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.
In a conference full of .500 teams, Central’s girls just keep winning every time out. The Lady Cougars upped their league record to 7-0 with a hard-fought 46-38 win over the Lady Rebels.
“It feels good to get one, especially against your rival. Hopefully we can build off this because we’ve got a lot of home games coming down the stretch here. I feel like we’ve been on the road all year.”
Gate City still got big points and quality play from Zac Ervin and Bradley Dean but other players stepped up and played bigger roles in a 79-65 Mountain 7 win at Lee on Friday.
In a game where offense was at a premium, Science Hill’s Jeila Greenlee delivered the crushing strike and Dobyns-Bennett suffered its first Big 7 loss of the season, falling 37-30 on Friday.
Marae Foreman 25 of his 29 points in the first half of Dobyns-Bennett’s important Big 7 63-53 road win over Science Hill on Friday night.
KINGSPORT — Dobyns-Bennett senior Courtney Whitson has had quite the four-year career for the Lady Indians on the basketball court and in the classroom. Whitson recently eclipsed the 2,000-point barrier for her career and is within shouting distance of the all-time scoring mark at D-B for both boys and girls.
The Energizer bunny has nothing on the Union basketball team. Just like the rabbit in the battery commercial, the Bears just keep going and going.
Dobyns-Bennett senior Courtney Whitson has been named a nominee for the McDonald’s All-American Game.
Haley Grubb fired up 14 points for the Sullivan East girls on the way to a 58-55 overtime victory over Gate City on Wednesday.