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2017 TSSAA (Tennessee) Blue Cross Boys Basketball Championships

Division 1 Class A, 2A, & 3A

Murphy Center

Middle Tennessee State University

Murfreesboro, TN

March 15-18, 2017

2017 by Ron Harrison

 

 

 

March 15th

 

Independence

63

Bearden

48

Class 3A

Quarterfinal

Southwind

59

Oakland

40

Class 3A

Quarterfinal

Memphis East

76

East Hamilton

56

Class 3A

Quarterfinal

Oak Ridge

53

Brentwood

45

Class 3A

Quarterfinal

Knoxville Catholic

78

Macon County

46

Class 2A

Quarterfinal

Whites Creek

60

Sheffield

50

Class 2A

Quarterfinal

 

March 16th

 

Haywood

82

Brainerd

72

Class 2A

Quarterfinal

Maplewood

71

Sullivan East

55

Class 2A

Quarterfinal

Knoxville Grace

62

Humboldt

59

Class A

Quarterfinal

Clay County

75

Loretto

60

Class A

Quarterfinal

Columbia Academy

78

Van Buren

69

Class A

Quarterfinal

Harriman

59

Mitchell

54

Class A

Quarterfinal

 

March 17th

 

Southwind

83

Independence

71

Class 3A

Semifinal

Memphis East

63

Oak Ridge

60

Class 3A

Semifinal

Knoxville Catholic

56

Whites Creek

53

Class 2A

Semifinal

Maplewood

57

Haywood

56

Class 2A

Semifinal

Clay County

76

Knoxville Grace

70

Class A

Semifinal

Harriman

72

Columbia Academy

68

Class A

Semifinal

 

March 18th

 

Memphis East vs. Southwind Class 3A (Championship)

 

Memphis East coach Robert Jackson started the following lineup: 6-8 So. Chandler Lawson, 6-4 Jr. Terrance Moss, 6-8 So. Malcolm Dandridge, 6-0 Jr. Alex Lomax, and 6-5 Sr. Jayden Hardaway. Southwind coach Paul Edwards countered with 6-6 Sr. Robert Boyd, 6-6 Sr. Carlos Marshall, 6-8 So. Kameron Jones, 5-10 Jr. Mark Freeman, and 6-0 Jr. Christian Jones.

 

Memphis East defeated Southwind by a score of 65-45. Memphis East shot 39.2% from the field including four of 14 from the three point line. The Mustangs connected on 21 of 26 free throws, pulled down 36 rebounds, and scored 19 points off 14 Southwind turnovers. Southwind shot 38,8% from the field including four of 13 from beyond the arc. The Jaguars connected on three of eight free throws, pulled down 29 rebounds, and scored five points off seven Memphis East turnovers.

 

Chandler Lawson led Memphis East with 18 points, 15 rebounds, and two blocked shots. Alex Lomax added 14 points. Terrance Moss recorded 11 points including three three point baskets. Malcolm Dandridge also scored 11 points, pulled down six rebounds, and blocked two shots.

 

Carlos Marshall led Southwind with 16 points including two three point baskets and four rebounds. Mark Freeman added 15 points and seven rebounds. Robert Boyd recorded six points and six rebounds.

 

Memphis East

14

19

13

19

65

Southwind

9

14

10

12

45

 

Memphis East (65) Lawson 18, Moss 11, Dandridge 11, Lomax 14, Hardaway 2, N. Merriweather 1, R. Washington 8.

 

Southwind (45) Boyd 6, Marshall 16, K. Jones 0, Freeman 15, C. Jones 2, Anderson 2, Q. Williams 4.

 

All Tournament Team Grayson Murphy (Independence), Tyshawn Young (Oak Ridge), Tee Higgins (Oak Ridge), Alex Lomax (Memphis East), Christian Jones (Southwind), Carlos Marshall (Southwind), Terrance Moss (Memphis East), Mark Freeman (Southwind), Malcolm Dandridge (Memphis East), and Chandler Lawson (Memphis East) (MVP).

 

 

Maplewood vs. Knoxville Catholic Class 2A (Championship)

 

Maplewood coach Tyron Wilson started the following lineup: 6-4 Sr. Timetric Hodges, 6-2 Sr. Hassan Littlepage, 6-3 Jr. Robert Wilcox III, 6-0 Jr. Jaylen Alexander, and 5-11 So. Timotheus Hodges. Knoxville Catholic coach Mike Hutchens countered with 6-3 Sr. Jack Sompayrac, 6-3 Sr. Tony Scott, 6-7 Jr. Brock Jancek, 5-11 Sr. Luke Smith, and 6-2 Sr. Chase Kuerschen.

