Topic: Region 5-AAA Basketball Tournament
Clarksville, TN – The Mount Juliet Golden Bears rallied in the fourth quarter to overcome an eight-point deficit and slay the Kenwood Knights, 48-45, in the Region 5-AAA tournament quarterfinals Tuesday night at Kenwood High School.
After outscoring the Bears 11-7 in the third quarter, the Knights went into the final quarter with a 37-29 lead. However, the Knights made just one field goal in the fourth quarter. Their only other points in the last eight minutes came from 6-of-10 shooting at the free throw line.
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.
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.”
Clarksville, TN – On paper, the Rossview Lady Hawks and the Mt. Juliet Lady Bears look a lot alike. They both have smothering defenses, smart guards and a dominating post game.
As a result, the Region 5-AAA Tournament Championship game at Rossview Wednesday, February 26th, a showdown between two district number one seeds, came down to which team executed their game better.
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 Rossview Lady Hawks continue to make history
They were the first Lady Hawks basketball team to earn the regular season district title. Then, they went on to be the first Lady Hawks’ team to win the District Tournament Championship.
After beating the Beech Lady Buccaneers, 57-49, Monday, February 24th at home, they became the first Lady Hawks’ team in school history to advance to the Region 5-AAA Tournament Championship game.
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 – It is no secret the Rossview Lady Hawks potent offense goes through the post and the Lebanon Lady Blue Devils executed a solid plan to slow down the Lady Hawks post game. However, the Lady Hawks proved their defense is equally as potent and took advantage of Devilette turnovers to win their Region 5-AAA quarterfinal matchup against Lebanon Friday night at Rossview High School, 56-39.
“It was a physical game. I thought we got knocked around a little bit. This time of year, it’s kind of what you expect,“ Lady Hawks head coach Justin Woods said. “We have hung our hat on our defense all year. I didn’t think tonight was our best defensive effort, but we got enough stops, turned those stops into transition baskets, to pull it out tonight.”
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.
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