GATLINBURG-PITTMAN GIRLS BASKETBALL 64, SOUTH GREENE 58
Gatlinburg-Pittman started fast against the Lady Rebels on Monday night, going up 19-10 after one quarter, but they stalled in the second and South Greene took a 27-25 lead into the half.
After trailing, 42-41, going into the fourth quarter, sophomore Maddy Newman scored eight points over the course of the final eight minutes and senior Kayle Yates hit two three pointers for the Lady Highlanders to clinch the win.
Sophomore Leah Stinnett had a big night behind the arc as she hit five threes and scored 16 points, while Yates also hit several three pointers with four.
Newman was the team’s second leading scorer with 15, while Yates added 14 points.
Gatlinburg-Pittman (14-3 overall) only got to the free-throw line five times in the win, but they did hit four.
The Lady Highlanders, who ranked No. 6 in the state in 2A in the first poll that came out this week, hosted Cocke County late on Tuesday night.
NORTHVIEW ACADEMY GIRLS BASKETBALL 54, GIBBS 29
A strong defensive performance lifted Northview Academy over 3A District 2 opponent Gibbs on Monday night.
The Lady Cougars jumped out to a double-digit lead early as they held the Lady Eagles to six points in the first quarter and seven in the second.
They led 24-13 at the half before they pulled even further away in the second half.
Northview Academy (9-6 overall, 2-0 in 3A District 2) defense turned Gibbs over often as it allowed them to weather a poor shooting night.
They recorded 22 steals in the win with Clare Torres grabbing six, but the Lady Cougars did shoot only 29.4% from the field.
Sophomore Reagan Brown led the way with 20 points for the Lady Cougars as she hit four three pointers and went 8-16 shooting from the field.
Fellow sophomore Josie Horner scored 17 points and added seven rebounds in the win.
Northview Academy hosted Morristown East on Tuesday night.