Sevier County held to 32 in loss
It was an ugly night for Sevier County.
Cody Underwood had 11 points but nobody else scored more than seven for the offensively challenged Smoky Bears in a 37-32 loss to Jefferson County. Sevier County (6-3, 3-1 2-AAA) combined for just eight points in the first and third quarters.
“We talked about it, that Jacob (Whaley) can’t keep getting 25, 30 every night,” said Bears coach Ken Wright. “Somebody’s going to shut him down and these other guys are going to have to pick him up. We just didn’t have guys step up.”
The 32 points was Sevier County’s lowest output since Nov. 28, 2009 when the Bears had 32 in a loss to Bearden. Whaley had four points on Friday, while Trent Pope had seven. Micah Baker and Jesse Adams also added four. The Patriots (11-2, 4-0) got 18 from Noah Carter.
Cherokee 52, Seymour 33
ROGERSVILLE — The Eagles (6-5, 2-2 2-AAA) didn’t have anybody reach double figures.
Austin Arrington had nine while Matt Dupes scored seven against a tough Cherokee defense.
“We just didn’t have a very good shooting night,” said Seymour coach Tony Buell. “We were down 12 at half. They played pretty well. We didn’t and that’s usually a bad combination.”
Gatlinburg-Pittman 91, Union 85
MAYNARDVILLE — Thomas Mackey and Steffen Schroeder each scored 20 to lead the high-octane Highlanders (12-1) to the victory.
Clay Leatherwood added 15 while Noah Clinton chipped in with 12.
“We’re pushing tempo,” said G-P coach A.J. Bennett. “That’s what we do. Union pushed with us. ...I think, they pushed with us and I think second half they got a little fatigued. We made stops when we had to. Late in the game we buckled down and got stops when we needed it.”
GirlsSeymour 60, Cherokee 25
ROGERSVILLE — Hannah Schrimpsher had 16 and Lexi Justus scored 13 for the Eagles (6-5, 2-2 2-AAA) in the victory.
Mariah Flynn added nine as eight Seymour players record points. The Eagles allowed just six points in the middle two quarters, including a 21-2 advantage in the second that allowed them to pull away.
Gatlinburg-Pittman 62, Union County 45
MAYNARDVILLE — The Highlanders were up 17 by halftime and cruised to the victory.
Haris Price had 19 points while Dannie Luczak chipped in with 14. Julia Maloney added seven points. It’s G-P’s fourth win in their last five games. The Highlanders are now 10-3 with a trip to Hancock County on Monday.