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High School Basketball Roundup for Wednesday, December 28th

Rossview High Basketball Bash (Hawks win, Knights lose), both Clarksville High teams win, Poythress leads Northeast to win a Rossview Lady Hawks split

Clarksville Sports NetworkClarksville, TN – The opening game of the New Year’s Basketball Bash at Rossview High School Wednesday featured a quiet match up between the Kenwood High School Knights and the Warriors of Hunters Lane High School. Not only was the atmosphere quiet, as the crowd consisted of mostly family members, but the Knights didn’t play with their usual aggression and it cost them in their 40-34 loss.

It was turnovers during the first quarter and poor attempts at the line that kept the first half score low for both teams. The Knights finished with 20 turnovers and went 6-of-13 at the line. The Warriors finished the game with 14 turnovers and went 3-of-11 at the line overall.

Kenwood High School lost to Hunters Lane High School Wednesday night
Kenwood High School lost to Hunters Lane High School Wednesday night

The score was held at 2-2 until the 3:00-minute mark of the first quarter when the Knights scored three more points. During the final minute of the quarter, the Knights’ Maleek Hall, who led the team with 12 points, held the ball for 35 seconds and then at the 10-second mark, after playing a quick game of hot-potato with his teammates, attempted and missed the 3-pointer. On the rebound, the Warriors’ Billy Hughes, who led his team with 20 points, attempted a buzzer-beater at the half court line that had the Warrior fans sitting on the edge of their seats. The ball looked like it was going in, but ricocheted around the rim and bounced out.

Though Kenwood and Hunters Lane flip-flopped leads, the second and third quarters were uneventful. The Warriors took their first lead at 10-7 with 3:06 left in the second quarter. But the Knights finished the half leading 27-18. After the halftime break, it looked as if the Knights would keep the lead. By the end of the third, they were up by only two point 25-23.

In the fourth, with the slim lead, the Knights began to play with their usual intensity. The Warriors too picked up their intensity and most of it could be credited to Hughes, who played like a one-man gang around the basket. As the aggression level rose for the Warriors, so did their points. They led the fourth quarter 35-33 with 3:43 left and outscored Kenwood 17 points to nine points overall in the period.

The Knights return to play at 4:00pm. Thursday at Rossview High school in the second and final day of the New Years Basketball Bash against Hunters Lane High School.

Hunters Lane High School 40, Kenwood High School 34

Hunters Lane         2          12        9          17        40

Kenwood High         5          10        10        9          34

Hunters Lane:  Billy Hughes 20, Stephen Daniel 12, Howard Cliffe 4, Antonio Head 4

Kenwood High:  Maleek Hall 12, Guy Stanford 8, LeGree Hairston 5, DeAndre Lisenbee 7, Will Simmons 2

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Rossview wins with buzzer beater

In the second game of first day of the New Year’s Basketball Bash at Rossview High School Wednesday, the host Rossview Hawks faced Gatlinburg-Pittman High School and managed the 51-48 win.

In the last five minutes of the fourth quarter, both teams got a little uncomfortable as they saw the points get closer. The intensity of the game picked up when, with 5:11 left, Hawks head coach Johnny Jackson instructed Carson to hold the ball at the top of the arc until the clock read 3:56. During those two minutes, the Highlanders did their best to keep warm and figure out the strategy as their fans shouted jeer after jeer.

Once play commenced, Rossview turned over the ball and the Highlanders went in for the lay up and the cut the deficit to 38-36. Both teams hit 3s, with the Highlanders’ Clay Leatherwood, the team’s second leading scorer with 12 points, hitting his to keep his team trailing 41-39.

Welden went to the free-throw line, where made both of his and put Rossview up 43-39. The Hawks then jumped out to a 50-43 lead thanks to Anfernee Lisenbee — who led the Hawks with 18 points — steal, spin at the half court line and eventual lay-up. But Leatherwood answered back back with an immediate 3 and sliced the advantage to 50-46 with 6.4 seconds to go.

