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Staff file photo / Walker Valley boys' basketball coach Will Campbell's team made 19 of 22 free throws in Friday's road win against Bradley Central.

Despite an off night shooting from 3-point range for the Walker Valley boys' basketball team, pinpoint accuracy from the foul line keyed Friday's 49-45 road victory over Bradley Central in a District 5-4A showdown.

The Mustangs (15-5, 4-2) made 19 of 22 free throws as Hobert Brabson, Cole Harbison and Spencer Jackson hit a combined 16. A 34-25 rebounding advantage and 10 steals also helped coach Will Campbell's team notch a key win in which Heath Davis stepped up to score 12 points and make four steals.

Bradley Central was led by Aiden McClary's game-high 13 points.

East Hamilton 73, Signal Mountain 44: The Hurricanes continue to receive stellar play from sophomore point guard Ashton Munson, who scored a game-high 16 points and made three 3-pointers. Cade Pendleton added 15 points and Nick Long 10 for East Hamilton (11-8, 6-0 District 6-AAA).

Red Bank 78, East Ridge 44: Reco Trimble scored 20 points and added eight rebounds, six assists and five steals in a dominant home victory. Nick Smith and Haden Spurgeon added 14 and 13 for the Lions (13-4, 4-1 6-AAA), who benefited from four blocks by Kalen Sewell.

Ooltewah 61, Rhea County 53: A slow start did not rattle coach Eric Ford's Owls. After falling behind by a dozen early on the road, Ooltewah scored 42 points over the next two quarters to build a decisive 11-point lead. Deleon Petty starred with 18 points and 12 assists, while Raymos McGee scored 16, Keyshawn Corbin added 14 with four 3-pointers and Chris Styles hauled in 10 rebounds in the win. Rhea County's Bryce Dupree led all with 25 points and six 3s.

Boyd Buchanan 58, Silverdale Baptist 42: Junior point guard Caden Johnson scored 20 points and helped the Buccaneers close out a victory with a dominant 22-6 advantage in the fourth quarter. Ryan Lopez and Jacob Shockley finished with 11 and 10 points, respectively, while Brodie Johnston added nine points and stellar defense.

Van Buren County 55, Bledsoe County 52: The Eagles fought back from a 42-36 deficit to begin the fourth quarter as Adam Simmons scored eight of his 12 points in the final stretch. Canyon Frady connected on four 3-pointers and scored 15 points in the win for Van Buren. Bledsoe was led by Chance Boynton's 16 points.

Northwest Whitfield 75, Sonoraville 68: Payton Baker led three players in double figures with 27 points as the Bruins (12-3) won the nonregion game. Will Anderson and Tyrus Ramsey had 13 points each for Northwest, with Tyler Johns leading Sonoraville with 17, followed by Donovan McDaniel and Carter Triplett with 15 each.

Central-Carroll 51, Heritage 44: The Lions (11-5) remained undefeated in GHSA Region 7-AAAA through six games as Joseph Bell and Max Young each scored 12 points. Kaleb Gallman led Heritage (8-7, 4-2) with 14.

 

GIRLS

Ooltewah 61, Rhea County 51: The Lady Owls provided the difference in the opening quarter, outscoring the Lady Golden Eagles 21-11. Ooltewah (9-6, 3-2 District 5-4A) was sparked by senior Jordan McCullough, who had 10 of her game-high 23 points in the first eight minutes. Faith O'Donnell and Jada Tharp each contributed 10 points and hit two 3-pointers in the victory. Rhea County's Ava Travis scored 12 of her team-high 14 points in the first half.

Bradley Central 58, Walker Valley 19: Senior shooting guard Karsee Weber was 4-of-7 from 3-point range to lead the Bearettes to victory with 16 points. Bradley Central was stellar defensively with Sloan Carpenter and Hannah Jones combining for nine steals. Avary Brewer also made a trio of long-range shots as the Bearettes improved to 16-2.

Boyd Buchanan 44, Silverdale Baptist 37 (OT): The Lady Bucs took full control in overtime, outscoring the Lady Seahawks 9-2 in the extra period. Boyd Buchanan (13-5, 4-2 Division II-A East Region) was led by Sarah Durham's 13 points. Meanwhile, Silverdale's Kelsie Johnson and Lauren Kugler combined for 27 points.

Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe 56, Murray County 50: The Lady Warriors used nine fourth-quarter points from Christen Collins to overcome a two-point deficit after three periods and remain undefeated at 17-0 overall and 9-0 in GHSA Region 6-AAA. Collins ended with 20 points, with sister Christina Collins adding 15 and Angel Simmons 11.

"Murray is a very tough opponent," LFO coach Dewayne Watkins said. "They are by far the toughest team we have faced all season. We needed a game like this to help us focus. We have won a lot of games by big margins this season, and sometimes teams become a little complacent."

Alyssa Usrey led the Lady Indians (13-4, 7-2) with 14 points, followed by Ella Dotson with 11.

Dalton 67, Paulding County 32: Grace Ridley had another double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds as the Lady Catamounts improved to 12-2 overall and 7-1 in Region 5-AAAAAA.

Compiled by Patrick MacCoon and Lindsey Young. Contact them at sports@timesfreepress.com.st

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