The North Lady Warriors and the Swiss Wildcats completed the Big 8 seasons as regular season champs and took the Big 8 tournament titles Friday night at GCHS. The tourney was spread over a two-week period for all the teams due to weather delays.
All names below are as they appeared on the official score sheets.
Swiss 43 – Tracy City 22: The Lady Wildcats won big in the opening game of the tourney over the Lady Eagles. Peyton Mainord led Swiss with 17 points including three three-pointers. Jordan Dishroon and Kaitlyn Coffelt followed with 9 points each. Ragan Meeks scored 6. Jaycie Grooms added 2 points. Cecilee Miller topped Tracy with 11 points. Faith Coffelt followed with 8. Alyssa Parson scored 2 and Cassidy Cleek had 1. SAS 31 – Coalmont 18: The Lady Rebels led 17-10 at the half only to see the Lady Mountain Lions dominate the second half and take the win. Sarah Beth Hobby led St. Andrews-Sewanee with 10 points. Anna Post and Mary Smith scored 9 each. Meredith Foster scored 2 points and Tessa Shackelford had 1. Abigail Childers led Coalmont with 10 points including two threes. Katie Brown followed with 5. Olivia Nunley scored 2 and Graycee Meeks added 1 point. North 40 – Pelham 2: The Lady Warriors were dominant in the win over the Lady Tigers. Taylor Meeks led North with 14 points. Emma Seagroves followed with 11 including a three. McKenzie Broadway scored 9. Kiera Hobbs, Abby Nunley and Leah Hiett scored 2 points each. Destiney Stevens scored Pelham’s 2 points. Monteagle 36 – Palmer 33: The Lady Hornets advanced to the semifinals in a tight win over the Lady Bulldogs. Zoe Harrison led Monteagle with 20 points. Molly Layne followed with 7. Kaylee Lawson scored 5 and Ashley Green scored 4. Kristen Stiefel led the way for Palmer with 11 points including a three pointer. Jalie Ruehling scored 6. MacKenzie Reeves had 5. Paige Roden scored 4. Kassy Turner hit a three pointer. Sidnee Scissom and Jeresha Meeks scored 2 points each.
North 48 – Monteagle 15: The Lady Warriors moved to the finals with a win over the Lady Hornets. McKenzie Broadway led North with 19 points. Taylor Meeks followed with 18 points including a three. Emma Seagroves scored 8. MaKayla Kirby had 2 points and Kiera Hobbs had 1. Zoe Harrison led Monteagle with 8 points. Ashley Green hit a three pointer. Kaylee Lawson and Emma Myers scored 2 points each. Swiss 27 – SAS 21: The Lady Wildcats took an 8-2 first quarter lead over the Lady Mountain Lions and clawed their way to the finals. Jordan Dishroon and Ragan Meeks led Swiss with 9 points each with Meeks hitting a three. Kaitlyn Coffelt, Nevaeh Avant and Peyton Mainord scored 3 points each. Sarah Beth Hobby led St. Andrews-Sewanee with 10 points. Mary Smith scored 5 to follow. Tessa Shackelford scored 4 and Anna Post scored 2.
SAS 34 – Monteagle 23: The Lady Mountain Lions opened with a 10-3 first quarter over the Lady Hornets and went on to win the consolation game. Anna Post and Tessa Shackleford led St. Andrews-Sewanee with 11 points each. Mary Smith followed with 6. Sarah Beth Hobby scored 4 and Katie Hurst scored 2. Ashley Green topped Monteagle with 13 points. Zoe Harrison followed with 7. Kaylee Lawson scored 2 and Molly Layne scored 1.
North 59 – Swiss 30: The Lady Warriors completed their domination of the league this season with the tournament championship win over the Lady Wildcats. Taylor Meeks led North with 25 points including a three pointer. Emma Seagroves followed with 12. McKenzie Broadway scored 7. MaKayla Kirby had 5. Leah Hiett and Kierra Hobbs scored 4 points each. Abby Nunley added 2 points. Peyton Mainord led Swiss with 11 points including a three pointer. Kaitlyn Coffelt scored 10 to follow. Jordan Dishroon had 6. Maggie Baskins notched 2 and Nevaeh Avant scored 1.
Tracy 31 – Monteagle 28: The Eagles had to come from behind early and then hold off the Hornet 4th quarter rally to notch the win. Eli Tipton and Gage Reeves led the Eagles with 8 points each and both hit three pointers. Zane Conry and Nicky Johnson had 5 points each and both hit threes. Todd Meeks scored 3 points and Matt Borne had 2. Holden Hargis led Monteagle with 9 points. Kyle Underhill followed with 7. J.T. Schaerer had 6. Summer Dees notched 4 points and Anthony Layne had 2. SAS 35 – North 25: The Mountain Lions controlled this one from the start and advanced over the Warriors. Isaac Smith led St. Andrews-Sewanee with 17 points James Pitts followed with 14. Preston Westmoreland and Nathan King added 2 points each. Braxton Norris led North with 11 points including a three pointer. Jarom Huntley and Lucas Woodlee scored 5 points each. Joseph Miller and Ethan Brady had 2 points each. Swiss 44 – Coalmont 7
The Wildcats roared their way to the win over the Rebels. Nathan Coffelt led Swiss with 9 including a three pointer. Jaden Ruehling followed with 8. Brayden Sanders scored 7. Evan Nunley had 6. Jordan Hackworth tossed in 4. Cole Sanders, Mason Cranfill and Thaddaeus Blackburn had 2 points each. Peyton Nunley led Coalmont with 4 points. Will Jackson hit a three pointer. Pelham 44 – Palmer 32:The Tigers opened the game with an 8-0 first quarter over the Bulldogs and never looked back. Bailey Hill led Pelham with 15 points. Jr. Parks followed with 9 points hitting a three. Hunter Northcutt dropped in 7 points. Zac Campbell scored 6. Jaden Sanders had 5. Landon Nunley scored 2 points. Bryson Braden led Palmer with 14 points. Tyler White scored 12 hitting two threes. Bailey Totherow hit a three pointer. Gavin Totherow scored 2 points and Paul Allen Wise scored 1.
