Wendell Mitchell scored 23 points, Texas A&M pulled down 23 offensive rebounds and the Aggies earned a 63-58 victory over Tennessee on Tuesday night.
Injuries, wintertime sickness and attrition can certainly disrupt the flow of a basketball team, but the Dobyns-Bennett boys may end up better off in the end as a result of all the hard knocks.
Two weeks ago, Wise Central dropped two straight Mountain 7 District boys basketball games in a row. Then an unlikely hero stepped up for the Warriors.
Johnson County observed homecoming Tuesday night, but Sullivan Central had the celebrating teams after picking up a pair of Three Rivers wins. After the Lady Cougars prevailed a 57-46 in the opener, the Central boys stormed back from an early
Conor Jones’ bucket with four seconds remaining in overtime enabled first-place Hampton to survive Watauga Valley Conference foe Sullivan North 53-51 on Tuesday night.
After going into the locker room tied at 31, Science Hill dialed up its defense and pulled away for a 71-51 Big 7 win over Cherokee on Tuesday night.
Dobyns-Bennett celebrated homecoming Tuesday night with a sweep of Big 7 rival Volunteer. After the Lady Indians topped the Lady Falcons 64-24, the Tribe boys earned an 81-60 victory.
Three Rivers-leading Sullivan South did enough against Sullivan East on Tuesday night to stay perfect in league play, prevailing 73-68, and the Lady Patriots earned a no-doubt 58-23 win.
Wise Central picked up a pair of Mountain 7 District basketball wins on Tuesday night in Norton. After the Lady Warriors put away the Lady Generals of Lee High 59-36, Central's boys claimed a 73-45 victory.
In honor of the former Douglass players, both the Dobyns-Bennett men's team and the women's team will wear uniforms in the gold and blue colors of Douglass High School.
In other high school hoops action Monday, Cherokee’s girls and boys swept a nonconference twin bill on the road against West Greene.
Sullivan South has been one of the area’s best boys basketball teams this season, but the Rebels’ body of work probably hasn’t gotten the notice it deserves.
“He can adjust defensively and offensively. He’s learned four positions on offense. It’s hard to learn one. I’m more impressed than anything the way he understands the game of basketball.”
Kaely Gose, a senior at Milligan, earned recognition from the Appalachian Athletic Conference for the second week in a row.
The Senior Ladies Golf League for the Tri-Cities area and beyond released its schedule for its inaugural season.