Topic: JaRyan Young
Clarksville, TN – The top four seeds in the District 10-AAA boys basketball tournament played each other in the semifinals at Kenwood High School Saturday.
Last season’s tournament champion advanced while this season’s top seeded regular season champion came up short.
The Clarksville High Wildcats and the Kenwood Knights advanced to play in the district tournament championship.
Wright’s Free Throw Advances Northwest Vikings past West Creek Coyotes, 53-52, in District Tournament
Clarksville, TN – The first round District 10-AAA tournament game between the #1 Northwest Vikings (17-10) and the #8 West Creek Coyotes (4-24) at Northwest High School Friday night came very close to being an upset. However, some last second defense and a clutch free throw made by Northwest senior center Marice Wright kept that from happening.
With five seconds left in the game, Wright made a free throw to give the Vikings the 53-52 win over the Coyotes and advance to the semifinals of the District 10-AAA tournament.
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 – Northwest High School’s Elijah McCoin knocked down a three with 8.7 seconds left, Friday, January 16th in their District 10-AAA game versus Rossview High School, to lift the Vikings past the Hawks, 42-41.
It was the second time this season that McCoin had knocked down a late three to beat Rossview, the first time coming on a half-court buzzer beater on December 2nd in a 47-46 Viking win.
Rossview (10-7, 2-6 District 10-AAA) had taken a two-point lead, 41-39 with 20.8 seconds left, following Jackson Parker hitting one-of-two free throws.
Dover, TN – Northwest High School’s boys basketball team saw its five-game win streak come to an end, Monday, December 29th at the Bill Craig Memorial Gymnasium in the final day of the Stewart County Rebel Christmas Classic, at the hands of Cheatham County Central High School, 56-52.
The game – although lower scoring than most fans would have thought – was tight the entire way – including Northwest (9-8) tying the game for the final time at 50-50 on an old-fashioned three-point play by JaRyan Young, with 3:11 left.
Northwest Vikings use speed, height advantage to down Clarksville Academy Cougars in Rebels Christmas Classic
Dover, TN – Northwest High School’s boys basketball team used its speed and height advantage to the fullest, Saturday, December 27th in the opening day of play in the Stewart County Rebels Christmas Classic at the Bill Craig Memorial Gymnasium, as the Vikings came away with a 59-48 victory over Clarksville Academy.
The Vikings (9-7) guards would hound the Clarksville Academy guards right from the opening tip, forcing several turnovers – both in outright steals, or in forcing bad passes out of bounds.
Clarksville, TN – A buzzer beating shot, clutch free throws, a defensive stop or a run in overtime, the boys basketball teams are doing whatever they can to get wins early this season. A lot of them have already found their formula for success. However, a few are still looking for what it takes to get just a single win.
The battle in District 10-AAA is hot and heavy, but not as hot as the team sitting at the top of District 11AA.
Clarksville High Wildcats hand Northwest Vikings first District 10-AAA loss in double-overtime thriller
Clarksville, TN – Two free throws by JJ Jones with 1.7 seconds left in double overtime, Friday, December 12th at William Workman Gymnasium, capped a 12-point rally by Clarksville High School, as the Wildcats handed Northwest High School its first District 10-AAA loss of the season, 91-86.
Clarksville High (5-5, 2-2 District 10-AAA) trailed the Vikings 51-39 heading into the fourth quarter, but scored 12 of the first 14 points of the period – including seven by Avery Bates – to cut the deficit back to just two points, 53-51, with 5:48 left in regulation.
Clarksville, TN – For the second game in a row, the basketball game at Northwest High School came down to a shot in the final seconds. This time the Vikings were not taking the last second shot for the win, but the outcome was the same. The Vikings defeated the Northeast Eagles 43-41, for their second straight District 10-AAA win.
Instead of launching a shot from half court for the win, Elijah McCoin had his hands up playing defense in the last seconds of the game Friday night against the Eagles. After a full game of active, smothering defense, the Vikings had to defend their hard fought 43-41 lead the last 18 seconds of the game.
Clarksville, TN – District 10-AAA boys basketball competition began with a bang Tuesday night at Northwest High School. As the last second ran off the clock, Vikings point guard Elijah McCoin launched a shot with one foot past the half court line that banked off the glass and through the net for the win. The Vikings defeated the Hawks 47-46.
“Before the last shot, I told them we have got to believe,” Vikings head coach Vincent Turner said during his last time out after Rossview’s Javon Vaughn made a short jumper to give the Hawks a 46-44 lead, leaving only 3.2 seconds on the clock.
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