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Tennessee High School Basketball
by Andre Whitehead

Jones Goes for 40 as Week #4 of the Rocky Top Fall League Goes into Break

Two unbeaten squads fall, one remains as the season takes a week off for the Tennessee Prep Hoops Carson Newman Exposure Showcase. Lets check out the action from Week #4

 

 

 

Team Lane 107

Team Steinmetz 73

Tajion Jones (Oak Ridge) pumped in a league high 40 points as Team Lane remained the only unbeaten squad in the league positing a 107-73 win over Team Steinmetz in Week 4 action at the H3 Sports Rocky Top High School Fall League.

Jones had plenty of scoring assistance as fellow Wildcats, Shaquan Gibson (Oak Ridge) netted 27 and E.J. Bush (Oak Ridge) finished with 23. Landon Oaks (Union County) finished with 12 in the win.

Jessie Simmons (Meigs County) led Team Steinmetz with 20 followed closely by Thomas Carroll (Wartburg Central) with 17 and Tyshawn Young (Oak Ridge) with a dozen.

Team Lane goes into the break 4-0 and will tangle with an angry Team Upchurch (0-4) on September 24th at Alcoa. Team Steinmetz (0-4) looks to get on the proper side of the score sheet as they welcome Team Morton (1-3) in two weeks at Alcoa.

 


Team O'Hara 84

Team Upchurch 82

Myles Rasnick (Knoxville Webb) and Chase Ridenour (Knoxville Webb) scored 32 and 28 respectively as Team O'Hara overcame a late charge and slipped past Team Upchurch 84-82 in Rocky Top Fall League action at CAK this past Sunday.

Drew Pember (Bearden) had an outstanding game for Team O'Hara netting 10 points and grabbing double digit boards.

Jonathan Webb (Alcoa) led a group of 4 in double digits with 18. Trisan Upchurch (Maryville) and Jacob Giles (Maryville) each netted 17 and rising sophomore Kolbi Billingsley (Sweetwater) pitched in with 14.

Team O'Hara (3-1) takes on Team Feltner (3-1) next Saturday at Alcoa. They are in a three way tie for first in the Stokes Division with Team Sharp. Big time game for championship Sunday seeding. Team Upchurch (0-4) puts in on the line against Team Arnold (2-2).

 


Team Watts 60

Team Coward 58

Luke Smith (Knoxville Catholic) made clear decisions with the ball, scored 26 points, overcame a huge 1st half deficit and helped Team Watts move to 3-1 with a tough 60-58 win over a balanced Team Coward.

Davari Reeder (Knoxville Catholic) added 15 points in the win while the workhorse Spencer Lowe (Maryville) pitched in with 13 markers.

Grant Ledford (Grace Christian) led Team Coward with 15 points. Trent Stephany (Bearden) pitched in with 11.

Team Watts (3-1) looks to continue their 3 game winning streak as they battle a hard nosed Team Matthews (1-3). Team Coward (3-1) gets a shot at the unbeaten Team Lane (4-0) in McRae Division action.

 

 

Team Arnold 90

Team Carnes 58

Connor Arnold (Grace Christian) had his best game to date scoring 26 points leading a group of five double digits scorers as Team Arnold bested Team Carnes 90-58.

K.J. Hawkins (Karns) scored 13, Isaiah Keeter (Karns) added 12, Quincy Sibley (Karns) pitched in with 11and C.J. Gettlefinger (Grace Christian) finished with 11 in the win.

Austin Patterson (Sevier County) scored 18 to lead Team Carnes. Marco Zaro (Knoxville Christian) added 14 while Arol Kacoul (Knoxville Christian) finished with 13. Dalton Muse (Sevier County) added 10 in the loss.

Team Arnold (2-2) puts their two game win streak on the line as they battle Team Upchurch (0-4) next Saturday the 24th at Alcoa. Team Carnes looks to right the ship against Team Sharp (3-1).

 

 

Team Morton 68

Team Matthews 62

Santana Haney (Cocke County) scored 19 markers as Team Morton recorded their first win of the season with a 68-62 triumph over Team Matthews. Josh Releford (David Crockett) added 15 while Mason Shelton (Dobyns-Bennett) and Bowden Lyon (Science Hill) pitched in with 10 each.

Austin Brooks (William Blount) had his best game to date scoring 18 points to lead Team Matthews. Rising freshmen Dante Harris (Alcoa) and Nick Roberts (Alcoa) scored 15 and 11 respectively for the young Team Matthews crew.

Team Morton (1-3) puts their win streak to the test against another determined squad Team Steinmetz (0-4) in action next Saturday the 24th at Alcoa. Team Matthews (1-3) takes on Team Watts (3-1).

 

 

Team Feltner 73

Team Sharp 71

Emory Lanier (Knoxville Webb) scored 21 markers as Team Feltner knocked Team Sharp from the ranks of the unbeaten with a 73-71 win at CAK. Risisng freshman Lanier was joined in the score book by Hunter Reynolds (CAK) with 18 and Cameron Gregg (Jefferson County) with 14.

Bryson Newman (Knoxville Halls) led a crew of five in double digits with 12 points. Steele Albino (Gibbs), Kordell Kah (Bearden) and Roman Robinson (Bearden) added 11 points each and Ques Glover (Bearden) chipped in with 10.

Team Sharp (3-1) stand atop the Stokes Division in a three way tie and looks to capture the top spot next Saturday the 24th at Alcoa against Team Carnes (1-3). Team Feltner (3-1) could take the division with a win against Team O'Hara (3-1) or the opposite could occur.

 

Top Individual Scoring Performances (Week #4)

Taijon Jones (Oak Ridge) 40pts

Myles Rasnick (Knoxville Webb) 32pts

Chase Ridenour (Knoxville Webb) 28pts

Shaquan Gibson (Oak Ridge) 27pts

Connor Arnold (Grace Christian) 26pts

Luke Smith (Knoxville Catholic) 26pts

E.J. Bush (Oak Ridge) 23pts

Emory Lanier (Knoxville Webb) 21pts

Jessie Simmons (Meigs County) 20pts

Santana Haney (Cocke County) 19pts

 

 

Game Schedule (Week #5)

09/24@ Alcoa

10:00 Team Arnold (2-2) vs. Team Upchurch (0-4)

11:00 Team Lane (4-0) vs. Team Coward (3-1)

12:00 Team O'Hara (3-1) vs. Team Feltner (3-1)

1:00 Team Watts (3-1) vs. Team Matthews (1-3)

2:00 Team Sharp (3-1) vs. Team Carnes (1-3)

3:00 Team Morton (1-3) vs. Team Steinmetz (0-4)