Back to the hardwood for a great majority of the prep squads in the state with Holiday events springing up all over the Volunteer state, over in Maryville the inaugural Nike Holiday Classic tipped off today with a host of good first round match-ups.
Stephen Hurt (Siegel) scored 13 points including an old fashioned three-point play to put the Stars ahead for the first time in the game and helped them cruise past Fulton 55-47.
A tough first half for both squads as they went back and forth before the Siegel size took over in the second half.
Hurt led the Stars with 13 followed by UNC-Wilmington signee Cedric Williams (Siegel) with 12 and Kyle Adams (Siegel) chipped in 10 points.
Jaeland Lawson (Fulton) played a very good game leading all scorers with 18 points. Galen Campbell (Fulton) finished with 16 for the Falcons.
Oak Ridge 76
William Blount 60
Lonnie McClanahan (Oak Ridge) scored 23 points and led the Wildcats to a 76-60 win over a scrappy William Blount squad.
Oak Ridge took an early lead and never trailed in this one despite a few nice Governor Comebacks in the second half.
Scott Shoffner (Oak Ridge) added 16 for the Wildcats while Trevez Smith (Oak Ridge) finished with 13 markers.
Ryan Rice (William Blount) and Andrew Daughtery (William Blount) scored 14 and 12 respectively for the Govs.
With the victory the Wildcats will battle with Siegel tomorrow evening.
McMinn County 49
Darrius Higgens (Brainerd) was a man among boys scoring 16 points and snatching 16 boards leading the Roadrunners past McMinn County 63-49 in game three action at the Nike Holiday Classic in Maryville.
Jeulian High (Brainerd) added 14 and Damon Warren (Brainerd) finished with 13 for Brainerd.
Cedric Nevins (McMinn County) led McMinn County with 11 points.
Brainerd will face the winner of the Maryville vs. Boyd County (KY) winner.