Topic: Daniel Norl
Clarksville, TN – High school basketball in Tennessee officially came to a close Saturday, March 15th when the Blackman Blaze (28-6) defeated Oak Ridge to win the boys Class AAA state title.
The win came just one week after the Blackman Lady Blaze (34-1) defeated Ridgeway to capture the girls Class AAA state title. The wins marked the sixth time a school has swept both state titles.
Brentwood, TN – Points off turnovers put the Kenwood Knights in a hole they could not dig out of. Out scored 18-6 in the final quarter, the Knights fell to the Brentwood Bruins at Brentwood High School, Wednesday, March 5th, 57-41.
After an explosive offensive start, defensive errors and turnovers gave control of the game from the Knights to the Bruins.
As the Knights defense faltered, their offense slowed to a crawl as well.
Clarksville, TN – Too many turnovers gave the Wilson Central Wildcats the opportunity to pounce on the Kenwood Knights and keep them down to win, 50-37, and become the Region 5-AAA Tournament Champions Thursday night at Rossview High School.
The Wildcats employed a defensive 1-2-2 trap that slowed down the Knights normally up-tempo offense and had them making mistakes passing the ball.
“We turned the ball over too many times,” Kenwood Knights head coach John Stigall said. “I thought after we turned it over a few times, it made us a little cautious. When we are getting stops, we are flying up and down the floor offensively, that is when we are good. But when we are not getting stops and we are timid offensively, not real good. That’s what happened.”
They advanced to the tournament semifinals after defeating the Gallatin Green Wave by 24 points. On Tuesday, February 25th at Rossview High School, the Knights leveled the Mt. Juliet Bears, 60-38, and earned their spot in the championship game.
Jimario Rivers led the charge against the Bears. He earned a double-double with 25 points and 12 rebounds.
Clarksville, TN – The Kenwood Knight’s crusade to a state title continued Saturday night at Kenwood High School. The Knights offense submerged the Gallatin Green Wave, 79-55, to advance to the Region 5-AAA Tournament Semifinals.
The normally strong Green Wave defense was put on their heels from the opening tip off. The Knights offense started hot and continued to heat up throughout the game.
“I thought offensively, it was one of the best games that we have played,” Knight’s head coach John Stigall said. “We got a lot of shots at the rim, a lot of open threes.”
Clarksville, TN – The regular season concluded and the District tournaments commenced last week. From eight teams in the quarterfinals to four in the semis, and finally both the Boys and Girls District 10-AAA Tournament Champions were crowned on Monday and Tuesday.
Now, the tournament champions and three teams on both sides will begin competition in the Region 5AAA Tournament at Rossview High School beginning Friday, February 21st.
Clarksville, TN – Kenwood High School’s Daniel Norl knocked down a 10-foot jumper with 2.6 seconds left, February 18th at Rossview high School, to lift the Knights to a District 10-AAA tournament title for the second time in the school’s history, 57-55, over Henry County High School.
Even with the go-ahead basket by Norl, Henry County still had a final chance at a tie or winning bucket after calling their final timeout with two seconds left and needed to travel the length of the court.
Clarksville, TN– The hardwood at Rossview High School was lit up with District 10-AAA Boys Basketball Semifinal action Saturday, February 15th. The Kenwood Knights continued their charge to the Championship game, defeating the Springfield Yellow Jackets 56-32.
In addition, the Henry County Patriots won a nail biter, 43-40, against the West Creek Coyotes to advance to the Championship.
The two teams will face each other Tuesday, February 18th, 7:30pm at Rossview High School for the tournament championship.
Clarksville, TN – Senior Daniel Norl scored seven straight points in the third quarter, February 14th in the opening round of the District 10-AAA tournament, to rally top-seeded Kenwood High School past a stubborn Clarksville High squad, 57-44.
Kenwood (22-5), ranked 10th in the state’s Associated Press Poll in Class AAA, led 27-20 at halftime, but saw Clarksville High explode out of intermission by going on a 13-0 run – over the first 2:20 of the second half – to take the lead from the Knights, 33-27.
Clarksville, TN – There wasn’t much celebration on the Kenwood High School sidelines or in the stands, February 4th, despite the Knights wrapping up the District 10-AAA regular-season title, with starting post player Jimario Rivers suffering a right ankle injury in the waning seconds of a 57-40 victory over Rossview High School.
Rivers had been a catalyst on both ends of the court for the Knights (20-5, 11-2 District 10-AAA), as he led Kenwood with 22 points and 17 rebounds, but as he was helping to bring the ball up the court in the final 10 seconds of the game he got tangled up with a couple of Rossview players and fell out of bound just short of midcourt.
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