Action tipped off in Cleveland this past Saturday for the inaugural Pilot Cleveland Rocky Top High School Fall League.
Tevin Rutledge (Cleveland) led a balanced scoring effort in the opening game of the Cleveland Rocky Top Fall League leading his Vanderbilt squad past Tennessee 67-52.
Rutledge was joined in the scoring column by Hunter Chastain (Bradley Central) with 14 and Jervon Johnson (Ooltewah) and Stephen Record (Grace Baptist) with 12 and 10 respectively.
Nick Ross (Red Bank) led all scorers with 22 points in the losing effort. Jared Rhodes (Cleveland) added 10.
D.J. Bowles (Notre Dame) started early and gave late scoring majority of his 23 points in the first half then dishing double digit assists in the second stanza leading Auburn to a 94-60 chomping of Florida.
Stevie Sharp (Rhea County), who scored 20 and Andrew Eastman (Rhea County), who added 19, were on the receiving end of many of those Bowles passes, while Josh Coleman (Rhea County) finished with 10 points mostly on tough offensive rebounds and put backs.
Cory Smith (McMinn Central) was the high scorer for Florida with 15 points. Logan Brewer (Polk County) finished with a double/double scoring 14 points and grabbing 11 boards. Tim Webb (McMinn Central) added 10 in the loss.
In the day's only contested game, Kendrick Thompson (Cleveland) scored 19 points and Hunter Daniels (Rhea County) added 16 as UConn slipped past Syracuse.
Daniels was big on the glass as well grabbing double digit caroms. Brett Barton (Cleveland) added 13 points while Bradley Ward (McMinn Central) finished with 10.
Rondez Mee (Cleveland) finished as the days top scorer with 26 points in the losing effort. Rising freshman Luke Matthews (Stone Memorial) added 14 points and Marcus Stevenson (Meigs County) finished with 11 points.
Max Miller (McMinn Central) and Drew Zaleta (Walker Valley) scored 23 and 21 points respectively leading Louisville to a 72-49 victory over Marquette.
Tyler Skidmore (Meigs County) scored 15 in the loss.