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Friday on the hardwood

Mt. Pleasant girls 53, Cornersville 51 (OT)

M 10 8 9 19 7 – 53
C 6 8 19 13 5 — 51

Mt. Pleasant (53) – Kielee Bradley 7, Baleigh Gray 2, Emily Crossman 12, Kenzie Gray 8, Addison Workman 14, Ayanna Jones 6, Kiyanna Armstrong 1, Maggie Simpson 3

Cornersville (51) – Lexie Warren 8, Abbie Woodard 10, Jayli Childress 7, Gracie Turner 7, Meri Hannah Walker 5, Grayson Riner 4, Annabelle Mulliniks 8, Katie Powers 2

3-pointers – Mt. Pleasant 4 (Bradley, Crossman 2, Simpson), Cornersville 2 (Mulliniks 2)

Mt. Pleasant boys 51, Cornersville 31

M 16 11 7 17 – 51
C 4 7 15 6 — 31

Mt. Pleasant (51) – Keevan Cooper 9, Kentra Frierson 4, Tip Marlow 12, Hayden Holt 2, Chris Andrews 9, Demarkus Brown 10, Chandler Hughes 3, Bennett Hughes 2

Cornersville (31) – Eli Welch 8, Khi Canty 2, Mason Calahan 10, Michael Ashley 7, Kaden Allen 4

3-pointers – Mt. Pleasant 3 (Cooper 2, Brown), Cornersville 4 (Calahan 3, Ashley)

Hampshire girls 51, Perry Co. 42

H 12 6 20 13 – 51
P 5 15 7 15 – 42

Hampshire (51) — Hailey Potts 3, Kortney Rowland 9, Ansley Stoner 6, Kayla Stephens 13, Kadence Stoner 15, Madison Cagle 1, Karlee Rowland 4

Perry Co. (42) — Jessica Klase 2, Emmaleigh Mackin 7, Jayla Monroe 14, Briley Trull 7, Skylen Cassill 5, Chayselyn Dabs 2, Cianna Wilson 5

3-pointers – Hampshire 2 (Stephens 2), Perry Co. 4 (Mackin, Monroe, Trull, Cassill)

Perry Co. boys 72, Hampshire 33

H 2 8 13 10 – 33
P 25 13 17 17 – 72

Hampshire (33) — Payden Seaman 4, Blake Morrow 3, Cameryn Bass 18, Errette Delk 4, Peyton Morton 4

Perry Co. (72) — Jackson Tatum 23, Tyler Dudley 13, Jeremiah Donaldson 6, Gunner Bradford 7, Cody Burney 1, Ellis Edwards 2, Lachlan Matthews 6, Ryryn Brown 12, Malachi Kelley 2

3-pointers – Hampshire 2 (Morrow, Bass), Perry Co. 0

Fayetteville girls 46, Culleoka 23

C 5 3 6 9 – 23
F 13 11 10 12 – 46

Culleoka (23) — Madison Ingram 4, Breanna Dickson 5, Hannah Collins 3, Maci McKennon 2, Tyler Reischman 7, Alex Skinner 2

Fayetteville (46) — Elexis Humphrey 1, Hannah Litaker 14, Hannah Griffin 5, Amaria Thomison 4, Shaneka Nance 3, Zanana Robinson 15, Gracie Hoagland 4

3-pointers – Culleoka 1 (Collins), Fayetteville 1 (Griffin)

Independence boys 74, Centennial 64

Independence (74) – Colin Upright 2, Jett Montgomery 11, Owen Ries 2, Tyus Anderson 16, Sam Womack 5, Jaxson Campbell 3, River Katina 10, Cameron Bell 25

Centennial (64) – Trayvon Barbary 19, Patrick Garrett 23, Luke Westmoreland 5, Lincoln Aholt 2, Matt Busing 12, Matt Joiner 3

Half – Independence 35, Centennial 29

3-pointers – Independence 4 (Montgomery, Anderson 2, Katina), Centennial 17 (Barbary 5, Garrett 6, Westmoreland, Busing 4, Joiner)

Columbia Central boys 78, Valor Collegiate 52

V 11 9 13 19 — 52
C 17 18 27 16 — 78

Valor Collegiate (52) – Wells Rankins 4, Cooper Johnson 10, Connor Gilkey 27, Ben Akusaki 4, John Webb 7

