Our game of the week feature will not be live till next week but the Alcoa vs. Stone Memorial contest would certainly have been our choice for East Tennessee this week had we started early.
Alcoa got 23 points from Gabe Dando (Alcoa) and 20 from Matt Shown (Alcoa) as the Tornadoes came out on fire besting the Panthers of Stone Memorial 84-71 at Alcoa.
The Tornadoes came of the gate on fire busting out to a 22-9 lead culminated by a sic transition slam from Shown.
Stone closed the gap but still trailed 41-32 at the half as Robert Troino (Stone Memorial) and Brandon Cole (Stone Memorial) started to get involved.
Dando continued to hit key buckets and timely scoring from Tre Tate (Alcoa) and Kenny Dean (Alcoa) brought the score after the third quarter to 60-45 and the Tornadoes never looked back.
Cole had another monster game for the Panthers finishing with 34 points and Troino added 15, while Brock Rowan (Stone Memorial) finished with 16 in the tough loss.
Tate added 16 for Alcoa and Dean finished with 15 for the Tornadoes.