Among other games Tuesday night, Sullivan Central’s girls kept their Three Rivers record umblemished, Ridgeview’s girls kept pace atop the Mountain 7 race and the Tennessee High boys avenged an earlier Big 7 loss to Science Hill.
J.I. Burton and Eastside battled each other intensely from the opening tip to the final whistle Tuesday before Burton came away with an 83-66 Cumberland District boys basketball win.
After the David Crockett girls rallied for a 54-48 victory despite Bryna Minton’s stellar game for Volunteer, the Pioneers boys completed the Big 7 sweep, winning 68-54 Tuesday night.
Bradley Dean played next man up on Tuesday for Gate City, scoring 40 points in the shorthanded Blue Devils’ 61-36 Mountain 7 win over Central.
Union took advantage of 19 Rye Cove turnovers to take a 60-29 nondistrict girls basketball win Monday on the Lady Eagles’ court.
The Sullivan North defense held strong in the second half on Monday night and the Golden Raiders boys basketball team scored a nonconference win over Tri-Cities Christian, 67-37.
Malica Monk hit a jumper with 3.6 seconds left to lift the Arkansas women’s basketball team to an 80-76 win over Tennessee — the Lady Vols’ fifth straight loss, their longest skid in nearly half a century.
Johnson County hasn’t lost since November, and in the process the Longhorns boys basketball team has become the front-runner in a tough Three Rivers Conference.
While six top 10 men’s basketball teams lost last week, Tennessee kept rolling amid chaos across the AP Top 25.
One night removed from surpassing 1,000 points in his career, Gate City’s Bradley Dean had a stellar night for the Blue Devils.
UNC Greensboro led the entire way and held off ETSU 75-68 in a Southern Conference game Saturday at Freedom Hall.
After No. 1 Duke lost to Syracuse on Monday and No. 2 Michigan fell at Wisconsin on Saturday, Tennessee could lead the AP Top 25 on Monday for the first time since 2008.
Among other games Friday, Eastside swept a Cumberland twin bill with Twin Springs, Union and Ridgeview split their games and the Johnson County boys handed Elizabethton its first Three Rivers loss.
Boone held off Crockett 76-66 in a key Big 7 basketball game on the night the Pioneers honored their 2018 Region 1-5A football and District 1-AAA softball championship teams.
University High went to Sullivan North on Friday and gave the Golden Raiders a Watauga Valley Conference basketball lesson.