The Clay County and Pickett County high school basketball teams have been waiting patiently for the opportunity to face one another on the basketball court. After two postponements due to weather, the District 7-1A rivals will finally hit the floor tonight in a pair of games featuring teams ranked in the top five in the State, according to the Associated Press rankings.
On the girls’ side, Pickett County is ranked #2 in Class 1A, with a 16-3 overall record. The Lady Bobcats are a perfect 5-0 in the district, and have won seven games in a row. Clay County, meanwhile, is ranked #3, with a 13-3 worksheet. The Lady Bulldogs are 4-1 in district play, and have won four straight, and seven of their last eight.
The Pickett County Bobcats are the top-ranked team in the State, according to the AP, with an overall record of 17-3. Pickett County is unbeaten in the district at 5-0, and have won eight games in a row. Clay County is the defending Class 1A State Champion and currently ranked #3 in the State. The Bulldogs are 11-4 overall and like the Bobcats, undefeated in district play at 5-0. Clay County has won three in a row and four of their last five.
Here’s a look at tonight’s Upper Cumberland schedule:
Clay Co. at Pickett Co.
Cookeville at Wilson Central
Stone Memorial at Cumberland Co.
White Co. at DeKalb Co.
Jackson Co. at Monterey
Macon Co. at Livingston Academy
Van Buren Co. at Whitwell
Warren Co. at Coffee Co.