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Cross-county hoops rivalry spiced up with latest rankings

SM-Tn Sports

It’s never just for bragging rights when Loretto and Summertown meet athletically, and Tuesday will be no exception.

All four teams in the Tuesday basketball doubleheader are ranked in this week’s Associated Press Class A Top 10, as District 12-A play continues.

In the boys nightcap, visiting Loretto is listed third – falling from No. 1 following a weekend loss to Brentwood (ranked eighth in Class AAA) in the Sonic Shootout at Lebanon – while the host Eagles broke into the poll at No. 8.

The girls opener features No. 2 Summertown, up a spot from last week, and visiting third-ranked Loretto, which also slipped from No. 1 after Saturday’s loss to Brentwood.

Other ranked teams of local interest include unbeaten Richland, listed fourth in the Boys Class A poll, along with Christ Presbyterian Academy’s boys in Division II-A and Coffee County’s girls in Class AAA.

Richland travels Tuesday to Mt. Pleasant in District 10-A action.  CPA, No. 1 in DII-A, hosts Columbia Academy in a Tuesday district matchup that will be televised on MyTV30 beginning at 7:30 p.m. Coffee County, sixth in Class AAA, meets visiting Columbia Central in a District 8-AAA clash Friday.

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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 Jan. 18, 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 (10)                       10-3    114  1
2. Siegel                             13-3    96   4
3. Bearden (2)                        17-1    92   5
4. Arlington                          11-1    73   2
5. Franklin                           14-2    64   6
6. East Hamilton                      8-2     61   3
7. Oak Ridge                          14-3    52   7
8. Science Hill                       16-2    36   8
(tie) Brentwood                        9-2     36   10
10. Bartlett                           12-5    20   NR
Others receiving 12 points or more: none

Boys Class AA

1. Jackson South Side (12)             10-1    120  1
2. Upperman                           13-3    104  3
3. Kingston                           12-3    81   2
4. Bolivar Central                    11-5    73   5
5. Covington                          5-2     61   4
6. Loudon                             10-2    60   T7
7. Greeneville                        12-5    41   T7
8. Elizabethton                       12-3    30   9
9. South Gibson                       12-4    26   10
10. Watertown                          9-3     16   6
Others receiving 12 points or more: Creek Wood 13; Fulton 13; Tyner Acad. 12

Boys Class A

1. Madison Academic (4)                11-2    109  2
2. Clay Co. (2)                    13-2    100  3
3. Loretto (4)                        9-2     94   1
4. Richland (2)                       11-0    93   4
5. North Greene                       16-3    72   5
6. Humboldt                           10-1    66   6
7. Oneida                             10-1    45   9
8. South Fulton                       11-3    19   8
(tie) Summertown                       12-4    19   NR
10. Perry Co.                       7-2     14   10
Others receiving 12 points or more: none

Boys Division II-AA

1. Christian Brothers (8)                           14-0    114  1
2. Brentwood Acad. (3)               12-0    109  2
3. Montgomery Bell Acad.                                9-0     98   3
4. Memphis Univ. School                                9-2     75   4
5. Knoxville Catholic (1)              11-2    35   NR
Others receiving 12 points or more: Ensworth 30; Briarcrest 12

Boys Division II-A

1. Christ Presbyterian Acad. (8)                            13-3    113  1
2. Knoxville Webb (1)                  14-2    98   3
3. First Assembly Chr. (2)        9-0     96   2
4. Goodpasture (1)                    12-1    84   4
5. Tipton-Rosemark             8-1     68   5
Others receiving 12 points or more: Evangelical Chr. 15

Girls Class AAA

1. Bradley Central (9)                11-1    116  1
2. Stone Memorial (2)                 14-1    109  2
3. Riverdale (1)                     9-0     88   3
4. Bearden                           13-1    86   4
5. Brentwood                         12-3    70   5
6. Coffee Co.                     16-1    53   7
7. Blackman                          3-2     43   6
8. Sevier Co.                     17-2    26   10
9. Lebanon                           14-3    25   9
10. Maryville                         14-3    17   NR
Others receiving 12 points or more: Farragut 14

