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Patriots gives Dyer a happy homecoming against Longhorns

Jeff Birchfield • Feb 4, 2020 at 11:06 PM

MOUNTAIN CITY — Sullivan East coach John Dyer was back where it all started for him Tuesday night and Dylan Bartley made sure his return to Johnson County was a happy one.

Bartley had 37 points, 30 of them in the first half, as the Patriots romped to an 87-49 win over the Longhorns at Shoun Gymnasium.

As part of the festivities, Dyer and his wife, Cindy, were honored by the Johnson County crowd and reunited with players from his early teams. Mason Montgomery finished with 13 points for the Patriots and Johnathan Walden scored 10 points.

Lucas Phillips and Michael Oxentine each scored 13 points to lead the Longhorns. Zach Parsons added eight for Johnson County.

Happy Valley 56, Cherokee 52

ROGERSVILLE — James Harmon hit a 3-point goal with four seconds left to clinch the win for the Warriors over the Chiefs.

Alex Lunceford led the Happy Valley tribe with 15 points. Blake Young and Harmon each scored 13 in the victory.

Breiydon Gilliam was the leading scorer for Cherokee with 18 points. Jason Sattler contributed 15 points for the Chiefs.

Tennessee High 74, Volunteer 69

CHURCH HILL — Down heading into the fourth quarter, the Vikings rallied to down the Falcons in the Big Seven Conference matchup.

McHale Bright paced Tennessee High with 27 points. Cole McBrayer knocked down four shots from 3-point range to add 15 points and Blake Fauver contributed 14.

Dakota Hicks gave Volunteer a 21-point effort. Andrew Knittel came through with 17 points, while Bradin Minton scored nine and Heath Miller added eight.

North Greene 59, Hampton 55

BAILEYTON — The Huskies protected the home court and pulled into a tie with the Bulldogs atop the Watauga Valley Conference standings.

Turner Bailey led four North Greene players in double figures with 18 points. Chance Campbell scored 13 points, followed by Cayden Foulks with 12 and Kendall Loftis with 11.

Hampton was led by Morgan Lyons with 16 points. Rocky Croy finished with a dozen points and Caleb Oaks totaled 10 points.

Sullivan North 76, Unaka 51

ELIZABETHTON — Isaiah Pruitt scored 21 points as the Golden Raiders started strong and then had a big third quarter to rout the Rangers.

Trey Williams tallied 16 points, while Christian Hill scored 13 points and Bryant Herron scored 10. C.J. Mardis added eight points in the victory.

Will Sexton was the leader for Unaka with 11 points, followed by Devin Ramsey with 10 points and Ryan Johnson with nine.

Tri-Cities Christian 74, Cedar View Christian 57

BLOUNTVILLE — Gavyn Etter drained six shots behind the 3-point arc to score 27 points and lead the Eagles (14-6) over the Seahawks. Adam Pigeon had a double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds, while Drew Correll scored 14 points.

Haywood Christian 70, Providence Academy 64

MAGGIE VALLEY, N.C. — The Knights came up a little short despite a 30-point performance by Sam McAllister. Brody Turner came through with 11 points and Levi Hooven ended with eight.

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GIRLS

Sullivan East 39, Johnson County 30

MOUNTAIN CITY — Jenna Hare and Hayley Grubb each scored 11 points as the Lady Patriots defeated Lady Longhorns, who were without head coach Leon Tolley due to illness.

Sadie Stout was the lone Johnson County player with double-digit scoring with 13 points. Emma Miller and Taylor Cox were next highest with six apiece.

Happy Valley 49, Cherokee 18

ROGERSVILLE —Locking down on the defensive end, the Lady Warriors held the Lady Chiefs to one point in the first quarter and one in the first half in a road victory.

Jaiden Clark scored 12 points for Happy Valley’s version of the Tribe. Kadie Bailey hit a trio of 3-point shots to score nine and Shalyn Whitson also scored nine.

Destiny Jarnigan hit two shots from behind the arc to score six points and lead Cherokee.

Volunteer 47, Tennessee High 37

CHURCH HILL — Using a balanced attack, the Lady Falcons used a big third quarter to defeat the Lady Vikings.

Kenady Knittel sank four shots from 3-point range as she and Audrey Evans each scored 12 to lead Volunteer. Aliyah Crawley scored 10 points and Atlee Dean finished with eight.

Tori Ryan scored a game-high 15 to lead Tennessee High, which got 11 points from Kenzie Nickels.

Unaka 54, Sullivan North 25

ELIZABETHTON — Freshman Lyndie Ramsey continued to torch the nets to the tune of 19 points, leading the Lady Rangers to a romp over the Lady Raiders.

Jada Whitehead and Kiki Forney each scored nine points and Lilie Kiser ended with eight. Sahara Bates scored eight points to lead North’s efforts.

North Greene 63, Hampton 35

BAILEYTON — Brooklyn Anderson and Breezy Savage each scored 15 points as the Lady Huskies topped the Lady Bulldogs.

Hailee English added 14 points in the North Greene victory. Scoring early and often, North Greene led 31-12 after one quarter.

Linsey Jenkins was the only Hampton player to hit double figures, totaling 13 points.

Providence Academy 56, Haywood Christian, N.C. 45

MAGGIE VALLEY, N.C. — The Lady Knights won the overtime period 14-3 to come away with the road win.

Christen Sholes had a team-best 18 points. Callie Burchette scored 13 points, while Taylor Price had 10 and Katie Loran scored eight.

Sarah Adcoche posted 18 points for Haywood, which also got 16 from Makayla Cody.

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