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Summit falls in semis at Brentwood

By Chris Yow

BRENTWOOD — A high-pressure defense from fifth-ranked Brentwood stifled a good Summit offense on Tuesday night, as the Lady Bruins advanced to the District 11-AAA Tournament finals with a 43-34 win.

Brentwood led by as many as 20 with 3:22 left in the fourth quarter before the Spartan women made a late run. That 11-0 run over the final minutes was too late to complete the comeback.

Throughout the game, Brentwood pressured Summit ballhandlers, including playing tight single player defense against sharpshooter Bergen Allee. The Spartan guards could rarely find a crease or open look at the basket, and scored just five points in each of the opening periods.

“I thought we were really passive on offense. A lot of east-west driving and not enough north-south driving,” Summit coach John Wild said.

Wild said his team played timidly on offense early, and what good looks the Spartans were able to get didn’t fall. Defensively, the visitors played well, holding the Bruins to 24 first-half points, including just seven for Amelia Osgood. The Princeton signee finished with just eight points for the hosts.

Summit cut the lead to seven points with two minutes left in the first half on a Cydney Wright bucket, but the Lady Bruins finished the half on a 5-0 run, and scored the first bucket of the second half to extend the lead to 14 points before Ellie Colson scored five in a row.

A 10-point deficit was as close as Summit would get the rest of the game.

“We’ve got to do a better job moving forward trying to go to an ‘attack’ mentality. I think at times we do, but it’s not continual,” Wild said.

Not only were the Summit guards finding it hard to penetrate the Bruins’ defense, on the post, Colson and Wright had to deal with Brentwood’s all-time career leader in blocked shots, Sophie Roston.

“(Roston) is good, but our posts have to learn to land on two (feet) and shot fake and use their bodies,” Wild said. “It’s just fundamental basketball.”

Summit falls to the District 11-AAA consolation game where they will travel to Spring Hill Wednesday night, who swept the Spartans in the regular season. Both teams are assured a spot in the region tournament, which is scheduled to begin Friday.

“The good thing about Tennessee basketball is you get a second chance sometimes, and you can take a look at the film and make adjustments,” Wild added.

Brentwood girls 43, Summit 34

S 5 5 10 14 — 34
B 12 12 11 8 — 43

Summit (34) — Myah Kratzig 5, Bergen Allee 8, Claudette Runk 5, Cydney Wright 5, Ellie Colson 7, Nicole Rizane 4
Brentwood (43) — Eden Oates 2, Kate Workman 12, Kaitlyn Lorenzi 2, Sydney Ryan 4, Chloe Wampler 9, Sophie Roston 6, Amelia Osgood 8
3-pointers — Summit 4 (Allee 2, Kratzig, Runk), Brentwood 4 (Workman 2, Wampler, Osgood)

Photos by Sarah Yow / SM-Tn Sports

Both Bruins advance with 11-AAA tournament wins over Summit, Indy

By Chris Yow

BRENTWOOD — With Summit coach Jim Fey sidelined with a positive test for COVID-19, assistant Ben Parker took over the head coaching duties for the Spartans. His debut did not end as well as he would have hoped, however, as Brentwood defeated Summit 39-32 in the District 11-AAA quarterfinals.

The loss ends Summit’s season without a return trip to the regional tournament, following a sectional berth last season.

“Not a whole lot changed. We had a game plan, and we’d been in communication with (Coach Fey),” Parker said. “We fully expected to come in here and win the game. We had a good chance the last time out against these guys.

“Our guys tried to execute that game plan; we just couldn’t get the ball to go in the basket. “

In a brief flash of things to come in the first quarter, Summit won the tip and Tre Hunter darted down the left side of the lane, but missed the layup. Summit struggled for the rest of the game to finish at the rim.

“Early on we dug ourselves into a hole, and against a team like Brentwood — especially on the road — it’s hard to fight back against that,” Parker said. “I’m proud of our team; they battled a lot of adversity this year and they played hard. Just couldn’t get the big shots to go in tonight.”

Much of Brentwood’s success in the first half came from second-chance points, as the Bruins dominated the glass on both ends of the floor. Brentwood coach Greg Shirley was grateful for those points, though it isn’t the method he prefers.

