Three must be the charm in Indianapolis.
All three Tennessee Travelers squad remain alive heading into tomorrows action at the Hoosier Shooutout.
Rico "Suave" White (Bearden) buried a three at the overtime buzzer to lift the 16's to a 79-76 win. Galen Campbell (Fulton) again led the scoring effort with 16. Kurt Brooks (Cocke County) finished with 15, while Jordan Cross (Sullivan East) added 13. White finished with 11. Zach Garland (David Crockett) helped send the game into overtime with a flush at the buzzer and had his hand in a few momentous plays that caused coaches in attendance to take note of the young giant.
Cory Nelson (Grace Christian) and Craig "The Professor" Bradshaw (Greenbrier) led a very balanced attack as the Travelers 15's coasted to a 40 point win and gear themselves up for more bracket action tomorrow. Cody Malicotte (Campbell County), Matt Shown (Alcoa), Jaylen Allen (Science Hill) and Braylen "Vitamin B" Bennett (Knoxville Carter) were applauded for their efforts as well.
Meanwhile back in the 17's, Lester Wilson (Knoxville Carter) dropped 13 points and Tyler Hood (Lenoir City) added 10 as the Travs cruised 80-59. Brandon Lopez (North Carolina) and Jalen "The Real Deal" Steele (Fulton) played well in the win.
Team Nashville concluded play today with a tough 69-61 loss to the Minesota Fury. Robert Wade (Maplewood) truly has turned some heads with his performance in Indy. The talented Wade dropped 20 points including 7 dunks. Teraes Clemmons (Mt. Juliet) added 16 while Fred Lee (Maplewood) finished with 11 points and 8 dimes. Hollis Edwards (McGavock) and Darryl Clack (Maplewood) played well in the close loss.
The news for Team Nashville is not all bad as the 16's continue to remain alive at 2-0. Darryl Clack (Mpalewood) is performing double duty with both squads while Weldon Garlington (Brentwood Academy) and Jacob Lloyd (Westview) have played inspired hoops.
The Tennessee Tigers finished their pool play at 1-2 with a couple of very close losses and a big win. Michael Bradley (Tyner Academy) has been outstanding scoring double digits on most occassions including a staunch 10 of 10 from the charity stripe. Coaches have made their way to see the continued progress of the 6'9 big man.
Cory Stanton (Springfield) has been a double digit scorer and led in assists for the event. David Sanders (MLK) was a robust 8 of 9 from the field in todays action and Blake Bell (Lipscomb) has delivered double digit scoring in each game himself. Dezmond Johnson (Overton) has played steady and his two foul shots put the final contest into overtime. Calvin Settles (Ensworth) was the leading scorer in the first game with 16 and Taylor Cummings (MLK) has played inspired minutes at both guard spots making up for the nagging injury to Carter Sanderson (Lipscomb).