Thomas is Magic in CBL Action

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Adonis Thomas (Melrose) stuffed the
stat sheet with 26 points and 8 boards leading his Knicks to an 84-65 stalling
of the Pistons in this week's action in the CBL.


Cartrell Peterson (Manassas) provided some quality inside scoring and
worked the glass contributing 23 points and 9 caroms while Telvin Wilkerson (Melrose)
added 14 points in the win.


Andre Applewhite (Memphis Central) led
the Pistons with 13.



Lakers 68

Cavs 56


"Mighty" Chris Jones connected
on 8 threes and finished with 36 points leading the Lakers past the Cavs 68-56.
Jones has been a virtual scoring machine thus far in the CBL averaging in
excess of 30 points per game.


Jo Northington (Manassas) led the Cavs
with 15.




Heat 74

Nuggets 62


Brandon Roberts
(Craigmont) and Ed Bruce (Craigmont)
scored 25 and 24 points respectively
leading the Heat to a 74-62 victory over the Nuggets.


Freshman phenom Markel
Crawford (Melrose)
led the Nuggets with 15 points and Darryl
Marshall (Ridgeway)
finished with 12 points and 8 dimes.



Celtics 74

T-Wolves 58


Jarekious Bradley (Memphis East) towered
with 27 points and 9 boards leading the Celtics to a 74-58 howling over the
T-Wolves. Alex Anderson (Memphis East) was
sterling in the victory finishing with 15 points.


Darius White
scored 16 to lead the Wolves in defeat.






Nashville Fall League Scoring Leaders and Week 2 Schedule


Week one of the Nashville Fall league saw some outstanding perfromances and some close games as well. Week 2 gets underway Saturday and the schedule is as follows:

9:00 UNC vs. Clemson

10:00 Duke vs. Georgia Tech

11:00 Tennessee vs. Florida

12:00 Vanderbilt vs. Kentucky

Here are the top 10 scorers after the week of action

Skylar Sims (CPA) 30.0

Keenan Froedden (Sycamore) 28.0

John Ross Glover (USJ) 27.0

Anvil Nelson (Brentwood) 22.0

Montrae Williams (Spring Hill) 22.0

Taylor Akers (CPA) 21.0

James Cox (Brentwood) 20.0

Chris Cox (Big Sandy) 20.0

Killen Middleton (MTCS) 18.0

Jonathan Fields (White's Creek) 18.0

Rocky Top Fall League Scoring and Championship Schedule


The final week of the Pilot Rocky Top High School Fall
League is closing in on us and we have the match-ups for the final day of
action which will take place at lovely Maryville College.


This will be first week the county teams and the Knoxville teams will get
to tangle and it should be a great time had by all.


Team Johnson takes on Team Laverdiere at 9:00 in the days
opener followed at 10:00 by Team Benjamin tangling with Team Hunley.


Team Watts takes on Team
Buckner in the 11:00 showdown and Team Naler tips off with Team McNeeley at


In the 3rd and 4th place game, Team
Pierson tangles with Team Stewart.


In the championship game, Team Kimber led by D1 signees Jalen Steele (Fulton) heading to Auburn
and Robert Boyd (Fulton) headed for
Lipscomb will battle the county champion Team Brown which features a balanced
scoring attack led by Austin Gardner
(Morristown East).



With one week left here are the current top 20 scoring
leaders in the PRT Fall League:


Lester Wilson
(Carter) 24.3

Galen Campbell (Fulton) 24.0

Jalen Steele (Fulton) 23.7

Austin Gardner (Morristown East) 18.3

Robert Boyd (Fulton) 17.0

Tyler Vittetoe (Union County)

Dwight Tarwater (Knoxville Webb) 16.3

Devin Jackson (Knoxville West) 16.0

C.J. Alred (Clinton) 14.8

Jaeland Lawson
(Bearden) 13.8

Dennis Ramsey
(Claiborne) 12.8

Reggie Garrett (Fulton) 12.0

Logan Sharp (Alcoa) 12.0

Tyler Smith (Anderson County) 12.0

Lonnie McClanahan (Oak Ridge) 12.0

Landon Hunley
(Farragut) 11.5

Marquis Wall
(Gatlinburg-Pittman) 11.5

Micah Ballard
(William Blount) 11.3

Dre Matthieu (Knoxville Central) 11.3

Phillip Stanford (Knoxville West) 11.3

Crawford vs. Jones… CBL Heavyweights Show Out

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A show!!!!!!


