Tyner 63, East Hamilton 56
CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) -- Tyner used a big run and a few controversial calls to seize control of a wild third quarter and eventually hold off visiting East Hamilton for a key 63-56 win Tuesday night.
The win helps the Rams keep pace with idle Brainerd in the chase of first-place Howard in District 6-AA. Both Tyner (15-6, 8-4) and Brainerd (11-11, 9-4) have four district losses, while the Hustlin' Tigers (18-4, 10-2) still have just two after beating East Ridge Tuesday night.
East Hamilton (15-9, 7-5) drops from the three-way tie for second with its fifth district loss.
The Hurricanes threatened to pull away in the first half, leading by as many as 12 before settling for a 31-21 lead at the break. They quickly unraveled early in the second half, though, as Tyner opened the third quarter with a 14-2 run to take the lead.
Not much went East Hamilton's way in the crucial eight-minute swing, especially the calls.
At one point, Cody Knox made a short bucket and was fouled, but the points were taken off the board by officials who claimed the shot was not made. East Hamilton coach Michael Stone received a technical foul for arguing the call, then watched as Knox made just one of two free throws and Tyner ripped off another ten straight points to seize complete control.
The Rams wound up out-scoring the Hurricanes 27-10 in the period to take a 48-41 advantage into the fourth, then managed to hang on by the same margin.
Bristen Bridgeman scored 15 points to lead the Rams, who also got 13 points apiece from Sadik Spence and Jemicah Bowman. Cody Knox led the Hurricanes with 22 points, while LaDarius Watkins added 14.
CSAS 48, Grace Acdaemy 40
CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) -- Arts and Sciences moved back into a first place tie atop District 5-A with and 48-40 road win at Grace Academy Tuesday night.
The Patriots (12-10, 5-1) entered the night a half-game behind Boyd-Buchanan, who improved to 5-1 in district play Monday night with a 70-41 win over Copper Basin.
Chaison Gordon led a balanced attack for CSAS with 12 points. Austin Powell led Grace with nine.
Other scores from Tuesday, February 5:
Howard 69, East Ridge 59
Notre Dame 75, Signal Mountain 56
Walker Valley 54, Bradley Central 52
Soddy-Daisy 54, McMinn County 45
Rhea County 73, Cleveland 70
Copper Basin 55, Fannin County 44
Adairsville 61, Sonoraville 40
Cartersville 70, Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe 34
Dalton 83, Southeast Whitfield 45
Dade County 70, Pepperell 54
Gordon Central 63, North Murray 62
Murray County 70, Chattooga 51
Northwest Whitfield 83, Ridgeland 49
Howard 65, East Ridge 43
McMinn County 50, Soddy-Daisy 30
Rhea County 45, Cleveland 42
Meigs County 65, Sequatchie County 36
East Hamilton 38, Tyner 32
Girls Preparatory School 49, Baylor 38
Cartersville 58, Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe 55
North Murray 52, Gordon Central 28
Sonoraville 54, Adairsville 35