Girls Class AA

1. Upperman (12)                     19-0    120  1
2. Jackson South Side                 11-0    97   3
3. Westview                          14-1    92   4
4. Northview Acad.                 17-1    83   5
5. Macon Co.                      10-2    71   2
6. Grainger                          16-2    54   7
7. Stewart Co.                    15-2    39   6
8. Watertown                         14-2    24   10
9. Creek Wood                        15-4    19   9
10. Meigs Co.                      6-4     17   8
 (tie) York Institute                  12-3    17   NR
Others receiving 12 points or more: none

Girls Class A

1. Gibson Co. (4)                 19-1    106  2
2. Summertown (4)                    15-3    101  3
3. Loretto (2)                       10-3    95   1
4. McKenzie                          16-1    85   4
5. Clarkrange (1)                    11-4    72   5
6. Peabody                           16-3    58   6
7. Van Buren Co.                  14-1    52   7
8. Houston Co.                    11-1    40   8
9. North Greene                      13-3    22   9
10. Jo Byrns                          8-1     17   10
Others receiving 12 points or more: none

Girls Division II-AA

1. Ensworth (12)                     10-0    120  1
2. Brentwood Acad.                 12-3    102  2
3. Father Ryan                       8-0     93   4
(tie) Hutchison                  10-1    93   3
5. Briarcrest                        10-2    66   5
Others receiving 12 points or more: none

Girls Division II-A

1. Lakeway Chr.  (4)             13-5    105  3
2. Tipton-Rosemark (7)        7-0     104  1
3. Trinity Chr.          12-5    92   2
4. Webb-Bell Buckle (1)                   7-1     80   4
5. Clarksville Acad.                12-4    72   5
Others receiving 12 points or more: Providence Chr. 21

‘Dogs/Lions rematch set for MyTV30 ‘High School Hoops’

By Maurice Patton

If the first meeting was any indication, MyTV30 may have gotten a top-shelf choice to open its High School Hoops telecasts for 2021.

The Division II-A District 3 boys contest between Columbia Academy and host Christ Presbyterian Academy will air Tuesday at approximately 7:30 p.m., following the girls game between the two schools.

CA rode a 45-point first half to an 88-83 win at home over the Lions on Dec. 12, as the two teams combined for 20 3-pointers – five by CPA in a torrid 35-point fourth period that saw the visitors nearly complete a successful comeback.

“That was a blessing. The greatest thing that happened for us was losing that night,” said CPA coach Drew Maddux, whose team has won seven of nine since while rising to the top spot in the Associated Press DII-A statewide poll. “We appreciate CA and ‘Coach Marty’ for kicking our butts that night.”

CPA takes an 11-3 (5-1) record into the weekend, with district games scheduled for Friday at Grace Christian and Saturday against visiting Battle Ground Academy.

Columbia Academy (9-1, 4-0), meanwhile, has played just three times since downing the Lions and snapping a two-game skid in that series. The Bulldogs were idle for two-plus weeks following the game, falling to Lipscomb Academy on Dec. 28, then posted wins over Summertown and Franklin Road Academy on consecutive nights before going into pandemic-related quarantine.

Marty DeJarnette and his Columbia Academy boys basketball team will go for a regular-season sweep of Division II-A district rival Christ Presbyterian Academy when the two square off Tuesday to open MyTV30’s ‘High School Hoops’ 2021 telecast schedule. (Photo by Ric Beu / SM-Tn Sports)

CA – first among “others receiving votes” in the AP DII-A Top Five poll – resumes play Thursday against visiting Providence Christian, then hosts Zion Christian Friday and travels to Providence Christian for a boys-only matchup Monday before the CPA clash.

“Like I told the guys, the schedule’s not convenient for anybody right now,” CA coach Marty DeJarnette said regarding his team’s upcoming slate. “You have to put these games where you can. You’ve got to get them in.”

DeJarnette has concerns regarding his team’s state of readiness for the rematch, in light of its recent COVID issues.

“I’ve got mixed emotions, considering where we’re at, coming out of a break,” he said. “Any time you go against a team the caliber of CPA, it’s a big ask of some guys. We need some guys to grow up fast and step up, but they’ve done a good job so far.

“It’s exciting for our guys. We take it as a compliment, that they think of us in that light. We’re looking forward to the challenge, on TV or not; that’s not going to make any difference. We’ve still got to go out and play. CPA is playing at a high level.”

Longtime Nashville Sounds radio announcer Jeff Hem will handle play-by-play duties, with Max Herz from the Vanderbilt Sports Network providing color commentary.

“We’re honored to be the first (game),” Maddux said. “It’s two great teams and it should be a great game.”

