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North Girls and Swiss Boys Win Big 8 Tournament

Posted on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 11:40 am

SPORTS CORRESPONDENT

david lowrie

The Lady Warriors of North Elementary and the Wildcats of Swiss Memorial won the Big 8 tournament Saturday at GCHS.

Several players from the Big 8 teams will participate in an All Star game on February 26 at GCHS sponsored by the Grundy County football team.

North Lady Warriors Tourney champsGirls

Tracy 44 – Pelham 13

The Lady Eagles advanced in the first game of the tourney with a big win over the Lady Tigers. Delaney Hughes led Tracy with 16 points. Megan O’neal followed with 7. Latrice Anderson tossed in 6. Rachel Shrum had 5. Charity Simmons scored 4. Emily Stiefel, Morgan Meeks and Cecilee Miller scored 2 points each.

Meleah Stevens led Pelham with 8 points. Maddie Coulson scored a three pointer. Hannah Buckner added 2 points.

Monteagle 23 – Palmer 20

The Lady Hornets raced out to a 12-0 lead and the Lady Bulldogs couldn’t overcome it. Blaire Foshee and Zoe Harrison led Monteagle with 6 points each with Harrison hitting a three pointer. Nevaeh Avant scored 5. Ashley Green scored 4. Molly Layne had 2.

Kristen Stiefel led Palmer with 8 points. Chyenne Nunley scored 6. Paige Roden added 4 and Sidnee Scissom added 2.

SAS 30 – Tracy 22

The Lady Mountain Lions advanced to the semifinals by eliminating the Lady Eagles Thursday. Anna Post led SAS with 14 points. Mariel Rink followed with 6. Kate Butler and Mary Smith scored 4 points each. Tessa Shackleford added 2 points.

Latrice Anderson and Delaney Hughes led Tracy City with 6 points each. Rachel Shrum scored 4. Faith Coffelt, Megan O’Neal and Morgan Meeks scored 2 points each.

Monteagle 26 – Swiss 18

The Lady Hornets pulled the upset and eliminated the Lady Wildcats to advance to the semifinals. Molly Layne led Monteagle with 10 points. Ashley Green followed with 8. Blaire Foshee scored 6. Zoe Harrison added 2.

Kaitlynn Coffelt led Swiss with 6 points. Peyton Mainord and Caitlyn Crabtree scored 4 points each. Regan Meeks and Shelby Guyear added 2 points each.

Semifinals

Coalmont 33 – Monteagle 31

The Lady Rebels used a 17-14 fourth quarter to defeat the Lady Hornets. Bailee Sweeton led Coalmont with 10 points. Hannah Schild followed with 9 off three three-point shots. Emily Rhea scored 7 with a three. MacKenzie Stevens scored three. Hannah Tate and McKinley Thomas added 2 points each.

Ashley Green led Monteagle and all scorers with 15 points. Zoe Harrison followed with 6. Blaire Foshee scored 5. Molly Layne tossed in three and Naveah Avant had 2.

North 36 – SAS 9

The Lady Warriors showed why they were at the top of the Big 8 all season with a big win over the Lady Mountain Lions. Taylor Meeks led North with 16 points including a three. Ericka Childers followed with 10. Emma Seagroves notched 8 points. Sarah Barrett added 2 points.

Kate Butner led St. Andrews-Sewanee with a three pointer. Mariel Rink, Ty Klekotta and Jenna Black scored 2 points each.

Consolations

SAS 33 – Monteagle 29

The Lady Mountain Lions trailed 27-17 going into the fourth quarter and outscored the Lady Hornets 16-2 in the final quarter to take the win. Anna Post led the way for St. Andrews-Sewanee with 15 points. Mariel Rink followed with 11. Kate Butner scored 5 with a three. Mary Smith added 2.

Ashley Green paced Monteagle with 11 points. Zoe Harrison scored 5 with a three. Blaire Foshee and Nevaeh Avant had 4 each. Molly Layne tossed in 3. Kayla Lawson and Hannah Sylvester scored 1 each.

Championship

North 33 – Coalmont 31

To say this one was rough early would be a big understatement. The game saw 15 fouls called in just the first quarter putting both teams in the bonus. The teams finished the first half with 13 fouls each and had to clean up their game in the second half to stay in the game. In the end the Lady Warriors won every quarter to take the championship over the Lady Rebels. The teams ended the game with 51 total fouls.

Taylor Meeks led North and all scorers with 19 points. Emma Seagroves followed with 6. Ericka Childers notched 4. McKenzie Broadway and Kennedy Brody had 2 points each.

