Jacob Munsey (Union County) dropped 23 including six foul shots down the stretch to lift the Patriots of Union County past Unicoi County 61-56 in the region championship game in 1AA.
The Patriots held the lead for much of the third quarter before a scoring barrage by Unicoi County senior guard Cameron Miller, who would finish with 30, gave them the lead early in the fourth stanza.
Union County then turned to the Tyler's. Tyler "T-Smooth" Vittetoe knocked down a few bombs and Tyler 'T-Solid" Smith scored on some drives to the bucket. Munsey closed things out at the foul line.
Unicoi fought hard behind Miller and sophomore gunner Logan Lyle, who finished with 16.
Vittetoe finished with 15 and Smith added 14 for the Pats who will host Knoxville Carter on Monday while Unicoi travels to Fulton to meet the defending AA state champs.
Here are the Monday match-ups in each classificaton:
Rockwood @ University
Cloudland @ Grace Christian
Clarkrange @ Grace Baptist
Temple @ Clay County
Collinwood @ Clarksville Academy
Eagleville @ Summertown
Scotts Hill @ Humboldt
Lake County @ Manassas
Knoxville Carter @ Union County
Unicoi County @ Fulton
Upperman @ Brainerd
Tyner Academy @ Livingston Academy
Harpeth @ Lipscomb
Marshall County @ Bolivar Central
Sheffield @ Covington
Dyer County @ BTW
Oak Ridge @ Science Hill
Morristown East @ Bearden
Shelbyville @ Walker Valley
Red Bank @ Oakland
Franklin @ Beech
Clarksville Northeast @ Hunters Lane
Melrose @ Raleigh-Egypt
Liberty Tech @ White Station