A buzzer-beating half-court shot by Rossville's Zack Harrison sent Thursday's game with rival Chattanooga Valley to overtime, but the Eagles would have the last laugh as they scored a 44-39 win over the Bulldogs in Flintstone.
CVMS got 10 points, 10 rebounds and six blocks from Kobe Lewis before he fouled out of the game early in the fourth quarter. Jeremiah Turner helped pick up the slack, scoring 12 of his game-high 14 points in the fourth quarter and overtime. Turner also added 14 boards and six blocks.
Jordan McLin finished with nine points, including six in the final quarter and overtime, to go with four steals. Nate Davis added six points for the Eagles (1-5).
Mafia Marshall had 12 for the Bulldogs (1-5). Harrison and Correy Ragan ended the night with 10 points each, while Landon Ownby scored four.
Chattanooga Valley girls 30, Rossville 8
The Lady Eagles led 14-2 at halftime and coasted to their fourth win. Emma McGraw led CVMS (4-2) with 10 points, followed by Jenna Morgan with six and Annabel Hill with four. Lacey Cushen recorded two blocks, while Carley Yarbrough and Ally Thomas had eight rebounds apiece.
Saria Loyd had four points for Rossville (0-6).
Gordon Lee 44, Dade County 25
In Trenton, the Trojans jumped out to a 20-7 lead at halftime and cruised to their fifth win of the season.
Jake Poindexter had 14 points, seven rebounds, five steals and a block. Henry Ellis collected nine points and nine rebounds, while Bo Solmon finished with six points and four assists as Gordon Lee improved to 5-1.
Dade County girls 35, Gordon Lee 22
Emma Minghini led the Lady Trojans (2-4) with eight points. Hannah Jenkins finished with four. Emoree Rogers had three. Maddison Farrow, Addison Sturdivant and Sidney Gasaway added two each, while Emma Langston finished with one.
LaFayette boys 50, Saddle Ridge 9
The Ramblers moved to 6-1 on the season with a home victory over the Mustangs.
It was a full team effort for LaFayette. Junior Barber led the way with 11 points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals. Cam Porter had 10 points, five rebounds, five steals and three blocks, while Lennard Pullom finished with nine points and four steals.
Jalen Suttle had seven points to go with a dozen rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block. Jaylon Ramsey had four points, 10 boards and 10 steals, seven assists and a block, followed by Aidan Hadaway with four points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals.
Also contributing for LaFayette was Lucas Dierking (2 points, 6 rebounds), Cade Fisher (2 points, 4 rebounds) and Ben Maanum (1 point, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks).
Brent Minor paced Saddle Ridge (0-6) with seven points, while J.T. Cunningham added the other two.
LaFayette JV boys 30, Saddle Ridge 20
Teddy Ownby had seven points for the Mustangs, followed by Christian Howard with four and Nick Green and Cole Spears with three each. Jaiden Smith added two and Landen Morgan chipped in with one.
Individual scoring for the Ramblers was not provided as of press time.
Saddle Ridge girls 42, LaFayette 22
The Navy-and-Red led 17-4 at the end of the first quarter and never looked back as they beat their division rivals on the road. It was a big night for Mykeria Johnson, who poured in 18 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, collected four steals and added two blocks.
LaTyah Barber picked up 14 points to go with nine steals and seven rebounds. Grace Hamilton added six points and a pair of steals, while Madi Ashley scored two points, pulled down two rebounds and added two steals.
Other contributors included Haley Stahl, Ashlyn Jenkins, Sam Cramer, Imani Cook, Anna Grace Gilreath and Abby Sansing as Saddle Ridge moved to 3-3 on the year.
Individual scoring for LaFayette (1-5) was not provided as of press time.
Saddle Ridge JV girls 17, LaFayette 1
In LaFayette, the Lady Mustangs got four points each from Haynie Gilstrap, Lexi Baker and Sarah Pendley as they ran their record to 4-2 on the season. Haven Yancy had three points, while Madison Sizemore added two.