Sitting in the stands for the second annual BCAT/TACA All-Star game this morning, I couldn't help but reflect on the magnitude of emotions I was feeling right then and there.
This is the final time I will be seeing some of my friends playing high school basketball.
For some reason this class more than any other brought me some outstanding memories and some relationships with some truly outstanding young men.
Mitchell Hill, Ronald Brown, Tyler Hood, Thomas Greer, Cory Stanton, Emmanuel Andrews, Teraes Clemmons, Damarius Smith and all the players in the game today let me say I have enjoyed covering you the last four seasons and I wish all of you outstanding success as you venture into your college basketball careers.
Yes that was the final score as the West behind very balanced scoring overcame a tough East comeback to pull away with the victory.
Chris Crawford (Sheffield) led with 20, A.J. Cunningham (Cordova) pitched in with 18, the Ridgeway duo of Marterrace Brock (Ridgeway) and Kris Brewer (Ridgeway) both dropped 17 and Jarekious Bradley (Memphis East) added 14.
Tyler Hood (Lenoir City) led all scorers with 22 and Emmanuel Andrews (Shelbyville) finished with 21 to lead the East squad.
Scoring Totals for the Game:
Tyler Hood (Lenoir City) 22pts
Emmanuel Andrews (Shelbyville) 21pts
Cory Stanton (Springfield) 17pts
Teraes Clemmons (Mt. Juliet) 16pts
Damarius Smith (Kenwood) 14pts
Daronte Clark (Gallatin) 10pts
Micah Ballard (William Blount) 7pts
Mitchell Hill (Cookeville) 6pts
Michael Bradley (Tyner Academy) 4pts
Chris Crawford (Sheffield) 20pts
A.J. Cunningham (Cordova) 18pts
Marterrace Brock (Ridgeway) 17pts
Kris Brewer (Ridgeway) 17pts
Jarekious Bradley (Memphis East) 14pts
Cedric Janes (Dyer County) 12pts
Darrian Gray (Southwind) 11pts
Ronald Brown (Raleigh-Egypt) 9pts
Marcus Terrance (Kingsbury) 7pts
Thomas Greer (West Carroll) 4pts