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Haynes, McAmis power Warriors to Blue Bracket title

From staff reports • Dec 22, 2019 at 2:00 AM

ORLANDO, Fla. — Isaiah McAmis and Elijah Haynes shared Most Valuable Player honors after helping the Wise Central boys basketball team capture the KSA Blue Bracket tournament title Saturday afternoon.

Haynes had a game-high 26 points in the Warriors’ 56-45 win over David Douglas in the final.

McAmis added a dozen in the capper, which sent the 5-1 Warriors to the best start in school history. Brody Allison and Tre Mullins each added six points.

Emanuel Muange had 14 points and Jermaine Robinson added 12 for the Scots, out of Portland, Oregon.

UNION 58, CALVARY CHRISTIAN, KY. 46

GATLINBURG — Alex Rasnick led the way with 13 points and the Bears made themselves at home in the Smoky Mountain Classic.

Malachi Jenkins was right behind with 12 points, and the list of other leading scorers for Union was like a countdown: Sean Cusano with nine, Noah Jordan with eight, Bradley Bunch with seven and Caiden Bartee with six.

MUSCLE SHOALS, ALA. 82, EASTSIDE 62

GATLINBURG — Although outmuscled by the Trojans from Alabama, the Spartans were powered by a 27-point performance from all-state guard Ethan Powers.

Freshman Eli McCoy had nine points and four rebounds and Will Stansberry Jr. accounted for six points and four rebounds. Luke Kirk dished out four assists.

YORK INSTITUTE 71, ELIZABETHTON 59

COOKEVILLE — Nico Ashley scored 27 points for a second straight night for Elizabethton, but the Cyclones came up short against Alvin C. York Institute at the Stone Memorial Holiday tournament.

William Willocks tallied 10 points and Jordan Haynes hit three 3-point shots to finish the game with nine.

Noah Smith fired in 29 points in the Dragons’ victory. Roger Meadows added 19 points and Riley Cooper 13.

GIRLS

CHEROKEE, GA., 57, GATE CITY 33

BRISTOL, Tenn. — The Peach State visitors rolled out to a 33-15 halftime lead to drench the Lady Blue Devils in the Arby’s Ladies Holiday Hoops tournament.

Kate Johnson paced Cherokee with 17 points.

Sarah Thompson, an all-tournament selection, scored 13 points and Riley Houseright totaled 10 for Gate City.

MCDOWELL 44, WISE CENTRAL 35

ORLANDO, Fla. — The powerhouse from Pennsylvania held the three-time defending VHSL Class 2 champions to two points in the first quarter at the KSA tournament.

Rachel Helsley scored 17 to lead the Lady Trojans in the win. Julia Miller and Sydney Keinath added seven apiece.

Hannah Large was Central’s leading scorer with 10 points. Hannah McAmis registered nine points.

RIDGEVIEW 55, PAINTSVILLE, KY. 23

GATLINBURG — The Lady Wolfpack captured the Red Bracket championship at the Smoky Mountain Classic after holding Paintsville to just nine second-half points.

Brooklyn Frazier had 16 points and five assists for Ridgeview. Hailey Sutherland had a double-double of 15 points and 12 rebounds, along with five assists. Cassidy Thomas also scored 15 points for the winners.

Allie Hyden led the team from the Bluegrass State with nine.

MORRISTOWN EAST 36, SULLIVAN SOUTH 34

BRISTOL, Tenn. — McKenzie Littleton had 12 points and Suzie Chatman added seven for the Lady Rebels, who rallied in the fourth quarter but came up just short against the Lady Hurricanes.

Alex Harris of South was named to the Arby’s Ladies Holiday Hoops all-tournament team.

Sable Burnside had 16 points and Kiersten Bell ended with eight to lead Morristown East.

VIRGINIA HIGH 56, TENNESSEE HIGH 51

BRISTOL, Tenn. — The hoops version of the V-T game went to the Lady Bearcats thanks to 15 points from Maria Wilson and 12 apiece from Ale Syndor and Dianna Spence.

Riley Fritts paced the home team with nine points, followed by Tori Ryan with eight and Madison Blair with seven.

KNOX CATHOLIC 40, DAVID CROCKETT 34

KNOXVILLE — Mackenzie Baldwin was a force on the boards with 15 rebounds to go along with her 10 points in the Lady Pioneers’ loss.

Emma Gouge, back strong from an early-season injury, was Crockett’s leading scorer with 12 points.

PARKERSBURG, W.VA. 50, SCIENCE HILL 46

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Alasia Smith posted a team-high 18 points and Erin Egerbrecht accounted for 14, but it wasn’t enough to pull the Lady Hilltoppers through in the final day of the Crescom Holiday Invitational.

Nae Marion added eight points for Science Hill.

ELIZABETHTON 48, WEBB 38

KNOXVILLE — Showing extreme balance, the Lady Cyclones knocked off the Lady Spartans.

Lina Lyon paced Elizabethton with nine points, and Kaylen Shell and McKendra Norris each had eight points.

Madelyn Ladd scored 10 points and Shae Berry had nine for Webb.