“I kind of like it when we make shots the first time, so I’d rather not have any offensive rebounds. But I was really proud of the way we started the game tonight,” he said. “The second shots early definitely helped that.”

Brentwood held a 17-5 lead after the first quarter, and did not outscore the Spartans in any other period in the game. The offense played well enough to maintain the lead, but it was the defense Shirley was most proud of in the win.

“Being able to hold a potent and talented offense to 32 points says a lot about us. We talk about defense sometimes having to pull you through, and that’s what happened tonight,” he said.

Brentwood shot the ball well in the first quarter against the Spartans’ zone pressure, and following a timeout after a pair of Bruins 3-pointers, the Spartans matched up man-to-man. Brentwood made quick work of that as well, continuing their offensive outburst with seven more points before Hunter got a bucket and a foul to stop the bleeding.

In the second quarter, Summit returned to their zone defense, and was able to force Brentwood into more difficult shots from the perimeter. Destin Wade then opened the quarter with a long ball, and Hunter converted another three-point play to cut the lead to 19-11.

John Windley and Davis White extended the lead with six straight points, but Summit battled to make it 27-16 at the break.

“Early in the game, it was just the effort to get on the offensive glass. We talked about it at halftime, and made some adjustments,” Parker said.

Coming out of the locker rooms, Summit was determined to force the Bruins into tougher shots and the Spartans increased their effort on the defensive glass.

Summit was on a 9-0 run before Brentwood finally got a bucket with a little more than half the quarter gone. The Bruins scored just four points in the third period, but held Summit at bay.

The offensive output from Summit wasn’t enough to overcome the early deficit, but the Spartans certainly gave it all they had to give themselves an opportunity late.

“Give Summit credit, they played hard and they made plays when we didn’t,” Shirley said. “I’m proud of this team for moving on and qualifying for regionals. You had two teams out there tonight who really wanted it.”

Brentwood boys 39, Summit 32

S 5 11 7 9 — 32
B 17 10 4 8 — 39

Summit (32) — Destin Wade 10, Bradley Stewart 3, Tre Hunter 6, Konata Werts 11, CJ Jones 2
Brentwood (39) —John Windley 19, Griffin Burke 2, Jake Brock 3, Davis White 6, Macen Redner 5, Daniel Cochran 2, Dustin Bluhme 2
3-pointers — Summit 3 (Wade 2, Werts), Brentwood 6 (Windley 3, Brock, White, Wedner)

Top seed Lady Bruins take care of business

A week-long layoff was no issue for fifth-ranked Brentwood in the District 11-AAA quarterfinals on Monday night, as they cruised to a 76-21 win over Independence at home.

The Bruins used a high-pressure defense and made the most of transition opportunities in the win. Junior Sydney Ryan led all scorers with 26 points, while Princeton signee Amelia Osgood hit four 3-pointers en route to a 24-point performance for the Lady Bruins.

Independence’s young group had no answer for the Brentwood defense in the first half, as they were held scoreless in the second quarter and trailed 46-6 at the half. 

Brentwood girls 76, Independence 21

I 6 0 13 2 — 21
B 24 22 16 14 — 76

Independence (21) — Leah Oubre 5, Evy Nichols 9, Ryan Brown 3, Cristy Martinez 4
Brentwood (76) — Eden Oates 6, Kate Workman 9, Kaitlyn Lorenzi 2, Sydney Ryan 26, Chloe Wampler 3, Sophis Rosten 4, Amelia Osgood 24, Ellie Meadows 2
3-pointers — Independence 2 (Oubre, Nichols), Brentwood 9 (Osgood 4, Ryan 3, Oates, Wampler)

All Photos by Chris Yow / SM-Tn Sports

Postseason plans paused for District 8-AAA, District 11-AAA

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Basketball tournament schedules for District 11-AAA and District 8-AAA have been set and reset, respectively, in consideration of the current and upcoming weather conditions.

In District 11-AAA, brackets were established at Wednesday’s seeding meeting after the majority of teams in the nine-team league were unable to complete their pandemic-interrupted schedules because of this week’s snow and ice.

