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Game 29: Oak Ridge Wins Classic Crown Over Jefferson County: Oak Ridge 49, Jefferson County 36

Published: 12/29/2018 Last updated: 9:41 PM, 12/29/2018
 

Author: Wayne Phillips
Source: The Greeneville Sun

OAK RIDGE WINS CLASSIC FOR SIXTH TIME

The Oak Ridge Lady Wildcats won the Ladies' Classic for the sixth time, beating Jefferson County 49-36 in the finals Saturday night at Hal Henard Gym.

The victory by Oak Ridge (15-2) was their first Classic crown since 2002. They have also finished runnerup four times, including in the previous two tourneys.

They got off to a torrid start against the Lady Patriots, holding their opponents to a pair of free throws in the first quarter while moving to an 11-2 lead. The shots started falling in the second but Oak Ridge was still up 23-14 at intermission.

The Patriots kept battling and pulled to within 33-29 by the close of the third, but the potent Wildcats controlled the fourth quarter and went on to pull away.

Tournament most valuable player Jada Guinn scored 15 points for Oak Ridge, while Bri Dunbar also netted 15 and Shatyrah Copeland scored 13 and grabbed 11 rebounds.

Jefferson County (12-5) got eight points each from Makayla Alvey and Kali McMahan.

OAK RIDGE (49): Michell-Steen 3-5 0-0 6, Bri Dunbar 4-7 3-4 15, Eckles 0-2 0-2 0, Shatyrah Copeland 6-7 1-2 13, Jada Guinn 7-15 1-1 15, Davis 0-0 0-0  0, Brewer 0-1 0-0 0, Holt 0-0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 20-37 5-9 49.

JEFFERSON COUNTY (36): Gramann 1-5 2-2 4, Alvey 4-13 0-0 8, Smith 2-8 1-2 7, Riley 1-3 1-2 3, M.Denton 2-5 0-1 4, Z.Denton 0-0 0-0 0, Scales 0-2 0-0 0, Shumaker 0-0 0-0 0, Johnson 0-1 2-2 2, L.Johnston 0-0 0-0 0, McMahan 4-7 0-0 8. TOTALS: 14-44 6-9 36.

3-Point Goals: OR--4 (Dunbar 4). JC--2 (Smith 2).

Score by quarters:

Oak Ridge                       11           12           10         16--49

Jefferson County             2           12           15           7--36

ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM

Jada Guinn (MVP), Oak Ridge; Bri Dunbar, Oak Ridge; Cayla Smith, Jefferson County; Makayla Alvey, Jefferson County; Macey Hefner, Morristown West; Blayre Shultz, Morristown West; Braelyn Wykle, South Greene; TK Franklin, South Greene; Brooklyn Miles, Franklin County (KY); Jaycie Jenkins, Daniel Boone; McKenzie Maynard, Belfry (KY); Leah Fillers, Greeneville; Skylar Boshears, Campbell County; Abbey Crawford, Sullivan Central; Haylee Harrison, George R. Clark (KY).

TOP TEAMS

* 1st Place: Oak Ridge
* 2nd Place: Jefferson County
* 3rd Place: Morristown West
* 4th Place: South Greene
* 5th Place: G.R. Clark (Kentucky)
* 6th Place: Sullivan Central
* 7th Place: Campbell County
* 8th Place: Franklin County (Kentucky)

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