BHS girls to state

Bearden wins with Geer shot

Though blown out by powerful Jefferson County 59-37 at Bearden Nov. 18, the Lady Bulldogs avenged that loss one week later in a tournament, 59-57. Dom-inant for the first 16 minutes in their rubber match with the Lady Patriots in a sectional battle at JCHS Monday night, Justin Underwood’s girls were clutch at the end. A 15-foot buzzer-beating jumper by junior wing Chanler Geer, resulting from an inbounds play with 4.9 seconds to play, earned BHS its second trip to the TSSAA Class AAA state tourney in three years, 42-40 March 2. read more

FHS wins region

McCoy buzzer-beater edges Lady Dawgs

Farragut's Anna Woodford, 12, sinks a jump shot as Bearden's Holly Hagood, 10, and Olivia Pfeifer, 14, defend in the Region 2A championship game at Bearden Sunday, March 1. Jaiden McCoy played the role of hero for the Farragut High School girls basketball team Sunday afternoon, March 1.

“This feels great,” said McCoy, who scored 16 points and hit the game-winning shot with 1.4 seconds left to lead the Lady Admirals to a 52-51 over rival Bearden in the Region 2-AAA Tournament Championship Game at BHS. “We pulled it together and our defense won the game for us.

“I’m glad to finally get a win over Bearden.”

It was the third meeting this season between the two Kingston Pike rivals. The Lady Bulldogs (29-4 after the loss) won the previous two meetings. Bearden and the Lady Ads were supposed to meet for the District 4-AAA championship last month but inclement weather caused that game to be canceled.

The Lady Ads (24-8 after the win) came out hot and scored the game’s first seven points.
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Lady Ads lose close sectional again, 35-33

Miranda Burt, Farragut junior wing, drives past Morristown West defender Abby McKinnish. Monday night's game against Morristown West, perennial state tourney condender, was a microcosm of Farragut’s recent sectional games: great effort, tough defense but the opponent makes clutch buzzer-beating shots — including one at the end.

The Lady Ads’ fifth straight sectional game as a program ended similar to the previous four, and exactly as last year’s heartbreaking home loss to Jefferson County. Holding the Lady Trojans (30-5) without a point for 12 minutes in the first half wasn't quite enough.

A 15-foot jumper by Kristen Freeman, Lady Ads senior post-wing, tied the game 33-all with 2:16 to play. The Lady Trojans (30-5) stalled for the final shot.
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Lady Dawgs eliminate Maryville

Bearden freshman Trinity Lee, 2, drives to the hoop during Region 2AAA play against Maryville Saturday, Feb. 28, at BHS. Bearden High School’s girls basketball team put together one of its best offensive efforts of the season in its win Saturday in the Region 2-AAA semifinals.

“We shot the ball extremely well today,” Lady Bulldogs’ head coach Justin Underwood said after his squad nabbed a 72-57 victory over District 4-AAA rival Maryville at BHS Feb. 28. “Maryville is a really good team and they can be dangerous.
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Blevins defends his team after BHS season ends 28-3

Quez Fair, BHS junior point guard, drives to the basket against Maryville’s defense. OAK RIDGE — Listening to both head coaches speak after a stunning Region 2-AAA semifinal score at Oak Ridge High School Saturday, “Who owns the paint,” “attacking the rim” and “having 11 guys that can play” were reasons quoted by Maryville boss Mark Eldridge explaining his team’s do-or-die win versus Bearden. read more

Farragut girls start fast in region semis, oust Lady Govs

Farragut's Maegan Hudson, left, makes a move on a William Blount defender during Region 2AAA action. It wouldn’t win too many style points but the Farragut High School girls basketball team did enough to post a 62-47 victory over William Blount Saturday afternoon, Feb. 28, in the Region 2-AAA semifinals at Bearden High School. read more