Northview Academy and freshman DJ Thompson split their two games at on Saturday versus Grace Christian and Concord Christian.

Concord Christian 68, Northview Academy 50The Cougars started slow and never were able to recover against Concord Christian on Saturday.

They trailed 19-7 after one quarter and 38-22 at the half, but sophomore Richard Bell did lead the way with 22 points.

Concord Christian had six players score nine or more points in the game.

“We lost to a really good Concord Christian team,” Northview Academy head coach Cory Harkleroad said. “We were missing two senior starters in Caden Swann and Conner Weyant as they were traveling back from the Beta Convention in Nashville. I thought we had some young guys step up and play well though. If anything, this developed some depth, and Richard Bell played really well and carried us.”

Northview Academy 37, Grace Christian 30

Northview Academy earned a win in a defensive showdown on Saturday.

They trailed to the Rams, 20-16, at the half, but Bell scored six points in the third quarter and they pulled ahead 28-25 heading into the fourth.

Harkleroad was proud of the defensive effort as they allowed only 10 second half points.

Bell led the way with 11 points, while freshman DJ Thompson added eight.

“We got a good win against Grace Christian,” Harkleroad said. “I was really proud of our effort and energy on the defensive side of the ball. We struggled to score offensively but our defense was really good tonight and got us the win.”

Karns 72, Sevier County 66 Sevier County was led by the trio of Caleb Tarwater, Cooper Takacs and Reed Ownby against Karns, but their efforts weren’t enough.

They scored 62 of the teams 66 points with Takacs leading the way with 26.

The second quarter is when Karns took over. Sevier County led 23-17 after one quarter, but then Karns took a 43-36 lead into the half and never looked back.

Tarwater had 19 points, and Ownby finished with 17 points, while Gavin Joslin and Camden Parrish each scored two.

Clinton 60, Sevier County 50 Sevier County (1-2) trailed by five, 27-22, at Clinton at halftime on Saturday, but then the lead was extended to 14, 44-30, at the end of the third quarter.

Sevier County shot only 40%, 8-20, in the loss.

Takacs led the way once again with 15 points, while Parrish scored 11.