Championship Day is next Saturday and a few squads put themselves in a better position for a run next weekend. Here is the schedule for Saturday (10/30) and the write-ups for this past Saturday.
9:00 Tennessee vs. Wake Forest
10:00 Vanderbilt vs. Clemson
11:00 LSU vs. Georgia Tech
12:00 Kentucky vs. Duke
1:00 Florida vs. North Carolina
Kyle Weldon (Rossview) and Zavion Williams (West Creek) both dropped 30 points as Florida finished the regular season 4-0 and earned themselves a date with North Carolina in the Nashville Fall League championship game next Saturday at 1:00 with a 97-72 victory over Tennessee.
Weldon, Williams and Terrence Dixon (LaVergne), who finished with 22 started to increase their margin in the second half after Tennessee closed the gap a bit at the beginning of the stanza.
Caleb Chowbay (Mt. Juliet) led Tennessee with 19 points while Tyree Nightingale (East Literature) added 17 in the loss.
David Anderton (Harpeth) and Billy Hughes (Hunter's Lane) added 14 for Tennessee who will battle Wake Forest in the 9:00 contest on Saturday.
Jack "The Natural" Montague (Brentwood) had an outstanding game for Florida in the win scoring 11 points and being responsible for many of the buckets from his high scoring teammates.
Wake Forest 87
Playing shorthanded because of the ACT test, Vanderbilt survived a furious Wake Forest comeback and held on for a 90-87 victory. Hunter Culp (Camden Central) led his squad with 13 points in the win.
Jack Montague (Brentwood) and Terrence Dixon (LaVergne) scored 24 and 20 for Vanderbilt is a substitution role.
Will Downey (Ensworth) scorched the twine for 26 points but his three-pointer with mere ticks remaining on the clock rimmed out.
Christian Haile (Shelbyville) and Asa Duvall (Brentwood Academy) added 19 and 17 respectively in the loss.
Vanderbilt moves on to play against Clemson at 10:00 this Saturday. Wake Forest takes on Tennessee in the opening game at 9:00.
Georgia Tech 99
In what proved to be the most exciting game of the day, Georgia Tech slipped past Clemson 99-96 and with the win captures the #3 seed for next Saturdays championship day. Tech will battle LSU at 11:00.
Kiont Jones (Spring Hill) finished with 22 points and Zach Hodskins (Ravenwood) added 20 in the win. Nick Walker (Nashville Christian) had an outstanding floor game finishing with 12 points and leading the way for Tech's victory.
Hunter Culp (Camden Central) filling in for our ACT absentees finished with a game high 34 for Georgia Tech.
Keenan Froedden (Sycamore) led Clemson with 27 points followed closely by rising freshman Jalen Lindsey (CPA) with 23, Derrick Hankins (Cumberland County) with 20 and Jess Morris (Harpeth) with 12.
With the loss Clemson will battle Vanderbilt in the 10:00 contest.
North Carolina 81
Denzel Clark (White's Creek) came sprinting into the gym after taking the ACT and calmly rolled right into action helping lead his North Carolina squad to their fourth straight victory and a date with Florida for the Nashville Fall League championship at 1:00 next Saturday at CPA.
Clark, who would finish with 11 points, all in the second half, has led a balanced and unselfish North Carolina squad all season and their scoring reflects their dedication to sharing the ball and winning.
Jeffrey Carter (Maplewood) led the scoring with 14 points followed closely by Micah Farmer (MTCS), Austin Gee (Ezell Harding) and Thomas Richard (CPA) whom all had 12 points in the win.
The current league scoring leader Craig Bradshaw (CPA) finished with 37 points for LSU, who played very shorthanded missing several players due to the ACT test. Marcus Graves (Ravenwood) added 11 points for LSU who will tangle with Georgia Tech at 11:00 on Saturday.
Robert Veal (Ravenwood) and Daijon Williams (Clarksville) notched 23 and 22 points respectively leading Kentucky past Duke 87-77 in the days final contest. Ironically with the win Kentucky grabs 2nd place in the East Division and will battle these same Duke players at 12:00 next Saturday on Championship Day.
Michael Carr (Dickson County) and Jake Allsmiller (CPA) both added 12 points in the win.
Duke which finished the season 2-2 won the tie breaker over Georgia Tech by virtue of their victory over them a few weeks back.
DeBrell McLemore (Franklin) did all he could to push Duke to victory finishing with a game high 34 points.
Matthew Hailey (Ravenwood) and Tucker Johnson (CPA) added 13 points each in the tough loss.