Swiss 63 – Pelham 6: The Wildcats raced into the finals with a big win over the Tigers. Brayden Sanders and Evan Nunley led Swiss with 12 points each. Nathan Coffelt and Chris Nance followed with 8 points each. Jaden Ruehling tossed in 6. Ian Stotts and Drake Ruehling had 4 points each. Jordan Nance nailed a three pointer. Cole Sanders, Thaddaeus Blackburn and Mason Cranfill scored 2 points each. Bailey Hill led Pelham with 5 points. Lyden King scored 1. SAS 33 – Tracy 22: The Mountain Lions used a 14-3 fourth quarter burst to beat the Eagles and make it to the finals. James Pitts led St. Andrews-Sewanee with 11 points. Isaac Smith followed with 7 hitting a three. Preston Westmoreland scored 5 points. Nathan King and Mac Croom had 4 points each. Cameron Weaver scored 2. Gage Reeves led Tracy City with 10 points including two threes. Eli Tipton nailed two threes. Todd Meeks scored 3 points. Zane Conry scored 2 points and Drew Melton had 1.
Tracy 42 – Pelham 23: The Eagles led by 10 points after one and rolled on to the win over the Tigers for third place in the tourney. Nicky Johnson led Tracy City with 12 points. Gage Reeves followed with 10 points including two three pointers. Eli Tipton scored 8 with two threes. Zane Conry tossed in 6. Todd Meeks, Lee Evans and Colton Manley scored 2 points each. Hunter Northcutt led Pelham with 8 points. Jaden Sanders followed with 7. Bailey Hill notched 6 points and Lyden King scored 2.
Swiss 61 – SAS 22: The Wildcats exploded with 24 points in the first quarter and rolled on to the title win over the Mountain Lions. Nathan Coffelt led Swiss with 25 points including four from three-point land. Brayden Sanders had 10 points. Jordan Hackworth tossed in 8 points. Chris Nance scored 7 with a three. Jaden Ruehling had 5 with a three. Evan Nunley added 4 points and Cole Sanders scored 2. James Pitts led St. Andrews-Sewanee with 15 points. Nathan King hit a three pointer. Bo Sain scored 2 points. Isaac Smith and Elijah Seavey scored 1 point each.
All Conference Girls: Ashley Green – Monteagle; Kristen Stiefel – Palmer; Anna Post – SAS; Kristen Brown – Pelham; Abigail Childers – Coalmont; Jordan McCullough – Coalmont; Faith Coffelt – Tracy City; Cecilee Miller – Tracy City; Ragan Meeks – Swiss; Neveah Avant – Swiss; Peyton Mainord – Swiss; and Kierra Hobbs – North. Co- Defensive Players of the Year: Zoe Harrison – Monteagle, and Makayla Kirby – North. Co- MVPs: Taylor Meeks – North, and Emma Seagroves – North. All Tournament Girls: Zoe Harrison – Monteagle; Ashley Green – Monteagle; Tessa Shackleford – SAS; Sarah Beth Hobby – SAS; Kaitlin Coffelt – Swiss; Peyton Mainord – Swiss; McKenzie Broadway – North; Emma Seagroves – North; Leah Hiett – North; and MaKayla Kirby – North. Best Defense – Jordan Dishroon – Swiss. MVP – Taylor Meeks – North. Coach of the Year – Brittany Woodlee – North.
All Conference Boys: Ben Freeman – Palmer; Jarom Huntley – North; Hunter Northcutt – Pelham; Kyle Underhill – Monteagle; Isaac Smith – SAS; James Pitts – SAS; Tyler Sanders – Coalmont; Peyton Nunley – Coalmont; Jordan Hackworth – Swiss; Brayden Sanders – Swiss; and Chris Nance – Swiss. Defensive Player of the Year: Evan Nunley – Swiss. MVP – Nathan Coffelt – Swiss. All Tournament Boys: Hunter Northcutt – Pelham; Bailey Hill – Pelham; Drew Melton – Tracy; Zane Conry – Tracy; Nathan King – SAS; James Pitts – SAS; Isaac Smith – SAS; Jordan Hackworth – Swiss; Evan Nunley – Swiss; and Jaden Ruehling – Swiss. Best Defense – Brayden Sanders – Swiss. MVP – Nathan Coffelt – Swiss. Coach of the Year – Leon Woodlee – Swiss.