2021 TSSAA (Tennessee) Blue Cross Boys Basketball Championship
Division I Class A, 2A, and 3A
Middle Tennessee State University
March 17-20, 2021
Wednesday March 17th
North Greene,56,Richland,55,Class A,Quarterfinal
Clay County,57,Madison Magnet,55,Class A,Quarterfinal
MAHS,56,West Carroll,52,Class A,Quarterfinal
Pickett County,63,Crosby,56,Class A,Quarterfinal
Greeneville,61,Bolivar Central,58,Class AA,Quarterfinal
Upperman,60,Pearl Cohn,54,Class AA,Quarterfinal
Thursday March 18th
J. South Side,59,Howard,51,Class AA,Quarterfinal
Cane Ridge,50,Bearden,47,Class AAA,Quarterfinal
Oak Ridge,68,Siegel,57,Class AAA,Quarterfinal
Friday March 19th
Clay County,65,North Greene,49,Class A,Semifinal
MAHS,77,Pickett County,57,Class A,Semifinal
J. South Side,70,Kingston,45,Class AA,Semifinal
Cane Ridge,55,Collierville,48,Class AAA,Semifinal
Houston,77,Oak Ridge,45,Class AAA,Semifinal
Saturday March 20th
MAHS vs. Clay County (Boys) Class A Championship
MAHS coach Vernard Watkins started the following lineup: 6-4 Sr. Dylan Woods, 6-3 Jr. Cameron Miller, 6-4 Sr. Kendal Ducksworth, 6-0 Sr. Avionne Suttle, and 6-1 Sr. Keyonte Young. Clay County coach Rob Edwards countered with 6-4 Jr. Jeffrey Spivey, 6-2 So. Keaton Arms, 6-5 Jr. Grant Strong, 5-10 Jr. Eli Smith, and 5-11 Sr. Gunnar Silk.
MAHS led by 12 points in the first quarter and only trailed by 25-24 at halftime but Clay County pulled away in the second half for a 62-52 victory. There were three lead changes and one tie in the game. Clay County shot 44.7% from the field including five of eight from the three point line. The Bulldogs connected on 15 of 16 free throws, pulled down 23 rebounds, and scored 22 points off 15 MAHS turnovers. MAHS shot 42.6% from the field including six of 21 from beyond the arc. The Lions connected on six of 10 free throws, pulled down 32 rebounds, and scored five points off six Clay County turnovers.
Grant Strong led Clay County with 29 points including 10 of 10 free throws, 10 rebounds, three assists, and two steals. Gunnar Silk added 19 points including three three point baskets. Jeffrey Spivey recorded eight points and four rebounds.
6-3 Jr. Geoffrey Shaw led MAPS with 12 points including three three point baskets. Kendal Ducksworth added nine points, eight rebounds, and three blocked shots. Cameron Miller recorded nine points, six rebounds, three assists, and two steals. Keyonte Young chipped in with six points on two three point baskets and four rebounds.
MAHS (52) – Woods 4, Miller 9, Ducksworth 9, Suttle 2, Young 6, Smith 4, Jackson 6, Shaw 12.
Clay County (62) – Spivey 8, Arms 4, Strong 29, Smith 0, Silk 19, Burchett 2.
2021 Class A Boys All-Tournament: Jalen Anglin (West Carroll), Chriss Schultz (North Greene), Zach Amonett (Pickett County), Will Amonett (Pickett County), Cameron Miller (MAHS), Gunnar Silk (Clay County), Dylan Woods (MAHS), Keyonte Young (MAHS), MVP Grant Strong (Clay County), and Keaton Arms (Clay County).
Jackson South Side vs. Greenville (Boys) Class AA Championship
Jackson South Side coach Damann Fuller started the following lineup: 6-2 Sr. Jailen Anderson, 6-0 Jr. Ericko Sain II, 6-2 Sr. Brandon Maclin, 5-6 Jr. Cam’ron Anderson, and 5-8 Jr. Micheal Ward. Greeneville coach Brad Woolsey countered with 6-3 Jr. Reid Satterfield, 6-1 Jr. Jakobi Gillespie, 6-4 Jr. Terry Grove, 5-9 Sr. Connor Debusk, and 5-11 Sr. Trey Mayes.
