Week #2 of the Rocky Top D-League saw some great games and provided us with some exciting young prospects for the coming years. Here is how the action went down.
Team Holt 64
Team Sewell 63
Brady Haun (Alcoa) made his D-League debut a special one dropping 26 points as Team Holt survived a tough 64-63 win over a surging Team Sewell.
Luke Cannon (Alcoa) added 14 while Dylan Thompson (Maryville) closed with 11.
Tony Spadaphora (Farragut) led a balanced Team Sewell scoring attack with 13. Newcomer Cross Chadwick (Providence Academy) added 12 in the narrow defeat.
Team Holt (1-1) looks to stay in the win column this Tuesday against an improved Team Brewster (1-1). Team Sewell (0-2) takes on Team Boles (1-1) in Tuesday night D-League action.
Team Bridges 79
Team Brewster 77
Reed Ownby (Sevier County) and Shane Cherry (Austin East) scored 28 and 24 respectively as Team Bridges moved to 2-0 with a close call against a much improved Team Brewster 79-77.
J.D. Harris (Knoxville Central) led Team Brewster with 24 followed closely by Bubba Faulkner (Karns) with 20.
Lucas Erozon (Gatlinburg-Pittman) added 10 in the loss.
Team Bridges (2-0) puts their unblemished mark on the line this week against fellow unbeaten Team Rogers (2-0) for early supremacy in the Jackie Division.
Team Brewster (0-1) is poised to bounce into the win column as they welcome Team Holt (1-1).
Team Rogers 80
Team Boles 79
Drew Brillhart (Bearden) dropped 23 as Team Rogers remained unblemished with a come from behind 80-79 win over a very good Team Boles.
Joining Brillhart in the scoring column were Caden Windle (William Blount) with 20, Richard Bell (Northview Academy) with 19 and Grady Robertson (William Blount) with 11.
JaMichael Blair (Bearden) led all scorers with a 26 spot while Aiden Van Acker (Farragut) added 19 in the narrow defeat.
Marquel Patterson (South Doyle) chipped in with 15.
Team Rogers (2-0) put their unblemished mark up this Tuesday and looks to take sole possession of 1st place in Jackie Division as they welcome another unbeaten to the fray in Team Bridges (2-0).
Team Boles (1-1) looks to bounce back hard against Team Sewell (0-2).
Team Webb 75
Team Keeton 61
Riley Gladwin (Hardin Valley) and Ben Brophy (Hardin Valley) scored 21 points each as Team Webb remained unbeaten with a 75-61 win over Team Keeton.
Derik Smith (Fulton) added 14 in the victory.
Cooper Roberts (FBA) led Team Keeton with 17 markers. Josh Brown (FBA) finished with 11.
Team Webb (2-0) looks to remain perfect as they welcome Team Green (1-1) this Tuesday night.
Team Keeton (1-1) looks to get back to their winning ways as they tangle with powerful Team Murphy (2-0).
Team Murphy 100
Team Gregory 55
Cade Murphy (Union County) and Drake Ingram (Knoxville Webb) combined for 62 points as Team Murphy moved to 2-0 with a 100-55 victory over Team Gregory.
Murphy finished with 34 while Ingram added 28 in the win.
Jalen Pompey (Knoxville Webb) added 16 for the victors.
Caleb Asbaty (Knoxville Catholic) led Team Gregory with 17 points.
Jason Gainey (Knoxville West) added 12.
Team Murphy (2-0) looks to take control of the Moon Division as they battle a tough Team Keeton (1-1) this Tuesday night.
Team Gregory (0-2) looks to bounce back in the victory column as they tangle with Team McGhee (0-2)
Team Green 77
Team McGhee 57
Zane Brown (Carter) popped in 21 points as Team Green got into the win column with a 77-57 victory over Team McGhee.
Baron Sheetz (Hardin Valley) and Drew Branson (Grainger) added 13 in the triumph.
Kaden Brightharp (Oak Ridge) led Team McGhee with 20 markers in the loss.
Quez Thomas (Oak Ridge) and Brennen Scott (Oak Ridge) added 12 and 11 respectively.
Team Green (1-1) looks to remain on the correct side of the winning ledger as they welcome a tough Team Webb (2-0) this Tuesday evening.
Team McGhee (0-2) battles Team Gregory (0-2).
Top Scorers (Week #2)
Cade Murphy (Union County) 34pts
Drake Ingram (Knoxville Webb) 28pts
Reed Ownby (Sevier County) 28pts
JaMichael Blair (Bearden) 26pts
Brady Haun (Alcoa) 26pts
Shane Cherry (Austin East) 24pts
J.D. Harris (Knoxville Central) 24pts
Drew Brillhart (Bearden) 23pts
Zane Brown (Carter) 21pts
Kaden Brightharp (Oak Ridge) 20pts
Caden Windle (William Blount) 20pts
Week #3 Schedule
6:30 Team Bridges (2-0) vs. Team Rogers (2-0)
7:30 Team Holt (1-1) vs. Team Brewster (0-2)
8:30 Team Sewell (0-2) vs. Team Boles (1-1)
6:30 Team Gregory (0-2) vs. Team McGhee (0-2)
7:30 Team Keeton (1-1) vs. Team Murphy (2-0)
8:30 Team Webb (2-0) vs. Team Green (1-1)