These two put on a show!!!!!!!!!!


Chris Crawford
(Sheffield) and "Mighty" Chris Jones (Melrose)
a highlight film all to themselves this past Saturday at the CBL in Memphis.


Jones came out the victor as his Lakers got by the Pistons
with the mighty on stroking for 36. Crawford didn't get the win but he did take
the day's high scoring honors with a robust 42.


In other CBL action:


Knicks 67

Nuggets 63


Marcus Terrance
scored 24 points and grabbed 10 boards to lead the Knicks past
the Nuggets 67-63. The rising senior continues his sterling play from the
summer and was joined in the scoring column by Drake House (Craigmont) with 14; Keunday Howard (Manassas) added 11
and William Douglas (Manassas) finished with 10 in the win.


Markel Crawford (Melrose) and Josh Walker
scored 22 and 20 respectively for the Nuggets.



Celtics 57

Heat 51


Jarekius Bradley (Memphis East) finished
with a double/double and helped lead the Celtics past the Heat 57-51.


Bradley finished with 19 points and 14 boards.


Jeremy Whitmore
led the Heat with 14 joined by Laterick Flowers (Kirby) with 13 in the loss.



Cavs 65

T-Wolves 51


Bobby Jones
finished with 22 points helping the Cavs claw by the T-Wolves


Jo Northington (Manassas) finished
with 20 in the win.


Darius White
led the T-Wolves with 20 followed closely by Allen Morris (Raleigh-Egypt) with 13 and Allen Farmer (Fairley) with 11.




Gardner Leads Team Brown to Title Game


Round 1 of the Pilot Rocky Top High School Fall League
playoffs saw two down to the wire games to determine the championship series
which will be held next week at Maryville


Team Brown 63

Team Stewart 62


Austin Gardner
(Morristown East)
scored 23 points including some huge threes down the
stretch to lead Team Brown in the championship game with a 63-62 victory over
Team Stewart on Saturday.


A tight game throughout saw Team Brown take a 52-51 lead
with just under 6:00 minutes left on the clock on a lay-up by Skylar Brown (Seymour).  


Dylan Powers (Lenoir City)
knotted the score up at 3:05 with a deep three before Cory Billingsly (Sweetwater) put Team Stewart ahead 57-55 with a
tough twisting bucket in traffic.


Gardner knocked down a deep
three to get the lead back before C.J.
Alred (Clinton),
who led Team Stewart with 22, knocked down a three of his own to put them
back up 60-58 with 1:36 left in the game.


Mykal Titlow (Greenback)
increased the Team Stewart advantage to 62-58 with a short jumper before
another Gardner
bomb cut the leads to one with under a minute to go.


Gardner launched another
contested shot that caromed off but he corralled the rebound and dished to Jeramie Haney (Cocke County)
who was fouled and held the game in his game with 11.5 seconds on the


Haney made the shots and Team Brown escaped a classic. McKinley Maples (Gatlinburg-Pittman) finished
with 11 for Team Brown while Ben Cave (Pigeon Forge) added 10 in the win.


David Lee Haskins
added 11 for Team Stewart.


The win sets up a 2:00 showdown with Team Kimber for the
title next Saturday.



