2023 TSSAA (Tennessee) Blue Cross Boys Basketball Championship
Division I Class A, 2A, 3A, 7 4A
Murphy Center Middle Tennessee State University
March 18, 2023
© 2023 Ron Harrison
Haywood vs. Knoxville Fulton Division I Class 3A Championship
Haywood coach Rodney Chatman started the following lineup: 6-3 Sr. Jamari Person, 6-4 So. Jaybyon Snipe, 6-7 Sr. Janerus Snipe, 6-0 Sr. Tylon Chatman, and 6-1 Jr. Jacari Comage. Knoxville Fulton coach Jody Wright countered with 6-3 Jr. Taj Kimber, 6-2 Jr. Dexter Lewis, 6-5 Jr. Tyler Lee, 5-11 Sr. Marcellus Jackson, and 6-2 Jr. Denaj Kimber.
Knoxville Fulton defeated Haywood by the score of 82-52. Knoxville Fulton shot 64.8% from the field including eight of 14 from the three point line. The Falcons connected on four of five free throws, pulled down 29 rebounds, and scored 19 points off 13 Haywood turnovers. Haywood shot 43.5% from the field including seven of 25 from beyond the arc. The Tomcats connected on five of 10 free throws, pulled down 19 rebounds, and scored 10 points off nine Knoxville Fulton turnovers.
Taj Kimber led Knoxville Fulton with 26 points including two three point baskets, four rebounds, and three assists. Tyler Lee added 17 points including three three point baskets and seven rebounds. Denaj Kimber recorded 14 points, five rebounds, and six assists. Marcellus Jackson chipped in with 12 points, four rebounds, two assists, and three steals. Dexter Lewis added nine points. Four rebounds, and three assists.
Tylon Chatman led Haywood with 32 points including five three point baskets and four rebounds. Janerus Snipe added eight points, six rebounds, and two blocked shots. Jaybyon Snipe recorded seven points and four rebounds.
Haywood - 12,7,9,24,52
Knoxville Fulton - 20,25,19,18,82
Haywood - (52) – Person 3, Jay. Snipe 7, Jan. Snipe 8, Chatman 32, Comage 2.
Knoxville Fulton - (82) – T. Kimber 26, Lewis 9, Lee 17, Jackson 12, D. Kimber 14, Smith 2, Ballinger 2.
All Tournament Team: Simeon Williams (MLK), Brian Carter (Ridgeway), Taj Kimber (Knoxville Fulton), Denaj Kimber (Knoxville Fulton), Emmanuel Allen (Ridgeway), Tylon Chatman (Haywood), Marcellus Jackson (Knoxville Fulton), Janerus Snipe (Haywood), Jaybyon Snipe (Haywood), and MVP Tyler Lee (Knoxville Fulton).
Independence vs. Memphis Overton Division I Class 4A Championship
Independence coach Mark Wilkins started the following lineup: 6-3 Jr. Brayden Buck, 6-1 So. Tylan Lewis, 6-6 Sr. Matthew Witt, 5-10 Sr. Josh Owens, and 6-1 Jr. Jett Montgomery. Memphis Overton coach Shelvie Rose countered with 6-2 Sr. Xavier Alexander, 6-2 Jr. Erin Hardrick, 6-8 Sr. Jailen Hardaway, 5-8 Jr, Cordell Bailey, and 6-0 Sr, Jordan Frison.
Memphis Overton defeated Independence by the score of 69-57. Memphis Overton shot 43.4% from the field including nine of 25 from the three point line. The Wolverines connected on 14 of 22 free throws, pulled down 40 rebounds, and scored 11 points off 11 Independence turnovers. Independence shot 39.2% from the field including seven of 22 from beyond the arc. The Eagles connected on 10 of 16 free throws, pulled down 27 rebounds, and scored 12 points off 15 Memphis Overton turnovers.
Jordan Frison led Memphis Overton with 19 points including six of nine free throws, 13 rebounds, five assists, and two steals. Xavier Alexander added 17 points included five three point baskets, five rebounds, and two steals. Jailen Hardaway recorded 15 points and 11 rebounds. 5-8 So. Gary Greer chipped in with 10 points including two three point baskets, three rebounds, and two assists.
Jett Montgomery led Independence with 21 points including four three point baskets and three rebounds. Josh Owens added 13 points, two assists, and three steals. Matthew Witt recorded nine points, eight rebounds, and two steals. Tylan Lewis chipped in with six points, nine rebounds, and two assists, Brayden Buck also scored six points on two three point baskets.
Independence - 19,9,10,19,57
Memphis Overton - 14,18,19,18,69
Independence - (57) – Buck 6, Lewis 6, Witt 9, Owens 13, Montgomery 21, Walling 2.
Memphis Overton - (69) – Alexander 17, Hardrick 3, Hardaway 15, Bailey 2, Frison 19, Greer 10, Fullilove 3
All Tournament Team: Arnez Anderson (Hillsboro), Thaddeus Johnson (Hillsboro), Alijah Curry (Memphis East), Luther Hackman (Memphis East), Jailen Hardaway (Memphis Overton), Xavier Alexander (Memphis Overton), Tylan Lewis (Independence), Matthew Witt (Independence), Jett Montgomery (Independence), Jordan Frison MVP (Memphis Overton).
