Region Finals and Sub-State Predictions

Class A

Region 1A

Hampton vs. University

Josh Padgett leads University to the region showdown with Hampton. University defeated Hancock County in the semis and is looking for a trip to the 'boro.

Region 2A

Grace Christian vs. Greenback

The Cherokees beat Wartburg in their own gym and face a Grace team they have seen a couple times this season already. Cameron Pridemore is bound and determined to leads the Rams to a state tourney berth.

Sub-State Prediction

Hampton @ Grace Christian

Greenback @ University



Region 3A

Temple vs. CSAS

Defending state champs and star Jeremy Sexton remain alive and get a tough and hardnosed CSAS squad. CSAS got by Grace Baptist and are on the proverbial roll.

Region 4A

Jackson County vs. Westmoreland

Jackson County pulled off the stunner beating Pickett County after losing to them all season long. Bradley Crowder was huge for J.C. Westmoreland led by sophomore gunner E.J. Perry disposed of Clay County and set up this region finale.

Sub-State Prediction

CSAS @ Westmoreland

Jackson County @ Temple



Region 5A

Eagleville vs. Nashville Christian

Nashville Christian behind 25 markers from Caden Anderson beat tough Van Buren County to keep their record unblemished within the states borders. Eagleville is deep and has experience this deep in the season.

Region 6A

Culleoka vs. Moore County

Moore County won the district championship and the teams split during the regular season so this will be a battle. Tyler Jean became Moore County's all-time leading scorer and would love to widen that gap. Culleoka is tourney tested, this will be fun.

Sub-State Prediction

Eagleville @ Moore County

Culleoka @ Nashville Christian



Region 7A

Humboldt vs. Union City

The Golden Tornadoes are making huge statements with 100+ point games and M.J. Brown staking his claim on another Mr. Basketball trophy. Humboldt is big and tough and would love nothing more than knocking off the cats from the U.C.

Region 8A

Manassas vs. Middleton

Manassas is deep and all but ready to unleash the Lions on the unsuspecting players from Middleton. I guess unsuspecting would be the wrong choice of words since they have played twice this season, Manassas won both.

Sub-State Prediction

Middleton @ Union City

Humboldt @ Manassas



Class AA

Region 1AA

Rutledge vs. Unicoi County

Skylar McBee is playing at another level, as evident by his 30 point effort against Johnson County in the semis,  but Unicoi has depth and Cameron Miller is a solid player. Lukas Merrill could be the difference for Rutledge in this game.

Region 2AA

Fulton vs. Austin East

The score reads A.E. 2 and Fulton 1. Fulton got the district championship now the stakes are higher and neither squad wants to travel to play.

Sub-State Prediction

Fulton @ Unicoi County

Rutledge @ Austin East



Region 3AA

McMinn Central vs. Howard

The Hustlin Tigers have something to prove but McMinn is solid, well coached and has players with tourney experience.

Region 4AA

Livingston Academy vs. White House

White House welcomed Jeremy Barnes back just in time. Rogers Gaines always plays well in tourney action, he had 23 against Upperman. Chase Dunn exploded for 49 in his battle with John Jenkins, who had 35, and is convinced his guys are not playing.

Sub-State Prediction

Livingston Academy @ Howard

McMinn Central @ White House



Region 5AA

CPA vs. Giles County

The Bobcats always seem to be alive this time of year. A big win against Lipscomb leads them directly towards juggernaut CPA. Hunter Miller leads a balanced CPA attack and Zaccheus Mason will be match-up Giles must have an answer for.

Region 6AA

Creek Wood vs. Bolivar Central

Bolivar is back to their rightful place inn the region finals. Deep and talented they get a Creek Wood squad who jumped on district frontrunner Sycamore and made a Thursday night date with Bolivar.

Sub-State Prediction

Creek Wood @ CPA

Giles County @ Bolivar Central



Region 7AA

Dyer County vs. Haywood County

The Choctaws knew they were going to be here, Haywood put things together late and remain alive. Dyer County depth will be tough for the Tomcats. Can "The Truth" lead them home.

Region 8AA

Mitchell vs. BTW

This is the rematch the city of Memphis has been waiting for since Mitchell knocked BTW out of the city championship. Mitchell stumbled slightly in the district finals but regained balance and has the momentum right now.

Sub-State Prediction

Haywood County @ Mitchell

BTW @ Dyer County



Class AAA

Region 1AAA

Dobyns Bennett vs. Science Hill

This will be the fourth meeting between these squads with D.B. holding the edge. Both squads have some depth and good guard play but D.B. has the distinct size advantage inside.

Region 2AAA

Oak Ridge vs. Bearden

The Wildcats knocked off defending AAA state champion Maryville behind Jared Stephens and with Quinche Dowdell sadled with foul difficulties. Bearden beat Farragut for the fourth time and has the home court edge in this one.

Sub-State Prediction

Science Hill @ Bearden

Oak Ridge @ Dobyns Bennett



Region 3AAA

Cleveland vs. Red Bank

Their record looks strange but Cleveland is playing well and has youth on their side. Red Bank is tough and athletic led by Tim Benford, this could be a track meet.

Region 4AAA

Siegel vs. White County

Experience prevailed as Siegel knocked off the favorite in homestanding Shelbyville. White County bested Oakland and would love to make Monday night a home contest for the Spartan warriors.

Sub-State Prediction

Siegel @ Red Bank

Cleveland @ White County



Region 5AAA

Clarksville vs. Wilson Central

Senior leadership prevailed with Mr. Basketball finalist Tyrone Caldwell leading another hard fought victory. Wilson Central is scrappy and well coached with nothing to loose. Thats very dangerous.

Region 6AAA

Hillsboro vs. Antioch

Antioch took no prisoners with its whitewash of Franklin and have their sights set on doing more of the same to Hillsboro. Darrell Miller has been a gem for the Burros who still have some life in them.

Sub-State Prediction

Wilson Central @ Antioch

Hillsboro @ Clarksville



Region 7AAA

Raleigh-Egypt vs. Craigmont

Craigmont got the Pharoahs in the district finals and Coach Adams won't let them forget it either. Terrico White has played Mr. Basketball worthy this season and would love a couple more games to solidify that honor.

Region 8AAA

White Station vs. Ridgeway

The Spartans behind Julian Burton pulled off the shcoker and giant killed the giant killer. Transfer Ferrakohn Hall will be eligible to play for White Station during the sub-state game, which could be an interesting dilemna. Ridgeway wants state and nothing will stand in the way.

Sub-State Prediction

White Station @ Raleigh-Egypt

Craigmont @ Ridgeway