Columbia Central (78) – Cam Johnson 21, Demetrius McCoy 6, Q Martin 20, Omari Franklin 11, Bubba Perkins 4, Roni Bailey 5, Quandrees Peete 4, Kian Barner 2, Jordan Davis 5

3-pointers – Valor Collegiate 6 (Johnson 2, Gilkey 3, Webb), Columbia Central 9 (Johnson 4, Martin 2, Franklin, Bailey, Davis)

State gridiron champs make smooth transition to hoops

By Maurice Patton

MT. PLEASANT – With nearly half its points coming from players less than 72 hours removed from winning a state football championship, Fayetteville overwhelmed host Mt. Pleasant in a 52-40 decision Monday night.

The visiting Tigers got a game-high 20 points from receiver/defensive end Isaiah Thomison, with running back Aljerea Johnson adding a 3-pointer and receiver Corian Cash scoring a basket.

Mt. Pleasant, meanwhile, committed 25 turnovers – helping Fayetteville rally from a 31-24 third-quarter deficit.

“Any time you turn it over 20-plus times, you’re not going to beat anybody,” second-year Mt. Pleasant coach Chris Carney said. “They sensed that. They’re an athletic team, they do a good job in their man-to-man (defense). We didn’t do a good job screening bodies, meeting passes.

“For 2½ quarters we put ourselves in position to win a basketball game against what is traditionally a pretty good team.”

Kentra Frierson scored 10 of his team-high 16 points in the first 21 minutes, helping the host Tigers (2-3) to a 31-24 advantage at the three-minute mark of the third period. Mt. Pleasant struggled to run its attack against Fayetteville’s pressing, trapping defense, though, and the visitors closed the quarter with 11 unanswered points.

“We kept making mistakes; they caught momentum and took the lead,” Frierson said. “Some of our guys got our heads down, and they kept the momentum. We’re a young team. We’ll get back in the gym, keep working and come out with a better result the next time.”

Frierson converted a three-point play to open the fourth quarter and Chris Andrews hit one of two free throws to tie the game at 35 with just under seven minutes remaining.

Thomison put Fayetteville (2-5) back up, then followed a driving Cash layup with another low-post basket as the visitors pulled away – leading by as many as 15 in the final minute.

“They played Friday, we had a little practice (Sunday) and we came here,” Fayetteville coach Chris Murdock said of the six players — including freshman K.J. Jackson, the title game MVP — that participated in the 20-14 Class 1A BlueCross Bowl victory over South Pittsburg. “We just got going in our press.

“Now we get to practice three days before we play Culleoka (Friday at Fayetteville).”

Brayden Hockett added 17 points in the win.

“No. 1 (Hockett) and No. 5 (Marquese Nance, five points) are really good players, maybe even next-level players,” Carney said. “No. 23 (Thomison) was a factor rebounding the basketball. He caught some lobs and deterred some shots around the rim. When we play them in February, they’re going to be really tough.”

Besides Frierson and Tip Marlow (six points), Mt. Pleasant is playing with young and largely inexperienced talent. Four of the eight players that saw floor time are freshmen, and neither junior Chris Andrews nor sophomore Demarkus Brown have been in pivotal positions prior to this season.

“We’ve got some youth, and some older players in some different positions, in decision making-type roles,” Carney said. “This was a team that was unfamiliar with being in that type situation.

“We’ve got to learn from it. There’s going to be more teams that put heat on us on down the way. We’ve got to learn from it and get better from it.”

Mt. Pleasant junior guard Baleigh Gray’s 12 points weren’t enough Monday night as visiting Fayetteville won 64-31. (Photo by Vanessa Beach / SM-Tn Sports)

Sporadic offense not enough: In the girls game, Mt. Pleasant went nearly five first-half minutes without a point and Fayetteville scored 12 in a decisive stretch as the visitors won 64-31.

“We score in spurts, but not for four full quarters,” Lady Tigers coach Amy Odom said. “We struggled with that last year. We’ve got to cut down our turnovers.

“We’ve not told any of the girls not to shoot. If you’re open, shoot the ball. But we’ve got five freshmen. We’re young, trying to learn the game.”

