The Skyline varsity boys basketball continued its dominant start to the 2019-20 season at Madison County’s expense on Wednesday.

The Class 1A Vikings built a double-digit halftime lead and broke the game open in the third quarter to defeat the 5A Tigers 67-41 in the FNB Thanksgiving Classic at Scottsboro’s Hambrick Hall.

Skyline, which improved to 8-0 after defeating Howard (Tennessee) on Friday, trailed 16-12 after one quarter, but moved in front 38-24 at halftime after Jaxen White scored 15 second-quarter points, including three straight 3-pointers as the Vikings surged in front. Skyline pushed the lead to 59-32 after three quarters.

White finished with a game-high 24 points for the Vikings while Collin Lockard had 18, Jaylon Clements 14 and Kordell Talley six. Trevor Harris and Ahmad Johnson had 12 and 10 points respectively for Madison County (1-6).

Scottsboro 55, Douglas 43 — At Scottsboro, the Wildcats capped off a 3-0 performance in the FNB Thanksgiving Tournament with a win over a fellow Class 5A team.

Scottsboro (6-1) led 12-7 after one quarter and 21-14 at halftime before pulling away in the third quarter. After Douglas pulled within 21-18, B.J. Harris and JaVaris Branford hit 3-pointers to start a 13-1 Scottsboro scoring run. The Wildcats led 39-24 entering the fourth quarter and its largest lead was 18.

Harris scored 17 points for the Wildcats while Tyson Sexton netted 13, Branford had 11 and Jordan Davis had 10.

Daniel De’Armas had 13 and Raygan Edmondson had 12 for Douglas (2-5).

North Jackson 78, Clements 61 — At Pisgah, the Chiefs finished a perfect run through the Pisgah Thanksgiving Classic.

North Jackson (6-1) led 24-16, 43-29 and 63-50 at the quarter breaks.

Brady Cunningham, Carter Gass, Tyrus Jackson all scored 16 points each for the Chiefs. Gass also had seven rebounds while Cunningham had six rebounds and four steals. Eli Gill totaled 11 points, eight rebounds, four steals and two blocked shots while Trayvon Nicholson had nine points and seven rebounds and Cade Reed had six points four rebounds.

Dylan Patrick scored 18 points and Deontae Crenshaw added 13 for Clements (1-9), which is coached by former North Jackson head coach Mike Holt.

Section 82, Marion County (Tenn.) 31 — At South Pittsburg, Tennessee, the Lions outscored Marion County 36-8 in the second quarter during the Richard Hardy Thanksgiving Tournament on the way to winning their fifth straight win.

Section led 26-10 after one quarter before pushing its advantage to 62-18 at halftime and led 69-26 after three quarters.

Alex Guinn scored 21 points for the Lions while Trevier Porter hit five second-quarter 3-pointers and closed with 19 points. Logan Patterson added 14 and Matthew Brewster netted 10.

Crossville 64, Pisgah 63 — At Pisgah, Garrett Bouldin hit the game-winning shot at the buzzer to give Crossville the comeback win over the Eagles in the Pisgah Thanksgiving Tournament.

Pisgah (3-3) led 13-12 after one quarter, 33-29 at halftime and 54-45 after three quarters. 

Austin Brown scored 22 points for the Eagles while Jared Wilks and Austin Brunk scored 10 points each and Nate Cornelison had nine and Zac Cornelison had six.

Bouldin led Crossville (4-4) with 24 points while Colton Davis added 15.

Heritage (Ga) 94, NSM 87 — At Ringgold, Georgia, the Bison dropped their season-opener to Heritage.

NSM trailed 18-11, 52-27 and 65-55 at the quarter breaks. 

Derek Bearden scored 21 points for the Bison, who also got 18 from Russ Marr, 13 form Jared Beasley, 11 from Noah Helton and nine from Kaleb Helton.


Skyline 64, Howard (Tenn.) 61 — At South Pittsburg, Tennessee, the Vikings defeated a team that returned its lineup from a Tennessee Class 2A state tournament appearance a year ago on Friday during the Richard Hardy Thanksgiving Tournament.

