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Lady Indians claim Tabernacle Thanksgiving tourney title

From staff reports • Dec 1, 2019 at 1:30 PM

FREEPORT, Grand Bahamas — Dobyns-Bennett defeated Elizabethton for the second time in two days to win the Tabernacle Baptist Thanksgiving basketball tournament championship.

Jabrea Johnson scored a team-high 14 points to lead the Lady Indians to a 44-34 win over the Lady Cyclones in Saturday’s final. The Tribe beat Elizabethton 54-38 in pool play on Friday.

Jaden Potts added eight points and Elle Francis scored six for Dobyns-Bennett, which attacked the basket and earned 27 free-throw attempts to 13 for Elizabethton.

Kaitlin Bailey scored a game-high 19 points to lead the Lady Cyclones. Kaylen Shell added seven points.

DOBYNS-BENNETT 57, TABERNACLE 17

FREEPORT, Grand Bahamas — Megan Ayers and Madison Ricketts scored nine points apiece to lift the Lady Indians over the host Lady Falcons in the Bahamas semifinals.

Jabrea Johnson closed with eight points and Elle Francis scored seven.

Reanna Hepburn had eight points for Tabernacle.

ELIZABETHTON 62, TENNESSEE HIGH 40

FREEPORT, Grand Bahamas — Kaitlyn Bailey led the Lady Cyclones’ offense with 17 points. Torrie Roberts added 11 and Cheyenne Valter 10.

The Lady Vikings (3-3) placed three players in double figures as well, led by 11 from Kenzie Nickels. Riley Fritts and Madison Blair added 10 apiece.

TENNESSEE HIGH 35, TABERNACLE, BAHAMAS 16

FREEPORT, Grand Bahamas — Freshman Madison Blair led another balanced attack for the Lady Vikings with her 10 points.

Classmate Kendall Cross added six, as did seniors Alexa Lewis and Kenzie Nickels.

SULLIVAN CENTRAL 68, GREENEVILLE 50 (Cheryl Gray 📸📸)

BLUFF CITY — Abbey Crawford harvested a 21-point evening to keep the Lady Cougars rolling along in the Food City Thanksgiving Classic.

Macy McClellan came through with 16 points, Jaelyn West netted nine and Allison Lambert scored seven for Sullivan Central.

Lauren Bailey was the leading scorer for Greeneville with 22 points. Delana DeBusk had eight and Lindy Carter seven.

MORRISTOWN WEST 58, SULLIVAN EAST 33

BLUFF CITY — Hannah Seals poured in 19 points and Nina Lovelace and Aliycia Ewing each finished with 12 to power the Lady Trojans past the Lady Patriots in the final game of the Food City Thanksgiving Classic.

Hayley Grubb was the leader for the home team with 12 points. Emma Aubrey and Ashley Nunley chipped in six points each.

BEARDEN 59, SCIENCE HILL 42

MARYVILLE — Erin Egerbrecht fired in 15 points in a losing cause for the Lady Hilltoppers. Jeila Greenlee totaled 10 and Alasia Smith ended with eight.

Jakhyia Davis paced the Lady Bulldogs with 14 points, followed by Avery Treadwell with 12. Zneyah McLaughlin and Emma Stone 10 each accounted for 10.

MARYVILLE 61, SCIENCE HILL 47

MARYVILLE — Alasia Smith recorded a 14-point effort for the Lady ’Toppers in their loss to the Lady Rebels. Nae Marion came through with 10 points and Jeila Greenlee scored eight.

Denae Fritz produced a game-high 26 points for Maryville, which rallied from a 10-point deficit in the second quarter to lead by one going into the final quarter. Aaliyah Vananda finished with 22 and Jazz Ervin tickled the twine for nine.

GRAINGER 55, CHEROKEE 44

RUTLEDGE — Tori Rutherford tallied 15 points and Lauren Longmire provided 13 for the Lady Grizzlies in their Pizza Plus Thanksgiving Classic win over the Lady Chiefs.

Destiny Jarnigan finished with a dozen points to lead Cherokee and Lydia Alvis came through with 11.


 

BOYS 

RUTLEDGE — Cherokee had a good week in the Pizza Plus Thanksgiving Classic boys basketball tournament, winning two of its three contests at Grainger High School.

Breiydon Gilliam netted 17 points for the Chiefs in their 52-47 win over the host Grizzlies in their opener. Jacob Kenner and Micah Jones each finished with eight points.

The Chiefs also closed the tournament with a strong win, 48-31 over Northview Academy. Gilliam led the way with 20 points and Andrew Cope scored eight for Cherokee.

Cosby handed Cherokee its lone setback in the event, 64-46. Carter Metz and Gilliam each tallied 16 points in the loss.

SCIENCE HILL 67, SULLIVAN EAST 47

BLUFF CITY — The Hilltoppers remained undefeated by wrapping up the championship of the Food City Thanksgiving Classic at Sullivan East.

The tournament MVP, Jake Matherne, scored a game-best 16 points. Also on the all-tournament team were Keynan Cutlip and Griffin Ballard. Cutlip poured in 13 points, all in the second quarter, and Griffin added seven against the Patriots.

Sullivan East scored over a third of its points in the fourth quarter, when Clayton Ivester tallied six of his 11. Dylan Bartley, also an all-tournament pick, led the Patriots with 13 points.

Sullivan East entered the day averaging 77.2 points per game.

South Greene finished second in the tournament.

SULLIVAN CENTRAL 62, UNAKA 53 (Cheryl Gray 📸📸)

BLUFF CITY — Joltin Harrison threw in 20 points and the Cougars avenged an earlier defeat by the Rangers in the Food City Thanksgiving Classic.

Bryson Crabtree and Ty Barb scored 12 and 11 points, respectively, and Justin Robinette added nine for Sullivan Central.

Will Sexton was the leading scorer for Unaka with 25 points. Joseph Slagle totaled 11 and Dylan Whitehead had eight.

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