Other Tuesday high school action saw sweeps by Sullivan Central, Gate City and Union along with a Cumberland split between Castlewood and Thomas Walker.
Injuries, wintertime sickness and attrition can certainly disrupt the flow of a basketball team, but the Dobyns-Bennett boys may end up better off in the end as a result of all the hard knocks.
Two weeks ago, Wise Central dropped two straight Mountain 7 District boys basketball games in a row. Then an unlikely hero stepped up for the Warriors.
Johnson County observed homecoming Tuesday night, but Sullivan Central had the celebrating teams after picking up a pair of Three Rivers wins. After the Lady Cougars prevailed a 57-46 in the opener, the Central boys stormed back from an early
Conor Jones’ bucket with four seconds remaining in overtime enabled first-place Hampton to survive Watauga Valley Conference foe Sullivan North 53-51 on Tuesday night.
After going into the locker room tied at 31, Science Hill dialed up its defense and pulled away for a 71-51 Big 7 win over Cherokee on Tuesday night.
Dobyns-Bennett celebrated homecoming Tuesday night with a sweep of Big 7 rival Volunteer. After the Lady Indians topped the Lady Falcons 64-24, the Tribe boys earned an 81-60 victory.
Three Rivers-leading Sullivan South did enough against Sullivan East on Tuesday night to stay perfect in league play, prevailing 73-68, and the Lady Patriots earned a no-doubt 58-23 win.
Wise Central picked up a pair of Mountain 7 District basketball wins on Tuesday night in Norton. After the Lady Warriors put away the Lady Generals of Lee High 59-36, Central's boys claimed a 73-45 victory.
In other high school hoops action Monday, Cherokee’s girls and boys swept a nonconference twin bill on the road against West Greene.
The Senior Ladies Golf League for the Tri-Cities area and beyond released its schedule for its inaugural season.
David Crockett scored the first 15 points and blew past Elizabethton 65-44 on Monday in a nonconference boys basketball matchup.
Region D champion Graham took the top two player honors on the 2019 VHSL Class 2 all-state football team announced Monday.
A look at the high school standings for boys and girls basketball teams in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia through Saturday’s games:
Continuity between coach and player in high school athletics usually covers a four-year period. But when Kristi Walling decided to take over at Sullivan Central, the program continued to enjoy the fruits of a partnership that has spanned seven years.