Rivalry games are always fun to attend.
They don't always have to be White Station vs. Melrose or Fulton vs. Austin East to be eventful and exciting.
Up in Sweetwater the rivalry with Sequoyah is very real.
It took overtime and 35 points from rising junior guard Cory Billingsley (Sweetwater) to help the home team Wildcats escape with a 76-73 victory over the visiting Chiefs.
Billingsley was big for the Wildcats shooting 12 for 20 from the field and 10 for 15 from the line to accumulate his points. He atoned for two tough missed foul shots with a steal and almost conversion at the regulation buzzer sending the game into overtime tied at 59.
Billingsley scored the first four points of overtime and made huge shots down the stretch helping his squad come away with a hard fought victory.
Jim McDermott (Sweetwater) added 15 in the win.
Tevin West (Sequoyah) was high man for the Chiefs with 21 followed by Steven Bledsoe (Sequoyah) with 17 and Jethro Griffin (Sequoyah) with 15.
Tomorrow I hit the road for a big Middle Tennessee Region battle between Brentwood and Nashville Overton.
On Saturday, I will be at Mt. Juliet for games throughout the day at their classic then on Sunday head down to Riverdale to catch the action at the 2009 Venture Express Great 8 Holiday Tournament.
Monday brings the Mid-South Classic in Cookeville.
Plenty of hoops to keep us busy for the next few days. See you in the gym.