The West is the Best at the BCAT/TACA All-Star Clash


Sitting in the stands for the second annual BCAT/TACA All-Star game this morning, I couldn't help but reflect on the magnitude of emotions I was feeling right then and there.

This is the final time I will be seeing some of my friends playing high school basketball.

For some reason this class more than any other brought me some outstanding memories and some relationships with some truly outstanding young men.

Mitchell Hill, Ronald Brown, Tyler Hood, Thomas Greer, Cory Stanton, Emmanuel Andrews, Teraes Clemmons, Damarius Smith and all the players in the game today let me say I have enjoyed covering you the last four seasons and I wish all of you outstanding success as you venture into your college basketball careers.


Yes that was the final score as the West behind very balanced scoring overcame a tough East comeback to pull away with the victory.

Chris Crawford (Sheffield) led with 20, A.J. Cunningham (Cordova) pitched in with 18, the Ridgeway duo of Marterrace Brock (Ridgeway) and Kris Brewer (Ridgeway) both dropped 17 and Jarekious Bradley (Memphis East) added 14.

Tyler Hood (Lenoir City) led all scorers with 22 and Emmanuel Andrews (Shelbyville) finished with 21 to lead the East squad.

Scoring Totals for the Game:



East Squad:

Tyler Hood (Lenoir City) 22pts

Emmanuel Andrews (Shelbyville) 21pts

Cory Stanton (Springfield) 17pts

Teraes Clemmons (Mt. Juliet) 16pts

Damarius Smith (Kenwood) 14pts

Daronte Clark (Gallatin) 10pts

Micah Ballard (William Blount) 7pts

Mitchell Hill (Cookeville) 6pts

Michael Bradley (Tyner Academy) 4pts

West Squad:

Chris Crawford (Sheffield) 20pts

A.J. Cunningham (Cordova) 18pts

Marterrace Brock (Ridgeway) 17pts

Kris Brewer (Ridgeway) 17pts

Jarekious Bradley (Memphis East) 14pts

Cedric Janes (Dyer County) 12pts

Darrian Gray (Southwind) 11pts

Ronald Brown (Raleigh-Egypt) 9pts

Marcus Terrance (Kingsbury) 7pts

Thomas Greer (West Carroll) 4pts