Author: Wade Littleton / Sports Editor Source: The Rogersville Review
ROGERSVILLE --- The championship trophies of the Big Three Conference Tournament didn’t have to travel very far Thursday night.Both Rogersville City boys and girls teams captured the tournament championships Thursday night at Dan Brooks Gymnasium. The Lady Warriors were 40-27 winners over Sullivan Middle in the girls’ championship game. RCS defeated Grandview Middle of Washington County, 49-29 to win the boys’ division.In the girl’s championship, Marina McDavid fired in three three-point goals to cap her game-high 16 points for RCS. Kinsey Trent was next with nine and Keely Henard canned two three’s for six points.Sullivan was led by Sydney Hurd with 13 and Abby Luster with six.RCS’ boys raced to a 33-11 halfitme lead en route to an easy win for the conference championship. River Bailey was tops for RCS with 10 points. Devin Gilbert and Fletcher Hickman added eight points each for the Warriors.Rogersville Middle’s girls’ won third place with a 34-26 win over Ridgeview. The Lady Warriors had a balanced attack in this game, as Faith Gully fired in 11 points and Kaitlyn Parsons 10. Maddie King added seven for RMS.Ridgeview was led by Kaitlin Harville with 11. Keleigh Engle added six for the Washington County team.The RMS Warriors weren’t as fortunate, falling to Sullivan Middle, 34-30. Ethan Ward led SMS with 10 points. Josh Manis and Jacob Jayne added six for the Pirates.RMS was paced by Jared Lawson with eight points. Ashton Rhea was next with eight and Isaiah McLain seven.Boys Semifinals played on January 23RCS 43, Sullivan Middle 13Rogersville City was dominant in defeating visiting Sullivan Middle to advance to the championship game. Gordon Moncier fired in 15 points and Huston Hamilton added six to pace the Warriors.Luke Hensley and Ben Sequin scored three points each for the Pirates.Grandview 42, RMS 32 Trevon Boozer netted a game-high 18 points for Grandview. Sam Pleasant added 10 for the Eagles.Jeremiah Bragg was tops for RMS with 10 points. McLain added eight for the Warriors.Girls’ SemifinalsRCS 36, Ridgeview 11In a balanced attack, Rylynn Russell canned 12 for RCS. Kinsey Trent and Marina McDavid added seven points each for the Lady Warriors. Ridgeview’s Raptors were paced by Kaitlyn Harville with four and Keleigh Engle with three.Sullivan Middle 47, RMS 27The Lady Warriors’ cinderella run came to an end against co-regular season champion Sullivan. The Pirates were led by Sydney Hurd with 12 points and Abby Luster with 11.Kaitlyn Parson fired in a game-high 17 points for RMS. Taylor Begley added three for the Lady Warriors.THREE RIVERS TOURNAMENTIn other tournament action, Bulls Gap’s Lady Bulldogs played in the Three Rivers Conference tournament held last week at Washburn School in Grainger County.Bulls Gap defeated Clinch in first-round action, 38-10. Lexy Rhea, Madison Brewer, and Olivia Keith all scored six points each. Allison Brewer and Erin Forgety added five points each.White Pine, the tournament’s top seed, defeated Bulls Gap 48-20 in the semifinals. Lacey Turner canned eight while Olivia Keith added five for the Lady Bulldogs.Hancock played Bulls Gap for third place Saturday.
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