Basketball in September, say it isn't so.....
Please keep in mind their will be no games this Saturday due to the annual Tennessee Prep Hoops Carson Newman Showcase on September 20th. The action resumes on Saturday, September 27th at CPA.
Week #2 saw some hefty action despite some missing players due to the ACT testing. Super efforts with some teams really coming together highlight the day. Lets see how everything unfolded.
North Carolina 98
Wake Forest 76
Donovan Henry (MLK) and Kenny Cooper (FRA) tallied 21 and 20 points respectively as North Carolina climbed to 2-0 with a 98-76 win over Wake Forest.
Coulter Dotson (Creek Wood) pitched in with 19, Jacob Nelson (Blackman) added 12 and Steve Anderson (Lead Academy) finished with 10 in the victory.
The North Carolina win offset an outstanding performance from rising junior shooting guard Ross Cummings (Creek Wood) who finished with a game high 27 markers on the day for Wake Forest.
Joining Cummings in the scoring column for Wake Forest, who drops to 1-1 on the young season were Donovan Donaldson (Hillsboro) with 14 and Parker Brown (Perry County) with 12.
North Carolina puts their unblemished mark on the line on September 27th when the Fall League kicks back up against fellow unbeaten Western Division foe Duke.
Wake Forest looks to rebound from defeat as they face Clemson (0-2) on Saturday, September 27th at CPA.
Desean Douthard (Lighthouse Christian) led a depleted Florida squad with 16 and their first win over the young season with a 73-67 triumph over LSU.
Douthard was assisted in the scoring column by Maurice Wright (Northwest) with 13 and Chase Nappier (Lighthouse Christian) with 10.
With the win Florida putrs their 1-1 record on the line Saturday, September 27th as they tangle with division lynchpin Vanderbilt (2-0).
LSU falls to 0-2 with their second narrow defeat. Grant Teichmann (Brentwood) led all scorers with 18 markers followed by Dominique Washington (East Nashville) and rising freshman Silas Clark (Cumberland County) each with 11 markers.
LSU looks to get into the win column on Saturday, September 27th as they welcome 1-1 Tennessee in an Eastern Division battle at CPA.
Caleb Hollander (Home School) finished with 13 as Vanderbilt moves to 2-0 with a narrow escape against division foe Kentucky 78-75.
DeMarco Steele (Hillwood) scored 10 points in the win and helped control tempo while his defensive presence kept Vanderbilt unbeaten on the young season.
Vanderbilt welcomes a hot Florida team into the friendly confines of the CPA arena as action kicks up again on Saturday, September 27th.
The Vanderbilt win offset another outstanding performance from Class of 2019 phenom Tyger Campbell (CPA). The precocious youngster finished with a game high 24 markers for Kentucky.
Chase Hawkins (Lighthouse Christian) added 14 and Evan Ragdale (CPA) contributed 10 in the tough loss.
Kentucky will take on cross division foe Georgia Tech (0-2) on Saturday, September the 27th when Fall League action resumes at CPA.
Georgia Tech 72
Chico Plunkett (Creek Wood) and John Carter (Summit) dropped 22 and 20 respectively as Duke climbed to 2-0 on the new season with a hard fought 76-72 win over hard charging Georgia Tech.
Dawson Hamilton (Wilson Central) added 11 for the victors who are back in action on Saturday, September 27th at CPA against fellow unbeaten North Carolina in what could decide the fate of the division championship.
Georgia Tech got a balanced scoring effort with four guys in double digits led by DeMarco Simpson (White's Creek) with 17 and Brandon Dansoh (Cane Ridge) with 16 on 8 of 8 shooting from the field.
Roderick Waters (White's Creek) added a dozen while Case Bouldin (Ravenwood) chipped in with 10.
Georgia Tech looks to climb into the win zone on Saturday, September 27th when action resumes as they welcome a surging Kentucky squad fresh off a tough loss themselves.
Thomas Booker (East Nashville) made his Fall League debut a memorable one dropping 18 markers and leading Tennessee to their first win of the season a 91-70 triumph over ACT depleted Clemson.
Booker was quickly joined in the scoring column by steady Tucker Campbell (Adamsville) with 16 markers, newcomer D'Monte Evans (Cane Ridge) with 14 and James Kirk (East Nashville) with 11.
Ricky Dunnaway (Oakland) took game scoring honors with 24 large for Clemson (0-2). Jeff Seraphine (CPA) added 16.
Tennessee moves on to Saturday, September 27th on a high note and will tangle with division foe LSU while Clemson looks to be at full strength as they welcome Wake Forest into the West Division fold.
Top Individual Scoring Efforts (Sept. 13th)
Ross Cummings (Creek Wood) 27pts
Tyger Campbell (CPA) 24pts
Ricky Dunnaway (Oakland) 24pts
Chico Plunkett (Creek Wood) 22pts
Donovan Henry (MLK) 21pts
John Carter (Summit) 20pts
Kenny Cooper (FRA) 20pts
Coulter Dotson (Creek Wood) 19pts
Thomas Booker (East Nashville) 18pts
Grant Teichmann (Brentwood) 18pts
Nashville Fall League Schedule @ CPA (Sept. 27th)
9:00 Tennessee (1-1) vs. LSU (0-2)
10:00 Clemson (0-2) vs. Wake Forest (1-1)
11:00 Vanderbilt (2-0) vs. Florida (1-1)
12:00 Duke (2-0) vs. North Carolina (2-0)
1:00 Kentucky (1-1) vs. Georgia Tech (0-2)