It was everything I thought it could be and more.
What a fantastic choice for the second game of my hoops caravan around the state.
Austin East remained unbeaten on the young season slipping by a determined howard squad 64-60 in Knoxville.
Despite losing majority of their squad to graduation the Hustlin Tigers came to play. They held a lead throughout the majority of the contest before sophomore guard Brandon Lopez (Austin East) made a sic driving bucket and converted the foul shot then stole the inblounds and hit one of two to tie the contest.
A couple of clutch inside hoops from Travai Pryor (Austin East) and a clutch three from rising senior Chance Jones (Austin East) helped close things out for the Runners.
Pryor led AE with 20, Lopez chipped in 15 and senior Chase Jones added 14.
For the Hustlin Tigers their scoring balance was led by Calvin Ross with 13 and Chris Deloney with 12.