 

Maplewood defeated Knoxville Catholic by a score of 60-57. The score was tied three times and there were two lead changes in the game. Maplewood shot 40.7% from the field including three of nine from the three point line. The Panthers connected on 13 of 18 free throws, pulled down 29 rebounds, and scored 11 points off 12 Knoxville Catholic turnovers. Knoxville Catholic shot 46.8% from the field including fur of 18 from beyond the arc. The Fighting Irish connected on nine of 10 free throws, pulled down 32 rebounds, and scored eight points off seven Maplewood turnovers.

 

Timetric Hodges led Maplewood with 18 points including eight of nine free throws, seven rebounds, two assists, and two steals. Robert Wilcox III added 12 points including two three point baskets and four rebounds. Hassan Littlepage also scored 12 points. Timotheus Hodges recorded 11 points, seven rebounds, and five assists.

 

Brock Jancek led Knoxville Catholic with 16 points, 11 rebounds, and four blocked shots. 6-3 Sr. Davari Reeder added 11 points and nine rebounds. Luke Smith recorded 10 points, four rebounds, and four assists. Chase Kuerschen chipped in with nine points, three rebounds, and five assists.

 

Maplewood

15

10

16

19

60

Knoxville Catholic

11

13

15

18

57

 

Maplewood (60) Timetric Hodges 18, Littlepage 12, Wilcox III 12, Alexander 0, Timotheus Hodges 11, Johnson 4, Blackshear 3.

 

Knoxville Catholic (57) Sompayrac 4, Scott 7, Jancek 16, Smith 10, Kuerschen 9, Reeder 11.

 

All Tournament Team Dedric Boyd (Haywood), Tristan Jarrett (Haywood), Ruot Monyyong (Whites Creek), Robert Wilcox III (Maplewood), Chase Kuerschen (Knoxville Catholic), Luke Smith (Knoxville Catholic), Timotheus Hodges (Maplewood), and Timetric Hodges (Maplewood) (MVP).

 

 

Harriman vs. Clay County Class A (Championship)

 

Harriman coach Shay Shannon started the following lineup: 6-3 Sr. Hayden Bingham, 6-1 Sr. Isaiah McClain, 6-5 Sr. John Johnson, 6-0 Sr. Joshua Davis, and 6-1 Sr. Joe Pace. Clay county coach Rob Edwards countered with 6-3 Sr. Tyreke Key, 6-0 Sr. Dawson Russell, 6-2 Jr. Seth Ogletree, 5-9 Sr. Peyton Smith, and 6-0 So. Gavin Silk.

 

Clay County led 70-67 but Harriman went on a 7-0 run to take a 74-70 lead and held on for a 74-73 victory. The score was tied 10 times and there were seven lead changes in this game. Harriman shot 41.4% from the field including seven of 25 from the three point line. The Blue devils connected on 19 of 31 free throws, pulled down 30 rebounds, and scored 17 points off 13 Clay County turnovers. Clay County shot 48% from the field including seven of 19 from beyond the arc. The Bulldogs connected on 18 of 27 free throws, pulled down 40 rebounds, and scored seven points off six Harriman turnovers.

 

Hayden Bingham led Harriman with 29 points including five three point baskets and four rebounds. John Johnson added 15 points and four rebounds. Isaiah McClain recorded 12 points and nine rebounds. Joe Pace chipped in with 11 points, four assists, and three steals.

 

Tyreke Key led Clay County with 40 points including two three point baskets, 14 rebounds, and five assists. (Key set a tournament record with 128 points and a record single game high of 54 points). Dawson Russell added 14 points including four three point baskets, three rebounds, and three assists.

 

Harriman

21

11

27

15

74

Clay County

18

17

23

15

73

 

Harriman (74) Bingman 29, Johnson 15, McClain 12, Davis 3, Pace 11, McCullum 2, Duncan 2.

 

Clay County (73) Key 40, Russell 14, Ogletree 2, Smith 3, Silk 7, Ashlock 7.

 

All Tournament Team Grant Ledford (Knoxville Grace), Nygil Arms (Columbia Academy), Isaiah McClain (Harriman), Dawson Russell (Clay County), Joe Pace (Harriman), Gavin Silk (Clay County), John Johnson (Harriman), Tyreke Key (Clay County) (MVP), Hayden Bingham (Harriman), and Seth Ogletree (Clay County).

 

A special thanks to the TSSAA for providing the up-to-date results and statistics for all their tournaments.