CPA has asserted their muscle. The Lions completed step one
in their quest to repeat as Class AA state champions with a convincing 71-47
over Memphis Mitchell. Jalen Lindsey
(CPA) made his presence felt early and often as the rising junior scored 23
points including a bevy of crowd pleasing dunks.
Assisting Lindsey in the scoring column was fellow classmate
Thomas Richard (CPA) with 15 markers
and the duo of Braxton Bonds (CPA) and
Jake Allsmiller (CPA) each with 10.
(Mitchell) led Mitchell with 17. Gavin
Robinson (Mitchell) added 13 in the losing effort.
CPA will face
semi-finals on Friday.
"Hog-Eye" was in full effect in the Class AA
Eagles of Gibbs 76-50.
Aaron Corum (Gibbs) led
Gibbs with 18 points followed closely by Jay
Cade (Gibbs) with 15.
in semi-final action on Friday.
(Howard) was a beast from the East...East Tennessee that is, as the 6'8
senior post player notched 19 points helping lead the Hustlin' Tigers of Howard
Terry Holt (
Howard will meet Jackson Southside in semi-final action on
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Malik Hicks (Jackson
Southside) led a trio of Hawks in double digits to a hard fought 53-39
in first round Class AA action at the Blue Cross Basketball Championships. Hicks
received scoring support from the likes of Jaylen
Barford (Jackson Southside) who chipped in with 12 and ETSU bound senior A.J. Merriweather (Jackson Southside) who
notched 10 including a pair of nasty dunks.
Sophomore wing Kelvin
led all scorers with 17 points. Blake
pitched in with 12.
Jackson Southside will
battle Howard in semi-final Class AA action on Friday.
(Humboldt) and Stephon Turner (Humboldt) scored 20 and 19 points
respectively leading Humboldt to a 65-47 victory over
in Class A first round action.
Toby Frierson (
led his squad with 13 in the loss.
Humboldt will take on Wartburg Central in Class A semi-final
action on Friday.
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Mr. Basketball finalist Alex
"The Franchise" Fountain (Wartburg Central) parlayed a miserable
first half into a sterling second half effort scoring 26 points and snatching
13 caroms leading the Bulldogs to a
72-52 first round Class A triumph over Clarkrange.
(Wartburg Central) kept the Dawgs in the contest in the first half and finished
with 19 markers in the win. Brandon
Justus (Wartburg Central) finished with 11.
Garrett Stults (Clarkrange)
kept the Buffaloes in the game with some timely shooting. The senior guard
finished with 22 points. Landon Baldwin
(Clarkrange) added 17 while Chase
Beaty (Clarkrange) added 11.
Wartburg will welcome Humboldt in semi-final action on
Friday at the