“The agreement we came up with at the beginning of the season was that, if we couldn’t get all our games in, we’d (seed) on win percentage rather than total wins,” Ravenwood boys coach Patrick Whitlock said. “At that time, it was because of COVID, but now it’s because of weather.”

Page, which earned home games for both the boys and girls quarterfinals, was the only program to get in 16 district games. Franklin, ranked fourth in the Associated Press Class AAA statewide poll, was the clearcut No. 1 seed on the boys side, while fifth-ranked Brentwood is the girls top seed – just ahead of the Lady Patriots by virtue of the Lady Bruins’ one less loss.

The tournament will open Sunday with 3 p.m. play-in games – Spring Hill boys at Dickson County, Independence girls at Centennial – followed by boys and girls quarterfinals on Monday, semifinals on Tuesday and championships and consolations on Wednesday. All games will be played at higher seeds.

“That was really the only time you could do it,” Whitlock said. “We’re thinking Saturday is going to be the first day we could get back to practice. No one really wanted to play with no practice.”

Sunday

Boys play-in, Spring Hill (9) at Dickson Co. (8), 3 p.m.
Girls play-in, Independence (9) at Centennial (8), 3 p.m.

Monday

Girls quarterfinal, Independence/Centennial winner at Brentwood (1), 5:30 p.m.
Girls quarterfinal, Dickson Co. (7) at Page (2), 5:30 p.m.
Girls quarterfinal, Ravenwood (5) at Summit (4), 7 p.m.
Girls quarterfinal, Franklin (6) at Spring Hill (3), 7 p.m.
Boys quarterfinal, Spring Hill/Dickson Co. winner at Franklin (1), 7 p.m.
Boys quarterfinal, Centennial (6) at Ravenwood (3), 7 p.m.
Boys quarterfinal, Independence (5) at Page (4), 7:30 p.m.
Boys quarterfinal, Summit (7) at Brentwood (2), 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday

Girls semifinals at higher seeds
Boys semifinals at higher seeds
*5:30 p.m. (girls) and 7:30 p.m. (boys) tips if higher seed hosts both; 7 p.m. tip for single game

Wednesday

Girls championship at higher seed
Girls consolation at higher seed
Boys championship at higher seed
Boys consolation at higher seed
*5:30 p.m. (girls) and 7:30 p.m. (boys) tips if higher seed hosts both; 7 p.m. tip for single game

● District 8-AAA, which held its play-in games on Feb. 13, intends to resume tourney action Friday with boys and girls quarterfinals at higher seeds. Saturday and Sunday are set as alternate dates if the games cannot be played Friday, with semifinals scheduled for Monday and championship and consolation games Tuesday.

Friday

Girls quarterfinal, Shelbyville (6) at Lawrence Co. (3)
Girls quarterfinal, Lincoln Co. (5) at Columbia Central (4)
Boys quarterfinal, Shelbyville (7) at Lincoln Co. (3)
Boys quarterfinal, Lawrence Co. (5) at Tullahoma (4)
*game times to be determined; makeup dates Saturday or Sunday if needed

Monday

Girls semifinal, Shelbyville/Lawrence Co. winner at Tullahoma (2)
Girls semifinal, Lincoln Co./Columbia Central winner at Coffee Co. (1)
Boys semifinal, Shelbyville/Lincoln Co. winner at Coffee Co. (2)
Boys semifinal, Lawrence Co./Tullahoma winner at Columbia Central (1)
*game times to be determined

Tuesday

Girls championship at higher seed
Girls consolation at higher seed
Boys championship at higher seed
Boys consolation at higher seed
*game times to be determined; makeup date Wednesday if needed

Local hoops stalwarts included in final AP polls

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Very little change was seen in the final Associated Press statewide high school basketball polls as they were released this week.

Three boys teams of local interest – Richland, Loretto and Summertown – held or improved their previous positions in the Class A Top 10, while 11-AAA standard-setter Franklin continued at No. 4.

On the girls side, Summertown maintained its prior Class A listing while Loretto moved up. District 8-AAA leader Coffee County is listed yet again at No. 3, with Brentwood from 11-AAA at No. 5 yet again.

