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Tuesday on the hardwood

Culleoka girls 48, Santa Fe 34

SF 9 4 9 12 34
C 13 6 10 19 48

Santa Fe (34) – Gracie Mills 7, Elisa Adkison 9, Emmy Bates 7, Aniston Slaughter 11
Culleoka (48) – Madison Ingram 7, Breanna Dickson 10, Hannah Collins 4, Tyler Reischman 6, Alex Skinner 12, Maci McKennon 7, Kylie Thomas 2
3-pointers – Santa Fe 5 (Slaughter 3, Bates 2),Culleoka 4 (Skinner 4)

Grace Chr. boys 53, Zion Chr. 42

G 16 11 14 12 53
Z 14 13 3 13 42

Grace Chr. (53) – Dean Bechman 23, Ashton Kelley 6, Will Beasley 10, Ben Caldwell 3, Jordan Carter 6, Jackson Sleeper 2, Trace Phillips 3
Zion Chr. (42) – Max Brown 7, Jackson Hughes 7, Hayden Headley 17, Wesley Riggins 7, Ethan Yates 4
3-pointers – Grace Chr. 7 (Bechman 4, Kelley 2, Caldwell), Zion Chr. 2 (Brown, Hughes)

Columbia Central boys 50, Shelbyville 58

C 24 8 16 12 60
S 14 12 16 11 58

Columbia Central (60) – Cam Johnson 14, Demetrius McCoy 2, Carter Szydlowski 4, Q Martin 7, Omari Franklin 5, Bubba Perkins 8, Jordan Davis 20
Shelbyville (58) – Jayson Jones 19, Daman Heath 5, Devyn Heath 17, Jailain Anderson 15, Kyler Trice 2
3-pointers – Columbia Central 10 (Johnson 4, Davis 3, Martin, Franklin, Perkins), Shelbyville 3 (Jones, Da. Heath, De. Heath)

Shelbyville girls 59, Columbia Central 54 (OT)

C 4 11 6 25 8 — 54
S 15 5 15 11 13 — 59

Columbia Central (54) — Saviya Morgan 4, Ryleigh Hamm 10, Janiyha Riley 11, Jenice Bailey 2, Emma Hughes 3, Josie Parks 24
Shelbyville (59) — Jaleigha Harris 14, Lilly Brown 14, Kelsey Harden 9, Paige Blackburn 12, Mikyla Lyons 2, Kendall Dearing 8
3-pointers — Columbia Central 11 (Hamm 3, Hughes, Parks 7), Shelbyville 4 (Blackburn 2, Dearing 2)

Perry Co. boys 58, Wayne Co. 44

W 10 12 7 15 44
P 15 12 16 15 58

Wayne Co. (44) – Clay Baugus 12, Ethan Camfield 3, Tyler Moser 16, Landyn Prater 11, Jesse Dixon 2
Perry Co. (58) – Jackson Tatum 14, Lachlan Matthews 12, Tyler Dudley 16, Linden Brown 5, Cody Burney 6, Jeremiah Donaldson 5
3-pointers – Wayne Co. 3 (Prater 3), Perry Co. 5 (Matthews 2, Dudley 2, Burney)

Ravenwood boys 60, Independence 47 

I 10 6 16 15 – 47
R 16 12 14 18 – 60

Independence (47) – Jett Montgomery 19, Cameron Bell 10, River Katina 8, Sam Womack 7, Owen Ries 3
Ravenwood (60) – Nick Dang 16, Noah Clifford 15, Ben Bonga 9, Jake Mulder 8, Matt Williams 7, Andrew Lamuno 3, Myles Pollard 2
3-pointers – Independence 5 (Montgomery 3, Womack, Ries), Ravenwood 3 (Dang 2, Clifford)

Ravenwood girls 60, Independence 28

I 2 9 5 12 – 28
R 19 15 15 11 – 60

Independence (28) – Ryan Brown 6, Jayla Miller 5, Leah Oubre 5, Chaise Bethmann 5, Cristy Martinez 5, Evy Nichols 2
Ravenwood (60) – Reghan Grimes 30, Mary Prestegaard 11, Natalie Prestegaard 6, Elizabeth Flynn 4, Rachel Hillman 3, Ava Lavigne 3, Ramer 3.
3-pointers – Independence 1 (Oubre), Ravenwood 6 (Grimes 2, N. Prestegaard, Hillman, Lavigne, Ramer)

