East Hamilton 55, McCallie 48
EAST BRAINERD, Tenn. (WRCB) -- McCallie struck the first blow, but East Hamilton struck the last in a 55-48 win over the visiting Blue Tornado Tuesday night.
Kenny Bunton highlighted his game-high 19 points with a few powerful slams, and the rising Hurricanes withstood an early McCallie onslaught to pick up a much-needed marquee win.
Cody Knox and Tre Herndon added 12 points apiece in the win. Jamaal Calvin led McCallie with 18 points.
Jordan Williams hit three 3-pointers in the first quarter as the Blue Tornado built an early double-digit lead, but East Hamilton turned up the defense to outscore McCallie 17-6 in the second quarter and take a 29-28 lead at the break.
The Hurricanes pushed their advantage out to as many as 12 in the fourth quarter before back-to-back 3-pointers by Calvin got McCallie back within six, but East Hamilton did enough down the stretch to preserve the win.
Howard 66, Baylor 41
CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) -- Brandon Walters scored 17 points to help Howard take advantage of injury-depleted Baylor in a 66-41 rout Tuesday night.
Walters scored 12 of his 17 points in the second half, and added nine rebounds and four blocks in an all-around effort.
The Red Raiders, who handed the Hustlin' Tigers their first loss of the season last month, trailed by just five at the break despite playing just seven players, but eventually ran out of steam in the second half.
Matt Clendenen scored eight of his team-high 13 points in the third quarter, but Clay Born had Baylor's only other bucket of the period as Howard went up by double-digits and never looked back.
Xavier Harris scored 10 points to finish as the only other player in double figures Howard, who went 12 players deep on its bench.
Born added 12 points in the loss.
Other high school basketball scores from Tuesday, January 8:
Ooltewah 66, Soddy-Daisy 50
Marion County 81, Van Buren 66
Sequatchie County 63, Notre Dame 59
Boyd-Buchanan 68, Cleveland Christian 32
Hamilton Heights 75, Collegedale Academy 41
Cleveland 71, Walker Valley 61
Bradley Central 52, Rhea County 50
McMinn Central 69, Polk County 48
Dade County 77, Chattooga 61
Cartersville 65, Gordon Central 48
Excel Christian 62, Gordon Lee 59
Murray County 59, Calhoun 53
North Murray 58, Ringgold 24
Southeast Whitfield 55, LaFayette 51
Trion 79, Southwast Atlanta Christian 58
East Hamilton 44, GPS 42 (OT)
Ooltewah 45, Soddy-Daisy 38
Coffee County 58, Grundy County 34
Boyd-Buchanan 51, Cleveland Christian 20
McMinn Central 74, Polk County 40
Bradley Central 42, Rhea County 19
Cleveland 68, Walker Valley 39
Meigs County 72, Sweetwater 23
Cartersville 51, Gordon Central 35
North Murray 55, Ringgold 30
Sonoraville 62, LFO 47
High School Wrestling
Walker Valley 20, Hixson 3