With 6-foot-8 Brandon Walters dominating from the start, Howard pounded Central 71-44 in the first District 6-AA boys' basketball tournament semifinal today at Hixson and will play Tuesday night for the championship.
Walters scored 25 points and Shalique Cameron and Rashad Brummitt added 14 and 12 for the Hustlin' Tigers (22-5).
The East Hamilton girls beat Tyner 54-42 with Lexi Zackery and Kaylee Moon scoring 15 and 12 points.
In District 5-AAA girls' semifinals, Cleveland beat McMinn County 50-41 and Bradley Central downed Walker Valley 53-36 to set up a title matchup of the archrivals.
See Sunday's Times Free Press for more.