Team Kimber 68

Team Pierson 66


Jalen Steele (Fulton) was simply magnificent scoring 33 points and
helping lead Team Kimber past Team Pierson 68-66 and a date with Team Brown for
the ‘ship next Saturday at Maryville


Another see-saw battle that had lead changes at every
juncture. Lester Wilson (Carter) converted
a tip-in to push Team Pierson into the lead at 64-63 with 1:43 remaining on the
game clock.


Recent Lipscomb commitment Robert Boyd (Fulton) scored a breakaway to give Team Kimber the
lead back at 65-64 before JuJuan
Williams (Knoxville West)
converted a difficult reverse lay-in to give his
squad the lead again at 66-65 with .30 left on the clock.


Steele, who would finish with a game high 33 points, used
his other skill the deft pass to hit a cutting TaShawn Kelly (Knoxville
for a bucket to give them the lead they would never relinquish.


Steele would convert foul shots to close it out at 68-66. Phillip "Tookie" Stanford (Knoxville West) finished with 15 points
for Team Kimber.


led Pierson with 21 followed by Jaeland
Lawson (Bearden)
who dropped 15 and kept Team Pierson in the game with a
wonderful floor game from the point guard position. Brett Wade (Knoxville
finished with 10 in the loss.



Team Benjamin 68

Team Laverdiere 52


Tyler Vittetoe (Union County)
scored a game high 26 points but it would not be enough as Team Benjamin
behind 17 large from Lonnie McClanahan (Oak Ridge) defeated
Team Laverdiere 68-52 to set up a date with Team Hunley in the 9th and
10th place game.


Lucas Tarver (Oliver Springs)
was scorching from outside finishing with 11 points and Zach Sherrill (Stone Memorial) added 10
in the win.




Team Hunley 88

Team Johnson 78


JuJuan Williams
(Knoxville West)
had to take on double duty filling in for some missing
players and scoring 27 points to lead Team Hunley past Team Johnson 88-78.


Brett Wade (Knoxville Central) also
took on the task and finished with 20. Landon
Hunley (Farragut) and Blake Williams (Farragut)
each finished with 16 for
the victors.


Caleb Barrett (Knoxville West) exploded
for a game high 30 points on a variety of short jumpers and tough put backs. A
trio of 11 point scorers closed out the numbers for Team Johnson those include Ben Arnold (Cumberland Gap), Devin Jackson
West) and Tres Palmer (Powell).



Team McNeeley 79

Team Buckner 56


Micah Ballard
(William Blount)
scored 13 points leading Team McNeeley into the 5th
and 6th place game next Saturday against Team Naler with a 79-56 win
over Team Buckner.


Balanced team scoring was the norm for the Blount County
crew with Ty McBrayer (William Blount)
and Logan Sharp (Alcoa)
finishing with 10 each in the win.


Tyler Smith (Anderson County) and Dennis Ramsey (Claiborne) scored
14 each for Team Buckner and Dustin
added 10.



Team Naler 63

Team Watts 60


Everyone on the roster found the bucket led by Jon McCroskey (Gatlinburg-Pittman) with
12 and Dre Matthieu (Knoxville Central) with 11 as Team Naler
escaped with a 63-60 win over Team Watts.


Galen Campbell (Fulton) finished with 18 points while Dwight Tarwater (Knoxville Webb) added 13 and Emery Naler (CAK) finished with 11 in
the loss.




“King Arthur” Stands Out in Music City Fall League


Wildcats 85

Wolverines 84


"King" Arthur
McMillan (Hillsboro)
finished with 30 points and helped lead the Wildcats to a close 85-84
victory at the Music City Fall League this past Saturday.


Antwaun Van Lier
(Hunter's Lane)
added 24 in the victory.


Robert Wade (Maplewood) led the Wolves with 23 while Jaleel Queary (Maplewood) finished with 22 in the close



Runnin Rebels 88

Razorbacks 73


Balanced scoring was the norm as the McGavock backcourt duo
led the Rebs to a 88-73 skinning of the Razorbacks.


