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Tuesday Night Around UC Sports Nation: Grant Strong Eclipses 2,000 Points

Grant Strong knew when the 2021-22 basketball season started, he would reach the 2,000-point mark for his high school basketball career, barring injuries or any other setbacks. Tuesday night, the Clay County star senior and Tennessee Tech commit reached the milestone with 31 points in the Bulldogs’ 74-47 rout of Red Boiling Springs. The reigning Class 1A Mr. Basketball has helped the defending State Champions to a 6-1 start to the season.

Meanwhile, the Livingston Academy Wildcats returned to the court after a 10-day break, and beat Macon County, 60-49, in the District 7-3A opener for the Wildcats (4-4). Isaac Strong poured in 23 points in the win.

Adam Simmons scored 20 and John Allen added another 17, as Van Buren County (6-4) won at Clarkrange, 77-61. Evan Cantrell led Clarkrange (2-10) with 19 points, while Connor LaRue added 15.

Monterey (5-7) came up short at Cannon County, 61-57, as Gus Davenport exploded for 39 points for the Lions.

In girls’ action, Nia Powers poured in 19 points, while Alaina Stiles added 14 in White County’s 83-29 domination of DeKalb County. The Warriorettes (8-1) are tied at the top of the District 7-3A standings with Cumberland County (4-4), who topped Stone Memorial (4-5), 60-46, in their inter-county rivalry match-up.

Clay County (6-1) earned their first district win, 45-40 over Red Boiling Springs (6-2), as Briley Burchett tallied 20 points.

Adaline Clouse scored 17 points and grabbed 17 rebounds to lead Monterey (3-9) past Cannon County, 63-54. The victory snapped an eight-game losing streak for the Lady Wildcats.

Here’s Tuesday night’s scoreboard: (*Denotes District Game)

Clarkrange 63
Van Buren Co. 51
CHS: Addy Stowers 20 points

*Clay Co. 45
Red Boiling Springs 40
CCHS: Briley Burchett 20 points

*Cumberland Co. 60
Stone Memorial 46

*Livingston Academy 78
Macon Co. 37

Monterey 63
Cannon Co. 54
MHS: Lindsey Wright 19 points, Adaline Clouse 17 points, 17 rebounds

Coffee Co. 67
Pickett Co. 33

Warren Co. 41
Tullahoma 29

*White Co. 83
DeKalb Co. 29
WCHS: Nia Powers 19 points, Alaina Stiles 14 points

York Institute 68
Oneida 41
YAI: Laci Patton 17 points


*Clay Co. 74
Red Boiling Springs 47
CCHS: Grant Strong 31 points (Eclipsed 2,000 points for his career)

*Livingston Academy 60
Macon Co. 49
LA: Isaac Story 23 points

Cannon Co. 61
Monterey 57
CCHS: Gus Davenport 39 points
MHS: Silas Randolph 17 points

Coffee Co. 61
Pickett Co. 52

*Stone Memorial 70
Cumberland Co. 48

Van Buren Co. 77
Clarkrange 61
VBC: Adam Simmons 20 points, John Allen 17 points
CHS: Evan Cantrell 19, Connor LaRue 15

Warren Co. 49
Tullahoma 40

*White Co. 53
DeKalb Co. 37

York Institute 54
Oneida 50
YAI: Nic Smith 24 points

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