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The top 10 teams in each of Tennessee’s three Division I non-financial aid classifications and the top five teams in each of the state’s Division II financial aid classifications as selected by Tennessee Associated Press-member sportswriters and broadcasters follow (first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 15, total points based on 10 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 10th-place vote and previous ranking):

Boys Class AAA

1. Houston (11)                       17-3    132  2
2. Bearden (1)                        24-2    118  1
3. Siegel                             22-3    117  3
4. Franklin (2)                       23-2    100  4
5. Oak Ridge                          22-4    79   5
6. East Hamilton                      16-3    61   6
7. Bartlett                           16-7    47   7
8. Arlington                          16-4    38   8
9. Dobyns-Bennett                     22-4    37   9
10. Science Hill                       24-5    11   10
Others receiving 12 points or more: none

Boys Class AA

1. Jackson South Side (12)             17-1    129  1
2. Upperman                           20-4    110  3
3. Greeneville (1)                    22-6    87   4
4. Bolivar Central                    17-6    84   2
5. Kingston                           19-5    79   5
6. Grundy Co.                      18-1    72   6
7. Sullivan East                      17-6    38   8
8. Creek Wood                         21-4    27   NR
9. Tyner Acad.                      15-2    23   NR
10. Elizabethton                       16-6    21   7
Others receiving 12 points or more: Fulton 17

Boys Class A

1. Madison Academic (10)               20-2    126  1
2. Clay Co. (1)                    21-2    117  2
3. Richland (2)                       20-1    99   3
4. Loretto                            15-3    91   5
5. North Greene                       25-4    76   4
6. Summertown                         18-7    43   6
7. Jo Byrns                           13-3    42   7
8. Union City                         17-7    32   NR
9. Humboldt                           15-5    26   9
10. Oneida                             17-4    24   8
Others receiving 12 points or more: South Fulton 16; Perry Co. 15

Boys Division II-AA

1. Christian Brothers (12)                          20-0    129  1
2. Knoxville Catholic (1)              18-3    118  2
3. Montgomery Bell Acad.                                12-1    104  4
4. Brentwood Acad.                   16-3    88   3
5. Memphis Univ. School                                12-4    57   5
Others receiving 12 points or more: Baylor 18

Boys Division II-A

1. Christ Presbyterian Acad. (8)                            22-3    123  1
2. First Assembly Chr. (4)        16-0    120  2
3. Goodpasture                        22-1    104  3
4. Knoxville Webb (1)                  25-2    74   4
5. Evangelical Chr.               12-6    68   5
Others receiving 12 points or more: Webb-Bell Buckle 12

Girls Class AAA

1. Bradley Central (4)             21-1    130  2
2. Bearden (10)                    23-1    128  1
3. Coffee Co.                   25-1    104  3
4. Blackman                        15-3    89   6
5. Brentwood                       19-4    81   5
6. Stone Memorial                  20-4    72   4
7. Lebanon                         21-4    42   9
8. Maryville                       21-4    38   10
9. Riverdale                       16-3    36   7
10. Sevier Co.                   24-4    24   8
Others receiving 12 points or more: none

Girls Class AA

1. Jackson South Side (8)          18-0    131  2
2. Upperman (3)                    26-1    123  1
3. Northview Acad. (2)           26-1    107  3
4. Westview                        21-1    97   4
5. Macon Co. (1)                18-5    81   7
6. Grainger                        26-3    67   5
7. Meigs Co.                    15-4    59   6
8. Creek Wood                      23-5    37   8
9. Westmoreland                    20-3    26   T10
10. York Institute                  19-6    17   9
Others receiving 12 points or more: Sullivan East 16

Girls Class A

1. Gibson Co. (11)              27-1    135  1
2. Summertown (1)                  23-3    120  2
3. McKenzie (1)                    23-1    111  3
4. Clarkrange                      21-5    88   4
5. Loretto                         15-6    69   7
6. Van Buren Co.                21-2    65   5
7. Houston Co.                  17-2    52   9
8. Peabody                         22-5    48   6
9. Tellico Plains (1)              19-0    43   10
10. Jo Byrns                        15-2    29   8
Others receiving 12 points or more: none