Connor Debusk nailed a three point shot in the closing seconds to give Greeneville a 47-45 lead and Jackson South Side connected on one of two free throws with 4 seconds remaining on the clock allowing Greeneville to escape with a 47-46 victory. There was one tie and four lead changes in the game. Greeneville led 30-15 at halftime but had to survive a furious Jackson South Side rally to earn the victory. Greeneville shot 32.5% from the field including six of 16 from the three point line. The Greene Devils connected on 15 of 17 free throws, pulled down 27 rebounds, and scored 11 points off 13 Jackson South Side turnovers. Jackson South Side shot 46.2% from the field including zero of five from beyond the arc. The Hawks connected on 10 of 17 free throws, pulled down 24 rebounds, and scored 19 points off 18 Greeneville turnovers.
Reid Satterfield led Greeneville with 19 points including two three point baskets, 11 of 12 free throws, and three rebounds. Jakobi Gillespie added 17 points including three three point baskets and seven rebounds. Connor Debusk recorded seven points, three assists, and three steals.
Brandon Maclin led Jackson South Side with 18 points including six of nine free throws, six rebounds, and three assists. Jailen Anderson added 11 points, three rebounds, and two steals. Micheal Ward recorded six points, four rebounds, three assists, and three steals.
Jackson South Side,7,8,19,12,46
Jackson South Side (46) – J. Anderson 11, Saim II 3, Maclin 18, C. Anderson 2, Ward 6, Cole 6.
Greeneville (47) – Satterfield 19, Gillespie 17, Grove 2, Debusk 7, Mayes 0, Dabbs 2.
2021 Class AA Boys All-Tournament: William Reed (Community), Alexander Rush (Upperman), Colby Raymer (Kingston), Micheal Ward (Jackson South Side), Reid Satterfield (Greeneville), Brandon Maclin (Jackson South Side), MVP Jakobi Gillespie (Greeneville), Jaylan Cole (Jackson South Side), Jailen Anderson (Jackson South Side), and Connor DeBusk (Greeneville).
Houston vs. Cane Ridge (Boys) Class AAA Championship
Houston coach Michael Miller started the following lineup: 6-9 Sr. Mason Miller, 6-8 Sr. Zander Yates, 6-10 Sr. Jerrell Colbert, 6-4 Sr. Antonio Madlock, and 6-8 Sr. Jonathan Lawson. Cane Ridge coach Marlin Simms countered with 6-7 Sr. Nijal Turner, 6-3 Sr. Caleb Wilson, 6-8 Jr. Brandon Miller, 5-5 Sr. Chris Hillsman, and 6-3 Jr. Ryan Oliver.
Houston defeated Cane Ridge by the score of 62-43. Houston shot 45.1% from the field including six of 20 from the three point line. The Mustangs connected on 10 of 16 free throws, pulled down 41 rebounds, and scored 16 points off 15 Cane Ridge turnovers. Cane Ridge shot 32.1% from the field including seven of 21 from beyond the arc. The Ravens connected on two of six free throws, pulled down 28 rebounds, and scored seven points off 15 Houston turnovers.
Jonathan Lawson led Houston with 16 points including three three point baskets, five rebounds, and six assists. Jerrell Colbert added 14 points, seven rebounds, three assists, and two blocked shots. Antonio Madlock recorded 10 points, three rebounds, three assists, and three steals. Mason Miller chipped in with nine points and eight rebounds. Zander Yates added eight points including two three point baskets, nine rebounds, and three blocked shots.
Brandon Miller led Cane Ridge with 11 points including two three point baskets, eight rebounds, and three assists. Ryan Oliver added 10 points. 6-1 Jr. Ja’lynn Lawrence recorded eight points including two three point baskets. Nijal Turner added six points and seven rebounds.
Houston (62) – Miller 9, Yates 8, Colbert 14, Madlock 10, Lawson 16, Nischwitz 2, Nowell 2, Campbell 1.
Cane Ridge (43) – Turner 6, Wilson 5, Miller 11, Hillsman 3, Oliver 10, Lawrence 8.
2021 Class AAA Boys All-Tournament: Grant Hurst (Cleveland), Jonathan Milloway (Oak Ridge), Davon Barnes (Collierville), Jordan Jenkins (Collierville), Antonio Madlock (Houston), Brandon Miller (Cane Ridge), MVP Jonathan Lawson (Houston), Mason Miller (Houston), Chris Hillsman (Cane Ridge), and Zander Yates (Houston).
A special thanks to the TSSAA for providing comprehensive up-to-date info on all their tournaments.