Saturday on the hardwood

Columbia Acad. girls 48, Grace Chr. 45

G 7 8 14 16 — 45
C 13 13 10 12 — 48

Grace Chr. (45) — Natalie Kaye 8, McKenzie Kaye 12, Campbell Spencer 3, Charlie Black 13, Carlie Mason 9
Columbia Acad. (48) — Jaelyn Hickerson 2, Isabelle Dees 6, Averi Slaughter 10, Madi Lewis 9, Abbigail Adkins 6, Karli Quillin 15
3-pointers — Grace Chr. 3 (M. Kaye 2, Spencer), Columbia Acad. 6 (Slaughter 2, Lewis, Adkins 2, Quillin)

Saturday on the hardwood

Grace Chr. boys 71, Zion Chr. 52

Z 9 11 17 15 — 52
G 16 20 16 19 — 71

Zion Chr. (52) – Matthew Terry 5, Jaron Keyser 3, Hayden Headley 19, Wesley Riggins 6, Ethan Yates 8, Colton Bragan 2, Connor Matheny 9

Grace Chr. (71) – Dean Bechman 31, Ashton Kelley 3, Will Beasley 6, Jackson Hiett 6, Jordan Carter 15, Hudson Barton 3, Nate Westmoreland 2, Jackson Sleeper 2, Trace Phillips 3

3-pointers – Zion Chr. 4 (Keyser, Headley 3), Grace Chr. 12 (Bechman 5, Kelley, Hiett 2, Carter 3, Phillips)

Grace Chr. girls 59, Zion Chr. 18

Z 7 6 3 2 — 18
G 17 12 22 8 — 59

Zion Chr. (18) – Halle Adcox 3, Deanna Trousdale 7, Becca Hazard 8

Grace Chr. (59) – Natalie Kaye 12, McKenzie Kaye 4, Campbell Spencer 7, Larkin Meyers 13, Adyson Wolf 8, Aubrey Black 2, Charlie Black 7, Avery Thorne 3, Ava Granzon 3

3-pointers – Zion Chr.1 (Adcox), Grace Chr. 6 (M. Kaye, Spencer, Meyers 3, Thorne)

Summertown girls 87, Eagleville 26

E 4 12 10 0 – 26
S 22 24 21 20 – 87

Eagleville (26) — Anna Grace Clement 8, Haylee Ferguson 8, Kylie Vaughn 6, Summer Cooper 3, Cadence Chapman 1

Summertown (87) — Hailey Jones 19, Rylee Long 13, Ansley Burleson 13, Kaley Campbell 11, Emily Brazier 9, Karlie Campbell 8, Jenna Brazier 6, Braley Burleson 6, Katie Burdette 2

3-pointers – Eagleville 5 (Ferguson 2, Vaughn 2, Cooper), Summertown 15 (Jones 3, A. Burleson 3, J. Brazier 2, Kar. Campbell 2, B. Burleson 2, Kal. Campbell, E. Brazier, Long)

Baseball coaches’ clinic, HOF induction, postponed by COVID

By Maurice Patton

Pat Swallows, executive director of the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association, announced Wednesday that the organization’s upcoming clinic has been canceled because of pandemic concerns.

“We’d been working all fall for this, hoping things would calm down and get, not necessarily back to normal, but at least better,” Swallows said of the three-day event, scheduled for Jan. 15-17 at the Cool Springs Marriott. “We don’t want to put coaches in a situation where – if something were to happen, it would kill me.”

Along with the clinic, the event includes an awards luncheon and hall of fame induction. Former Loretto coach Gary Lamm was to be inducted next month along with Grace Christian’s Brad Myers, Friendship Christian’s John McNeal, longtime Knoxville amateur baseball figure Dwight Smith and Vanderbilt coach Tim Corbin.

TBCA executive director Pat Swallows e-mailed association members Wednesday night advising them that the 2021 coaches’ clinic will not be held because of COVID-19 concerns.

The inductions will instead take place during the 2022 convention.

“It’s just one of those tough things we’re going through,” Lamm said. “If it has to be canceled, so be it. I’m all for doing what’s right. It’s out of our control. It’s not the end of the world.

“I know it’s a call Pat hated to make, but looking at the numbers, it’s the right call, I’d say. You don’t want to put anybody at risk. I know the coaches I talked to were looking forward to it, but he’s trying to do what’s best.”

Now in its 29th year, the three-day clinic typically draws more than 400 coaches, Swallows said.

“We had 475 last year,” he said. “Our numbers were small (to this point), but normally after Christmas, the first of the year, is when a lot of the coaches register. I felt it was better to pull the plug now.

“It’s safer to be at home.”