Baleigh Gray scored 12 points to lead Mt. Pleasant. Zanaria Robinson, a 6-3 Arkansas-Little Rock signee, scored 12 for Fayetteville, with Destinee Rhea coming off the bench and adding 11.

Next up: Mt. Pleasant travels for doubleheaders Tuesday at Collinwood and Friday at Cornersville.

Fayetteville boys 52, Mt. Pleasant 40

F 9 9 17 17 – 52
M 10 14 7 9 – 40

Fayetteville (52) – Camaurionn Taylor 5, Brayden Hockett 17, Marquese Nance 5, Isaiah Thomison 20, Aljerea Johnson 3, Corian Cash 2

Mt. Pleasant (40) – Keevan Cooper 2, Kentra Frierson 16, Tip Marlow 6, Chris Andrews 5, Demarkus Brown 6, Bennett Hughes 5

3-pointers – Fayetteville 4 (Taylor, Hockett, Nance, Johnson), Mt. Pleasant 3 (Frierson 2, Hughes)

Fayetteville girls 64, Mt. Pleasant 31

F 17 18 17 12 – 64
M 4 9 13 5 – 31

Fayetteville (64) – Elexis Humphrey 2, Isabella Martin 2, Destinee Rhea 11, Hannah Griffin 5, Shaneka Nance 8, Zanaria Robinson 12, Gracie Hoagland 10, Hannah Litaker 4, Tatum Delap 5

Mt. Pleasant (31) – Kielee Bradley 3, Baleigh Gray 12, Emily Crossman 4, Addison Workman 5, Ayanna Jones 4, Maggie Simpson 3

3-pointers – Fayetteville 3 (Griffin, Nance 2), Mt. Pleasant 2 (Bradley, Simpson)

All photos by Vanessa Beach / SM-Tn Sports

Defense, freshman RB pace Tigers to first state title

By Maurice Patton

COOKEVILLE – Kenny Morson promised old-school football, and his Fayetteville Tigers provided it Friday – repelling South Pittsburg with a goal-line stand on the game’s opening possession, rushing for 274 yards and stopping the Pirates from 21 yards out on the final play to seal a 20-14 victory in the BlueCross Bowl Class 1A finals at Tennessee Tech’s Tucker Stadium.

“There’s no frills about us. We’re going to line up and try to go toe-to-toe with you,” Morson said after the Tigers (13-2) got 210 rushing yards and two touchdowns from freshman running back K.J. Johnson. “You’ve got to stop the run, you’ve got to be able to run the football and be good on special teams.

“Things worked out for us.”

South Pittsburg (13-2) appeared to have the young Tigers in trouble early, with a face mask penalty tacked onto the kickoff return setting the Pirates up near midfield. From there, they drove down to the 1-yard line before Mr. Football finalist Hunter Frame was tackled for a loss of a yard on third down and Deandre Kelley was unable to get into the end zone on the next play.

“Our defense has had I can’t tell you how many goal-line stands throughout the year,” Morson said. “That one, against a South Pittsburg team with those talented athletes, just said – we felt like that said we were supposed to be here, we’ve arrived.

“Everybody told our kids, across the whole state, you can’t beat this bunch. We looked at ‘em on film, we knew they were talented top to bottom. We knew we were young. We just needed to get here and see where we stacked up.”

On their third possession – set up by Frame’s interception of a Samuel Holdmeyer pass in the red zone – the Pirates final scored on a Kelley 3-yard run just before the end of the opening period.

Fayetteville had an answer, as Jackson broke loose for 47 yards, Aljarea Jackson added a 19-yarder and Holdmeyer threw 6 yards to Calvin Hughes in the end zone. An Ardell Allen III reception made it an 8-7 game at the 9:45 mark of the second quarter.

Fayetteville freshman K.J. Johnson was named Most Valuable Player of the BlueCross Bowl Class 1A state championship game Friday after rushing for 210-yards and two touchdowns in the Tigers’ 20-14 win over South Pittsburg. (Courtesy photo by Jason Goode)

Just before halftime, the Region 5-1A champions extended the lead on a 14-play, 77-yard drive that saw Jackson – a 5-8, 160-pound freshman – carry 10 times for 58 yards, including a 3-yarder into the end zone.

