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Monday Around UC Sports Nation: Strong Showing by UC Teams in Tournaments

A total of seven Upper Cumberland teams kicked off post-Christmas tournaments in various locations on Monday, and of those seven, five claimed victory in their opening round games.

Three area teams participated in opening round games of the Innisfree Hotels Tournament in Pensacola Beach, FL. The Pickett County Bobcats raced out to a 13-2 lead over Altha, FL, but had to knock down some key free throws in the game’s final moments to secure a 51-44 victory. Sophomore Heath Wattenbarger led all Bobcat scorers with 16 points. Pickett County (11-3) will play Silliman Institute of Mississippi on Tuesday.

The Clarkrange Lady Buffaloes also claimed a victory in Pensacola, as they edged Breckinridge County, KY, 57-53. Meanwhile, the White County Warriors were handed a 42-27 setback at the hands of Canterbury, FL, on Monday.

Here’s Monday’s scoreboard and a look at scheduled tournament games for Tuesday:

Clarkrange 57
Breckinridge Co., KY 53
(Innisfree Hotels Pensacola Beach Tournament)

White Co. 56
Sunnyslope, AZ 47
(Cactus Jam – Phoenix, AZ)

Clay Co. 80
Wayne Co., KY 63
(Monticello, KY Bank Classic)

Cookeville 67
Pleasant Grove, AL 51
(Marlin Christmas Classic)

Pickett Co. 51
Altha, FL 44
(Innisfree Hotels Pensacola Beach Tournament)

Clarksville Academy 73
Van Buren Co. 64
(Marlin Christmas Classic)

Canterbury, FL 42
White Co. 27
(Innisfree Hotels Pensacola Beach Tournament)


Tuesday, December 28
Clarkrange vs. Vicksburg, MS (Innisfree Hotels Pensacola Beach Tournament)
Clay Co. vs. Santa Fe (Richland Christmas Classic)
Cookeville vs. TBA (Tampa Bay Invitational)
DeKalb Co. vs. Community (AFLAC Shootout – Watertown)
Livingston Academy vs. New Hope, AL (Carolina Invitational)
Upperman vs. Shelby Valley, KY (Andrew Johnson Bank Ladies Classic)
White Co. vs. Olmsted Falls, OH (Cactus Jam – Phoenix, AZ)

Clay Co. vs. Robertson Co., KY (Monticello, KY Bank Classic)
Cookeville vs. TBA (Marlin Christmas Tournament)
DeKalb Co. vs. Siegel (AFLAC Shootout – Watertown)
Livingston Academy vs. Mt. Juliet (AFLAC Shootout – Watertown)
Pickett Co. vs. Silliman Institute, MS (Innisfree Hotels Pensacola Beach Tournament)
Stone Memorial vs. Sequoyah (Maryville Christmas Tournament)
Upperman vs. Jefferson Co.
White Co. vs. Knox Central, KY (Innisfree Hotels Pensacola Beach Tournament)
York Institute vs. Macon Co. (Allen Co., KY Christmas Tournament)

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