Santa Fe outlasts Grace boys, Lady ‘Cats fall on road

By Chris Yow

LEIPERS FORK — Andy Slaughter wasn’t going to be denied his first win at Grace Christian on Tuesday night. The junior guard for Santa Fe poured in 32 points and grabbed 12 boards to lead his team to a 65-54 win over the Lions.

After Grace took its first lead of the second half just 10 seconds into the fourth quarter and pushed the lead to four points, Slaughter took over. He hit a jumper to end an 8-0 run, cutting the lead to 46-44, and added two free throws, a steal and lay up to put the Wildcats ahead 49-46. That was the beginning of a 16-0 run for Santa Fe, one which coach Brad Slaughter was relieved to see come late.

“It was a very physical game tonight,” he said. “Andy was tired, but when we needed it he came through for us.

“A lot of guys made big plays down the stretch for us.”

Among those with big plays in the fourth quarter was Colton Steward, who finished with 17 points in the contest. He was also a force on the defensive side of the ball.

“Colton stepped up tonight and had a really big night after struggling in our opener,” coach Slaughter said. “He was a difference-maker tonight for us.”

Santa Fe opened up the game with an early lead, but Grace battled back and tied the game at 11 on a CJ Tinnon 3-pointer and then took a 14-11 lead to the end of the quarter on a Will Beasley trey. The Lions dropped 10 3-pointers in the contest, but only four in the second half.

“I thought what we saw in the second half was a much better defensive effort,” coach Slaughter said. “When we defend, we’re really good. I thought we played excellent defense in stretches and terrible in stretches.

“When we can get our defense figured out, we’ll be right where we want to be.”

The Wildcats are scheduled to return to action Dec. 1 at home against East Hickman.

Pressure forces Lady Cats to fall behind early in loss at Grace

A stellar performance by Emmy Bates was not enough for Santa Fe’s girls on Tuesday, as they fell 60-39 to Grace Christian. Bates finished with a game-high 20 points and added seven rebounds for the Lady Wildcats, but she was the lone bright spot for Jonathan Slaughter’s club.

Bates’ play after halftime helped Santa Fe cut into a 32-21 halftime lead for Grace. Behind her, the Lady ‘Cats dwindled the lead down to just five points, but Grace adjusted their defense to force someone else to take over.

“We adjusted to their press at halftime and were able to get (Bates) in the middle, and she made good decisions with the ball to help us get the lead down to five points,” Slaughter said. “But they went to a box-and-one on her, and we didn’t know what to do.”

Making adjustments in the huddle during a timeout doesn’t always translate to the playing floor, and that was the case for Santa Fe following the new-look defense from the Lady Lions.

“When they started denying her, our other girls didn’t make good decisions with the ball and we had a lot of turnovers,” he said. “I wasn’t expecting a box-and-one, so we haven’t worked on it in practice. We drew something up, but couldn’t execute it.

“With young players and teams like ours is, if you haven’t worked on it in practice, it’s hard to do it in a game.”

Santa Fe earned the double-bonus in the third quarter, but shot just 10-of-21 on the night from the charity stripe. The Lady ‘Cats were out scored 17-3 in the fourth quarter.

Natalie Kaye led Grace with 18 points in the game, one of only two players in double figures for the Lady Lions, the other being Charlie Black.

Santa Fe 65 boys, Grace Chr. 54

SF 11 19 12 23 — 65
GC 14 13 14 13 — 54

Santa Fe (65) — Will Monhollen 3, Logan Wilkins 2, Weston McClanahan 11, Colton Steward 17, Andy Slaughter 32
Grace Chr. (54) — Ashton Kelley 4, Will Beasley 10, Ren Caldwell 9, Jackson Hiett 5, CJ Tinnon 9, Jordan Carter 12, Jackson Sleeper 2, Trace Phillips 3
3-pointers — Santa Fe 3 (McClanahan 2, Slaughter), Grace Christian 10 (Caldwell 3, Beasley 2, Carter 2, Hiett, Tinnon, Phillips)

Grace Chr. girls 60, Santa Fe 39

SF 9 12 15 3 — 39
GC 15 17 11 17 — 60

Santa Fe (39) — Terralyn Pemberton 4, Gracie Mills 7, Emmy Bates 20, Aniston Slaughter 1, Hattie Hedrick 4, Jade Arnold 3
Grace Chr. (60) — Campbell Spencer 6, Natalie Kaye 18, McKenzie Kaye 7, Adyson Wolf 4, Charlie Black 11, Carlie Mason 8, Madelyn Gregg 6
3-pointers —Santa Fe 3 (Bates 2, Arnold), Grace Christian 3 (M. Kaye 2, N. Kaye)