Ty Greene (Bearden) knocked down 25 points and helped key a huge Bearden comeback to give the Bulldogs a 68-64 win in the title game of the Super 16 Classic.
Bearden trailed right out of the gate 16-4 but slowly chipped back and made this a see-saw affair for most of the third and fourth quarters.
Bearden led 65-64 with Greene heading to the line for two shots. He nailed the first but missed the second but any hopes for a Central comeback were thwarted when junior Will Winton (Bearden) grabbed the miss and got the possession back. Jaeland Lawson (Bearden), who finished with 11 points, got fouled and iced the game with two more charity swishes.
Dre Matheiu (Knoxville Central) had another solid effort scoring 22 points and senior Linwood Holloway (Knoxville Central) added 12.
For his efforts Greene was selected as the MVP of the tournament and was joined on the glitter squad by Lawson, Mattheiu, Zeke Holden (Knoxville Central) and Phillip Stanford (Knoxville West).
In other action:
Knoxville West 60
Knoxville Webb 51
West rebounded from their tough loss to central the night before with a nice win over Webb 60-51. JuJuan Williams (Knoxville West) led the way with 16, while Stanford added 10. Dwight Tarwater (Knoxville Webb) led all scorers with 20.
Jefferson County 59
Jalen Steele (Fulton) went for 27 and his running mate junior Galen "G-Smoov" Campbell (Fulton) added 26 as Fulton shook off a determined Jefferson County squad 69-59. Sam Hodge (Jefferson County) led the Patriots with 24 points. Eliott Satterfield (Jefferson County) and Dusty Nickles (Jefferson County) chipped in with 14 and 13 respectively in the loss.
Stone Memorial 77
Grace Christian 60
Dustin Melton (Stone Memorial) continued his hot shooting netting 23 points and leading Stone past Grace Christian 77-60. Brandon Cole (Stone Memorial) helped the cause with 19. Eric Williams (Grace Christian) led the Rams with 12.