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McAmis fires in 33, Warriors breeze into semifinals of Mountain 7 tournament

From staff reports • Feb 18, 2020 at 2:37 AM

NORTON — Isaiah McAmis found the range Monday night, scoring 33 points to lead Wise Central to a convincing 77-25 victory over John Battle in the quarterfinals of the Mountain 7 District boys basketball tournament.

McAmis, his school’s all-time leading scorer, connected from 3-point range eight times. Three of his 3s came in the first quarter.

Elijah Hayes, the top assists man in Wise Central history, added 16 points for the Warriors (17-6). Jordan Bishop had 10.

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Reed Samuel led Battle with 17 points. The Trojans (4-19) managed just seven points in the second half, including two in the fourth quarter.

Central advanced to Wednesday’s semifinals at Gate City Middle School, where Union awaits after eliminating Ridgeview 61-47. The Warriors and Bears will tip off at 6 p.m.

ABINGDON 58, LEE HIGH 41

ABINGDON — Jake Thacker’s 21 points lifted the Falcons past the Generals in the Mountain 7 quarterfinals.

Evan Ramsey had 12 points and River Carter 10 for Abingdon (13-10), which faces top-seeded Gate City on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the semifinals at Gate City Middle School.

Lee High (12-10) was led by Dylan Fannon, who scored 12 points. Jaxon Collier added 10.

UNIVERSITY HIGH 83, KACHEA 65

JOHNSON CITY — Kaleb Meredith scored 37 points and University High tuned up for the postseason with a victory over KACHEA.

Mason Broome added 21 points for the Bucs (15-10) and Marshall Fleenor had 10.

KACHEA was led by Landon Fuller, whose 21 points came on seven 3- pointers.

TRI-CITIES CHRISTIAN 82, BETHEL CHRISTIAN 64

BLOUNTVILLE — It was a night to remember for Drew Correll, who scored 34 points and went over the 1,000-point mark for his career in the third quarter.

Correll also had 17 rebounds. Gavyn Etter added 13 points to Tri-Cities Christian (16-7).