What a big time way to spend your holidays.
Friday night a date watching Desmond Johnson (Overton) score 18 points and leading his Overton squad squad past a pesky Brentwood team.
Overton got off to a hot start leading 15-4 behind some key buckets from Mookie Betts (Overton) and Cameron Lewis (Overton).
Josh Tidwell (Brentwood) and Eliot West (Brentwood) brought the Bruins back but the Overton depth finally got the best of them.
Johnson led all scorers with his 18 while Betts added 17 and Lewis notched 11.
Tidwell led Brentwood with 17 with West and James Cox (Brentwood) added 13 apeice.
On Saturday the games started strong a Mt. Juliet with Ish Sanders (Cleveland) dropping 34 points inlcuding the game winning pull-up from 10 with :04 secnd left on the clock.
Cleveland had a big lead but Franklin behind DeBrell McLemore (Franklin) and Braden Matthews (Franklin) took the lead with under a minute before Sanders heroics.
Matthews finished with 22 and McLemore added 21.
The nightcap saw the Bears of Mt. Juliet dispatch of Father Ryan behind 19 from Teraes Clemmons (Mt. Juliet).
Clemmons, who will be our diary subject this season, was sensational in the second half scoring off the dribble, getting his teammates involved and helping his team off to their 10-1 start in the early portion of the season.
It's off to Riverdale tonight for the second day of the 2009 Venture Express Great 8 Holiday Tourney.
Emmanuel Andrews (Shelbyville) gets things underway at 4:00 against hometown Blackman.
Independence tangles with Reeece Chamberlain (Beech) and John Taylor (Beech).
The first winners bracket game features Clarksville Northeast and Maplewood. Northeast headlines with an outstanding backcourt of Telvin James (Clarksville Northeast) and Jeremy Purvis (Clarksville Northeast) against the one-two punch of Morehead State signee Robert Wade (Maplewood) and "So Smooth" Fred Lee (Maplewood).
Hunter's Lane coming of a big win against Beech confronts the home team Riverdale for their 8:30 clash of the titans.
Hunter's Lane has a balanced attack led by DeMarco Starling (Hunter's Lane), Antwan Van Lier (Hunter's Lane) and Joseph Wilbert (Hunter's Lane).
Vari Craig (Riverdale) leads the Riverdale attack.