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The Swiss Lady Wildcats and the Tracy City Eagles took home the Big 8 championships Saturday night to close out the season. All games are reported below and all names are spelled as they appeared on the score sheets.
Girls: Tracy 39 – Pelham 15
The Lady Eagles won the opening game of the Big 8 tourney in a big way over the Lady Tigers. Kelsey Harriman led Tracy with 15 points including two threes. Courtney Johnson followed with eight with a three. Jensen Farris, Rain Higgins and Gracie Tipton had four each. Allie Nunley and Rachel Shrum added two each.
Haylee Northcutt led Pelham with six points. Lacy Nunley followed with four. Brooklyn Morris scored three and Karissa Northcutt had two.
Coalmont 31 – SAS 21
The Lady Rebels advanced in the tourney ending the Lady Mountain Lions season. Samantha Fults led Coalmont with 12 points. Dana King scored nine. Kelsey Stevens had eight. MaKayla Nunley added two points.
Lexie Laurendine led St. Andrews-Sewanee with 13 points including a three. Mariel Rinck scored six points. Kate Butler added two.
Tracy 33 – Palmer 28
The Lady Eagles slowly pulled away from the Lady Bulldogs and built a 10 point lead in the second half. Palmer pulled within two but couldn’t get any closer. Kelsey Harriman led Tracy with 14 with a three. Rain Higgins followed with 10. Makenzie Melton had four. Courtney Johnson added three and Jensen Farris two.
Emilee Meeks, Chloe Scissom and Tiffany Nolan all had eight points for Palmer with Meeks hitting a three. Desiray Layne and Kaitlin Anderson scored two each.
North 44 – Coalmont 25
The Lady Warriors moved on to the semifinals by downing the Lady Rebels. Autumn Spencer led North with 17 points including a three. Chelsa King followed with seven. Hope Archbold, Erica Carrick and Krista Sweeton scored six each. Brenti Myers added two points.
Samantha Fults led Coalmont with 10 points. MaKayla Nunley had five. Destiny Stevens scored four. Alora Nunley, Kelsey Stevens and Dana King scored two each.
Semifinals: Monteagle 43 – Tracy 36 OT
In the most exciting game of the tourney so far the Lady Hornets and Lady Eagles battled back and forth. Monteagle dominated the first half up 23-8 only to see Tracy come storming back in the second half. Tracy’s Courtney Johnson’s three pointer with under 30 seconds to go gave them a 34-33 lead for the first time all night. Michelle Johnson went to the line for Monteagle with 14 ticks left on the clock hit the second of two to tie the game and send it to overtime.
In the overtime Kaila Elsea scored five of the nine for the Lady Hornets to advance them to the title game. Elsea led Monteagle with 11 points including a three. Hannah Phillips and Keely Reese scored 10 each. Michelle Smith scored seven. Shayla Bennett had five with a three.
Courtney Johnson led the way for Tracy City with 15 including a three. Kelsey Harriman tossed in 12. Rain Higgins scored nine. Allie Nunley had six off two threes. Jensen Farris and Gracie Tipton scored two each.
Swiss 48 – North 28
The top seeded Lady Wildcats continued their dominance of the girls’ division moving into the finals with a win over the Lady Warriors. Regular season MVP Teah Bosio led Swiss with 22 points. Makayla Misiolek followed with 12. Kristin Weaver scored five with a three. Megan Shrum added one point.
Hope Archbold led North with 11 including a three pointer. Autumn Spencer scored 10. Erica Carrick scored six. Brenti Myers had one.
Consolations: North 25 – Tracy 22
It was a tight battle down to the wire with the Lady Warriors edging the Lady Eagles for third place in the tournament. Hope Archbold led North with eight points. Chelsa King followed with seven with a three. Autumn Spencer and Krista Sweeton had four each while Erica Carrick scored two.
Kelsey Harriman led Tracy with nine points with a three pointer. Courtney Johnson scored six. Jensen Farris had four points. Allie Nunley added two and Rain Higgins one.
Finals: Swiss 38 – Monteagle 28
The Lady Wildcats completed a perfect season in the Big 8 by taking the title game over the Lady Hornets. Swiss took an early 13-8 lead after one quarter. Monteagle battled back and tied the game 15-15 with under a minute to go before half. Swiss regained the lead 18-17 at the half. The Lady Wildcats took control in the second half on their way to the title.
MVP Teah Bosio led Swiss and all scorers with 23 points including four threes. Kristen Weaver had seven with two threes. Makayla Misiolek tossed in six. Taylan Scissom had two.
