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McAmis, Hayes topple Central records in win vs. Battle

From staff reports • Jan 25, 2020 at 1:30 PM

NORTON — The Wise Central boys basketball team had all kinds of reasons to celebrate Friday night.

Not only did the Warriors roll to a 78-43 Mountain 7 District win over visiting John Battle, a couple of their star players also rewrote the school’s record book in the process.

Isaiah McAmis scored 29 points and became Central’s all-time scoring leader with 1,392 and Elijah Hayes put his name in the book as the school’s all-time assists leader with 179.

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Hayes also fired up 20 points in the big win.

Reed Samuel led the Trojans in with 17 points.

ABINGDON 57, RIDGEVIEW 42

ABINGDON — Jake Thacker netted 22 points and River Carter had 10 rebounds to go with eight points to power the Falcons to the Mountain 7 home win.

Gabe Brown was the leading scorer for the Wolfpack after closing with 15 points.

TWIN SPRINGS 63, CASTLEWOOD 58

CASTLEWOOD — Connor Lane poured in 21 points to boost the Titans to a big Cumberland District road win.

Brad Owens chipped in with 13 points and Justin Reed added 10 to the winning cause.

Zach Owens led the Blue Devils with 19 points. Jacob Vance added 13 and Hunter Hicks finished with 12.

J.I. BURTON 70, THOMAS WALKER 49

NORTON -— Jonah Cochrane scored 17 points and the Raiders overpowered the Pioneers in a Cumberland matchup.

Trevor Culbertson chipped in with 15 points and Mikey Culbertson had 11 for J.I. Burton.

Caleb Yeary led the Pioneers with 16 points and Logan Ely finished with 13.

DANIEL BOONE 56, CHEROKEE 50

GRAY — Daniel Boone set an early tone by scoring the first seven points of the game in its Big 7 Conference win over Cherokee.

Colby Backus powered his way to a 15-point performance to lead the Trailblazers. Cade Norris finished with 14 points and Jared Adkins ended with 11.

Breiydon Gilliam was the leading scorer for Cherokee with 12 points. Carter Metz and Jonathan Fulkerson each scored seven.

SULLIVAN NORTH 61, CLOUDLAND 39

ROAN MOUNTAIN — Trey Williams authored an 18-point performance to lead the Golden Raiders to the road win over the Highlanders.

CJ Mardis was a force inside with 14 points and Bryson Vance ended with eight.

Hunter Shell was the leader for Cloudland with 14 points. Connor Birchfield finished with 13.

HAPPY VALLEY 64, JOHNSON COUNTY 44

ELIZABETHTON — Dylan Willis poured in 21 points and the Warriors snapped their double-digit losing streak.

With a couple more players returning to the lineup from injury, Happy Valley rolled to a 32-14 halftime lead. Will Tittle scored 13 points, Blake Young came through with 10 points and Landon Babb accounted for eight.

Lucas Phillips paced Johnson County with 13 points. Zack Parsons scored 10.

WEST GREENE 68, PROVIDENCE ACADEMY 54

JOHNSON CITY — Ethan Turner led a trio of Buffaloes in double figures with 18 points in the win.

Allen Vaughn netted 17 points and Jacob Stimmel scored 16.

Toby Crabtree harvested 15 points for Providence. Sam McAllister also hit double figures with 11 points.

TRI-CITIES CHRISTIAN 64, ACTS 54

BLOUNTVILLE — Drew Correll finished with 20 points and seven rebounds in the victory for the Eagles (12-5).

Gavyn Etter knocked down four shots from 3-point range in an 18-point performance and Adam Pigeon totaled 10 points, 10 rebounds and six assists.

Andre Fancher had 12 points to lead ACTS. Isaiah Chapman had 11.

GIRLS

WISE CENTRAL 46, JOHN BATTLE 37 (Sammy Belcher 📸📸)

WISE — Hannah Carter powered in a double-double — dropping 16 points and grabbing 11 rebounds — and the Lady Warriors defended their home turf against Mountain 7 foe John Battle.

Hannah Large added nine points, all from 3-point range.

Bethany Smith was the top scorer for the Lady Trojans with 15 points, including four long-range buckets, and Anna McKee finished with 14 points.

THOMAS WALKER 57, J.I. BURTON 28

EWING — Lakin Burke scored 20 points to help Thomas Walker roll over J.I. Burton at home in a Cumberland matchup. Abby Bullins aided the winning cause with 13 points.

KJ Jenkins led the Lady Raiders with 12 points and Abby Phipps 10.

EASTSIDE 74, RYE COVE 23

COEBURN — The Lady Spartans placed five players in double figures in overwhelming the Lady Eagles in Cumberland play.

Anna Whited led the way with 22 points. Kaylee Yates added 15, Kacy Jones chipped in with 12 and Carrie Yates posted a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds. Haley Fleming finished with 10 points.

DANIEL BOONE 46, CHEROKEE 33

GRAY — The Lady ’Blazers put on a defensive clinic in the first half, trapping the Lady Chiefs often and limiting them to eight points.

Cherokee mounted a big comeback in the second half, cutting the lead to nine with less than two minutes to go.

Jaycie Jenkins and Maddie Bunting put the game away with a pair of late scores. Jenkins finished with a game-high 25 points, while Bunting was next on the list with eight points.

Macy McDavid scored 11 points to lead Cherokee, which also got an eight-point effort from Destiny Jarnigan.

SCIENCE HILL 59, TENNESSEE HIGH 31

JOHNSON CITY — The Lady Hilltoppers (15-7, 7-0 Big 7) rolled but lost standout post player Kijanae Marion to an ankle injury in the second half.

Erin Egerbrecht paced Science Hill in scoring, totaling 12 points and knocking down four 3-pointers. Marion was right in step with 11 points before her exit.

Jeila Greenlee, Alasia Smith and Kat Patton Rachel totaled eight points apiece.

Tori Ryan led Tennessee High (5-19, 1-7) with eight points.

JOHNSON COUNTY 49, HAPPY VALLEY 30

ELIZABETHTON — Sadie Stout and Taylor Cox combined for 33 points and the Lady Longhorns held the Lady Warriors to 19 points over the first three quarters.

Stout had 18 points and Cox totaled 15.

Shalyn Whitson and Jaiden Clark each scored nine points to lead Happy Valley.

WEST GREENE 55, PROVIDENCE ACADEMY 43

JOHNSON CITY — Megan Daniels scored a dozen points and Madi Brown added 10 as the Lady Buffaloes charged past the Lady Knights.

Christen Sholes had 24 of Providence’s points, with 15 of them coming from 3-point range. Sholes achieved a major highlight by reaching the 1,000-point career mark (1,011) with the Lady Knights.

Katie Cross had nine points and five steals for Providence. Callie Burchette totaled seven blocked shots to go with eight rebounds while Madie Ball accumulated nine boards and Mary McAllister eight.

CLOUDLAND DEF. SULLIVAN NORTH, FORFEIT

ROAN MOUNTAIN — Decimated by injuries and illness, the Lady Golden Raiders were forced to forfeit Friday’s Watauga Valley Conference game against the Lady Highlanders because they didn’t have enough players available.

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