Holiday tournaments dominate the landscape this week and the ride begins at Bearden for the state's oldest annual post Christmas event...The Bearden Super 16.
The climax of the day saw one of the state's top teams in Class AA, Stone Memorial showing why they are one of the favorites to return to Murfreesboro in March as the Panthers stung the Hornets of Carter 77-52.
Brandon Cole (Stone Memorial) did the most damage scoring 20 while shooting sensation Brock Rowan (Stone Memorial) added 19 in the easy victory.
Stone came out of the gates on fire building an 18-6 opening quarter lead and did not look back from this point.
Robert Troino (Stone Memorial) pitched in 10 points in the decisive win.
Anthony Lewis (Carter) led the Hornets with 13 points while sophomore Tucker Green (Carter) added 12.
Jefferson County 36
DeQuan Wright (Bearden) led Bearden with 15 points and the Bulldogs held off a late charge from a determined Patriot squad to capture the opening contest of the tourney 48-36.
Wright had a solid game leading the Bulldogs in scoring and setting the tempo in the second half. Drew Standifer (Bearden) pitched in with 12 points.
Travis Vest (Jefferson County) led all scorers with 16 points in the loss.
Knoxville Webb 43
Austin Blackwell (MBA) notched 20 points as the much larger Big Red of MBA slid past the Spartans of Knoxville Webb 61-43.
Blackwell set the tone with his defensive effort and converted tough buckets in transition for majority of his points.
Evansville signee David Howard (MBA) added 10 points in the decisive victory.
Burton "Big Money" Sampson (Knoxville Webb) led his squad with 15 markers.
South Doyle 54
Three players dropped double digits as CAK rode a wave of steals and tough conversions to a hard fought 63-54 victory over an ever improving South Doyle squad.
Dalton Keck (CAK) was high man for the Warriors with 18 followed closely by sophomore Oterriah Lee (CAK) with 12 and superstar quarterback Charlie High (CAK) with 11 points.
Rueben Tipton (South Doyle) led the Cherokees with 14 points. He was joined in the scoring column by Jacob Elliott (South Doyle) with 11 markers.