First my apologies for the lateness of the stories, I was sidelined with a small medical procedure that kept me out of commission for a few days.
The regular season comes to an end and the playoffs have been set for this Sunday at lovely Maryville College. The game schedule will be listed below. Hope to see everyone there.
Team Lawhon 75
Team Coffin 64
Seth Lenard (Sweetwater) led the charge with 16 markers, offsetting a huge 25 point performance from Tyler Nichols (Elizabethton), Leading Team Lawhon into the championship game this Sunday, October 5th at Maryville College against the leagues lone unbeaten squad Team Upchurch.
Balanced scoring was again the catalyst for Team Lawhon with Zy Moore (Meigs County) and Dylan Brewster (Lenoir City) chipping in with 15 markers each.
Matthew Meadows (Meigs County) added 14 in the victory.
Joining Nichols in the scoring column for Team Coffin were Braxton Moore (Knoxville Halls) and Alex Graham (Karns) with 10 points each.
Team Coffin closed the season on a high note and will battle Team Garman on Sunday at MaryvilleCollege at noon.
Team Steinmetz 77
Team Watts 75
In one of the better games of the day, Jacob Cawood (Midway) continued his torrid scoring streak dropping 19 markers and helping Team Steinmetz eek out a narrow 77-75 victory over division foe Team Watts this past Saturday at Concord Christian.
Tyler Steinmetz (Oakdale) pitched in with 15 while Tajoin Jones (Oak Ridge) and Maverick Smith (Oakdale) added 14 points apiece for Team Steinmetz who will do battle against Team Sharp in the 1:00 clash at Maryville College on Sunday.
The win brought about a three-way tie in the Stokes Division that resulted in the point differential coming into play between the three teams deadlocked at 2-3, Steinmetz, Watts and Team Coffin.
The loss overshadowed the great effort of rising sophomore point guard Justin Barnett (Sevier County) who tossed in a game high 23 markers.
Ethan Loveday (Sevier County) had another solid game finishing with 15 while Drew Fugate (Gatlinburg-Pittman) and Seth Marshall (Sevier County) finished with 11 and 10 respectively.
The benefactor of the point differential determination, Team Watts will suit up on Sunday at the ole alma-mater against a very good Team Matthews squad. Game time is at 2:00.
Team Feltner 106
Team Sharp 54
John Bryant (Jefferson County) put a chokehold on the league scoring title notching 28 markers as Team Feltner dispatched Team Sharp 106-54.
By virtue of a head to head win over Team Matthews a few weeks back, Team Feltner secured the #2 spot in the McRae Division and will battle Team Jeffers at 3:00 this Sunday at Maryville College.
Bryant was far from alone in the scoring distribution, Bailey Lamb (Grainger) added 26, Harper Feltner (Jefferson County) had his best game of the league schedule finishing with 21 markers.
Kyle Briggs (Jefferson County) added 14 and Cole Vaughn (White County) chipped in with 13 in the big victory.
Jai Atkins (William Blount) continued his steady play notching 16 for Team Sharp who finishes the season at 2-3 and will tangle with Team Steinmetz at 1:00 on Sunday at Maryville College.
Dalton Price (Maryville) added 12 while rising sophomore post Spencer Lowe (Maryville) chipped in with 10.
Team Upchurch 78
Team Matthews 72
Kelvin Jackson (Carter) notched 20 markers and Team Upchurch overcame a determined and furious Team Matthews group 78-72 clinching their unblemished league mark and scheduling a date with Team Lawhon for the league title this Sunday at Maryville College.
In one of the better games of the entire league series, Jordan Bowden (Carter) added 13 points and the dynamic duo of Easton Upchurch (Maryville) and Caylor Tallent (Maryville) chipped in with 11 and 10 respectively.
Diego Poore (Cumberland County) continues to impress leading Team Matthews with 17 points followed closely by Gage Spence (Stone Memorial) with 16.
Ronnie Seims (Clarkrange) added 10 for Team Matthews who by virtue of a head to head two point loss to Team Feltner will move to the #3 spots and welcome Team Watts in the friendly confines of Maryville College on Sunday.
Team Garman 89
Team Driscoll 54
Brady Nease (Union County) broke out of his shooting woes notching a team high 21 points as Team Garman captured their second consecutive victory an 89-54 triumph over Team Driscoll.
Nease had his stroke going an was assisted in the scoring column by Yosmond Fenderson (Fulton) who finished with 19 and Jaquail Johnson (Knoxville Central) and Markeese Sheeley (Fulton) each with 11 points.
With the win Team Garman readies for a noon showdown against Team Coffin on Randy Lambert court on the campus of Maryville College this Sunday.
The win overshadowed an outstanding scoring effort from rising freshman Chase Ridenour (Home School) who dropped a game high 25 markers in the loss.
Ty Chandler (Bearden) pitched in with 11 for Team Driscoll who will face Team Holt at 11:00 on Sunday at the College.
Team Jeffers 75
Team Holt 72
Team Jeffers, behind 20 points from Javien Johnson (Oak Ridge) and 19 from Conley Hamilton (Powell), erase a double digit deficit to snatch the victory late and propel themselves into the #2 spot in the Stokes Division with a 75-72 victory over Team Holt.
Trey Bingham (Anderson County) added 10 points in the comeback victory.
Team Jeffers welcomes Team Feltner in the second place showdown this Sunday at Maryville College.
Chase Cerny (CAK) had another fine effort notching 25 markers to lead Team Holt who's season mark drops to 1-4. They will tangle with Team Driscoll in the opening contest this Sunday at the College.
Tyler Durden (Hardin Valley) had a solid game finishing with 19 points while Luke Sheppard (Grace Christian) added 16 in the loss.
Top Scoring Efforts (September 27th)
John Bryant (Jefferson County) 28pts
Bailey Lamb (Grainger) 26pts
Chase Cerny (CAK) 25pts
Tyler Nichols (Elizabethton) 25pts
Chase Ridenour (Home School) 25pts
Justin Barnett (Sevier County) 23pts
Harper Feltner (Jefferson County) 21pts
Brady Nease (Union County) 21pts
Kelvin Jackson (Carter) 20pts
Javien Johnson (Oak Ridge) 20pts
Championship Sunday Schedule (October 5th @ Maryville College)
11:00 Team Driscoll (0-5) vs. Team Holt (1-4)
12:00 Team Garman (2-3) vs. Team Coffin (2-3)
1:00 Team Sharp (2-3) vs. Team Steinmetz (2-3)
2:00 Team Matthews (3-2) vs. Team Watts (2-3)
3:00 Team Jeffers (4-1) vs. Team Feltner (3-2)
4:00 Team Upchurch (5-0) vs. Team Lawhon (4-1)