JCS (5-6, 2-0) at TCA (5-3, 1-1) (Girls)
Earlier this season: TCA won 51-38
Players to watch: JCS post Caroline Yarbrough; TCA forward Samantha VanCleave
What to know: Two rivals out of the city of Jackson that split the two meetings last season. TCA won TCA is looking to close out the first half of the season strong after picking up a district win over Middleton the previous Friday. The Lady Eagles are still trying find a top scorer after last year’s leading scorer Rachel Lee decided to sit out this season with a knee injury. A win here would be big to close out this half of the season.
JCS (5-7, 2-0) at TCA (7-1, 2-0) (Boys)
Earlier this season: TCA won 51-47
Players to watch: JCS post Lucas Pyron (if healthy); TCA forward Kyle Akin
What to know: TCA won both games last year, but both were close. The earlier matchup this season was no different. Lucas Pyron is proving to be one of the area’s top scorers this season, but he suffered an injury against Clarksburg so he is availability is in question tonight. TCA has plenty of tough guards that prove to be hard to guard. The Lions are sitting atop District 15-A and are coming off a big win over Middleton. TCA wants to continue that success into the Christmas break. JCS is undefeated in district play and would like to add a quality non-district win to the record.
Union City (10-2, 7-0) at Westview (12-1, 7-0) (Girls)
Earlier meeting: Union City won 63-60
Players to watch: Union guard Jackie Hudson; Westview post Teddy Vincent
What to know: The Lady Chargers’ lone loss came at the hands of Union City on the road. Westview wants to close out this first half of the season with a win to revenge that loss. The Lady Lions are executing their offense well, and that will need to continue against a scrappy team like Union City. The Lady Tornadoes play a tough press on defense.
Union City (8-3, 6-1) at Westview (11-3, 6-1) (Boys)
Earlier meeting: Westview won 71-66
Players to watch: Westview post Javier Gordon
What to know: The Chargers have three losses, but those losses are to three of the top teams in West Tennessee – Dyer County, South Side and Covington. Westview pulled off the win at Union City earlier in the season and want to do the same at home. Westview has plenty of good guards that can go on scoring runs at any moment. The key will be Javier Gordon establishing his presence in the post.