Hollis Edwards
(McGavock) and Christian Little (McGavock)
scored 15 and 13 respectively to
lead the cause. Coaches sighted Adison
Hardaway (Hunter's Lane)
for his effort in the win.


Justin Perry
led all scorers with 16 in the loss. Greg Brooks (Cane Ridge) hustled and played well for the Razorbacks
despite the defeat.



Commodores 70

Hoyas 65


John Taylor (Beech) made
his massive presence felt scoring 22 points and grabbing double digit caroms
leading the ‘Dores to a 70-65 victory over the Hoyas.


did most of his damage on the interior and was assisted in the scoring column
by A.J. Johnson (Hunter's Lane) with
13 and Kwasi Tripp (McGavock) with


Dabrell McLemore (Franklin) continued
his sterling play leading the Hoyas with 14 points. Billy Hughes (Hunter's Lane) and Koreyon Watlins (McGavock) also
played well in the tough loss.

Froedden is Golden as Nashville Fall League Gets Underway

The first week of action at the Tennessee Prep Hoops
Nashville Fall League got off to a rousing start with some close games and some
solid scoring outbursts.


Georgia Tech 89

Clemson 88


Montrae Williams
(Spring Hill) and Taylor Akers (CPA)
dangled 22 and 21 points respectively
and led Georgia Tech to a close 89-88 victory against a tough Clemson squad.


John Ross Glover (USJ)
finished as the games high scorer dropping 27 in the close defeat. Joining
the talented sophomore in the scoring column was Andrew Wilson (Brentwood) with 17, Clay Lineberry (TCA) with 15 and Cham Cham Quao (Webb
with 12.


Jonathan Fields
(White's Creek)
finished with 18 for the winners.



Vanderbilt 65

Tennessee 62


Keenan Froedden
canned 28 markers and helped lift Vanderbilt to a 65-62 victory
over Tennessee
in the day's first contest. Froedden was outstanding on the day scoring from
the perimeter and some dazzling forays to the bucket.


Jess Morris (Harpeth)
added 16 in the win and Jalen
Lindsey (CPA)
contributed 12.


Jack "The Natural"
Montague (Brentwood)
finished with 15 to lead Tennessee. Landon Meier (CPA) and Jake Whitney (Ravenwood) finished with 11
and 10 respectively in the close loss.



Kentucky 73

Florida 56


Skylar Sims (CPA) was
the day's top scorer with 30, but it was not enough as Kentucky
used a more balanced attack and chomped Florida


Chris Cox (Big Sandy) led Kentucky
with 20 points while Cole Robinson
finished with 12.


Sims found creative to score his points yet it wasn't enough
to pull out the win.


Braxton Bonds (CPA) finished
with 11 for the victors and Jake Lazas (Brentwood) added 10.



Duke 66

North Carolina 62


Killen Middleton
led five players in double digits as Duke heeled North Carolina
66-62 in one of the better games of the day.


Middleton would finish with 18 to lead Duke while his
supporting cast was a lesson in scoring balance. Eliot West (Brentwood) chipped in with 12, Dakota Priest (Nashville Christian) added
12 more, Lee Dreaden (Nashville Christian) dropped 11 and Robert Veal (Ravenwood) finished with


Anvil Nelson
led all scorers with 22 for Carolina,
while James Cox (Brentwood)
added 20 in the loss.


I will post the top 10 scorers and the schedule for next
Saturday on Wednesday of this week. I will not be able to attend next weeks
games but will be there the following week on October 3rd.





Rocky Top Fall League Scoring and Playoff Schedule

Action in the Pilot Rocky Top High School Fall League heats
up again this Saturday at the maroon and grey facilities of football power


This will be the first round of the playoffs for all four
divisions with the championships taking place next Saturday at Maryville College.


Here is the schedule for Saturday, September 19th
at Alcoa High School.


