Gatlinburg-Pittman boys basketball 64, Hancock County 41

The Highlanders second and third quarter performance helped them pull away from Hancock County on Tuesday night.

Gatlinburg-Pittman (9-4, 3-0) outscored the Indians 15-8 and 21-8 in the two quarters respectively to take a 49-26 lead into the fourth quarter.

The Highlanders had 10 players score in the win, and Houston Byrd had a team high 15 points. Kevin Burkett and Ethan Stinnett both scored 10 points.

Gatlinburg-Pittman went to the foul line 26 times compared to Hancock County’s seven, but they only made 16 of the 26.

The win was the fourth in a row for the Highlanders.

Gatlinburg-Pittman girls basketball 55, Hancock County 18

Defense has been the name of the game as of late for the Lady Highlanders, and they did their thing on Tuesday night.

They held Hancock County to two points in the first quarter and roared out to a 16-2 lead.

Gatlinburg-Pittman hit only one three, but they made 22 field goals and went 10-11 at the free throw line.

Hancock County went 0-6 from the charity stripe.

Maddy Newman led the way with 11 points, while Taylor Reed and Sydney McCarty had 10 each.

Gatlinburg-Pittman (10-7, 2-1) has won five of six and held opponents to 22 points or less in four of their last six games.

Northview Academy boys basketball 58, Union County 54

The Cougars picked up a big district win on Tuesday night after being tied at the end of the first quarter and at halftime.

Northview Academy (6-7, 2-3) outscored Union County 20-12 in the third quarter and hung on for the close win.

Conner Weyant scored 10 points in the final quarter to help them close out the win. He finished with a team high 18 points, while Preston Hickey had 13.

“I am really proud of our guys tonight picking up a big district road win against a a very good Union County team,” Northview Academy head coach Cory Harkleroad said. “Just like the other night against Carter we went into the half tied, but we really came out in the second half and played well. Our defensive intensity tonight was as good as it has been all year.”

“Union County is never an easy place to win so for us to come away with a win is a big confidence booster for us. I am really proud of our guys. We dressed 10 guys tonight and all 10 contributed in some way. This was a good team win for us and hopefully we can build on it and keep getting better.”

Northview Academy girls basketball 81, Union County 29

The Lady Cougars started red hot in the first quarter scoring 36 points over the first eight minutes of the contest.

The contest was all but over by halftime as they led 48-16.

Lexi Bates led Northview Academy (16-1, 5-0) with 22 points and six assists, while Campbell Penland added 18 points and eight assists.

Sierra Bates nearly had a double double with 10 points and nine rebounds, while Josie Horner had 12 points.

{p class=”p1”}The Lady Cougars took 69 shots and made 37 for 54%. They had 17 offensive rebounds, 14 steals and 29 assists in the dominant win.

{}”We did a nice job coming out from the beginning again tonight. If we had to line up and play teams individually one-on-one, we wouldn’t win many games. Thankfully basketball is five-on-five, and when we play together like we did tonight we can be very dangerous,” Northview Academy head coach Brooke Shelley said.

”We shared the ball extremely well tonight with 29 assists. When we share the ball that well, passing up good looks for great looks, we are pretty tough. I’m really proud of the girls and their performance tonight.”

Pigeon Forge girls basketball 59, Gibbs 24

The Lady Tigers bounced back on Tuesday night by taking a 15 point lead into halftime on the road.

They allowed only six points in every quarter and Sarah Teaster made nine shots for a team high 18 points in the win.

Pigeon Forge (7-8, 3-2) has won three of their last four games heading into a big district showdown on Friday night at Northview Academy.

Kailee Bradley added 12 points in the win, while Halle Hensley, Ana Naas and Paiton Whaley all had eight each.

Pigeon Forge boys basketball 76, Gibbs 74 (OT)

Keegan Rayfield, Hussein Al-Sultani and Bryson King helped the Tigers (6-8, 2-3) come back and lifted them to a narrow district road victory in overtime.

Al-Sultani scored five overtime points, King had four and Rayfield had three down the stretch in the win.

Rayfield led the way with 24 points for the game, while Al-Sultani added 14 in the game that was tied at 64 after regulation.

The Tigers led 30-21 at halftime, but defensive breakdowns in the third quarter saw them fall behind 54-46 entering the fourth quarter before rallying to tie the game.

Sevier County girls basketball 63, Carter 29

The Sevier County Bearettes’ strong third quarter propelled them to an easy victory over Carter on Tuesday night.

After trailing at the end of the first quarter and leading 23-15 at halftime, the Bearettes (16-2, 6-0) scored 30 points in the third quarter to take control of the game versus the Lady Hornets.

They forced 27 turnovers in the win and hit 11 three-point shots.

Natali Shultz led the way with 14 points on four three pointers, while Amanda Clabo had eight points, six assists and three steals. Emma Huskey had six points and five steals.

Sevier County boys basketball 64, Carter 28

The Smoky Bears’ defensive effort propelled them to a convincing victory on Tuesday night.

After a slow first half offensively, The Smoky Bears took off in the third quarter as Sevier County (13-6, 5-1) extended their halftime lead of 22-13 to 54-24 at the end of the third quarter.

Jonathan Zhao scored 12 of his team high 23 points in the third quarter, while Donovan Miller hit two threes in the quarter.

Danny Stanton added 12 points, while Tyler Wilson had 10.

The Smoky Bears have won five in a row and six of seven.

“We were up nine and came out and had a 32 point third quarter,” Sevier County head coach Ken Wright said. “We played outstanding on defense. I am proud of our effort and intensity.”

Seymour girls basketball 78, Morristown East 41

The Lady Eagles scored 33 points in the second quarter to put away Morristown East early on Tuesday night.

They led by 22 at the half and 11 players scored in the win for Seymour.

Maci Pitner scored 12 of her 17 points in the second quarter, while Emily Russell added nine of her 15 points in the second quarter.

Kaylen Schultz was the other double figure scorer with 10 points, and the Lady Eagles (7-6, 1-2) hit 11 three pointers in the win

The King’s Academy girls basketball 53, Knoxville Catholic 28

Bailey Burgess has been hitting her stride for the Lady Lions as of late, and she nearly outscored Knoxville Catholic on Tuesday night.

She put up 23 points in the easy victory along with four rebounds and three assists.

Emma McCarter had nine points, while Raley Snodgrass and Amelia Pfeiffer had six each. Snodgrass led the team with nine rebounds.

Knoxville Catholic 65, The King’s Academy boys basketball 26

Morristown East 76, Seymour boys basketball 37