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Tennessee High School Basketball
by Andre Whitehead

Dotson Gets 43 at Nashville Fall League…..Championship Saturday is Set

The final week of the regular season cleared up the playoff championship picture for the 22nd at CPA. Lots of big scoring games and action this past week at the Tennessee Prep Hoops Nashville Fall League. Check it out here.

 

 

 

Auburn 98

Tennessee 96

Coulter Dotson (Creek Wood) scored a league high 43 points as Auburn captured a spot in the championship game with a hard fought 98-96 win over Tennessee.

Demontay Dixon (Summit) dropped 20, Jaden Lewis (Summit) added 11 and Isaac Polk (Summit) pitched in with 10 in the win.

Belmont commitment Grayson Murphy (Independence) scored 34 in the loss. Syeed Anderson (Lead Academy) playing on the opposite side to accommodate the continued rash of missing players scored 21 in a solid effort. Carson Deyo (Columbia Academy) added 18 while Jacayoah Webster (Columbia Academy) pitched in with 12.

Auburn will take on unbeaten Michigan at 1:00 on Saturday, October 22nd at CPA for the championship. Kentucky (0-5) will battle Ohio State (0-5) in the championship day opener at 9:00.

 

Vanderbilt 107

Indiana 87

Bryce Williams (Blackman) and Clay Washburn (CPA) scored 35 and 34 points respectively as Vanderbilt defeated Indiana 107-87 to capture the 3rd place spot in the East Division.

Chanze Cruesoe (Riverdale) added 14 markers while Omar Lyons (Siegel) finished with 12.

Corbin Daugherty (Independence) led Indiana, who also secured 3rd place in the West Division, with 20 points. Mason McKnatt (Grace Christian) continues to impress with 19 from the rising freshman and Mykan James (Independence) finished with 10.

So a rematch of this game is in order on Saturday the 22nd of October as Vanderbilt (3-2) takes on Indiana (2-3) at 11:00 in the friendly confines of the CPA gym.

 

Michigan 99

Maryland 98

Michigan behind 30 points from rising junior Devan Cambridge (PJPII) slipped past a rough Maryland squad 99-98 to remain unbeaten and secure a spot in the title game on the 22nd at Championship Saturday.

Michigan got its test and lost the lead late when rising sophomore gunner Reece Glover (Franklin) nailed a three and put Maryland up 98-97 before the final stretch produced the winning points.

Cambridge led a host of Michigan players with his 30 including David Smith (Cane Ridge) with 23, Caleb Hollander (Home School) with 21, Jonathan Howard (Cane Ridge) added 12 and Imani Starling (Ensworth) pitched in with 10.

Bryce McBride (Jackson Southside) made his initial appearance with an outstanding 26 point effort. Dennis Stallings (White's Creek) finished with 25, D'Marco Holley (White's Creek) added 22 and Ruot Monyyong (White's Creek) concluded with 20.

Michigan will take on Auburn for the league title on Championship Saturday, the 22nd of October at CPA while Maryland grabs the 2nd place spot and will battle Tennessee (4-1) at noon.

 

Tennessee 82

Florida 76

Henry Hankins (Antioch) led a five pack of double digit scorers with 22 points as Tennessee (4-1) captured a spot in the 2nd place game with an 82-76 win over Florida.

Caleb Fields (Marshall County) finished with 15, Brayden Jackson (Stewart's Creek) added 14, Tylan Bowden (Antioch) pitched in with 12 and K.J. Johnson (Marshall County) ended with 10.

James Coe (Jackson County) led a balanced attack with 18 markers. Austin Jackson (Rossview) scored 15, Silas Clark (Cumberland County) added 13, Drew Dibble (USN) chipped in with 12 and Logan Miller (Rossview) closed with 11.

Tennessee captures the 2nd place spot and will battle a tough Maryland (3-2) squad while Florida (2-3) welcomes MichiganState (2-3) in the 4th place contest at 10:00 on October 22nd at Championship Saturday at CPA.

 

Michigan State 104

Ohio State 84

 Desmond Washington (Cane Ridge) and Damien Baugh (Cane Ridge) drop 28 and 24 respectively as Michigan State wins their second game in a row closing the season at 2-3 with a 104-84 triumph over Ohio State.

Will Nutter (MBA) adds 20, Drew Weikert (MBA) concluded with 16 and Nelson Lamkin (CPA) ends with 12 in the victory.

Navy commitment John Carter (Summit) dropped 27 while Will McBee (Loretto) finished with 25 for Ohio State, who will take on Kentucky in the opening game at Championship Saturday on October 22nd at CPA.

Truman Mizell (USN) closed with 14 and Danyale James (Page) added 11.

Michigan State (2-3) closed strong and will take on Florida in the 10:00 contest on Championship Saturday.

 


Top Individual Scoring Performances:

Coulter Dotson (Creek Wood) 43pts

Bryce Williams (Blackman) 35pts

Grayson Murphy (Independence) 34pts

Clay Washburn (CPA) 34pts

Devan Cambridge (PJPII) 30pts

Desmond Washington (Cane Ridge) 28pts

John Carter (Summit) 27pts

Bryce McBride (Jackson Southside) 26pts

Will McBee (Loretto) 25pts

Dennis Stallings (White's Creek) 25pts

Damien Baugh (Cane Ridge) 24pts

David Smith (Cane Ridge) 23pts

Henry Hankins (Antioch) 22pts

D'Marco Holley (White's Creek) 22pts

Syeed Anderson (Lead Academy) 21pts

Caleb Hollander (Home School) 21pts

Corbin Daugherty (Independence) 20pts

Demontay Dixon (Summit) 20pts

Ruot Monyyong (White's Creek) 20pts

Will Nutter (MBA) 20pts

 

Top 20 Scorer's (Per game Average-Minimum 4 games)

Grayson Murphy (Independence) 30.0

Bryce Williams (Blackman) 28.0

Clay Washburn (CPA) 27.8

Coulter Dotson (Creek Wood) 25.5

Elon Smallwood (Ravenwood) 24.7

Desmond Washington (Cane Ridge) 23.5

Caleb Hollander (Home School) 23.3

Devan Cambridge (PJPII) 21.2

Ruot Monyyong (White's Creek) 20.3

Dennis Stallings (White's Creek) 19.8

Jaden Lewis (Summit) 18.6

John Carter (Summit) 18.5

Corbin Daugherty (Independence) 17.5

David Smith (Cane Ridge) 16.6

Damien Baugh (Cane Ridge) 16.4

Drew Weikert (MBA) 16.3

Mason McKnatt (Grace Christian) 16.0

Drew Dibble (USN) 14.8

D'Marco Holley (White's Creek) 14.8

James Coe (Jackson County) 13.8

Austin Jackson (Rossview) 13.8

Kellen King (Brentwood) 13.8

 

 

Championship Saturday Schedule (10/22) (All Games at CPA)

9:00 Kentucky (0-5) vs. Ohio State (0-5)

10:00 Florida (2-3) vs. Michigan State (2-3)

11:00 Vanderbilt (3-2) vs. Indiana (2-3)

12:00 Tennessee (4-1) vs. Maryland (3-2)

1:00 Auburn (4-1) vs. Michigan (5-0)