Week #5 at the Tennessee Prep Hoops Nashville Fall League cleared the landscape for Championship Saturday this weekend at CPA. Some massive scoring efforts and a showdown for the title between the two unbeatens will being closure to another wonderful season at the Nashville Fall League.
Braxton Blackwell (CPA) notched 22 as LSU won their second consecutive game with an 82-69 triumph over Kentucky.
Blackwell was joined in the scoring column by Chris Kennedy (Goodpasture) with 15, Coulter Dotson (Creek Wood) with 14 and Ryne Dickenson (CPA) with 12.
Terry Holt (East Nashville) took game high scoring honors in the loss with a cool 27. Phillip Johnson (Hendersonville) added 16 in the loss.
LSU takes it's 3-2 regular season record into an 11:00 showdown against 2-3 North Carolina.
Kentucky, who stands at 1-4, will do battle with Duke, who also comes in at 1-4 for the regular season. They will tip at 10:00.
Wake Forest 79
Georgia Tech 76
Case Bouldin (Ravenwood) notched 22 points and overcame a 37 point barrage from Western Kentucky commitment Rob Marberry (FRA) as Wake Forest notched their first win of the season with a 79-76 upset over highly regarded Georgia Tech.
Bouldin led a group of four in double digits including Jack Bautista (Brentwood) with 16, Chase Hawkins (Ravenwood) with 12 and Will Jennings (Nashville Overton) with 10.
Marberry was the lone player for his squad in double digits.
Despite the loss Georgia Tech claims the second place spot in the division and will battle 4-1 Vanderbilt this Saturday at 12:00.
Wake Forest will open things on Saturday with a 9:00 date against 0-5 Tennessee.
In this high scoring affair, Jimario Rivers (Kenwood) dangled 30 markers as Florida moved to 5-0 and a date in the championship game against fellow unblemished Clemson this Saturday at 1:00.
Rivers led a host of teammates in the realm of the double digit world including Austin Kirby (Station Camp) with 27, Daniel Norl (Kenwood) with 20 and Matthew Norl (Kenwood) with 16.
Braxton Bonds (CPA) and Jacob McCullough (Hendersonville) scored 28 and 26 respectively for Tennessee.
Tennessee (0-5) will break the ice on Saturday as they tangle with Wake Forest at 9:00.
North Carolina 86
Kin Webster (Hillsboro) notched 21 points as Clemson finished the regular season at 5-0 and set up a date this Saturday in the title game against fellow unbeaten Florida.
Webster led a clan of five in the double digit category including Jalen Duke (MLK) with 19, Devin Pitts (Antioch) with 15, Jacob Saunders (Cheatham County) with 14 and Will Groos (Brentwood) with 10.
Clay Washburn (CPA) led North Carolina with 19 markers in the loss.
Brayden Ward (Shelbyville) and Nick Young (Greenbrier) finished with 16 each while Matthew Hailey (Ravenwood) closed out the scoring with 14.
North Carolina finishes the regular season at 2-3 and will battle LSU at 11:00 on championship Saturday at CPA.
Christian Lynn (Goodpasture) exploded for a game high 35 as Vanderbilt moved their season mark to 4-1 with a 112-95 victory over Duke.
With the victory Vanderbilt will play Georgia Tech at 12:00 this Saturday.
Caleb Hollander (Home School) continued his torrid scoring pace notching 21 markers. Micah Davis (CPA) added 19 while rising freshman Omar Lyons (Siegel) finished with 12.
Jake Allsmiller (CPA) led Duke, who finishes at 1-4 on the regular season, with 30 markers.
Ross Plunkett (Creek Wood) came right in behind with 29 followed by Jalen Hunter (Goodpasture) with 19 and Andrew Golden (Columbia Academy) with 18.
Duke will battle Kentucky at 10:00 on Championship Saturday.
Top Scorers (Week #5)
Rob Marberry (FRA) 37pts
Christian Lynn (Goodpasture) 35pts
Jake Allsmiller (CPA) 30pts
Jimario Rivers (Kenwood) 30pts
Ross Plunkett (Creek Wood) 29pts
Braxton Bonds (CPA) 28pts
Austin Kirby (Station Camp) 27pts
Terry Holt (East Nashville) 27pts
Jacob McCullough (Hendersonville) 26pts
Braxton Blackwell (CPA) 22pts
Case Bouldin (Ravenwood) 22pts
Championship Saturday Schedule (October 19th) @ CPA
9:00 Tennessee (0-5) vs. Wake Forest (1-4)
10:00 Kentucky (1-4) vs. Duke (1-4)
11:00 LSU (3-2) vs. North Carolina (2-3)
12:00 Vanderbilt (4-1) vs. Georgia Tech (3-2)
1:00 Florida (5-0) vs. Clemson (5-0) (Championship Game)