Atwood’s big night leads Longhorns over Cougars

Jeff Birchfield • Jan 4, 2019 at 11:39 PM

MOUNTAIN CITY — Blake Atwood finished with 33 points and 13 rebounds to lead Johnson County to a 64-44 victory over Three Rivers Conference foe Sullivan Central on Friday night at Shoun Gymnasium.

Atwood made the most of his efforts at the free-throw line, converting on all nine attempts. Troy Arnold provided 11 points,10 rebounds and four assists, while Gavin Reece also finished with 11 points.

Caleb Rose paced the Cougars, who were tied at 25-all at the half, with 15 points. Trey Rosenbalm totaled 10 points and Ben Williams finished with eight.


Tennessee High 77, David Crockett 70

BRISTOL — Cole McBrayer scored 24 points, while Christian Webb totaled 19 and Nolan Wishon had 16 for the Vikings in a game that got a late start due to a blackout between the girls and boys contests.

Mack Hensley finished with 26 points, 21 of them coming from 3-point range, to lead Crockett. Mason Britton came through with 20 points and Donta Hackler ended with 11. 

Dobyns-Bennett 85, Cherokee 50

ROGERSVILLE — Tied 31-all at the half, the Indians won going away against the Chiefs.

Riamello Wadsworth led a balanced D-B scoring attack with 17 points. Jared Strickland had 14 points, while Marae Foreman and Abiah Releford each had 13. Charlie Browder threw in 12 for good measure.

Ryan Bledsoe led Cherokee with a game-high 20 points. 

Sullivan East 73, Unicoi County 64

BLUFF CITY — The Patriots rallied from a 15-point halftime deficit to defeat the Blue Devils.

Senior guard Adam Davison led the Patriots with 17 points, while Dayne Davis scored 15 points — all coming in the second half. Dustin Bartley also hit 15 points and Dylan Bartley reached double figures with 10.

Brock Thompson had 17 first-half points and 25 points overall to lead Unicoi County. Brett Lingerfelt was next on the list with 16 points.

 Chuckey-Doak 59, Happy Valley 42

ELIZABETHTON — One week after losing to the Warriors in the North Christmas tournament, the Black Knights exacted revenge with Jordan Morelock scoring 23 points and Nicholas Jennings adding 15.

Bryce Carter had a team-best 15 for Happy Valley with Luke Roberts coming through with nine.

 North Greene 57, Cloudland 47

BAILEYTON — Tom Skorsch had a 17-point night as the Huskies scored a Watauga Valley Conference win over the Highlanders.

Turner Bailey finished with 10 points and Shane Cooter ended with nine.

Conner Birchfield was the leader for Cloudland with 13 points and Robert Leeper scored 11.



David Crockett 58, Tennessee High 52

BRISTOL — The Lady Pioneers rallied from a 12-point halftime deficit to overcome the Lady Vikings.

Mackenzie Baldwin tallied 18 points and six rebounds to lead the way. Emma Gouge barely missed a double-double with 13 points and nine rebounds, while Emily Trivette scored 11 points.

LynLeigh Rhodes and Kenzie Nickels each scored a dozen to lead Tennessee High. 

Sullivan East 75, Unicoi County 43

BLUFF CITY — Kylee Wolfe hit seven 3-pointers as part of a game-high 25 points to lead the Lady Patriots to the rout of the Lady Devils.

Riley Nelson with 15 points, Kayla Honaker with 14 and Hayley Grubb with 11 provided East with other double-digit efforts.

Chloe Powers, who hit four 3-point shots, and Allee Griffith finished with 12 points apiece to lead Unicoi County.

Dobyns-Bennett 62, Cherokee 41

ROGERSVILLE — Courtney Whitson, who recently scored her 2,000th point, added to her career total with 24 points and Caitlyn Wallace finished with 11 to lead the Lady Indians.

Harper Russell had 28 points in a losing effort for the Lady Chiefs. 

Sullivan Central 52, Johnson County 45

MOUNTAIN CITY — In a double-overtime thriller, the Lady Cougars were able to overcome the Lady Longhorns behind a 22-point performance by Emma Niebruegge.

Niebruegge scored 12 of Central’s 16 points through the fourth quarter and two overtimes, including all seven in the second overtime. Abbey Crawford added 17 points for the Cougars.

Taylor Parsons had 20 points and Taylor Cox had 10 to lead Johnson County’s efforts. 

North Greene 44, Cloudland 40

BAILEYTON — Stacia Wilson had 12 points and eight rebounds as the Lady ’Landers came up just short against the Lady Huskies.

Trinity Vines had seven points and Jasmine Birchfield grabbed six rebounds. Megan Lunsford had a stat line of five points, five rebounds and five assists.

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