Skyline trailed Howard of Chattanooga 16-11 after one quarter, but the Vikings moved in front 32-28 at halftime and led 48-45 after three quarters.

Collin Lockard led Skyline with 16 points while Dawson Wynn and Connor Lockard had 11 each, Jaylon Clements and Jaxon White had 10 each and Kordell Talley had six.

NSM 104, Sylvania 99 — At Higdon, junior Russ Marr scored a school-record 62 points as North Sand Mountain defeated Sylvania Friday night.

Marr scored 43 of 62 points in the second half, including 24 in the fourth quarter. 

Marr made 15 two-point shots, six three-pointers and was 14 of 19 from the free-throw line while also totaling eight rebounds and six assists.

NSM (1-1) trailed 23-16 after one quarter and 46-43 at halftime before moving in front 73-67 after three quarters.

Derek Bearden finished with 13 points for the Bison while Jared Beasley had 10, Drue Carlton had seven points, five rebounds and four drawn charges, Noah Helton had six points and Cade McBryar had five.

Joshua Tinker scored 27 points and Austin Traffenstedt added 20 for Sylvania (1-2). 

Howard (Tenn.) 69, Section 55 — At South Pittsburg, Tennessee, the Lions fell to traditional Tennessee power Howard during the Richard Hardy Thanksgiving Tournament.

Section (5-2), which had its five game-winning streak snapped, trailed 20-15 after one quarter, 44-26 at halftime and 59-36 after three quarters.

Alex Guinn scored a game-high 23 points for the Lions, who also got 10 from Logan Patterson and Gabe Hilley eight.


North Jackson 69, Crossville 46 — At Pisgah, the Chiefs pulled away from Crossville in the fourth quarter for a convincing win in the Pisgah Thanksgiving Classic.

North Jackson trailed 10-4 after one quarter before leading 20-19 at halftime and 44-35 after three quarters.

Carter Gass closed with 19 points, six rebounds and two drawn charges while Tyrus Jackson had 10 points and four steals, Eli Gill had nine points, seven rebounds and three steals, Brady Cunningham had eight points and four assists and Trayvon Nicholson had six points. Zeke Ballard added five points, four assists and two steals while Trevor Anderson had five points and four rebounds and Cade Reed had five points.

Colton Davis and Garrett Bouldin scored 17 and 16 points respectively for Crossville. 

Pisgah 92, Clements 74 — At Pisgah, the Eagles posted a season-high point total in the win over a fellow Class 3A team.

Pisgah led 30-21, 46-35 and 69-55 at the quarter breaks.

Jared Wilks led five Eagles in double figures with 22 points. Zac Cornelison followed with 18 points while Nate Cornelison had 17, Austin Brown had 14 and Tyler Bell had 11. Miles Fleming led Clements with 21 points.

Scottsboro 61, Columbia 50 — At Scottsboro, the Wildcats outscored Class 6A Columbia 41-31 in the second half to collect the win in the FNB Thanksgiving Classic.

Scottsboro trailed 11-7 after one quarter before leading 20-19 at halftime and 45-36 after three quarters.

B.J. Harris scored a game-high 25 points for Scottsboro, which also got 11 from Parker Bell, eight each from JaVaris Branford and Jordan Davis and seven from Jacob Cooper 

Section 71, Richard Hardy (Tenn.) 36 — At South Pittsburg, Tennessee, the Lions took command with a big second quarter en route to the victory in the Richard Hardy Thanksgiving Tournament.

Section led 21-12 after one quarter before stretching its lead to 49-23 at halftime. The Lions were in front 63-32 after three quarters.

Logan Patterson scored a game-high 20 points for Section while Alex Guinn dropped in 13, Matthew Brewster 10 and Trevier Porter eight.

Skyline 72, Richard Hardy (Tenn.) 39 — At South Pittsburg, Tennessee, the Vikings raced out to a 21-point first-quarter lead en route to the win in the Richard Hardy Thanksgiving Tournament.

Skyline led 29-7 after one quarter and was in front 40-19 at halftime and 65-32 after three quarters.

Jaylon Clements paced the Vikings with 21 points while Collin Lockard netted 18, Kordell Talley added 14 and Jaxen White had nine.

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