Bledsoe County 58, Signal Mountain 56
SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, Tenn. (WRCB) -- Jamal Worthington hit a layup with 1.3 seconds left to lift Bledsoe County to a 58-56 win over Signal Mountain in a key first-place battle between District 7-AA frontrunners Tuesday night.
B.J. Wilkerson caught fire in the second half to help the Eagles erase a 15-point deficit, but he missed a go-ahead runner from the baseline with ten seconds left. Worthington snatched the rebound from the air and went coast-to-coast through traffic for the game-winner.
Signal Mountain's last-second, full-court heave was off the mark to give the Warriors sole possession of first place.
Wilkerson scored 13 of his 22 points in the second half with a barrage of 3-pointers. He capped the Eagles' double-digit rally with a 3 from the right wing to tie the game at 56-all with just over a minute to play.
The Eagles led by one after the first period, but Worthington and Taylor Warden combined for 14 points in the second quarter as the Warriors surged to a 28-18 lead at the break.
Warden added 12 points in the win for Bledsoe County, while Blake McCloud finished with 11.
Lannom Sowell and Jack Teter also finished in double figures for Signal Mountain with ten points apiece.
Bradley Central 59, Cleveland 44
CLEVELAND, Tenn. (WRCB) -- Logan Cox scored 15 points and Bradley Central turned up the defense in the final period to pull away from arch rival Cleveland in a 59-44 District 5-AAA win Tuesday night.
After mustering just three points in the first quarter, the Bears rallied to take a halftime lead and then turned the tables by holding the Blue Raiders to just three points over the final eight minutes.
Cleveland's C.J. Bryant scored 22 points to lead all scorers.
The Bradley Central girls made short work of their rivals in a 56-21 victory over the Lady Raiders.
Rebecca Reuter scored 16 points to lead the fourth-ranked Bearettes, who improve to 17-1 overall.
Cleveland (12-5) played without its top four scorers, who were suspended for conduct detrimental to the team. Anna Ginestri led the Lady Raiders with eight points.
Other high school scores from Tuesday, January 16:
Baylor 35, Soddy-Daisy 33
East Hamilton 71, Tyner 69
Walker Valley 61, Rhea County 54
Ooltewah 62, McMinn County 54
Van Buren 63, CSAS 55
Calhoun 66, Armuchee 59
Cartersville 65, North Murray 44
Dalton 57, LaFayette 55
Model 61, Murray County 52
McMinn Central 43, Knoxville Webb 40
McMinn County 44, Ooltewah 33
Van Buren 64, CSAS 35
Walker Valley 54, Rhea County 51
East Hamilton 57, Tyner 47
Meigs County 94, Silverdale Academy 43
Calhoun 64, Armuchee 42
Coahulla Creek 50, Gordon Central 44
LFO 63, Adairsville 33