Some outstanding performances were turned in this weekend at Bolivar Central.
What a weekend with some of the best teams in the state starting their season against one another with the ultimate prize on everybody's mind.
The day started with Class AAA runner-up tangling with one of the favorites in the mid-state area, the Bobcats of Nashville Overton.
Andre Hollins (White Station) proved to be too much as the Minnesota signee finished with 40 points and helped lead the Spartans past Overton 76-67.
Hollins said nay to those who claim he can't shoot knocking down five 3's. Class of 2014 phenom Leron Black (White Station) drew the most oohs and aahs mostly because people could not believe this youngster was a freshman, for his efforts Black finished with 15 points.
Tennessee baseball signee Mookie Betts (Nashville Overton) led the Bobcats with 18 markers on the day. Shane Jenkins (Nashville Overton) added 12 points.
Liberty Tech Cruises.................
The Crusaders are back my friends; Kendall Anthony (Liberty Tech) led four teammates in double digits with 18 points as Liberty Tech cruised past a Maplewood squad still awaiting their football players.
Northern Illinois signee DeAndre Barnette (Liberty Tech) added 17, sophomore Kevin Day (Liberty Tech) finished with 15 and Joevante Arnold (Liberty Tech) came up with 13 markers.
Jaleel Querry (Maplewood) led all scorers with 21 points for Maplewood; including a nasty one-handed dunk on a put back, lefty no less.
Bolivar Balance Holds off Kedren.........................
The strategy appeared to be, we can't stop him, so let's stop everyone else.....and they did.
Kedren Johnson (Marshall County) finished a monster day with 41 points, 15 boards, 5 blocks and 3 assists but Bolivar Central used four players in double digits to slip past the Tigers on Saturday night.
Senior point guard O'Neal Woods (Bolivar Central) finished with 22 points followed by Kooper Kessler (Bolivar Central) and DeAndre McKinnie (Bolivar Central) each with 15 points and finally Tre Polk (Bolivar Central) with 11 markers.
Johnson had a massive weekend, the Vanderbilt signee scored 40 and 41 points in his team's losses, but with players just coming back from the gridiron look for the Tigers to get their legs very soon.