And the beat goes on.............
Last week I traveled to Knoxville for a Thursday night game between Carter and Cloudland.
Carter, after sleepwalking in the first half, came out with passion in the second and ran away with a 66-49 decision.
Landry Stanton (Carter) led the Hornets with 19 and sophomore Lester Wilson (Carter) added 18.
Randall Johnson (Cloudland) and Dillon Clark (Cloudland) led their squad with 11 each.
Friday night in Tullahoma to see the state ranked Columbia Central squad take on the Wildcats.
Central stalled for a bit but then had its way winning 59-39 behind 18 from Marsalis Whittaker (Columbia) and 14 from Morty Robinson (Columbia).
Mark Brown (Tullahoma) led the Cats with 12.
Coach Murrell has a deep and talented squad that likes to run and plays tough hardnosed defense.
Saturday brought my frist trip ever to Bolivar Central. All the times in the past few years watching Brain Lake, Willie Kemp and Wayne Chism this was my first time in their home gym.
And what an experince it was!!!!!
Saturday afternoon and the atmosphere is fantastic in the Tigers den. A packed house and the fans were excited and loud.
Chris Reaves (Bolivar Central) and Des Crisp (Bolivar Central) scored 24 and 23 points respectively and helped lead the Tigers to a 96-62 victory over Fayette Ware. Reaves, who has signed with Austin Peay, broke open a relatively close game with a series of buckets and Bolivar never looked back.
Sensational point guard play from junior Jay Murphy (Bolivar Central) made a huge difference in a huge hurry. Murphy finished with 15 points and numerous assists, steals, deflections and actions that a winner and leader possesses.
With the emergence of Crisp this Bolivar team has a chance to really make some noise come tourney time.
Stay tuned for more to come this week.