EAST BRAINERD, Tenn. (WRCB) -- Kenny Bunton scored 18 points to lead East Hamilton to a big 49-46 victory over visiting Howard Thursday night.
It was just the second District 6-AA loss for first-place Howard, pulling the Hurricanes within one game of the Hustlin' Tigers in the loss column.
Bunton scored 11 of his points in the first half as East Hamilton opened a 30-21 lead at the break.
Brandon Walters led all scorers with 24 points, including 10 of Howard's 12 points in the second quarter to keep the Hustlin' Tigers in the game before the half.
Other high school scores from Thursday, January 31:
Copper Basin 51, Grace Academy 48
Signal Mountain 68, South Pittsburg 49
McMinn Central 68, Polk County 41
East Hamilton 53, Howard 42
McMinn Central 71, Polk County 50