With senior center Cole Wilcox on the bench, the Heritage Generals put up a tremendous fight against Ooltewah in a consolation bracket game at the Best of Preps Tournament at Chattanooga State on Friday.
The Generals hit eight 3-pointers as a team and went 14-of-19 at the free throw line, but their efforts were not enough as they dropped a 74-62 decision to the Owls.
Cam Chambers had 22 points for Ooltewah.
Luke Grant and Will Allen both connected on three 3-pointers. Grant finished with a team-high 19 points, followed by 18 points from Allen. Adam Thacker added 13 points.
Wilcox had a sore ankle and was held out of the game as a precaution.
Heritage (6-7) will conclude their tournament on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. against either Tyner or Notre Dame. Their opponent was unknown as of press time.
Meigs County girls 68, Heritage 47
The Lady Generals saw their three-game winning streak snapped as the Lady Tigers from Decatur used a huge fourth quarter to pull away in a semifinal game at the Best of Preps Tournament.
Heritage (8-5) trailed by just two points with two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, but foul trouble and the Meigs County press combined to help the Lady Tigers blow the game open as the Navy-and-Red scored just seven points in the final eight minutes.
Emily Wiley had 19 points. Ansley Bice finished with 13, while Nicole Fine added seven.
Heritage will battle Rhea County in the third-place game at Chattanooga State at 4 p.m. Saturday.