Middleton vs. Hampton Division I Class A Championship
Middleton coach James Burkley started the following lineup: 6-3 Sr. Roderick Robinson, 5-10 Jr. Taquinis Mitchell, 6-5 Sr. Dantez Young, 5-9 Sr. Cory Warren, and 5-10 Jr. Kievian Allen. Hampton coach Ned Smith countered with 6-2 Jr. Dylan Trivett, 6-0 Jr. Eugene Carrico, 6-6 Jr. Hayden Campbell, 5-8 Jr. Michael Anspaugh, and 6-0 Sr. Caden Buckles.
Hampton outscored Middleton 18-8 in the final quarter to earn a 51-43 victory. There were three ties and three lead changes. Hampton shot 42.5% from the field including two of six from the three point line. The Bulldogs connected on 15 of 20 free throws, pulled down 32 rebounds, and scored 17 points off 15 Middleton turnovers. Middleton shot 37.8% from the field including three of 10 from beyond the arc. The Tigers connected on six of 14 free throws, pulled down 27 rebounds, and scored 10 points off 14 Hampton turnovers.
Hayden Campbell led Hampton with 18 points including six of six free throws, eight rebounds, four blocked shots, and three steals. Cadon Buckles added 18 points, three rebounds, and three assists. Eugene Carrico recorded nine points and six rebounds.
Roderick Robinson led Middleton with 14 points, eight rebounds, two assists, and two steals. 5-10 Sr. Jordan Stewart added 10 points including two three point baskets, three rebounds, two blocked shots, and three steals. Dantez Young recorded six points, eight rebounds, two blocked shots, and two steals. Kievian Allen chipped in with six points and three rebounds.
Middleton - 9,6,20,8,43
Hampton - 12,10,11,18,51
Middleton - (43) – Robinson 14, Mitchell 2, Young 6, Warren 5, Allen 6, Stewart 10.
Hampton - (51) – Trivett 2, Carrico 9, Campbell 18, Anspaugh 0, Buckles 18, Point 4.
All Tournament Team: Derrick Robinson (C. Prep), Andrew Cole (USJC), AJ Murphy (USJC), Dantez Young (Middleton), Eugene Carrico (Hampton), Roderick Robinson ( Middleton), Jordan Stewart (Middleton), Hayden Campbell (Hampton), Michael Anspaugh (Hampton), Cadon Buckles MVP (Hampton).
Frederick Douglass vs. Alcoa Division I Class 2A Championship
Frederick Douglass coach Gregory Williams started the following lineup: 6-4 Jr. Joshua Thompson, 6-2 So. Taquez Butler, 6-5 Sr. Tyler Johnson, 5-9 So. Demario Johnson, and 5-10 So. Marjavis Chandler. Alcoa coach Ryan Collins countered with 6-3 Jr. Jahvin Carter, 5-11 Sr. Jordan Harris, 6-3 So. Eli Owens, 5-8 So. Eli Graf, and 5-11 Jr. Brady Haun.
Alcoa rallied from a 45-39 deficit at the end of three quarters to defeat Frederick Douglass 59-58 on a layup by Jahvin Carter with four seconds remaining on the clock. There were five ties and nine lead changes in the game. Alcoa shot 43.4% from the field including three of 11 from the three point line. The Tornadoes connected on 10 of 14 free throws, pulled down 28 rebounds, and scored 20 points off 18 Frederick Douglass turnovers. Frederick Douglass shot 47.4% from the field including three of 10 from beyond the arc. The Red Devils connected on one of three free throws, pulled down 33 rebounds, and scored 12 points off 17 Alcoa turnovers.
Jahvin Carter led Alcoa with 24 points including five of five free throws, three rebounds, three assists, and three steals. Jordan Harris added 14 points, six rebounds, and two assists. 6-2 Jr. Brandon Winton Jr. recorded eight points, three rebounds, three assists, and three steals. Eli Owens chipped in with six points, seven rebounds, two blocked shots, and four steals.
6-2 So. Jarmon Brittman led Frederick Douglass with 18 points, five rebounds, two blocked shots, and two steals. Tyler Johnson added 12 points, nine rebounds, three blocked shots, and two steals. Marjavis Chandler recorded nine points, five rebounds, and two steals. Taquez Butler chipped in with eight points including two three point baskets, three rebounds, four assists, and two steals.
Frederick Douglass - 10,16,19,13,58
Alcoa - 9,15,15,20,59
Frederick Douglass - (58) – Thompson 4, Butler 8, T. Johnson 12, D. Johnson 3, Chandler 9, Powell 2, Brittman 18, Holly 2.
Alcoa - (59) – Carter 24, Harris 14, Owens 6, Graf 5, Haun 2, Winton Jr. 8.
All Tournament Team: Nikolas Wiggins (Power Center), Eli Owens (Alcoa), Dennis Lewis Jr. (Brainerd), Jack Harper (Giles Co.), Jarmon Brittman (Frederick Douglass), Brandon Winton Jr. (Alcoa), Tyler Johnson (Frederick Douglass), Taquez Butler (Frederick Douglass), Jordan Harris (Alcoa), Jahvin Carter MVP (Alcoa).
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