CPA Sets the Standard at the BlueCross Basketball Championships


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
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.


Jeremiah Martin
led Mitchell with 17. Gavin
Robinson (Mitchell)
added 13 in the losing effort.


CPA will face Livingston
in the
semi-finals on Friday.



Livingston Academy 76

Gibbs 50


"Hog-Eye" was in full effect in the Class AA
opener as Livingston Academy got 24 points from senior guard Brock McCoin (Livingston
and 18 apiece from Mason Ramsey (Livingston
Academy) and Wade Eldridge (Livingston Academy)
as they drifted past the
Eagles of Gibbs 76-50.


Aaron Corum (Gibbs) led
Gibbs with 18 points followed closely by Jay
Cade (Gibbs)
with 15.


will battle CPA
in semi-final action on Friday.



Howard 59



Brandon Walters
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
past East Nashville 59-43 in Class AA first
round action.


Terry Holt (East Nashville) led his squad with 15.


Howard will meet Jackson Southside in semi-final action on



Jackson Southside 53

Fulton 39


Malik Hicks (Jackson
led a trio of Hawks in double digits to a hard fought 53-39
victory over Fulton
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
Jackson (Fulton)
led all scorers with 17 points. Blake
Golden (Fulton)
pitched in with 12.


Jackson Southside will 
battle Howard in semi-final Class AA action on Friday.



Humboldt 65

Pleasant 47


Desonta Bradford
(Humboldt) and Stephon Turner (Humboldt)
scored 20 and 19 points
respectively leading Humboldt to a 65-47 victory over Mt. Pleasant
in Class A first round action.


Toby Frierson (Mt. Pleasant)
led his squad with 13 in the loss.


Humboldt will take on Wartburg Central in Class A semi-final
action on Friday.



Wartburg Central 72

Clarkrange 52


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.


Austin Langley
(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
added 17 while Chase
Beaty (Clarkrange)
added 11.


Wartburg will welcome Humboldt in semi-final action on
Friday at the Murphy