Is this not the best time of the year? My travels took me to Morristown East for the Region 1AAA semi-finals.
Daniel Boone received 19 points from junior guard Travis Keever (Daniel Boone) and 18 more from senior sharpshooter Jordan Gray (Daniel Boone) lifting the Blazers to a 66-62 victory over Science Hill in the first of two semi-final games played at Morristown East.
A back and forth affair throughout the fourth quarter saw The Hill close the gap before Keever's foul shots iced the game late.
Jaylen Allen (Science Hill) led the Hilltoppers with 19 and freshman Shannon Hale (Science Hill) added 18.
In the second contest Dobyns-Bennett overcame a furious Sevier County rally in the fourth to pull away from the Smokey Bears and set up their region final date with Daniel Boone winning 54-48.
Adam Dennison (Dobyns-Bennett) led his squad with 16 while Darius Davis (Dobyns-Bennett) and Jewon Johnson (Dobyns-Bennett) both chipped in with 14.
Sevier County overcame an 18 point deficit with a sic 15-0 run in the fourth. Austin Nave (Sevier County) led the Bears with 17.
With many of the region games moved to tomorrow because of weather here are the games we have heard about and the region final contests set for this Thursday.
Class A (Region Finals)
Cloudland vs. Hampton (Region 1A)
Red Boiling Springs vs. Friendship Christian (Region 4A)
McEwen vs. Clarksville Academy (Region 5A)
Summertown vs. Wayne County (Region 6A)
Union City vs. Humboldt (Region 7A)
City University vs. Westwood (Region 8A)
Class AA (Region Finals)
Sullivan East vs. Unicoi County (Region 1AA)
York Institute vs. Livingston Academy (Region 4AA)
MLK vs. Maplewood (Region 5AA)
Marshall County vs. Spring Hill (Region 6AA)
Liberty Tech vs. Bolivar Central (Region 7AA)
Trezevant vs. BTW (Region 8AA)
Class AAA (Region Finals)
Daniel Boone vs. Dobyns-Bennett (Region 1AAA)
Bearden vs. (Region 2AAA)
Columbia Central vs. Siegel (Region 4AAA)
Beech vs. Clarksville Northeast (Region 5AAA)
Hunter's Lane vs. McGavock (Region 6AAA)
Dyer County vs. Jackson Northside (Region 7AAA)
White Station vs. Melrose (Region 8AAA)