Weekend on the hardwood

Friday
Houston Co. girls 79, Santa Fe 20

SF 10 2 6 2 – 20
HC 15 32 24 8 – 79

Santa Fe (20) — Terralyn Pemberton 2, Gracie Mills 6, Elise Adkison 3, Aniston Slaughter 6, Hattie Hedrick 3
Houston Co. (79) — Hailey Hibbeler 10, Josey Gant 8, Autumn Eleazer 14, Tess Gillespie 3, Karli Stinson 15, Haylie Brooks 5, Holly Elliot 2, R’Shonte Kizer 13, Maddie Ross 3, Hannah McDonough 12
3 pointers — Santa Fe 2 (Slaughter 2), Houston Co. 9 (Eleazer 3, Gillespie, Stinson 3, Kizer, Ross)

Christ Presbyterian Acad. boys 66, Columbia Central 54

Co 15 10 15 14 – 54
CP 20 12 19 15 — 66

Columbia Central (54) – Cam Johnson 8, Demetrius McCoy 3, Q Martin 18, Bubba Perkins 9, Quandrees Peete 3, Kian Barner 3, Jacoby Webster 3, Jordan Davis 2, Omari Franklin 5
Christ Presbyterian Acad. (65) – Jordan Dewalt 8, Jake Dykstra 9, Braden Zapp 11, Kolby Wright 5, Sam Smith 2, Drew Cox 5, Braden Moore 18, Evan Shifflet 8
3-pointers – Columbia Central 7 (Johnson 2, Martin, Perkins 2, Barner, Webster), Christ Presbyterian Acad. 11 (Dykstra 3, Zapp 3, Cox, Moore 2, Shifflet 2)

Saturday
Riverdale boys 67, Columbia Central 58

C 11 15 13 19 — 58
R 18 19 13 17 – 67

Columbia Central (58) – Cam Johnson 8, Demetrius McCoy 3, Q Martin 10, Omari Franklin 23, Bubba Perkins 4, Jordan Davis 10
Riverdale (67) – Maddux Bodenhamer 10, Santonio McDaniel 10, C.J. Johnson 4, Tre’von Bass 10, Damon Fann 17, Elijah Buckner 11, Seed Coleman 5
3-pointers – Columbia Central 7 (Johnson 2, Franklin 4, Davis), Riverdale 2 (Bass, Buckner)

Columbia Central girls 55, Siegel 44

S 9 11 13 11 — 44
C 14 9 17 15 – 55

Siegel (44) – AZ Bell 23, Carrington Creasy 2, Crystal Peralta 4, Atira Davis 2, Erin VanHook 10, Secret Grissom 3
Columbia Central (55) – Saviya Morgan 6, Ryleigh Hamm 12, Anaya Mulholland 8, Jalei O’Neal 6, Jenice Bailey 8, Kiyanah Edwards 5, Emma Hughes 10
3-pointers – Siegel 7 (Bell 5, VanHook 2), Columbia Central 6 (Hamm 2, Bailey, Edwards, Hughes 2)

Spring Hill girls 44, Brentwood 42

S 14 9 6 15 — 44
B 10 6 13 13 — 42

Spring Hill (44) – Cole Alderson 17, Prairie Stedman 12, Bella Brashear 5, Sierra Stedman 6, Jayce Brashear 4
Brentwood (42) – Kate Workman 2, Kaitlyn Lorenzi 5, Sydney Ryan 6, Sophie Roston 4, Amelia Osgood 22, Kai Jones 2, Charlotte Lambright 1
|3-pointers – Spring Hill 1 (B. Brashear), Brentwood 3 (Lorenzi, Osgood 2)

Jackson’s 22 spark Bulldogs to second victory in two nights

By Maurice Patton

COLUMBIA — For Columbia Academy, any concern about playing on consecutive nights didn’t last long.

A 25-point first quarter, highlighted by five 3-point baskets, helped the Bulldogs to a 22-point second-period cushion and the hosts held on late for an 88-83 Division II-A District 3 win over Christ Presbyterian Academy.

“Hopefully this will be a stepping stone for some really good things,” said CA coach Marty DeJarnette, whose team stayed unbeaten at 7-0 (3-0) with the Saturday victory – following Friday’s 71-34 league win at Zion Christian.

“I told them, they’d come out a completely different team (Saturday). To see them come out and actually do it is really exciting.”

