It was run and gun on both sides sprinkled with a dunk here and there numerous 3-point baskets, 11 in fact, plus lots of blocks and folks playing above the rim. This game brimmed with talent and the crowded gym loved the action.
It was, as this type of game often is, lacking in fundamentals especially rebounding.
As a result, Siegel’s 6’9” Stephen Hurt had his way in the paint most of night and easily led both teams with 26 points.
Other leading scorers for the Stars were Kyle Adams with 13 points (with three 3s), while Treyton Harris and Cedrick Williams had 11 each.
For the Wolverines, who are the quickest team I’ve seen this year, Cayman Dial had 19 points, Tyler Irwin had 17, and Darrick Myers had 16.
Both teams will play host to the games Saturday night. La Vergne will take on Lincoln County and Siegel will play host to Franklin County.
The game for third place was exciting as well as Riverdale (19 – 10) beat host Blackman (15 – 12) by a final of 48 – 44.
Riverdale had small leads most of the game and it was tied three times in the fourth quarter. The difference was likely the 3-pointers, as the Warriors had five of them and Blackman only 1.
Rebounds, turnovers and shooting percentages were almost dead even.
Your leading scorers for Riverdale were Vari Craig with 18 points and Cedrick Carroll with 14.
For Blackman, Darius Thompson had 11 points, Jalen Smith 9 and Quindell Cousin 8.
Both teams must travel for single region games Saturday night.
Riverdale will go to Shelbyville and Blackman travels to Lawrence County.
The four teams left after Saturday then go to La Vergne to join the four remaining girl’s teams beginning Monday night.