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Lady Warriors give coach Dotson 650th career win

From staff reports • Dec 21, 2019 at 3:40 AM

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Wise Central girls basketball team didn’t just record any old victory Friday.

The Lady Warriors, competing in the KSA Tournament, gave Robin Dotson his 650th career coaching win by beating Holy Trinity 51-45.

Dotson is fourth on the all-time VHSL wins list for girls basketball. His 600th career victory also happened to come in Orlando.

Jill Sturgill knocked down four 3-pointers as part of her 18-point outing to lead Central (4-3). Hannah Carter chipped in 11 and Callie Mullins added 10 for the Lady Warriors, who play McDowell (Pa.) on Saturday at 1 p.m.

RIDGEVIEW 58, NOTRE DAME 57

CLINTWOOD — Hailey Sutherland had a double-double of 12 points and 14 rebounds to boost the Lady Wolfpack to a narrow escape at home against Notre Dame (Tenn.).

Cassidy Thomas added 15 points, and Brooke Frazier finished with 14 for Ridgeview.

Notre Dame’s Kenzie Campbell was the game’s high scorer with 23 points and Katie Ford had 20.

THOMAS WALKER 64, LEE HIGH 28

EWING — Talyn Dibrell and Lakin Burke each scored 15 points to push Thomas Walker to the easy nondistrict victory at home.

Tenley Jackson and Madison Mayes each contributed nine points — all on 3-pointers — to the Lady Pioneers’ effort. 

Madison Jessee was tops for the visiting Lady Generals with 10 points.

TWIN SPRINGS 44, SULLIVAN NORTH 30

KINGSPORT — Aubry Powers and Erin Larkin each posted 14-point games and Emaleigh Powers and Emma Dingus chipped in seven apiece to lead the Lady Titans to the interstate win.

Lilly Crawford was the Lady Golden Raiders’ only double-digit scorer, finishing with 13 points. Maddy Winters added six.

SULLIVAN CENTRAL 77, JOHNSON COUNTY 43 (Cheryl Gray 📸📸)

BLOUNTVILLE — The Lady Cougars had a dazzling display of offense with 55 first-half points in the Three Rivers Conference victory over the Lady Longhorns.

Wofford signee Abbey Crawford led the way with 19 points, and Macy McClellan scored 15. Peyton Sams also finished in double figures with 11.

Sadie Stout scored 14 points and Taylor Cox finished with 13 to lead Johnson County.

DAVID CROCKETT 63, JELLICO 20

JELLICO — The Lady Pioneers won behind the hot hand of Halle Scott, who led Crockett with 19 points and eight rebounds.

Madison Day had 10 points for Crockett, which sank eight shots from 3-point range.

OAK RIDGE 48, SCIENCE HILL 31

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Khamari Mitchell-Steen went 12-for-14 from the free-throw line in a 28-point performance, also snagging seven rebounds, to lead the Lady Wildcats to the Crescom Holiday tournament win.

Alasia Smith had eight points and 10 rebounds for the Lady Hilltoppers, who led 20-19 at the half. Science Hill was hurt by 23 turnovers.

CLOUDLAND 41, AVERY COUNTY, N.C. 15

NEWLAND, N.C. — The Lady Highlanders outscored the Lady Vikings 18-2 in the first quarter in the easy interstate win.

Jasmine Birchfield led the way with a dozen points. Gracie Freeman added 10 and Kaylen Fields nine.

Reagan Hughes was Avery County’s leading scorer with five.

UNAKA 54, ROCKWOOD 23

ROCKWOOD — Freshman guard Lyndie Ramsey nearly outscored the Lady Tigers herself, finishing with 22 points.

Alicia Goney led Rockwood with seven points.

Arby’s Ladies Holiday Hoops

SULLIVAN SOUTH 49, VIRGINIA HIGH 36

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Alex Harris came through with 22 points for the Lady Rebels, who turned back the Lady Bearcats in Arby’s Ladies Holiday Hoops play.

Allie Jordan also hit double figures with 10 points for South.

Maria Wilson scored 10 for Virginia High.

RIVERDALE 55, GATE CITY 47

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Alasia Hayes was nearly unstoppable for Riverdale in the Arby’s Ladies Holiday Hoops tourney, firing up 30 points. Katelyn Worley added 11 points in the win.

Sarah Thompson put up 16 points and Riley Houseright finished with 10 for Gate City.

MORRISTOWN EAST 50, TENNESSEE HIGH 40

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Devasia Kyle led the Lady Hurricanes to a victory in the Arby’s Ladies Holiday Hoops event, scoring 15 points. Sable Burnside added 12 points and Finley Surber had 10.