With five seconds left, Carson was fouled and went to the line where he went 1-of-2. Before the first shot, Jackson the team, “Not to foul, no matter what.”

And after Carson sank the second free throw, the Highlanders’ Davis Sorbet was fouled at the other end on a 3-point attempt with 1.6 seconds left. Sorbet went 2-of-3, but Rossview got the ball up the floor to seal the win.

In the first three quarters of play, though the Highlanders played with a street-ball style aggression, they remained scoreless to the Hawks’ six points until 4:26 left in the first quarter with Brandon Stewart’s three-pointer. The Hawks finished the first half ahead 27-18 and finished the third quarter leading 38-30.

The Hawks return to play at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Rossview High school in the second and final day of the New Years Basketball Bash against Gatlinburg-Pittman High School.

Rossview High School 51, Gatlinburg-Pittman High School 48

Rossview 14        13        11        13    —    51
Gatlinburg-Pittman 11        7          12        18   —     48

Rossview: Anfernee Lisenbee 18, Kris Carson 12, Kyle Welden 12, Brandon Miller 3, Venn Biter 2, Axel Magnuson 2, Chris Williams 2

Gatlinburg-Pittman: Brandon Stewart 17, Clay Leatherwood 12, Davis Sorbet 9, Steffan Schroeder 6, Matt Hinton 2, Blake Dubin 2

Boys High School Scores: Northeast 79, Hickman County 36

Northeast High School     14     34     21     10   —  79
Hickman County High School      8     9     12     7   —  36

Northeast: Nick Agnew 8. Jaylen Baker 2. Will Best 12, Dallas Davis 6 , Carlos Herrera 6, Michael Pardue 8, Myron Poydras 6, Alex Poythress 27, Kyle Reid  2

Hickman County: Zach Bentley 4, Logan Hill 2, Noble Orrie 1, Logan Skelton 6, Justin Thornton 6, Travis Thornton 5, Lane Vaughn 2, Blane Wright 10

Clarksville High 63, Centennial 58 (OT) (Father Ryan Tournament)

Centennial     4     18     19     13     4  —   58
Clarksville High 12     11     18     13     9    — 63

Clarksville High: Anthony Hightower 27, Chase Knott  9, Tevin Majors 15, Drake Young 12,

Centennial: Cord Collier 8, Scottie Flemming 7, Salomon Hernandez 11, Matt Pond 27,  Joseph Reffugee  5

Girls High School Scores: Clarksville High 77, Brainerd 34 (Decatur, Ala., Tournament)

Brainerd  2     15     8     9   — 34
Clarksville High    27     15     18     17   —  77

Clarksville High: Hayley Bearden 2, Bashaara Graves 31, Tiasha Gray 17, Micah Holmes 2, Tia Nicholson 8, Jessy Ward 17

Rossview 34, Sycamore 22 (FRA Tournament, Game 1)

Rossview 6     9     11     8   —  34
Sycamore   0     11     4     7    — 22

Ensworth 31, Rossview 14 (FRA Tournament, Game 2)

Rossview  2     8     4     0   —  14
Ensworth   11     11     2     7   —  31

Rossview: Caitlin Campbell 4, Brandy Claybrooks 3, Ashley Powers 5, Janie White  2

Ensworth: Kyara Byner 3, Kennesha Nichols 4, Carson Pittman 2, Ashley Slay 5, Christina Slay 7, Blaire Smith 6, Brielle Smith 4

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James D. Horne
James D. Hornehttp://www.clarksvillesportsnetwork.com/
James D. Horne began his writing career at the Carrollton Missouri Democrat in 1995, and was the assistant sports editor/writer for the Hammond Louisiana Daily Star for two years.  In 1998, Horne became the Missouri Basketball beat writer for the Columbia Daily Tribune. He joined The Leaf-Chronicle in Oct. 2003 as the lead prep writer and became the Austin Peay beat writer in March of 2005. During his career he won a state association sports writing award at the Daily Star and two while at the Leaf-Chronicle. Originally from Tampa, Florida, Horne earned his B.A in communications from Central Methodist University in Fayette Missouri.

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