The Woodville varsity boys basketball team posted an undefeated record in the Waterloo Christmas Tournament.
Woodville (8-6) opened the tournament with a 56-43 win over Shoals Christian. The Panthers led 13-10 after one quarter before opening up a 30-15 halftime lead. They led 41-23 after three quarters.
Jackson Peek scored 29 points for Woodville while Caleb Dolberry added nine and Da’Vion Johnson had seven.
Woodville then edged Waterloo 51-47. The Panthers led 17-13, 26-25 and 38-35 at the quarter breaks. Peek led Woodville with 19 points while Johnson had 14, Dolberry 12 and Christian Franks six.
The Panthers closed the round-robin format tournament with a 59-40 win over Cherokee. Woodville led 15-11 after one quarter before stretching its advantage to 36-20 at halftime and 46-32 after three quarters. Peek scored 11 points and Dolberry and Franks netted 10 each while Johnson and Garrett Copeland scored seven each and Joseph Benson had six.
NSM finishes second at King of the Smokies Tournament – At Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, North Sand Mountain posted a runner-up finish in the King of the Smokes Tournament’s White Bracket.
NSM (9-5) opened the tournament with 94-82 win over CAK (Tennessee). The Bison trailed 19-18 after one quarter but led 44-39 at halftime and 73-64 after three quarters. Luke Maples scored 22 of his game-high 34 points in the second half for NSM, which also got 27 points from Russ Marr and 20 from Derek Bearden.
NSM rallied from an 18-point second-half deficit to defeat Grainger (Tennessee) in the semifinals. The Bison trailed 24-18, 50-39 and 70-63 at the quarter breaks before outscoring Grainger 30-20 in the fourth quarter. Marr scored a game-high 43 points for the Bison while Maples netted 14, Bearden 12 and Drue Carlton 11.
The Bison fell to Monterey (Tennessee) 84-62 in the championship game. NSM trailed 20-12, 30-27 and 52-44 at the quarter breaks before being outscored 32-12 in the final quarter. Luke Maples, who made the all-tournament team, finished with 33 points for the Bison while Marr added 11.
Skyline falls at Mississippi event — At Fulton, Mississippi, Class 1A No. 5-ranked Skyline dropped a 77-71 decision to Pontotoc, Mississippi during the Rumble by the River at Itawamba (Mississippi) Community College.
Skyline led 15-13 after one quarter and 34-31 at halftime before Pontotoc rallied in front 59-57 after three quarters.
Jaxen White led four Vikings in double figures with 17 points. Collin Lockard netted 14, Dylan Bickers added 13 and Jaylon Clements had 11 while Kordell Talley and Connor Lockard scored seven and six points respectively.
Scottsboro finishes 1-2 in tournament — At Scottsboro, the Wildcats posted a 1-2 record in the Don Webb Sr. Classic.
Scottsboro (11-8) opened the tournament with a 63-29 win over Randolph. The Wildcats led 19-9, 43-17 and 59-26 after three quarters.
B.J. Harris scored 22 points for Scottsboro while Jordan Davis had 15, Parker Bell eight, Tyson Sexton and JaVaris Branford six each and Seth Whitmire four.
The Wildcats fell to Class 2A No. 3-ranked Fyffe 62-36 in the semifinals. The Red Devils led 22-5, 35-16 and 54-29 at the quarter breaks. Harris led Scottsboro with 14 points while Parker Godwin scored 19 for Fyffe, which defeated 4A No. 10 Talladega 92-75 in the championship game.
Scottsboro then dropped a 40-38 overtime matchup to Class 7A Auburn in the third-place game. Scottsboro trailed 22-14 at halftime before pulling within 30-26 after three quarters and tying the game 38-all after three quarters. Scottsboro had a game-tying shot attempt blocked as time expired in overtime.
Scoring leaders for Scottsboro were Harris with 11 points, Bell with nine, Branford with six and Davis and Noah Linville with four each.
North Jackson drops two in Asbury tournament — At Asbury, the Chiefs suffered a pair of setbacks in the Asbury Christmas Tournament.
North Jackson (11-4) fell to Douglas 83-75. The Chiefs led 41-37 at halftime and 62-60 after three quarters. Tyrus Jackson scored 31 points and Zeke Ballard netted 18 for North Jackson, which also got seven each from Brady Cunningham, Eli Gill and Cade Reed.
The Chiefs then fell 65-50 to Asbury (14-1). North Jackson trailed 18-15, 34-26 and 52-40 at the quarter breaks.
Ballard led the Chiefs with 13 points while Jackson had 11, Gill had eight and Trayvon Nicholson had six.
Pisgah finishes 0-3 in Smokies tournament — At Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, the Eagles suffered three setbacks in the King of the Smokies Tournament’s Black Bracket.
Pisgah (6-10) lost to eventual runner-up Franklin Road Academy (Tennessee) in the tournament opener 80-57. The Eagles trailed 17-14, 47-26 and 66-42 at the quarter breaks. Nate Cornelison led the Eagles with 15 points while Austin Brunk had 11, Jared Wilks nine, Austin Brown seven, Zac Cornelison six and Austin Thornhill four.
Pisgah then fell 77-75 in overtime to Floyd Central (Kentucky). Zac Cornelison led five Eagles in double figures with 16 points while Wilks had 14, Rhyan Barrett 12, Brown 11 and Nate Cornelison 10.
The Eagles closed the tournament with a 63-58 loss to Copper Basin (Tennessee).