Annie Hayes and Kenzie Nickels each totaled 11 points for Tennessee High, and Riley Fritts finished with 10.

ST. JOSEPH CENTRAL 75, CHEROKEE 56

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Grace Hutson scored 21 points to power St. Joseph Central to a victory over Georgia’s Cherokee in Arby’s Ladies Holiday Hoops action.

Hannah Roberts added 13 points and Bailee Adkins 11.

Ashlyn Andrus led Cherokee in scoring with 12 points.

BOYS

RYE COVE 62, PATRICK HENRY 50

GLADE SPRING — Ethan Chavez recorded his first career triple-double, tallying 20 points, 13 rebounds and 10 blocks in the Eagles’ nondistrict victory.

Mason Hardin hit four 3-pointers on his way to 16 points, Matthew Rhoton scored 12 and Zach Baker added 11 for Rye Cove (4-1).

Dakota Rector sank seven 3s to record his game-high total for the Rebels.

WISE CENTRAL 64, PENN TRAFFORD 55

ORLANDO, Fla. — Isaiah McAmis scored 26 points — getting 16 of them in the second quarter — to power the Warriors over Penn Trafford in the KSA Tournament.

Elijah Hayes contributed 15 points and Brody Allison 14. Allison’s total included four made 3-pointers.

Logan Ealy led the Pioneers in scoring with 17 points, and Caleb Yeary tallied 16.

NOTRE DAME 45, UNION 35

GATLINBURG — Cal Price scored 16 and Hayden Spurgeon 11 to lead Notre Dame over Union in the Great Smoky Mountains Classic.

Malachi Jenkins and Alex Rasnick led the Bears with eight points each.

LEE HIGH 64, THOMAS WALKER 46

EWING — Jacob Whitaker led the Generals to a decisive victory on the road over Thomas Walker, scoring 20 points.

Jaxon Collier chipped in with 15 points and Brayden Bundy aided the cause with 14.

SULLIVAN NORTH 41, TWIN SPRINGS 32

KINGSPORT — Trey Williams tallied 13 points in leading the Golden Raiders over the Titans in this Tennessee-Virginia border matchup.

Jacob Cross produced a dozen points and Christian Hill added nine to the Sullivan North cause.

Bradley Owens finished with 11 points and Connor Lane scored eight for Twin Springs.

DAVID CROCKETT 101, JELLICO 68

JELLICO — David Crockett fell one basket shy of hitting the century mark in game with Jellico earlier this season. This time, behind sophomore point guard Dawson Wagner’s 28 points and eight assists, the Pioneers reached it.

David Crockett had six players in double-digit scoring. Prince Kollie did his part with 14 points and six rebounds, and Eric Dunbar also ended with 14 points. Donta Hackler contributed 13 points, Mack Hensley had 11 points and nine assists, and Mason Britton coupled 10 points with five rebounds.

SULLIVAN CENTRAL 66, JOHNSON COUNTY 57 (Cheryl Gray 📸📸)

BLOUNTVILLE — Ty Barb and Joltin Harrison combined for 45 points to lead the Cougars over the Longhorns in the Three Rivers Conference matchup.

Barb hit 9 of 13 attempts from the field in a 23-point performance. Harrison knocked down four 3-point shots and scored 22 points. Bryson Crabtree and Dawson Arnold had seven each.

Michael Oxentine and Lucas Phillips paced Johnson County with 14 and 13 points. Darren Cunningham chipped in nine, and Clayton Cross and Gavin Ward added eight each.

STONE MEMORIAL 63, ELIZABETHTON 54

COOKEVILLE — Nico Ashley came through with a 27-point night, but the Cyclones couldn’t take down the homestanding Panthers.

Jake Roberts added 17 points to Elizabethton’s efforts.

Zach Street had 19 points to lead Stone Memorial, which saw Chris Coudriet finish with 12 points.

CLOUDLAND 70, AVERY COUNTY, N.C. 55

NEWLAND, N.C. — Conner Birchfield led four Cloudland players in double figures with 19 points, and the Highlanders rolled in this border battle.

Hunter Shell and Elijah Blair each contributed 15 points. Bentley Gilbert came through with 10 and Hayden Shell had nine.

Silas Barinowski was Avery County’s leading scorer with 23 points. Troy Hoilman scored 11 and Jonas Bowman had 10.

UNAKA 38, ROCKWOOD 35

ROCKWOOD — Will Sexton scored 14 points, including four game-clinching free throws down the stretch, for the Rangers.

Ryan Johnson hit three shots from 3-point range to tally nine points and Devin Ramsey scored eight.

Nate Brackett had 25 of his team’s 35 points, including all 10 points in the first quarter.

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