Chris Brown’s Daniel Boone team rallied from down 10 points with under two minutes left to play but came up short in a 70-67 loss at Greeneville on Monday.
Kaely Gose, a senior at Milligan and Gate City alum, was named the Appalachian Athletic Conference women’s basketball player of the week on Monday.
Middle Tennessee State’s Courtney Whitson, a former Dobyns-Bennett standout, was named the Conference USA freshman of the week on Monday.
Isaiah Tisdale had 26 points and 12 rebounds, hitting 6 of 9 from 3-point range, and ETSU defeated Western Carolina 85-66 on Saturday night at Ramsey Center.
Jordan Bowden scored 21 points, and the Vols beat the Commodores 66-45 Saturday, their fifth straight win in the series and their longest winning streak in the in-state rivalry in 38 years.
An injury-plagued Virginia-Wise women’s basketball team used a fourth-quarter rally Saturday to stop a three-game SAC skid.
Also in Friday’s high school roundup, Jada Smith recorded her 1,000th career point and finished with 19 to lead the Union girls to a 57-20 win at John Battle.
Daniel Boone and David Crockett produced one of those it’s-too-bad-somebody-had-to-lose Big 7 games Friday night, a double-overtime affair that could have gone either way.
In a game that resembled Science Hill and Dobyns-Bennett hardwood battles of the distant past, the Hilltoppers overcame the extremely stubborn Indians 76-73 in overtime at The New Gym.
The Eastside girls basketball team got some respect the best way possible Friday. The Lady Spartans earned it.
After a sluggish first half, Science Hill’s girls expanded their lead from four to 15 points in a strong third quarter and rode the momentum to a 45-33 victory over Dobyns-Bennett on Friday night at The New Gym.
After Audrey Evans knocked down a shot to lift the Volunteer girls to a 34-33 comeback win, the Cherokee boys took command in the third quarter to secure a split of Friday night’s Big 7 games in Church Hill.
Sullivan South scored the first 11 points of Friday’s Three Rivers Conference boys basketball matchup with visiting Happy Valley and the Rebels went on to claim an impressive 76-34 victory over the injury-riddled Warriors.
The varsity basketball teams of Sullivan Central and Tennessee High settled for a split of Friday's nonconference twin bill in Blountville. After the Lady Cougars doubled up the Lady Vikings 62-31, the Tennessee High boys race off with an 89-47
Sullivan Central welcomed University High for nonconference basketball games Thursday, and Cheryl Gray was on hand to capture all the excitement and action.