Area Sports Notes: MLK King of the Court prep games called off

Area Sports Notes: MLK King of the Court prep games called off

January 13th, 2018 by Staff Reports in Sports - College

The second Waffle House MLK King of the Court high school basketball games scheduled today at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's Maclellan Gymnasium have been called off. Bad weather to the west of Chattanooga on Friday forced the cancellation of school at Van Buren County and Scottsboro, Ala. With Scottsboro's boys and Van Buren's boys and girls all scheduled to play, event coordinator Daniel Gilbert said he felt it was best to cancel the competition.

"It's unfortunate because it's a good event and the kids love playing in it," Gilbert said. "But we thought it would be good to stay on the safe side and do the right thing." He said it is possible a version of the event could take place next Saturday, although it would not be at UTC.

-Juliette Harp from Chattanooga had 20 points, 14 rebounds and four blocked shots in leading Huntingdon to a 58-55 USA South women's basketball win Friday against visiting Covenant. Kaley Hallmark scored 14 points and Joanna Smith had 12 points and 13 rebounds in defeat. The Covenant men erased a double-digit deficit but lost 103-98 in overtime at Averett, which got 42 points with 19-of-20 free-throw success from James Contreras Jr. Caleb Haynes was 11-of-13 from the field in scoring 24 for Covenant, while James Mitchell scored 18 with six 3s and Bailey Spragg had 14 points, nine assists, four steals and seven rebounds.

-Sewanee lost 58-47 to the Oglethorpe women and 65-60 in overtime to the Oglethorpe men in Southern Athletic Association games in Atlanta. Hannah McCormack scored 17 points for the female Tigers, who got 12 points and four assists from Bella Taylor and nine rebounds from Sue Kim. Adrian Thomas had 16 points and 14 rebounds and Cam Caldwell had nine rebounds with 12 points for the Sewanee guys. Matt Lee also had nine rebounds, and Luke Smith hit four 3s.


-Former Covenant star player and coach Nathan Pifer was the coach of the King 1987 men's soccer team that is being inducted as a group into the Bristol school's athletic hall of fame on April 7. That Tornado team went 16-4 and played in the NAIA national tournament.