Junior Will Jackson provided the spark, scoring 11 points in the first quarter, 16 by intermission and a team-high 22 for the night.

“We just got our tempo up,” Jackson said. “That got us going. We fed off each other and kept rolling with it.

“We knew we had to come in shooting them out of the game. We knew they were a good team, a high-percentage 3-shooting team. If we were hitting our 3s and stopping them, we’d have it.”

It was virtually that simple, as CPA (4-1, 2-1) was unable to get its shots to fall in the opening moments of the contest and the Bulldogs took advantage. All five starters scored by the end of the quarter, which CA led 25-12, and freshmen Griffin Cooper and Andre McClellan came off the bench to help extend the margin to 39-17 with three minutes remaining in the half.

“They were fantastic to start,” Lions coach Drew Maddux said. “They were ready to play. We weren’t ready to play. And they’ve got enough guards, they make enough plays, that you just run out of time.”

The hosts led by as many as 23 points, taking a 71-48 lead on a McClellan free throw with 7:34 to play. CPA hit five of its 11 3s in a 35-point fourth quarter, though, that nearly saw the visitors complete the comeback. As it turned out, a four-point margin in the final minute was as close as the Lions could get, as Jackson, Hayden Morgan (15 points) and Tanner Ham (12 points) combined to go five-for-eight from the free throw line and closed the game out.

Cooper finished with 14 points and Drew Butt 11 for CA. Braden Zapp scored 23 points and Evan Shifflet 21 to lead four double-digit scorers for CPA.

“It’s one game,” DeJarnette said. “We beat them (85-70 at CPA) last year, and then they came down here and beat us twice (94-70 in the regular season, 96-61 in the district tournament semifinals). But it’s a measuring stick. We wanted to see if we could compete with a team with high-caliber players.

“It’s a good win, against a good team, but Tuesday’s a whole new challenge. We’d better be ready to go, every night.”

Lady Bulldogs overwhelmed: Columbia Academy struggled to run its offense and couldn’t keep Christ Presbyterian Academy off the backboards in an eventual 65-37 loss Saturday.

CPA (4-2, 2-0) forced turnovers that fueled its transition game, and often got multiple shots by virtue of its size advantage. The Lady Lions led 18-2 before the end of the opening quarter and never looked back.

Karli Quillin scored a game-high 18 points, with a pair of 3s, to lead CA (4-3, 1-2). Virginia Glisson scored a team-high 14 points for CPA, with Addie Ruth Zapp and Sadie Gorley each adding 11 points.

Next up: Columbia Academy faces visiting Middle Tennessee Christian on Tuesday, in a district doubleheader that had to be rescheduled from Nov. 24 because of COVID issues on the part of MTCS.

Columbia Acad. boys 88, Christ Presbyterian Acad. 83

CP 12 17 19 35 – 83
CA 25 20 25 18 – 88

Christ Presbyterian Acad. (83) – Jordan Dewalt 15, Jake Dykstra 5, Braden Zapp 23, Drew Cox 2, Braden Moore 17, Evan Shifflet 21

Columbia Acad. (88) – Tanner Ham 13, Chase Duncan 3, Hayden Morgan 15, Drew Butt 11, Will Jackson 22, Collins Malone 7, Andre McClellan 3, Griffin Cooper 14

3-pointers – Christ Presbyterian Acad. 11 (Dykstra, Zapp 5, Moore 4, Shifflet), Columbia Acad. 9 (Ham, Morgan 2, Butt, Jackson 5)

Christ Presbyterian Acad. girls 65, Columbia Acad. 37

CP 18 16 19 12 – 65
CA 4 9 16 8 – 37

Christ Presbyterian Acad. (65) – Grace Ann Glisson 6, Virginia Glisson 14, Addie Ruth Zapp 11, Sadie Gorley 11, Ava Maddux 5, Miller Anne Mayernick 6, Emmaline Bartlett 8, Mary Logan 2, Maggie Street 2

Columbia Acad. (37) – Jaelyn Hickerson 4, Isabelle Dees 2, Averi Slaughter 9, Madi Lewis 4, Karlie Quillin 18

3-pointers – Christ Presbyterian Acad. 7 (V. Glisson 2, Zapp 3, Gorley, Maddux), Columbia Acad. 3 (Slaughter, Quillin 2)

Photos by Ric Beu / SM-Tn Sports