“My linemen did a heck of a job blocking for me. They got me the yards,” said Jackson, who was named the game’s Most Valuable Player. “Our coaches put in a great game plan for us, and we executed it. My linemen did what they were supposed to do, I did what I was supposed to do.”

South Pittsburg tied the game at 14 with five seconds remaining in the third quarter on a Brayden Sanders 1-yard run, but Jackson’s 29-yard run with three minutes to play made it a six-point game and the Tiger defense stood up down the stretch.

“Our defense is tremendously good,” Jackson said. “I really think they need to get recognized.”

Fayetteville held South Pittsburg to 256 total yards.

“I’ve got great respect for Coach (Vic) Grider, his program, his staff, his kids,” Morson said. “They’re a phenomenal, class organization. For us to pull this off is phenomenal for our kids and our community.”

And Jackson was a huge part of that.

“He’s a special young man,” Morson said. “We know he’s a Division I (prospect). Is he Power 5? We don’t know just yet. He’s got some growing to do, size-wise, but this oughta get him noticed all across this country.

“He’s over there (on the sideline) beating his chest, ‘give me the ball’. A freshman with that mentality – give it to him and see what happens. He’s mature beyond his age, and we rode that horse out the door.”

BlueCross Bowl, Class 1A
Fayetteville 20, South Pittsburg 14

S 7 0 7 0 – 14
F 0 14 0 6 — 20

SCORING SUMMARY
FIRST QUARTER
S – Deandre Kelley 3 run (0:55), Cooper Keown kick
SECOND QUARTER
F – Calvin Hughes 6 pass from Samuel Holdmeyer (9:45), Ardell
Allen III pass from Holdmeyer
F – K.J. Jackson 3 run (0:55), pass failed
THIRD QUARTER
S – Brayden Sanders 1 run (0:05), Keown kick
FOURTH QUARTER
F – Jackson 29 run (3:08), run failed
TEAM STATISTICSSF
First Downs1714
Rushes-Yards40-16739-274
Passing Yards8942
Comps-Atts-Ints8-14-16-8-1
Penalties-Yards4-3610-102
Fumbles-Lost0-01-0
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
South Pittsburg – Hunter Frame 23-94, Deandre Kelley 13-67,
Brayden Sanders 4-11
Fayetteville – K.J. Jackson 30-210, Aljarea Johnson 5-34,
Jaterious Derrick 3-32, Samuel Holdmayer 1-(-2)
PASSING
South Pittsburg – Brayden Sanders 8-13-1, 89, Team 0-1-0, 0
Fayetteville – Samuel Holdmeyer 6-8-1, 42
RECEIVING
South Pittsburg – Reginald Hunter 5-63, Jackson Lewis 2-19,
Coby Cooper 1-7
Fayetteville – Corian Cash 2-19, Calvin Hughes 2-8, K.J.
Jackson 1-12, Dalton Chriss 1-3

Mostradamus speaks: Division I championship predictions

COOKEVILLE — It would stand to reason that Summit’s biggest challenge would come in its biggest game.

Averaging 35 points in postseason play, the Spartans (13-1) will have to overcome a defensive-minded Oak Ridge squad to conclude the year with its first football state championship.

The two face off in Friday’s 7 p.m. finale of the three-day BlueCross Bowl, the Class 5A matchup, following the Class 3A finals between Alcoa and Milan at 11 a.m. and the South Pittsburg/Fayetteville Class 1A title tilt at 3 p.m.

Oak Ridge has pitched five shutouts through its 11-3 campaign, including a 14-0 semifinal victory over South-Doyle – its second blanking of the playoffs.

“They’re very strong defensively,” Summit coach Brian Coleman said of the Wildcats, who barely allowed 14 points on average through 13 on-field contests. “They stop the run, they pressure you with man-to-man (coverage) and stop the passing game. Their middle linebacker is aggressive.

“Their opponent last week scored nothing. If you’re going to do that in the semifinals, there’s something to be said for that. You can tell by their previous games, their previous scores, (defense) is what they hang their hat on.”

Junior linebacker Jacob Berven anchors that unit for Oak Ridge, along with defensive end Jaxson Adams and safety Cole Adams.

