Sevier County 48, Farragut 39
Sevier County freshman Cybil Penland led the way with 20 points in the Bearettes (3-0) win over the Lady Admirals on Saturday.
She hit three triples as Sevier County trailed 24-23 at the half, but they held Farragut (1-2) to only five points in the third quarter as they pulled away in the second half.
Junior Hailey Williams chipped in nine points, while Emma Fowler and Kinley Loveday each had eight points.
Sevier County 40, Alcoa 30 Sevier County’s defense played strong in both games on Saturday as they held the Lady Tornadoes scoreless in the third quarter of their win.
The Bearettes led 22-21 at the half, but they took a 29-21 lead into the fourth quarter.
Penland led the way with 15 points while Williams added eight.
Sevier County was without several players in both wins including Natali Shultz and Madison Barnes.
Northview Academy 43, Mt. Pisgah 39 The Northview Academy Lady Cougars opened their season on Saturday at Lakeway Christian with a thrilling win
The Lady Cougars led most of the contest, with a 19-15 lead at the half, but Mt Pisgah hung around, giving them a challenge.
Sophomore Reagan Brown led the way with 16 points including four three pointers. She added five steals and three rebounds as well.
Fellow sophomore Josie Horner chipped in 11 points, while Leny Torres scored two points, but she had eight assists, six rebounds and four steals.
Sarah Charkosky and Jordan White both scored seven points in the win.
South Greene 45, Northview Academy 43
Northview Academy played their second close game of the day against South Greene.
The Lady Rebels started the game on a 10-0 run, but the Lady Cougars (1-1) stormed back early to cut their lead to 12-10 at the end of the quarter.
Northview Academy hung around, but they trailed 37-33 at the end of the third quarter and weren’t able to get over the hump in the fourth, though they did outscore South Greene by two in the quarter.
Savannah Bates was the Lady Cougars leading scorer with 16 points on four three pointers, while Horner had 11 points and eight rebounds.
Brown added nine points, while Torres chipped in eight rebounds.
“We came out in our first game against Mt. Pisgah very tight. We did not do the little things very well in that game but were able to hold off a late run from Mt. Pisgah to get the first win of the season,” Northview Academy head coach Brooke Shelley said. “We bounced back in the second game against South Greene and played with much more intensity and focus. South Greene is a physical, hard-nosed team and we held our own against them. We had the ball with 3.5 seconds to go, but were unable to connect on a full court play. I was proud of the fight in the second game. We have to take better care of the ball in order to beat a good team like South Greene.”