Two tournaments in one day, nine games in two days. I love the holiday tourneys.
Logan Lyle (Unicoi County) scored 23 points leading Unicoi County past Sweetwater in the opening game of action on day two of the Pilot Christmas Tournament. The King College signee was outstanding knocking down contested jumpers, blocking jump shots and throwing down a nice one-handed baseline dunk late in the game.
Austin Harrell (Unicoi County) chipped in with 15 for Unicoi County.
Cory Billingsley (Sweetwater) led all scorers with 32 points.
Tres Palmer (Powell) came up with a timely late bucket leading the Panthers to a hard fought 50-48 victory over the Blue Raiders.
Palmer, who finished with 14 points, scored late to put the Panthers up for good. The big man also snared double digit boards and showed his passing prowess out of the post with several assists.
D.J. Bowles (Cleveland) led the Blue Raiders with 13 points.
Next stop Bearden High School for the Super 16, semi-final rounds.
Knoxville Central 57
Marcus Stanford (Knoxville Central) scored 17 points leading the Bobcats past a determined Baylor squad 57-54.
Leo Born (Baylor) finished with 18 to lead Baylor, Tylan Martin (Baylor) chipped in 15 in the tough loss.
South Doyle 64
Stone Memorial 60
Elijah Harris (South Doyle) finished with 19 points and scored several key buckets down the stretch helping the Cherokees rock past Stone Memorial 64-60.
Gerrod Moore (South Doyle) and Rueben Tipton (South Doyle) pitched in with 16 and 14 respectively for the Cherokees.
Brandon Cole (Stone Memorial) led all scorers with 25 points.
Balanced scoring and substantial depth proved to be the difference as Bearden knocked CAK from the ranks of the unbeaten with a 83-54 victory. The win moves the Bulldogs into the finals tomorrow against unbeaten and district foe Knoxville West.
Drew Standifer (Bearden) led the Bulldogs with 19 points. Ty Greene (Bearden) added 15, Will Winton (Bearden) notched 13 and Rico White (Bearden) contributed 11 in the win.
Freshman Otteriah Lee (CAK) led the Warriors with 16 points. Dalton Keck (CAK) added 11 points.
Knoxville West 73
JayJuan Mitchell (Knoxville West) scored 22 points leading the Rebels of Knoxville West to a 73-53 win over the Tornadoes.
JuJuan Williams (Knoxville West) added 16 points including a nasty alley-oop slam on a pass from Phillip Stanford (Knoxville West), who finished with 14 points.
Tre Tate (Alcoa) led the Tornadoes with 14 points, Matt Shown (Alcoa) finished with 11 markers.