“Our defense has played well in every game except one, and it’s gotten better and better as we get deeper into the season,” Wildcats coach Joe Gaddis said. “We know the challenges Summit brings are certainly different from a week ago. South-Doyle had a great team, but they were more one-dimensional.

“Summit will be a lot more difficult to prepare for and more difficult to stop and slow down, because they do so many different things.”

For the Spartans, everything starts with junior quarterback Destin Wade. The Mr. Football finalist heads into the matchup averaging 268 total yards per game – a number that has increased to 315 in the playoffs – with 34 total touchdowns.

“Coming from last year, he relied more on his legs,” Coleman said. “We felt like to give him the best opportunity to play quarterback collegiately, was for him to get better in the passing game. He has all the athletic ability; he just needs to fine-tune those things. He’s worked hard, and his teammates have helped him get better.”

That ability to put pressure on even the best defensive units may be the decisive factor in Friday’s contest.

Mostradamus’ pick: Summit 28, Oak Ridge 24.

Class 3A — Alcoa (13-1) vs. Milan (12-1), 11 a.m. Friday: The Tornadoes are pursuing their sixth consecutive state championship – after winning seven straight from 2004-10 — following their 42-7 semifinal win at Red Bank. Milan spoiled a title game rematch from last season with its 27-13 semifinal victory against visiting Pearl-Cohn. Back-to-back upsets aren’t likely for the Bulldogs. Alcoa 35, Milan 13.

Class 1A – South Pittsburg (13-1) vs. Fayetteville (12-2), 3 p.m. Friday: South Pitt’s only loss came to Class 2A finalist Meigs County, a 28-21 decision on Oct. 9. Since, the Pirates have run off six straight on-field victories, including a 37-7 semifinal win over Gordonsville – the same Gordonsville team that defeated Fayetteville 21-14 on Oct. 16. Making their first state title game appearance, the Tigers may be a bit out of their element. South Pittsburg 28, Fayetteville 20.

Class 4A – Elizabethton (14-0) vs. Haywood (10-3), 11 a.m. Saturday: After going unbeaten en route to the 2019 state crown, the Cyclones – led by Mr. Football finalists Troy Parker Hughes and Bryson Rollins — are looking for a second such finish in Saturday’s opener after decisively defeating host Nolensville in the semifinals (56-21) last week. Haywood slipped past Lexington 17-14 to claim the spot opposite Elizabethton, but the Tomcats will have an uphill climb. Elizabethton 41, Haywood 20.

Class 2A – Meigs Co. (14-0) vs. Peabody (13-0), 3 p.m. Saturday: In the only championship clash between unbeatens, Meigs looks to cap a fall full of adversity with a title. The Tigers advanced with their closest game to date, a 16-13 decision at Trousdale County. Peabody has allowed just 17 points in three playoff games, throttling Waverly 42-7 in the semifinals. Meigs Co. 35, Peabody 21.

Class 6A – Oakland (14-0) vs. Brentwood (11-3), 7 p.m. Saturday: Since the program’s 1972 establishment, the Patriots have never put together an unbeaten season – even with four title campaigns in 1984, 1998, 2008 and 2018. The final hurdle to doing so is a Brentwood team that Oakland defeated 37-0 in Week 7. The Pats warmed up for Saturday’s contest with a 49-7 semifinal victory over Maryville, while Brentwood won 24-14 at Bartlett. Oakland 27, Brentwood 14.

Last week: 10-2 (.833)
Season: 85-28 (.752)

Fayetteville prepared for big stage thanks to league play

By Maurice Patton

Every coach thinks his league is the toughest.

But the football coaches in Region 5-1A probably have a legitimate claim.

With Fayetteville’s matchup against South Pittsburg in Friday’s Class 1A championship game of the BlueCross Bowl, the region will have been represented in three of the last four title clashes.

“We’ve said it every year,” former Mt. Pleasant coach Bronson Bradley said. “A lot of times, they say it’s just coach-speak, but I think our region continues to prove it.”

Over the past four seasons, each team from the region – seven during the 2017-18 campaigns, six for the last two years — has made at least one postseason appearance, and they’ve been relatively successful upon their arrival. Led by Cornersville, which advanced to the finals in both 2017 and ’18, the region boasts a 22-15 playoff record over that four-year time frame.

