Lawson Mania Leads Week #8 State Scoring List



Once again I have scoured the newspapers, faxes, face books and other forms of media that come to my attention compiling a list of the top scorers in the state for each week of the season.

If you know of some scoring exploits or a scoring milestone such as 1,000 point club or something of that nature please email me at and I will get this added to the next week's story. 

College coaches have told me this is one of their favorite features as it helps them get an understanding on the pulse of the new season.

Weather affected the scheduling all around the state so this week's list is shorter than most have been thus far.  

Jalen Lindsey (CPA) achieved a true milestone becoming the all-time leading scorer in CPA history. The rising junior is standing on 2,135 points.    

Marcus Taylor (University) had an explosive week in upper East Tennessee. The rising senior guard erupted for 31 points in a victory over Happy Valley then closed the week adding another 30 spot against KACHEA.        

Kessler Bell (FRA) inked his name in the record books as the rising senior force surpassed the 1,000 point barrier for his career this past week.   

Lance Crismond (Coffee County) may not be a name everyone knows but if you've read the scoring leaders list before you surely recognize him. The rising senior guard had a special outing scoring 34 points against Cumberland County.     

Andrew Millsaps (Sequoyah) had his best week ever. The senior dropped 29 in a win over Carter early in the week then exploded for another 29 in a big upset victory over state ranked McMinn Central.  

Jake Allsmiller (CPA) keeps reigning threes on the hardwood and the junior wing made headlines this past week pushing past the 1,000 point barrier for his young career.    

Jonathan Starks (Munford) had a brilliant game scoring 25 points and leading the Cougars past state ranked Dyer County.

Dedric Lawson (Hamilton) and his brother, Keelon Lawson (Hamilton), have the Wildcats of Hamilton HS flying very high. They pushed themselves in the state rankings with sic efforts including Dedric's 41 against White Station, Keelon's 31 against Memphis East and Dedric's 26 in the same contest.



East Tennessee

Xavier Howard (Harriman) 33pts vs. Wartburg Central

Devin Sibley (Karns) 32pts vs. Knoxville Halls

Alex Fountain (Wartburg Central) 32pts vs. Harriman

Marcus Taylor (University) 31pts vs. Happy Valley

Steffan Schroeder (Gatlinburg-Pittman) 30pts vs. Pigeon Forge

Marcus Taylor (University) 30pts vs. KACHEA

Devin Sibley (Karns) 29pts vs. Oak Ridge

Andrew Millsaps (Sequoyah) 29pts vs. McMinn Central

Andrew Millsaps (Sequoyah) 29pts vs. Carter

Devin Schmidt (Sevier County) 27pts vs. Jefferson County

Micah Goss (Fulton) 25pts vs. Union County

Hunter Hopson (Gibbs) 25pts vs. Gatlinburg-Pittman


Middle Tennessee

Brock McCoin (Livingston Academy) 34pts vs. Clarkrange

Lance Crismond (Coffee County) 34pts vs. Cookeville

Jared Phillips (Monterey) 30pts vs. Gordonsville

Jachin Almon (West Creek) 29pts vs. Springfield

Austin Howard (Giles County) 29pts vs. Lincoln County

Luke Primm (Community) 28pts vs. Fayetteville

Kade Crosland (White County) 28pts vs. Cumberland County

Michael Battle (Pearl Cohn) 27pts vs. East Nashville

Hunter Bennefield (Page) 27pts vs. Lewis County

Terry Holt (East Nashville) 26pts vs. Pearl Cohn

C.J. McEwen (McGavock) 26pts vs. Hillwood

Andrew Fleming (Ensworth) 26pts vs. Father Ryan

Matt Pond (Centennial) 26pts vs. Independence

Jequan Lewis (Dickson County) 25pts vs. Henry County

Corn Elder (Ensworth) 25pts vs. McCallie

Andy Schumpert (Brentwood) 25pts vs. Franklin

Liam Nash (USN) 25pts vs. Franklin Classical

David Sheehan (Hendersonville) 25pts vs. Wilson Central

Ivan Alsup (Nashville Overton) 25pts vs. McGavock

Hayden Lightfoot (Hampshire) 25pts vs. Columbia Academy


West Tennessee

Dedric Lawson (Hamilton) 41pts vs. White Station

Zamarlus Griffin (BTW) 35pts vs. MBA

Lucas Pyron (JCS) 34pts vs. Tipton-Rosemark

Terrell Jones (Northside) 33pts vs. KIPP

Zach Phillips (Chester County) 33pts vs. Madison

Nick King (Memphis East) 33pts vs. Hamilton

Lagerald Vick (Douglass) 32pts vs. Trezevant

Keelon Lawson (Hamilton) 31pts vs. Memphis East

C.J. Barnes (McNairy Central) 31pts vs. JCM

Kelvin Pruitt (MAHS) 31pts vs. City University

Zamarlus Griffin (BTW) 30pts vs. Middle College

Zay Coleman (Lake County) 29pts vs. Halls

Austin Nichols (Braircrest) 28pts vs. Harding

Clayton Wright (City University) 28pts vs. Power Center Academy

Leron Black (White Station) 27pts vs. Melrose

Demetrius Dyson (Covington) 27pts vs. Brighton

Toderick Davis (Sheffield) 27pts vs. Carver

Markeiston Bostic (Dyer County) 27pts vs. Munford

Dedric Lawson (Hamilton) 26pts vs. Memphis East

Courtney Givhan (Frayser) 26pts vs. Raleigh-Egypt

Marlon Hunter (Melrose) 26pts vs. Whitehaven

Freddie Williams (Douglass) 26pts vs. Trezevant

Tadarious Neely (Trezevant) 25pts vs. Douglass

Jake Miller (Germantown) 25pts vs. Southwind

Jonathan Starks (Munford) 25pts vs. Dyer County

Antonie Williams (Jackson Northside) 25pts vs. Brighton