Elizabethton beat Sullivan Central 59-47 on Monday in the District 1-AA tournament final, the Lady Cougars’ first loss to a team from Tennessee this basketball season.
J.I. Burton felt the pressure late, but Caleb Church’s squad never gave in. Such doggedness helped the Raiders fight off Chilhowie 51-44 on Monday night and advance to the Region 1D tournament quarterfinals.
The District 1-AA girls basketball tournament concluded Monday with an upset: Elizabethton knocked off top-seeded Sullivan Central 59-47 to capture the title. In the third-place game, Johnson County fought its way to a 52-46 victory over host
Powered by the inside game of Abby Bullins and Lakin Burke, the Thomas Walker girls advanced to the Region 1D quarterfinals with a 58-43 win over Rural Retreat on Monday.
A basketball team with a 25-4 record might not appear to need a boost two games from the end of the regular season, but that is what’s about to happen for East Tennessee State.
Southwest Virginia basketball teams in our area tip off regional tournament action this week, starting with first-round Region 1D games Monday. The Region 2D events start Tuesday with the boys’ quarterfinals. The 2D girls quarterfinals follow Wednesday.
Michael McMeans’ South squad will take on Elizabethton in Tuesday’s District 1-AA title game. In Monday’s girls final, streaking Sullivan Central will meet Elizabethton after the Lady Cyclones edged Sullivan East in double overtime.
Slowing the tempo and catching fire the last 10 minutes of the first half, second-seeded Ridgeview thumped homestanding Abingdon by a 66-50 count Saturday night to win the Mountain 7 District girls basketball tournament.
Science Hill turned up the defensive intensity to sweep both District 1-AAA boys and girls basketball championships Saturday night at Cherokee.
Even after Saturday’s 72-58 win over Wingate, Virginia-Wise’s women’s basketball team is still on the outside looking in for a bid to the SAC tournament. But the window the Cavaliers are looking through does have a little crack in it.
The top three teams in the Southern Conference race were seriously threatened Saturday. But when the smoke cleared, order had been restored and ETSU was still in first place.
No. 13 Auburn ended a two-game losing streak by rallying for a 73-66 win over Tennessee on Saturday.
The Eastside boys and girls basketball teams both got the better of Twin Springs in Friday’s Cumberland District tournament finals at Virginia-Wise’s Prior Convocation Center.
Friday’s District 1-A tournament action saw the boys of University High and Cloudland and the girls of Hampton and Unaka come away with wins.
Bullying is not cool, the marquee says out front of Gate City High School, but Friday night the Blue Devils bullied their 80th straight league foe and won yet another Mountain 7 District boys basketball championship.