cedar View 55, Tri-Cities Christian 10

BLOUNTVILLE — Brooklyn Derrick had a double-double of 17 points and 21 rebounds as the Lady Hawks routed the Lady Eagles.

Jenni Droke finished with 11 points and Victoria Radford had nine in the Cedar View victory. Sarah Rice had six of Tri-Cities’ 10 points.

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