published Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Tyner beats Sequoyah in Region 3-AA upset

A 16-4 scoring run in the fourth quarter led Tyner to a 36-29 road upset over Sequoyah in the Region 3-AA girls' basketball tournament Friday.

Bekesha Clark's 11 points led the Lady Rams, who advance to the region semifinals Monday at McMinn County.

Also Friday night in 3-AA, East Hamilton held off a late Polk County rally for a 46-42 win and third-ranked McMinn Central beat Brainerd 76-32.

In Region 3-AAA, Bradley Central rolled past Cumberland County 87-45, while McMinn County slipped past Coffe County 39-37 and Cookeville beat Walker Valley 65-55.

In Region 3-A, Sale Creek used a big third quarter to pull away from Arts & Sciences, behind Erin Hill's 25 points and 11 rebounds. Silverdale Baptist got another big scoring night from Mariah Massengill, whose 34 points and 11 assists led her team to a 75-61 win over Richard Hardy.

Also in 3-A, Van Buren County eliminated Boyd-Buchanan 78-47 and Whitwell beat Grace Academy 42-29 behind Alyssa Coppinger's 18 points.

Livingston Academy eliminated Grundy County 100-51 in a Region 4-AA boys' game.

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