Week #4 Schedule (Alcoa) September 19th

Playoffs 1st Round

9:00                 Team Hunley (Houston 3rd)
vs. Team Johnson (King 3rd)

10:00               Team Benjamin (Ellis 3rd)
vs. Team Laverdiere (Grunfeld 3rd)

11:00               Team Watts (Houston 2nd) vs. Team Naler (King

12:00               Team McNeeley (Ellis 2nd)
vs. Team Buckner (Grunfeld 2nd)

1:00                 Team Kimber (Houston 1st)
vs. Team Pierson (King 1st)

2:00                 Team Brown (Ellis 1st)
vs. Team Stewart (Grunfeld 1st)



After three weeks of action here are the leading scorers for
the Fall League.

These are tabulated with a two game minimum.


Galen Campbell (Fulton) 26.0

Lester Wilson
(Carter) 25.3

Jezreel DeJesus
(Gatlinburg-Pittman) 23.0

Robert Boyd (Fulton) 22.5

Will Winton (Bearden)

Jalen Steele (Fulton) 19.0

Dwight Tarwater
(Webb) 18.0

Devin Jackson (West)

Austin Gardner (Morristown East)

Matt Cox (Knoxville Catholic) 15.7

Tyler Vittetoe (Union County)

Tanner Torres (Anderson County) 13.3

Jaeland Lawson
(Bearden) 13.0

Logan Sharp (Alcoa) 12.7

Jaylen Allen (Science
Hill) 12.5


TJ Leads a Heavy Scoring Day at Music City


Week #2 of the Music Fall League saw some high scoring
action along with some newcomers showing out.


Hoyas 84

Razorbacks 51


Dabrell McLemore (Franklin) continued
his torrid scoring pace dropping 28 markers leading the Hoyas past the
Razorbacks 84-51. Joining Big Mac in the scoring column, Demarius Smith (Kenwood) added 24 while Henry Brooks (McGavock) chipped in with 10 and some all out hustle
to help his squad snatch the victory.


Killen Middleton
led the Razorbacks with 12.  



Commodores 97

Runnin' Rebels 86


Denzel Clark (White's
led all scorers with 25 points and Jeff Hamilton (McGavock) chipped in with 11 leading the Commodores
to a scorching 97 to 86 victory over the Runnin' Rebels.


Devonte Brooks
led a balanced scoring attack for the Rebs with 15. Hollis Edwards (McGavock) chipped in
with 14.



Buffaloes 103

Wolverines 80


Tarius Johnson (Liberty Tech) led all
scorers for the day with 39 points, hitting numerous 3's with defenders in his
grill, leading the Buffaloes to a 103-80 drubbing of the Wolverines.


Cordaro Williams (Liberty Tech) added
25 in the victory. Coaches sighted the play of E.J. Miller (USJ) and Kaneal Windom (JCM) as keys to the easy


Robert Wade (Maplewood) led the
Wolverines with 25, including some crowd pleasing flushes. Jaleel Queary (Maplewood), a
transfer from Wisconsin, chipped in with 20
and Fred Lee (Maplewood) added 16. Greg Brooks (Cane Ridge), class of 2013 player, was lauded for his
efforts on the day.


Wildcats 81

Tigers 70


Delano Head (Hunter's Lane) dropped 31 points
and snared 20 caroms to help the Wildcats claw the Tigers 81-70 in the final
game of the day. Isiah Harrison (Hillsboro) added 13
for the victors.

Andre Brown (Clarksville Northwest) finished
with 29 points on the night and Justin
Claybrooks (Hume Fogg)
added 22 for the Tigers.

Campbell Lights Things Up in Week #2


Week #2 of the Pilot Rocky Top High School Fall League saw
some outstanding games with some very close finishes as the teams gear up for
the final week of league play on the 5th.


Team Kimber 69

Team Hunley 58


Jalen Steele (Fulton)
scored 22 points including two sic baseline jams, to lead Team Kimber (2-0)
past Team Hunley (1-1) 69-58. Steele was all over the court hitting some threes
and those aforementioned baseline dunks. Reggie
Garrett (Fulton)
added 16 in the win and Terry Roberts (Gibbs) finished with 12
points, making up for the absence of Robert
Boyd (Fulton),
was on a recruiting visit.