“Playoff appearances, championship games … Our non-region records are probably pretty high,” Bradley said. “And it’s not just the players; the coaching is pretty good. We’ve beaten up on each other.”

In that ‘iron sharpens iron’ vein, it’s feasible that Fayetteville’s league affiliation will be beneficial as the Tigers head into their first state championship contest against a program that has appeared in at least one each of the last seven decades.

“We played five region games in a row, and it was like a ‘murderers’ row’ – trying to stay healthy, with a very physical region that’s going to bring their very best every time you line up,” said second-year coach Kenny Morson, whose 12-2 squad lost only to non-region foes Marion County and Gordonsville.

“We hope that amount of physicality is going to help us and has helped prepare our young men for a tough road. We know what South Pitt is going to bring to the table, what a phenomenal football team they’ve got. We hope we’re prepared, and our region definitely stands out throughout the state.”

Region 5-1A typically had three teams listed in the Associated Press Class 1A statewide Top 10 through the regular season, with the Tigers, Moore County, Cornersville and Huntland each drawing attention at some point.

Three of the four won their opening-round playoff games, with Fayetteville having to get past Huntland in the second round and defeat Moore County in the quarterfinals, prior to last week’s semifinal victory over Lake County.

“Fayetteville’s had a hard schedule, twice with Moore County,” Bradley said. “They’ve had to show up every week. That says a lot about them.”

Tuesday on the hardwood

Columbia Central girls 46, Forrest 39

F 6 6 5 22 — 39
C 8 6 14 18 – 46

Forrest (39) – Macyn Kirby 4, Meagen Mealer 3, Alex Davenport 5, Addison Bunty 3, Laura Mealer 20, Ryan Lewis 4

Columbia Central (46) – Saviya Morgan 2, Ryleigh Hamm 7, Karma Hunt 2, Janiyha Riley 11, Ava Sykes 2, Jenice Bailey 4, Josie Parks 18

3-pointers – Forrest 3 (M. Mealer, Davenport, L. Mealer), Columbia Central 4 (Hamm 2, Riley, Parks)

Summertown girls 58, Tullahoma 52

T 21 12 8 11 — 52
S 13 14 18 13 — 58

Tullahoma (52) — Lucy Nutt 18, Kailyn Ferrell 10, McKenna Buckner 8, Morgan Carr 6, Sierra Neese 6, Charleigh Scott 4

Summertown (58) — Hailey Jones 20, Rylee Long 12, Ansley Burleson 9, Katie Burdette 7, Jenna Brazier 4, Kaley Campbell 4, Reese Wilson 2

3-pointers — Tullahoma 6 (Nutt 3, Buckner 2, Neese), Summertown 5 (Jones 3, Long, Burleson)

Culleoka girls 55, Agathos Classical 9

C 20 6 19 10 – 55
A 3 3 1 2 – 9

Culleoka (55) — Breanna Dickson 10, Hannah Collins 5, Tyler Reischman 7, Maci McKennon 16, Alex Skinner 10, Karlie Jones 5, Emilee Rochester 2

Agathos Classical (9) — Quinn Jones 1, Isabella Cecil 5, Lauren Watson 3

3-pointers – Culleoka 3 (Collins, Skinner, Jones), Agathos Classical 1 (Cecil)

Rockvale girls 51, Summit 49

R 15 14 7 15 – 51
S 16 14 4 15 – 49

Rockvale (51) – Kamana Murray 10, Faith Anderson 9, Amani Sharif 10, Queena Lyons 3, Annabelle Marlin 10, Tonie Davis 9

Summit (49) – Delaney Noe 7, Claudette Runk 7, Cydney Wright 7, Ellie Colson 13, Jaidyn Ramzy 7, Nicole Rizane 8

3-pointers – Rockvale 2 (Sharif, Marlin), Summit 3 (Noe, Runk, Ramzy)

Nolensville boys 64, Summit 49

N 21 18 15 10 – 64
S 9 17 15 7 – 49

Nolensville (64) – Riley Byron 8, David Watkins 8, Ashton Smith 5, Max McAllister 12, Grady Powers 14, Vaughn Jaworski 17

Summit (49) – Bradley Stewart 8, Trey Payne 8, Jace Kirby 2, C.J. Jones 5, Derrick Smith 6, Marcus White 2, Alex Pollard 17

