Then weather is cooperating with us and I am able to get out and catch some games. I want to again thank everyone who sent me texts, emails and calls wishing me well. I can't thank everyone enough for their support. Here are the capsules for this past week's games of the week.
East Tennessee Game of the Week (Week #5)
Jalen Steele (Fulton) notched 28 points and the falcons completed an unbeaten district slate by capturing a 75-57 victory over Gatlinburg-Pittman. Steele got off to a fast start scoring 12 first quarter points as the falcons ran out to a 19-7 lead. The remainder of the game proved to be more of the same as Fulton increased their lead with each remaining period. Robert Boyd (Fulton) added 15 in the win and Galen "G-Smoov" Campbell (Fulton) came back from a long absence due to injury to finish with 13.
Jose Agosto (Gatlinburg-Pittman) led the Highlanders with 22, while Garrett Buckner (Gatlinburg-Pittman) added 13 in the loss.
West Tennessee Game of the Week (Week #5)
White Station 80
Things appeared bleak in the Memphis night as the Spartans trailed Melrose 72-59 with right at 4:00 minutes remaining in the game. Bleak to everyone with the exception of a fellow named Joe Jackson (White Station). The Memphis signee proceeded to carry the Spartans on his back helping a 30-19 run as The Station slipped past Melrose 80-78. Jackson finished with 30 points and was joined in the scoring column by Andre Hollins (White Station) with 15 and Julian Burton (White Station) with 12.
"Mighty" Chris Jones (Melrose) and Adonis Thomas (Melrose) both finished with 23 for the Golden Hurricanes.
Middle Tennessee Game of the Week (Week #5)
Mt. Juliet 44
Seth Brown (Beech) led four Buccaneers in double figures with 19 points as Beech put the nail in the district coffin with a 71-44 dispatching of Mt. Juliet. Reece Chamberlain (Beech) aided the Bucs with 15, while Valentino Bryant (Beech) and John Taylor (Beech) dropped 13 and 12 respectively.
Teraes Clemmons (Mt. Juliet) led all scorers with 20 points in the loss