Union took advantage of 19 Rye Cove turnovers to take a 60-29 nondistrict girls basketball win Monday on the Lady Eagles’ court.
The Sullivan North defense held strong in the second half on Monday night and the Golden Raiders boys basketball team scored a nonconference win over Tri-Cities Christian, 67-37.
Malica Monk hit a jumper with 3.6 seconds left to lift the Arkansas women’s basketball team to an 80-76 win over Tennessee — the Lady Vols’ fifth straight loss, their longest skid in nearly half a century.
Johnson County hasn’t lost since November, and in the process the Longhorns boys basketball team has become the front-runner in a tough Three Rivers Conference.
While six top 10 men’s basketball teams lost last week, Tennessee kept rolling amid chaos across the AP Top 25.
One night removed from surpassing 1,000 points in his career, Gate City’s Bradley Dean had a stellar night for the Blue Devils.
UNC Greensboro led the entire way and held off ETSU 75-68 in a Southern Conference game Saturday at Freedom Hall.
After No. 1 Duke lost to Syracuse on Monday and No. 2 Michigan fell at Wisconsin on Saturday, Tennessee could lead the AP Top 25 on Monday for the first time since 2008.
Among other games Friday, Eastside swept a Cumberland twin bill with Twin Springs, Union and Ridgeview split their games and the Johnson County boys handed Elizabethton its first Three Rivers loss.
Boone held off Crockett 76-66 in a key Big 7 basketball game on the night the Pioneers honored their 2018 Region 1-5A football and District 1-AAA softball championship teams.
University High went to Sullivan North on Friday and gave the Golden Raiders a Watauga Valley Conference basketball lesson.
In a conference full of .500 teams, Central’s girls just keep winning every time out. The Lady Cougars upped their league record to 7-0 with a hard-fought 46-38 win over the Lady Rebels.
“It feels good to get one, especially against your rival. Hopefully we can build off this because we’ve got a lot of home games coming down the stretch here. I feel like we’ve been on the road all year.”
Gate City still got big points and quality play from Zac Ervin and Bradley Dean but other players stepped up and played bigger roles in a 79-65 Mountain 7 win at Lee on Friday.
In a game where offense was at a premium, Science Hill’s Jeila Greenlee delivered the crushing strike and Dobyns-Bennett suffered its first Big 7 loss of the season, falling 37-30 on Friday.