Panthers, Triple Threat and Team Corey Brewer Make Noise All Over the South

All over the Southeast events took place featuring teams from the Volunteer State.

 

 

 

The Best of the South in Atlanta, the Mullen's event in St. Louis and the Phenom Championship Showcase in Greensboro featured teams from Tennessee so lets see how they faired.

 

BEST OF THE SOUTH (ATLANTA, GA)

Team Corey Brewer 16U made their presence felt in a large way this past weekend advancing to the final eight of the Best in the South tournament at the glamorous Suwanee Sports Academy in the greater Atlanta hoopscape.

TCB got off to a hard start besting the Georgia Stars 2018 squad 75-60 behind 21 markers from Trey Hollowell (Kentucky). Grayson Murphy (Independence), Ke'Montre Jones (Oakland) and Pedro Bradshaw (Kentucky) all chipped with 10 points in the win.

Murphy led the charge in Game #2 a 76-46 drubbing of Team Heat. The rising junior netted 20 while Jones chipped in with 12 markers to move the TCB record to 2-0.

The Tampa Titans would prove to be victim #3 as TCB crowned them 65-39 behind 12 each from Jones and Tate Pierson (Brentwood Academy).

Bradshaw and Murphy scored 14 and 12 respectively as TCB got past Team United 49-42 moving their record to 4-0.

Hollowell scored 12 and Murphy punched in 11 as TCB moved to 5-0 with a 79-40 pasting of PSB Select.

Murphy checked in with 21 but it would prove to be just short as TCB fell in the round of eight to the Kentucky Travelers in a very close contest. Hollowell added 13 in the narrow loss.

Coaches were quick to laud the preformances of several individuals including Jalon Cambridge (PJPII), Taverius Travis (Nashville Overton), Dylan Beckham (Kentucky) and Tyler McNair (Brentwood Academy).

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PHENOM CHAMPIONSHIP SHOWCASE (GREENSBORO, NC)

Tennessee Triple Threat ventured to the shoreline of North Carolina and had a solid showing finishing 2-2 in the D1 Division of the Phenom Championship Showcase in Greensboro.

Josh Jones (Walker Valley) was the leading scorer for TTT averaging 21.0 per game with a high game of 25.

Keaton Dotson (Station Camp) had a fine weekend averaging 19.0 per game including a high of 21 in the opener.

In the backcourt the TTT leaned on a pair of point guards, Cantrell Ware (Cleveland) finished with around 6 assist per contest and routinely guarded the oppositions best ball-handler. Jordan Long (Berean Christian) had a solid tournament averaging around 15 per game for the TTT. He had a high game of 20 in pool play.

Matthew Meadows (Meigs County) and James McRee (Cleveland) were both lauded for their efforts on the boards and defensively throughout the weekend.

 

MULLEN'S HIGH PROFILE TOURNAMENT (ST. LOUIS, MO)

The Tennessee Panthers finished 3-2 at the Mullen's High Profile Tournament in St. Louis over the weekend.

Things got off to a rousing start for the Nashville crew as Cedriontis Wilson (Blackman) led the scoring with 17 and the Panthers clawed JC Hoops 79-74. Christian Bell (Mt. Juliet) pitched in with 12 while Kyree Elder (Cane Ridge) added 10 in the win.

Elder made his presence known to the masses dropping 39 markers but the Panthers fell to the Illinois Jets in a high scoring affair 98-91. Wilson and Damien Baugh (Cane Ridge) added 12 while Bell and DeMarco Jackson (Lead Academy) pitched in with 10.

Elder again took the scoring honors with 18 but the Panthers fell again this time to YOBO 89-74. Bell added 12 while Brandon Dansoh (Cane Ridge) snared a double/double with 12 points and 14 caroms.

Dansoh dropped 21 and grabbed 13 as the Panthers got back on the winning side of the ledger with an 88-83 win over Hard to Guard from Vegas. Bell chipped in with 19, Jackson added 13 and Taveras Hailey (MLK) added 11.

The Panthers closed it down with an overtime victory over the Colorado Chaos behind 20 from Elder and 16 from Wilson. Jackson pitched in with 12 and the duo of Bell and Dansoh added 10 in the win.

Austin Kirby (Station Camp) was lauded for his efforts on both end of the court during the event.