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Northeast High Eagles hold off Kenwood High Knights in Basketball Jamboree matchup 30-26

 

Northeast High School EaglesServall Termite & Pest ControlClarksville, TN – Northeast High School had to hold off a late charge by the Kenwood High School Knights, Thursday, November 6th at the Dunn Center in the Montgomery County High School Basketball Jamboree, to come away with a 30-26 victory.

The Eagles led by double figures late in the opening quarter and still by as many as seven points, 24-17, with 2:23 left in their matchup, but would see the Knights close to as close as two points – with just under one minutes left in the scrimmage.

Northeast Knights Basketball get 30-26 win against Northeast Eagles.

Northeast Knights Basketball get 30-26 win against Northeast Eagles.

Shawrik Martin would try to start the rally with a bucket, with two minutes left, followed by two free throws from Tyree Boykin 30 seconds later to make it 24-21.

Northeast would get an old-fashion three-point play from Demari Taylor, with 1:11 left, to push the Eagles lead back to six points, 27-21.

Kenwood responded with back to-back buckets from Boykin and De’Andre Radcliffe to cut the Eagles lead to just two points, 27-25, with 50.1 seconds left.

Kenwood had a chance to tie the game 10 seconds later, with Keith Dowlen going to the line to shoot a one-and-one, but he missed the front end of the attempts, with Northeast getting the rebound.

From then on it as a free-throw contest, with Northeast sealing away the game by going 3-for-6 in the last 31.6 seconds compared to just 1-for-2 for Kenwood, as the Eagles came away with the four-point victory.

In the first quarter, Kenwood and Northeast exchanged the lead a couple of times over the first four minutes, with the Knights holding a 6-4 advantage.

But they would go stone cold shooting from the floor over the final 4:17 of the period, with Northeast going on a 12-0 run – highlighted by six straight points from Isaiah Tharpe – to build a 16-6 advantage, before taking an 18-8 lead after the first eight minutes of play.

Box Score

Northeast 30, Kenwood 26

1 2 Final
Kenwood Knights 8 18 26
Northeast Eagles 18 12 30

 

Kenwood
Tyree Boykin 9, Tariq James 2, Keith Dowlen 5, Kyrus Newman 3, De’Andre Radcliffe 4, Shawrik Martin 3.

Northeast
D’Andre Cross 4, Jaylon Tharpe 4, Jontae’ Brown 5, Isaiah Tharpe 6, Anterrian Cheatham 4, J’Quan Purnell 3, Demari Taylor 4.

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About Chris Austin

    Chris Austin

    Chris Austin is a graduate of Clarksville High School and Austin Peay State University.

    Chris is a former Head Softball Coach for APSU, and assistant basketball coach for CHS.

    Chris has worked at the Leaf-Chronicle, and WJZM News/Talk/Sports radio. Has also worked at the Sports Information Department at APSU, and has covered championship events for the Ohio Valley Conference and NCAA.

    Chris is an avid sports fan and can be found at most Austin Peay State University sports events.

    Web Site: http://www.clarksvillesportsnetwork.com
    Email: chris_austin24@yahoo.com

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