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Crockett gets Big Seven road win at Bristol

Jeff Birchfield • Jan 14, 2020 at 10:53 PM

BRISTOL — David Crockett took an early lead and held on throughout the rest of the contest for a 53-50 road win over Tennessee High in Big Seven Conference boys’ basketball action on Tuesday night.

Eric Dunbar found the bottom of the Viking Hall nets for 15 points to lead the Pioneers. Donta Hackler tallied 13 points, while Mason Britton and Dawson Wagner each scored nine.

Tennessee High rallied to trail by one point at the end of three quarters. McHale Bright scored 12 points to lead the Vikings. Aidan Carter and Blake Fauver each had nine points. Nolan Wishon and Cole McBrayer both finished with eight.

Dobyns-Bennett 56, Cherokee 45

KINGSPORT — Played to a halftime tie, the Indians pulled away in the third quarter for the win over the Chiefs.

Zane Whitson and Malachi Hale each scored 11 points in the Dobyns-Bennett victory. Jack Browder came through with nine points and McKinley Tincher scored eight.

Breiydon Gilliam and Carter Metz each posted 16-point efforts to lead Cherokee.

Hampton 72, Johnson County 71

MOUNTAIN CITY — Jordan Bentley poured in 18 points for Hampton, which held off Lucas Phillips and the Longhorns to nab a tight non-conference win.

Hampton put three more players in doubles figures as Caleb Oaks netted 13 points, Matt Hughes 12 and Conor Jones 10.

Phillips cut loose for 33 points, sinking five 3-point shots along the way. Teammates Michael Oxentine and Clayton Cross added 11 and 10, respectively.

Falling into an early hole, Johnson County stayed close but couldn’t quite overcome the Bulldogs. The Longhorns hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

Cloudland 67, Providence Academy 46

ROAN MOUNTAIN — Hunter Shell and Elijah Blair combined for 40 points to lead the Highlanders to the win over the visiting Knights.

Shell hit five 3-pointers in a 21-point performance, while Blair finished with 19 points. Bentley Gilbert added eight points to the winning effort.

Chris Miller finished with a game-high 25 points to lead Providence Academy. Toby Crabtree was the next high scorer with seven.

Sullivan North 76, Tri-Cities Christian 57

KINGSPORT — Isaiah Pruitt cut loose for 25 points, including seven shots from 3-point range, as the Golden Raiders downed the Eagles.

Trey Williams added his 20-points worth for North, while CJ Mardis and Bryson Vance ended in double figures with 11 and 10 points, respectively.

Gavyn Etter paced Tri-Cities with 19 points and four assists. Adam Pigeon had a double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds, while Drew Correll finished with nine points.

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GIRLS

David Crockett 54, Tennessee High 41

BRISTOL — Emma Gouge had 17 points and a dozen rebounds to lead the Lady Pioneers to the Big Seven Conference win over the Lady Vikings.

Emily Trivette hit four shots behind the 3-point line to score 16 points. Makenzie Baldwin finished with nine points and nine rebounds, while Zoe Sanders ended with eight.

Tennessee High got a 16-point effort from Annie Hayes and Riley Fritts came through with eight points.

Dobyns-Bennett 65, Cherokee 18

KINGSPORT — Dobyns-Bennett's girls made easy work of the Lady Chiefs, using a 16-0 first-half spurt to roll to a 36-9 halftime lead and a routine victory.

Elle Francis led the Tribe with 13 points, hitting four of the team’s eight 3-point jumpers. Jabrea Johnson had 10 points, while Megan Ayers and Caitlin Wallace each had nine in the balanced D-B attack.

Cherokee (6-13, 0-5) was led by the six-point game of Sam Tilson.

Johnson County 51, Hampton 17

MOUNTAIN CITY — The Lady Longhorns raced out to a 27-9 halftime lead and romped to the easy win over the Lady Bulldogs.

Taylor Cox went 7 of 13 from the field as part of her 20-point effort. Sadie Stout hit a trio of 3-point shots to score 11.

Linsey Jenkins led Hampton with five points.

Cloudland 58, Providence Academy 18

ROAN MOUNTAIN — Cloudland’s pressure got to the Lady Knights early as the Lady Highlanders bolted out to a 32-3 halftime lead.

Gracie Freeman had the honors of Cloudland’s leading scorer with 11 points, while Kenzie Birchfield and Jasmine Birchfield each scored 10.

Christen Sholes had 10 of Providence Academy’s 18 points.

Sullivan North 58, Tri-Cities Christian 26

KINGSPORT — Freshman Kierra Kotee made her presence felt with a 15-point performance for the Lady Raiders in the win over the Lady Eagles.

Sahara Bates totaled 12 points for North and Maddy Winters had 10. Taylor Cochran added eight to the mix.

Lydia Smith totaled a dozen points to lead Tri-Cities. Grace Williams was next high with seven points.