Girls Division II-AA

1. Ensworth (14)                   16-1    140  1
2. Brentwood Acad.               18-6    121  4
3. Briarcrest                      6-2     111  5
4. Father Ryan                     17-3    100  2
5. Hutchison                 9-2     88   3
Others receiving 12 points or more: none

Girls Division II-A

1. Lakeway Chr.  (13)          23-5    137  1
2. Univ. School of Jackson              19-3    124  2
3. Webb-Bell Buckle (1)    22-2    116  3
4. Tipton-Rosemark          13-2    98   4
5. Trinity Chr.         19-7    60   5
Others receiving 12 points or more: Clarksville Acad. 19

Saturday on the hardwood

Columbia Acad. boys 67, Battle Ground Acad. 60

B 10 13 18 19 – 60
C 15 19 16 17 – 67

Battle Ground Acad. (60) – Sean Williams 18, Tre Williams 6, Cole Matthews 7, Alex Krause 3, Xavier Shaw 7, Kavien Jones 19
Columbia Acad. (67) – Tanner Ham 23, Chase Duncan 9, Will Jackson 21, Collins Malone 1, Andre McClellan 5, Griffin Cooper 8
3-pointers – Battle Ground Acad. 5 (T. Williams 2, Matthews 2, Shaw), Columbia Acad. 9 (Ham 3, Duncan 2, Jackson 3, McClellan)

Spring Hill girls 57, Ravenwood 39

R 7 10 13 9 — 39
S 8 17 15 17 — 57

Ravenwood (39) — Lexi Erickson 3, Rachel Holliman 3, Elizabeth Flynn 2, Mary Prestegaard 4, Ava Levigne 9, Reghan Grimes 19
Spring Hill (57) — Cole Alderson 10, Prairie Stedman 15, Belle Brashear 6, Sierra Stedman 20, Jayce Brashear 6
3-pointers — Ravenwood 5 (Erickson, Holliman, Levigne 3), Spring Hill 4 (P. Stedman, S. Stedman, J. Brashear 2)

Wednesday on the hardwood

Columbia Acad. boys 63, Providence Chr. 32

P 2 4 13 13 — 32
C 13 17 19 14 — 63

Providence Chr. (32) — Carson Posch 2, Eli McFarland 4, M.J. White 11, Anderson Reddell 7, Will Weingatt 3, Kenton Walker 5
Columbia Acad. (63) — Tanner Ham 16, Chase Duncan 10, Hayden Morgan 3, Drew Butt 4, Will Jackson 12, Collins Malone 6, Andre McClellan 5, Griffin Cooper 5, C.J. Durrough 2
3-pointers — Providence Chr. 4 (White 3, Weingatt), Columbia Acad. 5 (Ham 2, Duncan, Jackson 2)

Brentwood girls 44, Summit 41

B 9 12 14 9 — 44
S 10 13 15 3 — 41

Brentwood (44) — Eden Oates 2, Kate Workman 3, Sydney Ryan 9, Lila Quesenberry 1, Chloe Wampler 3, Sophie Roston 6, Amelia Osgood 18, Charlotte Lambright 2
Summit (41) — Myah Kratzig 3, Delaney Noe 14, Bergen Allee 14, Claudette Runk 3, Ellie Colson 5, Nicole Rizane 2
3-pointers — Brentwood 4 (Ryan, Wampler, Osgood 2), Summit 7 (Noe 2, Allee 4, Runk)

Brentwood boys 56, Summit 54 (OT)

B 17 19 8 8 4 — 56
S 13 16 5 18 2 — 54

Brentwood (56) — John Windley 22, Griffin Burke 3, Jake Brock 6, Davis White 12, Macen Ridner 9, Daniel Cochran 2, Dustin Bluhm 2,
Summit (54) — Andrew Smith 3, Destin Wade 10, Tre Hunter 8, Konata Werts 8, Brady Pierce 11, C.J. Jones 11, Alex Pollard 3
3-pointers — Brentwood 12 (Windley 2, Burke, Brock 2, White 4, Ridner 3), Summit 3 (Smith, Pierce, Pollard)