Howard 63, Brainerd 49
CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) -- Brandon Walters recorded a double-double and Howard took advantage of Brainerd's second-half shooting woes in a 63-49 win Friday night.
Walters avoided foul trouble and controlled the paint, finishing with 21 points, 18 rebounds and a few monster dunks. Shalique Cameron added 18 points for the Hustlin' Tigers, who improved to 10-3 (6-1 in district play) while sweeping the regular season series from the rival Panthers (5-7, 4-2).
Brainerd used a 12-2 run to erase an early first-half deficit and take a 27-25 lead into the break. But the Panthers went more than six minutes in the second half without a field goal and allowed Howard to seize control of the game with a 10-0 run.
Marques Tipton led Brainerd with 13 points, but went scoreless in the second half. Orlando Moore finished with 12 points.
Notre Dame 71, Grace Academy 47
CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) -- Stedman Ford scored 25 points and Notre Dame used a big second half to pull away from Grace Academy in a 71-47 win.
Ford scored 17 of his points after the break and finished with five 3-pointers in the game. The Irish (11-5) turned up their full-court press defense in the final two quarters to push a 10-point halftime advantage to more than 20.
Kesley Green scored 13 points, including 11 in the first half, and Kywan Davenport added 11 to give the Irish three players in double figures.
Austin Powell scored 14 points to lead the Golden Eagles (6-6), who were playing their first game since December 20th.
Other high school scores from Friday, January 4th:
Father Ryan 60, McCallie 49
Boyd-Buchanan 58, CSAS 50
Copper Basin 65, Hiwassee Dam 55
Whitwell 80, South Pittsburg 75
Baylor 48, Battle Ground Academy 43
McMinn Central 66, McMinn County 47
Cartersville 77, Coahulla Creek 32
Chattooga 79, Armuchee 76
Gordon Lee 68, Trion 58
North Murray 77, Sonoraville 39
Notre Dame 43, Grace Academy 20
CSAS 69, Boyd-Buchanan 40
Richard Hardy 59, Marion County 40
Baylor 45, Battle Ground Academy 26
McMinn County 49, McMinn Central 45
Bledsoe County 63, Sequatchie County 47
Sequoyah 57, Meigs County 49
Howard 33, Brainerd 25
Gordon Central 62, LFO 49
Sonoraville 59, North Murray 41