Hannah Phillips led Monteagle with eight. Keely Reese scored seven. Kaila Elsea had four. Kara Meeks added three. Shayla Bennett, Michelle Smith and Jessica Green scored two points each.
Boys: SAS 52 – Coalmont 27
The Mountain Lions advanced past the first game by defeating the Rebels. Sam Smith led St. Andrews-Sewanee with 23 points. Blaise Zeitler scored 17 with three from three point land. Dustin Stensby had eight points. Max LaFrenier and Joseph McDonough scored two points each.
Noah Bean led Coalmont with 19 points. Jacob Nunley scored four with a three. Zeke Scissom and BrandeLe Bennett scored two each.
Swiss 49 – Pelham 35
The Wildcats used a big second half to take the win over the Tigers. Kollyn Cooper led Swiss with 17 points while nailing three for behind the arc. Ethan Nunley had 16 with two threes. Coy Gibbs scored nine with a three. Josh Nance scored four and Robert Layne had three.
Jon Brown led Pelham with 16 points. Greg Knost scored eight. Gavin Northcutt tossed in six. Jacob Landis added three.
SAS 40 – North 36
Down by eight at the half the Mountain Lions came back big in the second half over the Warriors. Sam Smith led SAS with 14. Ryan Toomey and Blaize Zeitler followed with 12 each with Zeitler hitting three threes and Toomey nailing two. Dustin Stensby added two points.
James McDaniel led North with 12 points and hit a three. Jathan Campbell scored eight. Michael Posey had six. Matthew Burrows added four. Ben Franklin and Dalton Mason scored three each.
Monteagle 61 – Swiss 49
The Hornets ended the season for the Wildcats and moved on to the semifinals with this win. Blane Harris led Monteagle with 21 points with a three. Hogan Holland followed with 20. Kaleb Meeks scored 10 with two threes. Corbin Lusk hit a three pointer. Colby Melton, Hunter Ladd and Timmy Sanders scored two each. Allan Ekis added one point.
Kollyn Cooper led Swiss with 14 points including a three. Coy Gibbs scored 11. Ethan Nunley and Josh Wingo had eight each with Nunley hitting two threes. Robert Layne scored six and Evan Nunley had two.
Semifinals: Monteagle 35 – Palmer 33
The Bulldogs ran out to a 9-0 first quarter lead and held a 13-11 advantage at the break. The Hornets came roaring back with an 18-8 third quarter to take control. Palmer rallied in the final quarter to tie the game however their 12-6 advantage was too short and Monteagle moved on to the finals.
Blane Harris led Monteagle with 17 points including nailing three from three point land. Hogan Holland followed with 13 with a three. Kaleb Meeks hit a three and Corbin Lusk added a jumper for two.
Trey Hampton dominated for Palmer with 20 points with a three. Tanners Sanders got all of his nine off three pointers. Trent Hampton added four points.
Tracy 47 – SAS 28
The Eagles were just too much for the Mountain Lions as Tracy moved to Saturday’s finals. Draven Tate led Tracy City and all scorers with 20 points. Johnnie Atkins followed with 15 points. Christopher “Boo” Goins had 12 all off three pointers.
Sam Smith led SAS with 11 points. Ryan Toomey scored eight. Blaise Zeitler scored seven with a three. Max LaFrenier added two points.
Consolations: Palmer 45 – SAS 23
The Bulldogs rebounded from a lackluster performance in the semifinals and used a 25-8 second half to down the Mountain Lions for third place in the tourney. Trey Hampton led Palmer and all scorers with 29 points including a three. Trent Hampton had nine with a three. Hunter Layne scored four and Tanner Sanders had three.
Sam Smith led SAS with 11 points. Ryan Toomey scored five with a three. Dustin Stensby had four and Max LaFrenier hit a three.
Finals: Tracy 43 – Monteagle 35
The Eagles and Hornets fans raised the roof on Ricky Richards Gym for a classic Tracy vs. Monteagle battle. The Eagles took an 11-4 first quarter lead but could not improve on a lead before half. Down 20-13 the Hornets trimmed four points off the deficit by the end of the third to trail 26-23. Tracy pulled away with a 17-12 fourth quarter to take the championship.
Draven Tate and Boo Goins led Tracy with 17 points each. Johnnie Adkins followed with seven with a three. Dakota Schild added two.
Hogan Holland led Monteagle with 18 including a three. Blane Harris scored seven. Colby Melton had four. Hunter Ladd scored three and Kaleb Meeks hit a three.