3-pointers – Nolensville 8 (Watkins, Smith, McAllister 4, Jaworski 2), Summit 4 (Pollard 4)

Richland girls 50, Cornersville 40

R 20 11 14 5 – 50
C 9 10 9 12 — 40

Richland (50) – Gracie Braden 10, Danica Bridgers 1, Jesse Jennings 18, Gracie Adams 2, Halle Braden 9, Harlee Rich 1, A.C. Hewitt 5, Ava Shrader 4

Cornersville (40) – Meri Hannah Walker 8, Lexie Warren 4, Gracie Turner 8, Jayli Childress 6, Abbie Woodard 9, Grayson Riner 2, Annabelle Mulliniks 3

3-pointers – Richland 5 (G. Braden, H. Braden 3, Hewitt), Cornersville 5 (Walker 2, Childress 2, Mulliniks)

Richland boys 56, Cornersville 24

R 16 25 12 3 – 56
C 9 0 6 9 – 24

Richland (56) – Tyrell Randolph 8, Daniel Nicholson 11, Trey Luna 11, Logan Helton 8, Stevie Ballinger 16, Kolton Hood 2

Cornersville (24) – Eli Welch 2, Michael Ashley 5, Kaden Allen 7, Khi Canty 1, J.C. Spray 2, Wallace Francis 5, Ben Franklin 2

3-pointers – Richland 5 (Randolph, Nicholson, Luna, Helton 2), Cornersville 2 (Ashley, Francis)

Fayetteville girls 47, Columbia Acad. 46

C 16 10 8 12 — 46
F 12 14 6 15 – 47

Columbia Acad. (46) – Isabelle Dees 9, Averi Slaughter 8, Madi Lewis 13, Karli Quillin 16

Fayetteville (47) – Elixis Humphrey 3, Isabella Martin 2, Amaria Thomison 2, Shaneka Nance 7, Zanaria Robinson 22, Gracie Hoagland 9, Hannah Litaker 2

3-pointers – Columbia Acad. 5 (Dees, Slaughter 2, Lewis, Quillin), Fayetteville 3 (Humphrey, Nance 2)

Columbia Acad. boys 64, Fayetteville 38

C 13 21 13 17 — 64
F 8 12 11 7 — 38

Columbia Acad. (64) – Tanner Ham 17, Chase Duncan 6, Hayden Morgan 5, Drew Butt 9, Will Jackson 3, Collins Malone 6, Andre McClellan 8, Griffin Cooper 8, Gavin Morgan 2

Fayetteville (38) – Camaurion Taylor 10, Brayden Hackett 10, Marquese Nance 5, Bryson Casey 7, Tyeus Layne 2, Teondre Love 4

3-pointers – Columbia Acad. 8 (Ham 4, Duncan 2, Butt, Jackson), Fayetteville 6 (Taylor 2, Hackett 2, Nance, Love)

Wayne Co. girls 57, Mt. Pleasant 18

WC 20 17 15 5 — 57
MP 0 8 6 4 — 18

Wayne Co. (57) — Savanna McClain 7, Charli Woodside 3, Lauren Bryant 5, Michaela Gallian 10, Cambree Camfield 10, Kelsey Carroll 6, Kenzie Griggs 3

Mt. Pleasant (18) — Kielee Bradley 6, Baleigh Gray 7, Addison Workman 2, Kiyanna Armstrong 3

3-pointers — Wayne Co. 4 (McClain, Woodside, Camfield, Griggs), Mt. Pleasant 1 (Bradley)

Mt. Pleasant boys 56, Wayne Co. 39

WC 14 6 14 5 — 39
MP 16 16 5 19 — 56

Wayne Co. (39) – Braxton Butler 5, Clay Baugus 8, Ethan Camfield 9, Tyler Moses 7, Austin Whitson 5, Landyn Prater 5

Mt. Pleasant (56) – Keevan Cooper 7, Kentra Frierson 24, Tip Marlow 13, Chris Andrews 1, Demarkus Brown 6, Chandler Hughes 3, Bennett Hughes 2

3-pointers – Wayne Co. 3 (Prater, Canfield 2), Mt. Pleasant 7 (Cooper, Frierson 4, Brown, C. Hughes)