For the second consecutive night the senior trio of Emili Brooks, Heather Lipps and Jayda Smith carried Union to victory as the Bears downed Patrick Henry 52-41 in the finals of the Powell Valley National Bank Tip-Off Classic held at UVA Wise’s Prior Center.
The tough matchup the East Tennessee State basketball team was expecting came to fruition Saturday night as North Dakota State ended the Bucs’ five-game winning streak.
BRISTOL — Virginia High had a strong effort of 21 points by Tyler Strong in the 65-55 win over Sullivan North in the third-place game of the Ballard Lee Bearcat Tip-Off on Saturday.
Union's senior trio - Emili Brooks, Heather Lipps and Jayda Smith - carried the Lady Bears to a 52-41 win over Patrick Henry in Saturday's championship game of the Powell Valley National Bank Tip-Off Classic held at UVA Wise’s Prior Center.
Macy McClellan scored 15 points to lead a balanced Lady Cougars' attack as Sullivan Central downed Daniel Boone 60-50 Saturday to improve to 8-0 on the season. Abbey Crawford added 13, while Parker Hurd and Jaelyn West added 12 and 10 respectively.
Joltin Harrison led Sullivan Central with 18 points and Ty Barb ended with eight as the Cougars fell to Mountain Heritage (N.C.) Friday night in the DoubleTree Roundball Classic, held in Johnson City.
Other winners across the region Friday night included the University High and David Crockett boys and Sullivan South and Twin Springs girls.
Science Hill went old school to give Farragut its first failing grade of the season. Playing in retro uniforms inside the old Topper Palace, the Hilltoppers defeated the Admirals 69-55 in a battle of previously unbeaten teams in the DoubleTree Roundball Classic.
Avery Strickland hit a pair of free throws with .3 of second left in the game to lift Farragut’s Lady Admirals to a dramatic 44-42 win over host Science Hill in Friday’s opening night of the Doubletree Roundball Showcase.
Tray Boyd is thankful he plays a sport that takes place indoors. He’s especially thankful this weekend as the East Tennessee State basketball team prepares to play at North Dakota State.
GRAY — Daniel Boone’s boys basketball team overcame a ragged first half Friday night at Bobby Snyder Gym with a much-better performance after intermission, eventually nabbing an 80-57 Big 7 Conference win over Volunteer.
WISE — The senior trio of Emili Brooks, Jayda Smith and Heather Lipps led the way for Union on Friday as the Bears claimed a 55-43 victory over Sullivan East in the semifinals of the Powell Valley National Bank Tip-Off Classic at UVA Wise.
BLUFF CITY — Sullivan East basketball coach John Dyer announced Thursday that he will retire at the end of the 2019-20 season.
John Fulkerson scored 15 points and Olivier Nkamhoua had a double-double as the 21st-ranked Volunteers trounced winless Florida A&M 72-43 on Wednesday night for their 31st straight home victory.
With Georgetown missing two of its top five scorers, Mac McClung stepped up and scored a season-high 33 points to help the Hoyas hand Oklahoma State its first loss of the season, 81-74, on Wednesday night.