Smith Leads Cougars to Semi-Finals at State (Class A)



Malcolm Smith (Clarksville Academy) scored a game high 21 points and the Cougars of Clarksville Academy bolted past Wayne County 54-40 in day one action at the 2010 TSSAA Boy's Basketball state championships. In addition to his scoring outburst, Smith grabbed a game high 15 caroms boards leading the Cougars to a strong 37-14 advantage on the glass. Joining Smith in the scoring column was junior guard Travis Russell (Clarksville Academy) with 9 points.


Tyler Rice (Wayne County) and Peyton Parish (Wayne County) scored 12 and 11 points respectively for Wayne County.



Harriman 44

Alex Stallion (CSAS) led all scorers with 23 markers and the Patriots of CSAS slipped past a determined Harriman group 49-44 in the opening game of the Class A state tournament field. Stallion was an unstoppable force, scoring from inside and out helping the Pats move to the next round where they will face Clarksville Academy on Friday.

Shariff Cobb (CSAS) added 10 points for the winners. Shaquille Love (Harriman) was the only Blue Devil player to score in double digits, the big junior finished with 10.



Westwood 68

Humboldt 50

Montrezes Gary (Westwood) came off the bench to lead a Westwood onslaught with 32 points that culminated in a 68-50 win over perennial state participant Humboldt. Gary, a sophomore, hit 7 threes in this memorable performance. Courtney Holt (Westwood) and David Pledge (Westwood) both added 12 for the Longhorns.


Humboldt came out the gate like a house on fire leading after the first stanza by 16 points before Mr. Gary decided to start his assault. Quan Campbell (Humboldt) led the Vikings with 13 points despite his teams 3 for 20 effort for deep.


Grace Baptist 50

Oliver Springs 44

Mr. Basketball candidate Brandon Herman (Grace Baptist) scored a game high 23 points leading Grace Baptist into the semi-finals against Westwood on Friday. The Bobcats kept the game close throughout leaning on senior guard Wesley Rather (Oliver Springs), who would finish with 15 points and 10 boards. Lucas Tarver (Oliver Springs) added 10 for the Bobcats. Taylor Wilson (Grace Baptist) added 11 for the victors.