Saturday, December 29, 2018
(Last modified: 2018-12-29 16:31:51)
 
Author: Wayne Phillips
Source: The Greeneville Sun

 

Old East Tennessee rivals Morristown West and South Greene staged a duel for third place in the Classic after both squads lost heartbreakers in Friday's semifinals, and the Trojans came away with a 70-59 victory.

West led by only a point at halftime, 28-27, but they pulled ahead by 10 points early in the fourth quarter. The Lady Rebels battled back to within four, but could not overcome the Trojans.

Blayre Shultz fired in 30 points for Morristown West (14-2). Macy Hefner added 16 and Lexi Howard scored 11.

South Greene's Braelyn Wykle scorched the Trojans with 34 points, while TK Franklin had 11 points and seven rebounds.

Both teams came out on the short end of tough losses in Friday's semifinals, with the Rebels losing to Jefferson County in overtime and the Trojans falling to Oak Ridge on a last second shot.

MORRISTOWN WEST (70): Blayre Shultz 10-14 8-9 30, Seals 0-1 2-2 2, Lexi Howard 4-8 1-2 11, Macey Hefner 5-12 6-8 16, Simms 3-6 3-4 9, Wallen 1-1 0-0 2, Lovelace 0-0 0-0 0, Mattison 0-0 0-0 0, Ewing 0-0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 23-42 20-25 70.

SOUTH GREENE (59): Williams 1-2 0-1 2, Woods 0-2 0-0 0, Braelyn Wykle 14-20 2-4 34, TK Franklin 3-9 5-10 11, Kells 1-1 0-1 2, Collins 2-7 0-0 5, Merriweather 1-1 2-2 5, Mullins 0-0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 22-46 9-18 59.

3-Point Goals: MW--4 (Shultz 2, Howard 2). SG--6 (Wykle 4, Collins, Merriweather).

Score by quarters:

Morristown West            15           13           20           22--70

South Greene                   17           10           12          20--59

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