Will Winton (Bearden)
continues to surprise scoring 22 points in the loss and becoming one of the
most talked about hoopers in the gym. Joey
Boedwig (Catholic)
added 10.


Team Pierson 55

Team Johnson 51


Team Pierson (2-0) absorbed a potential game winning attempt
by Joey Macourek (Powell) to hold
off a determined Team Johnson (0-2) 55-51. Lester
Wilson (Carter)
was the games high scorer with 18, including 16 in the
second half. Brett Wade (Central) contributed
12 and JuJuan Williams (Knoxville West) added 11. Lemar Gipson (Fulton) was huge on the glass in this
game keeping possessions alive late and getting his squad numerous second
chance points.

Devin Jackson (Knoxville West) and
Jaylen Allen (Science Hill)
both scored 12 for Team Johnson.


Team Laverdiere 53

Team Benjamin 42


Tyler Vittetoe (Union County)
laced the twine for 19 markers leading Team Laverdiere (1-1) to a nice
53-42 win over Team Benjamin (1-1). Vittetoe was complimented in the scorebook
by Tanner Torres (Anderson
with 12 and Alan Holt (Anderson County)
with 10.

Lane Gonzalez (Oak Ridge) was the
lone double digit scorer for Team Benjamin with 11.


Team Brown 65

Team Buckner 59


Rasham Suarez
scored 20 points to lead Team Brown (2-0) past Team
Buckner (0-2) 65-59. A nice inside battle between two big strong players was
the highlight of this game as rising junior Jose Agosto (Gatlinburg-Pittman), who would finish with 13, and Dennis Ramsey (Claiborne), who finished
with 17, battled in the post most of the day. Austin Gardner (Morristown East) continued
his hot hand adding 13 and Marcus
Stewart (Cocke County)
finished with 10.

Joining Ramsey in the scoring column, newcomer Dustin Clark (Hampton),
made his league debut a successful one adding 15, while Tyler Smith (Anderson County)
finished with 11 for Team Buckner.


Team Stewart 77

Team McNeeley 64


Jezreel "Macho"
DeJesus (Gatlinburg-Pittman)
scored 21 points and helped lead Team Stewart
(1-1) past a battling Team McNeeley (1-1) 77-64. Marquis Wall (Gatlinburg-Pittman) added 14 for the victors.

Cameron Langley (Maryville) led Team
McNeeley with 16 and Ty McBrayer
(William Blount)
added 10.


Team Watts 83

Team Naler 75


Galen Campbell
dropped a league high 27 points and his running mate Dwight Tarwater (Knoxville Webb) added
17 to lead Team Watts (1-1) past Team Naler (0-2) 83-75.

Emery Naler (CAK) added
10 points in the win.

Balanced scoring could not lift Team Naler to the victory
yet they placed 6 players in double digits including: Matt Cox (Catholic) with 17, Dre
Matteiu (Central) and Jon McCroskey (Gatlinburg-Pittman)
with 14 each, Linwood Holloway (Central) with 12 and Gabe Dando (Alcoa) and Zach Sievers
(William Blount)
with 10 apiece.


After two weeks the league scoring leaders are as follows: (
1 game minimum)

Galen Campbell (Fulton) 23.0

Jezreel DeJesus
(Gatlinburg-Pittman) 23.0

Lester Wilson
(Carter) 22.0

Will Winton (Bearden)

Jalen Steele (Fulton) 19.0

Dwight Tarwater
(Webb) 18.0

Rasham Suarez
(Gatlinburg-Pittman) 17.5

Tyler Vittetoe (Union County)

Devin Jackson (Knoxville West) 16.5

Austin Gardner (Morristown East) 16.0

Robert Boyd (Fulton) 16.0