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Monday Around UC Sports Nation: Cookeville, Pickett Co. Sweep Tournament Games

The Cookeville Lady Cavaliers remained undefeated, while the Cookeville boys won a tough game over at Ravenwood at the More Thank Basketball Tournament at Lipscomb Academy in Nashville on Monday. Cassie Gallagher paced a balanced Lady Cavs attack with 16 points, as Cookeville (11-0) advanced to the tournament semifinals with a 65-47 win over Harding Academy. Thirteen Lady Cavaliers etched their name into the score book, as Cookeville never trailed. In the boys’ game Josh Heard posted 18 points and Collin Ayers added 13 in the Cavs’ 54-46 win over the Raptors. Cookeville (6-6) led the majority of the game, but fell behind early in the fourth quarter before rallying late for the win.

The Lady Cavaliers will play host, Lipscomb Academy, at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday evening, while the Cavaliers take the floor at 7:30 to play the winner of Monday’s late game between Lipscomb Academy and Marshall County.

Meanwhile, Pickett County picked up a pair of tournament wins Monday at the South Fork Physical Therapy Christmas Tournament at Oneida. Shayla Wood and Callie Reeder each recorded double-doubles in the Lady Bobcats’ 73-52 rout of Clinton. Wood posted 19 points and 10 rebounds, while Reeder had 11 points and 12 boards. Ella Kate Keisling also scored in double figures with 14. In the boys’ game, Zach Amonett put up 23 points and Hunter Wattenbarger added 15, as the Bobcats (8-2) crushed Knoxville Christian, 82-54.

On Tuesday, the Lady Bobcats (10-2) play Scott High at 4:00 p.m., while the Bobcats meet Powell for a 7:00 p.m. tip.

Elsewhere on Monday, Grant Strong lit up the scoreboard for 46 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Clay County (7-2) outlasted Hampton, 78-73, in a meeting of Class 1A powers at the Clay County Christmas Classic. Madison Hayes scored 17 and Zoe Hayes added 14, as the Lady Bulldogs (8-1) beat Jo Byrns, 60-51.

Here’s the scoreboard from Monday’s tournament action:

Girls
Clarkrange 51
West Wayne, VA 47
(Sonic Shootout)

Clay Co. 60
Jo Byrns 51
(Clay Co. Christmas Classic)

Cookeville 65
Harding Academy 47
(Lipscomb Tournament)

Cumberland Co. 60
Eastside, SC 30
(Hilton Head, SC Tournament)

Knoxville Catholic 61
DeKalb Co. 31
(Heritage Christmas Tournament)

Jackson Co. 45
Cumberland Co., KY 39
(Clay Co. Classic)

Oneida 68
Monterey 52
(Big South Fork Christmas Tournament – Oneida)

Pickett Co. 73
Clinton 52
(Big South Fork Christmas Tournament – Oneida)

Stone Memorial 53
Campbell Co. 48
(Anderson Co. Christmas Tournament)

York Institute 2
Van Buren Co. 0 (Forfeit)
(Sonic Shootout)

Warren Co. 73
Lawrence Co. 65 (OT)
(Sonic Shootout)

White Co. 72
Cascade 30
(Sonic Shootout)

 

Boys
Grundy Co. 55
Clarkrange 42
(Sale Creek Christmas Tournament)

Clay Co. 78
Hampton 73
(Clay Co. Christmas Classic)

Cookeville 54
Ravenwood 46
(Lipscomb Tournament)

Smyrna 60
DeKalb Co. 55
(Adidas Shootout at Riverdale)

Jackson Co. 48
Bradley Central 43
(Clay Co. Classic)

Valley, KY 62
Monterey 59 (OT)
(Clinton Co., KY Christmas Tournament)

Clinton Co., KY 90
Monterey 63
(Clinton Co., KY Christmas Tournament)

Pickett Co. 82
Knox Christian 54
(Big South Fork Christmas Tournament – Oneida)

McMinn Central 70
Warren Co. 62
(Sonic Shootout)

Tennessee Heat 57
White Co. 52
(Sonic Shootout)

Friendship Christian 69
York Institute 67
(Sonic Shootout)

 

Tuesday’s Schedule

Girls
Clarkrange vs. White Co. (Sonic Shootout)
Cumberland Co., KY at Clay Co. (Clay Co. Christmas Classic)
Cookeville vs. Lipscomb (Lipscomb Tournament)
Cumberland Co. vs. TBA (Hilton Head, SC Tournament)
DeKalb Co. vs. Cosby (Heritage Christmas Tournament)
Jackson Co. vs. Jo Byrns (Clay Co. Classic)
Livingston Academy at Loudon (Loudon Christmas Classic)
Monterey vs. TBA (Big South Fork Christmas Tournament – Oneida)
Pickett Co. vs. Scott (Big South Fork Christmas Tournament – Oneida)
Stone Memorial vs. TBA (Anderson Co. Christmas Tournament)
Upperman vs. Lawrence Co. (Sonic Shootout)
Warren Co. vs. York Institute (Sonic Shootout)

Boys
Bradley Central at Clay Co. (Clay Co. Christmas Classic)
Cookeville vs. Lipscomb/Marshall Co. (Boys – Lipscomb Tournament)
DeKalb Co. vs. Cornersville (Adidas Shootout at Riverdale)
Jackson Co. vs. Hampton (Clay Co. Classic)
Monterey vs. Caverna, KY (Clinton Co., KY Christmas Tournament)
Pickett Co. vs. Powell (Big South Fork Christmas Tournament – Oneida)
Warren Co. vs. York Institute (Sonic Shootout)
White Co. vs. Coffee Co. (Sonic Shootout)

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