Class 2A No. 4-ranked North Sand Mountain varsity boys posted a “Senior Night” win over a potential sub-regional opponent.
NSM (18-7) built a double-digit lead at halftime and dominated the second half to post a season sweep of visiting Sand Rock Friday in Higdon.
The Bison trailed 31-30 after one quarter before moving in front 51-39 at halftime and 71-49 after three quarters.
Derek Bearden had 27 points and 14 rebounds for the Bison while Russ Marr scored 14 points and Drue Carlton had 11. Jared Beasley pitched in nine points, Luke Maples added seven and Noah Helton had six.
Daniel St. Clair scored 16 points and Elijah Bates added 15 for Sand Rock (18-10).
Skyline 68, Appalachian 47 — At Skyline, the Class 1A No. 4-ranked Vikings outscored visiting Appalachian 42-19 in the second half to earn a win in its regular-season finale.
Skyline (27-3) trailed 12-9 after one quarter and 28-26 at halftime before taking a 58-35 lead into the fourth quarter.
Jaxen White scored 21 points and Collin Lockard added 14 for the Vikings while Kordell Talley had 13, Jaylon Clements had eight and Dylan Bickers had seven.
Max Glaze scored 17 points for Appalachian (16-10).
Section 59, Brindlee Mountain 35 — At Scant City, the Lions closed out the regular season with a win over Brindlee Mountain on Friday.
Section (13-11) led 17-10, 27-19 and 38-28 at the quarter breaks.
Trevier Porter hit six 3-pointers and closed with a game-high 18 points for the Lions, who also got 15 from Logan Patterson, 11 from Gabe Hilley and six from Drake McCutchen.
Nickolas Knepper and Caleb Scott both scored eight points for Brindlee Mountain (5-21).
New Hope 57, Woodville 45 — At Woodville, Class 3A No. 10-ranked New Hope opened the game on a 20-1 run and held off the Panthers for the win Friday night.
Woodville (15-13) trailed 34-18 at halftime before pulling within 44-33 after three quarters.
Jackson Peek scored 17 points and Chris Dolberry and Da’Vion Johnson added 12 each for the Panthers.
Major Walker and Caleb Lewis scored 25 and 12 points respectively for New Hope (18-7).