Hannah Schild and MacKenzie Stevens led Coalmont with 6 points each. Bailee Sweeton and Emily Rhea scored 5 each. Hannah Tate tossed in 4 points. Caitlyn Layne hit a three pointer. McKinley Thomas added 2 points.

Swiss Memorial Boys Tourney ChampsBoys

North 42 – SAS 33

The Warriors built a 21-10 first half lead and held off a fourth quarter Mountain Lion rally to advance. Tyler Patrick led North with 16 points. Nathaniel Myers followed with 10. Lucas Woodlee scored 6. Ryan Brown notched 5. Jaron Huntley hit a three pointer. Quaid Anderson scored 2.

James Pitts topped St. Andrews-Sewanee with 12 including a three pointer. Larson Hightzenrater and Isaac Smith scored 8 each with Smith hitting two threes. Brooke Peterson scored 3 and Andrew King had 2

Monteagle 36 – Pelham 24

The Hornets gained the advantage with a 12-3 second quarter and eliminated the Tigers. Jacob Williams led Monteagle with 9 points. Grayson Lawson followed with 8. Elijah Scott tossed in 6. Caleb Grizzell scored 3. Hunter Sylvester and J.T. Schaerer scored 2 points each.

Kenzie Hill led Pelham with 18 points. Hunter Northcutt scored 4 and Bailey Hill added 2.

Palmer 32 – Monteagle 29

The Bulldogs and Hornets battled down to the wire in a rough and tumble contest. In the end Palmer hit late shots to win. Lukas Borne led Palmer with 13 points. Kole Smith scored 8. Ben Freeman had 6. Griffyn Rogers notched 5 with a three pointer.

Grayson Lawson, Jacob Williams, J.T. Schaerer and Caleb Grizzell all scored 6 for Monteagle with Grizzell getting his off two threes. Elijah Scott added 3 points and Hunter Sylvester scored 2.

Coalmont 34 – North 18

The Rebels moved to the semifinals by controlling the second half against the Warriors. Steven Yates led Coalmont with 21 points including a three. Jaron Meeks followed with 6. BrandonLe Bennett notched 3. Tyler Sanders and Cullen Anderson scored 2 each.

Nathaniel Myers led North with 11 points. Tyler Patrick added 5 and Jaron Huntley added 2.

Semifinals

Tracy 53 – Palmer 38

The Eagles rolled on to the finals by winning the first three quarters over the Bulldogs. Dakota Hardin led Tracy City with 21 points. Johnnie Adkins followed with 19 with a three. Eli Tipton hit two threes for 6 points. Dalton Fults scored 4 points. Gages Reeves hit a three pointer.

Kole Smith and Lukas Borne led Palmer with 12 points each. Griffyn Rogers scored 10 with a 3 pointer. Bryson Braden and Ben Freeman scored 2 points each.

Swiss 53 – Coalmont 41

The Wildcats and the Rebels played a shootout in the final semifinal game. Swiss used a 22-10 second quarter to take a 32-22 lead at the half and take the win. Josh Wingo and Ethan Nunley led Swiss with 17 points each. Wingo hit one three and Nunley nailed three. Nathan Coffelt scored 7. Brayden Sanders tossed in 6. Evan Nunley had 5 with a three. Chris Nance added 1.

Jaron Meeks topped Coalmont with 17 points. Steven Yates followed with 12 including two threes. Kote Layne scored 6. BrandonLe Bennett had 3. Cullen Anderson notched 2 and Cody Bass added 1.

Consolations

Coalmont 52 – Palmer 28

The Rebels raced out to a 13-6 lead after one quarter and never looked back as they downed the Bulldogs for third place in the tourney. Jaron Meeks was on fire for Coalmont to lead with 30 points. Steven Yates followed with 11 including a three pointer. BrandonLe Bennett scored 5. Cullen Anderson, Cole Seagroves and Kole Layne added 2 points each.

Kole Smith topped Palmer with 19 including three from three point land. Lukas Borne followed with 7. Waylon Cunningham added 2 points.

Championship

Swiss 59 – Tracy 47

The Wildcats and Eagles played a much cleaner championship game with limited fouls. Swiss held a 4 point lead after one and were up 26-24 at the half. It was 35-35 by the end of the third quarter. The Wildcats used a 24-12 fourth quarter to remain perfect in the Big 8 and down the Eagles for the championship.

Josh Wingo led Swiss with 22 points. Braden Sanders followed with 15. Ethan Nunley notched 14 with two threes. Kollyn Cooper finished the scoring with 8 including two three pointers.

Dakota Hardin led the way for Tracy City with 26 points. Dalton Fults had 6 points as did Gage Reeves who hit two threes. Johnnie Adkins scored 5. Eli Tipton had 4 with a three.