Friday Recap: Bulldogs win thriller at Arby’s Classic

Carter County Sports

Arby’s Classic
Hampton 58, Tabernacle Baptist (Bahamas) 56
The Bulldogs held on the in the closing stages to win on the second day of the Arby’s Classic in dramatic fashion.

Hampton jumped out to a 17-13 advantage after a quarter of play, and maintained a six-point lead at the half.

A quick 10-0 Tabernacle run tied the game in the third quarter, and the teams tied six more times over the final minutes of the third and the fourth quarter.

Matt Hughes hit a shot with 2:49 left to take the win for good, and then survived a last second Tabernacle shot to hold on.

Jordan Bentley led the way with 20 points, while Conor Jones had eight points.


Action Athletics Christmas Tournament at Sullivan North
Cumberland Gap 64, Happy Valley 39
The shorthanded Warriors were unable to keep a comeback going in the final quarter on Friday.

Happy Valley nearly erased a 17-point deficit as they trailed by five points in the third quarter, but they were unable to keep the offensive attack going in the final eight minutes.

Alex Lunceford had 12 points to lead the Warriors, while Dylan Willis had nine points. Luke Roberts finished with eight points.

Sullivan South 89, Cloudland 72
The ‘Landers were unable to keep pace in the second half against the Rebels.

Cloudland was within striking distance at the half as they trailed 36-32, but South slowly pulled away in the second half to take the win.

Conner Birchfield had 22 points to pace Cloudland, while Elijah Blair had 15 points. Garrison Julian and Hunter Shell had 14 and 11 points, respectively.

Carolina Invitational
Happy Valley 56, Hanahan (S.C.) 22
The Lady Warriors hit the gas pedal in the second half and never looked back in their opening game of the Charleston Invitational.

Happy Valley jumped out to a 19-9 lead after the first eight minutes – in part to three 3-pointers from Kadie Bailey. HV maintained a 26-15 lead at the half. In the second half, the Lady Warriors outscored Hanahan 30-7 – holding them to just three field goals.

Bailey finished with 11 points, while Shalyn Whitson had 10 points. Olivia Absher had nine points in the win.

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