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Clarksville, TN – Northeast Middle School’s boys basketball team was down by as many as 11 points in the final quarter, Thursday, January 29th at Kenwood High School, but rallied past Dickson Middle School –including scoring the final 10 points — to take the championship game of the Area 1-AAA Basketball Tournament 34-31.
The Eagles (14-1) trailed the Dragons 24-14 heading into the final six minutes of play, but got down 11 points, 26-15, after a bucket by Dickson Middle’s Chase Edmission – with 5:32 left in regulation.
Clarksville, TN – West Creek Middle School trailed Rossview Middle School from the opening tip of the consolation game of the Area 1-AAA Boys Basketball Tournament, Thursday, January 29th at Kenwood High School, but rallied by scored 13 points in the final 2:23 to post a 36-32 come-from-behind victory.
Down 26-23, with 3:02 left in the game, Montre Boddie knocked down a three for West Creek Middle to spark an 8-0 run over a span of 34 seconds to give the Coyotes their first lead of the game, 31-26 with 1:49 left.
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville High School’s girls basketball team had most of its inside attack either out — or playing at less than 100 percent — Wednesday, January 27th at the Willard Ross Memorial Gymnasium versus Northwest High School, but JK Cummings stepped up with five big 3s to lead the Lady Wildcats past the Lady Vikings, 60-36.
The Lady Wildcats (15-9, 9-2 District 10-AAA) were without the services of forwards Haley Bearden and Ta’Tayana Outlaw – accounting for about 25 points and 16 rebounds – while Chrislen Brown, who scored a season-high 11 points versus Kenwood High School on January 23rd had spent most of the previous night at the hospital dealing with the lingering effects of a cold she has been battling.
Clarksville, TN – Northwest High School scored 42 points in the second half against Clarksville High School, Tuesday, January 27th at the Willard Ross Memorial Gymnasium, as the Vikings rallied to defeat the Wildcats in a District 10-AAA showdown, 68-59.
The Vikings (14-9, 8-3 District 10-AAA) entered the second half trailing the Wildcats 32-26, but exploded out of the gates quickly after intermission by scoring 10 of the first 12 points of the second half – including four each from JaRyan Young and Marice Wright – to take their first lead of the game since the opening minutes of the game, 36-34.
Clarksville, TN – Rossview Middle School and Dickson Middle School had easy nights, Monday, January 26th at Kenwood High School, in the quarterfinal round of the Area 1 AAA Boys Basketball Tournament, with the Hawks defeating Sycamore Middle School 47-29 and the Dragons topped Richview Middle School, 46-24.
For Rossview Middle, the game turned its way midway through the opening quarter after falling behind the Knights 5-0 early-on.
Top-Seeded Northeast gets OT scare from Kenwood; West Creek downs Montgomery Central to advance in Middle School Tournament
Clarksville, TN – The Area 1 AAA Boy’s Basketball Tournament almost got a shocker to open the quarter-final round, Monday, January 25th at Kenwood High School, as top-seeded Northeast Middle had to rally from 13-points down in the fourth quarter to defeat the eight-seed Kenwood Middle 51-50 in overtime; while fourth-seed West Creek Middle overcame a slow start to beat fifth-seed Montgomery Central, 60-50.
The Eagles trailed the Knights 32-19 after Amonti Moss opened the fourth quarter with a basket for Northeast Middle, just 23 seconds into the period.
Austin Peay State University’s Athletic Department and its student-athletes continue to show that they live up to that standard and be a good neighbor and supporter of the Clarksville community.
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville High School’s girls basketball team scored the first 10 points in their District 10-AAA game versus Kenwood High School, Friday, January 23rd at William Workman Gymnasium, and cruised to a 66-43 victory.
Haley Bearden, who finished with a game-high 20 points, would come off the bench to key the opening salvo for the Lady Wildcats (14-9, 8-2 District 10-AAA) scoring the final five points of the game-opening 10-point run.
Clarksville, TN – Kenwood High School found itself down 15 points to Clarksville High School after one quarter, Friday, January 23rd at William Workman Gymnasium, but rallied over the final three periods to come away with a 57-51 District 10-AAA victory.
With the win, Kenwood (14-7, 7-3 District 10-AAA) remains tied for the top spot in the district standings with Northwest High School – who defeated West Creek High School 71-61 – while CHS (9-10, 6-4 District 10-AAA) drops to third-place.
Clarksville, TN – Rossview High School’s girls basketball team went a long way in trying to secure their third straight District 10-AAA regular-season championship, Tuesday, January 20th at the William Workman Gymnasium, as the Lady Hawks defeated Clarksville High School 44-29, in a showdown between the top two teams in the district.
Both teams came out and struggled in the opening minutes in getting their offenses going, with Rossview (13-5, 8-1 District 10-AAA) needing almost two minutes to get on the board with baskets from Mickey Head and Cassidy Taylor putting the Lady Hawks up 4-0.
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