Sorry that I didn't post any blogs last week, but we were all busy gearingup for the BlueCross Bowls in Cookeville. But I am back and ready to get into basketball full swing.
Westview at Haywood (Boys) -- These teams will both being battling for spots in the region tournament come February. Westview finished second last year, but the Chargers are looking for their second district title in three years. Haywood wants to find their way back to the top. The Tomcats are led by sophomore Kyler Douglas and junior Sadarius Delk. A big question for Westview is the health of post Javier Gordon, who has been out with an injury. If he is still out, Jazell Baker and Antonio Hogard will have to lead the Chargers from the guard position.
Lexington at Bolivar (Girls) -- These are expected to be two of the top teams in District 14-AA. Bolivar has already picked up a district win last Friday over JCM. Tionne Herron leads Bolivar from the guard position along with Kelsey Kirk. Lexington opens district play tonight. Post play dominates Lexington's offense with Andrea Moffitt and Kalee Goff. So this game might come down to which offense is able to utilize their top players the best.
Union City at Humboldt (Boys) -- During the preseason, the coaches picked these two teams to be the tops in 14-A. Both of these teams have seen plenty of success in the past decade and both want to get back to The Glass House in March. The Golden Tornadoes have gone back to running the court with some strong shooting. Humboldt starts five juniors led by DeSonta Bradford.
McNairy Central at Adamsville (Girls) -- A battle of unbeatens as McNairy Central sits at 5-0 and Adamsville at 3-0. One will take their first loss tonight. McNairy Central has played some tough competition in the first two weeks of the season, and Admasville just adds to the list. The Lady Bobcats are led by Mikaela Rowland at forward and Prosha Chappell at guard. Adamsville is led by guard Keatinez Lloyd. The Lady Cardinals have only played three games due to games being postponed due to the football team's success.
Hardin County at Scotts Hill (Girls) -- Scotts Hill is 7-0 on the season, but Hardin County would like nothing more than to give the Lady Lions their first loss. Scotts Hill is led by the post play of Chelsea Wyatt and wing Chloe Roberts. Hardin County has suffered two losses, but both were to quality opponents. The Lady Tigers return four starters from last year and want to build of that success. Hardin County is led by post Emily Gray and guard Katie Terry.
Huntingdon at Dresden (Girls) -- These two teams played in the 13-A championship game last season, and both want to get back. The Fillies are yet to play a district game and the Lady Lions are 0-1 in district with a loss to West Carroll. Dresden is led by its guards in Amy McAlpin and Carrie Hatchel. After losing three starters from last season, the Lady Lions are trying to find their identity. Huntingdon is led by forward Allee Maxwell and guard Savannah Dodson. A win here would be a big jumpstart in this early season.