The big boys run to the top.
Bearden, Ridgeway and Siegel all had substantial victories in Week #3 Game of the Week contests around the state.
West Tennessee Game of the Week
Balanced scoring led by Corieon Pierson (Ridgeway) with 16 helped the Roadrunners of Ridgeway stave off a talented Manassas squad in the finale of the Larry Finch Classic. Ridgeway already appears to be in mid-season form and that certainly spells doom for the rest of the Memphis scene. Shaq Walker (Manassas) led game high scoring honors with 21.
Middle Tennessee Game of the Week
Outstanding battle in the opening round of the Riverdale Classic saw Emmanuel "EA Sports" Andrews (Shelbyville) rim out a three from the top of the key and the Stars of Siegel etched out the win over the Eagles.
Kerry Hammonds (Siegel) was special for the Stars finishing with a game high 27 and getting valuable points late to lead his squad. Andrews finished with 22 for the 'ville while senior point guard Deonta Twilley (Shelbyville) added 21.
East Tennessee Game of the Week
My friends it doesn't get much bigger than this in the East. Demonte Simpson (Bearden) scored 15 to lead a well balanced scoring output and helped the Bulldogs slip past a determined Falcons squad in the championship game of the Super 16.
Simpson, joined by teammates Dustin Craig, Nathan Parker and MVP Gabriel Campbell on the All-Tournament squad, overcame a furious Fulton comeback to capture the win.
Jalen Steele (Fulton) and MTSU signee James Gallman (Fulton) both finished with 16 points and were also named to the glitter squad.