Sequatchie Sweeps Sale Creek, East Hamilton Sweeps Hixson, Baylor Wins Big Over Marist

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - by Dennis Norwood

Notre Dame’s Cole McCormick scored nine of his game high 20 points in overtime to lead the Irish to a 62-54 win over CSAS Tuesday night at the Patriots’ gymnasium. With the score tied at 52 all at the end of regulation, McCormick went to work on offense while Notre Dame’s defense went to work on CSAS, allowing only a two point bucket by the Patriots’ Trent Grudzinski.

It was a nip and tuck affair all night long with the largest lead held at the end of a quarter being a 27-24 margin by CSAS at the half. The Irish managed to come back at the end of the third period and take a one point lead into the final stanza.

DJ Brown added 17 points for Notre Dame, while Justin Brown had 15 for the Patriots, to go with his teammate Chase Pride’s 14.

Sequatchie Co. girls 58, Sale Creek 45:  Dylan Belk accounted for 23 pojnts for the Lady Indians and her running mate Jillyen Givens added 13 as the Lady Indians dropped Sale Creek by 58-45 on the lady Panthers’ home court.

Sale Creek’s dynamic duo of Keilyn Morgan and Shelby Defore combined for 33 points. Both girls finished with a double-double as Morgan had 13 rebounds to go with her 18 points and Defore grabbed 10 boards to add to her 15 points.

Sequatchie Co. boys 48, Sale Creek 32: It didn’t get better in night cap at Sale Creek as the Panthers fell 48-32 to Sequatchie Co.

The Indians were led by Baron Cribbs with 14, folloed closely by Jeffrey Smith with 10. The Panthers got 10 from Zach Howard.

East Hamilton boys 78, Hixson 38: The Hurricanes overwhelmed Hixson, riding behind Ashton Munson’s 18 points, which included a trio of treys. East Hamilton shot out to a 46-18 lead after two quarters and went into cruise control the final 16 minutes of play.

The Canes’ zach Harris had 15, while Cade Pendleton tossed in 12 points. The Wildcats were led by Chapman Brown with 10 points.

East Hamilton girls 71, Hixson 24:  McKenna Hayes knocked down 23 points to pace the Lady Canes past Hixson, 71-24, in a District 6-3A contest. She coupled that with 10 rebounds to put together a double-double on the evening. Christal Collins added 15 for the 9-9, 6-0 , East Hamilton squad.

Baylor 67, Marist 46: The Red Raiders continued its winning ways with a 67-46 pounding of visiting Marist. From Atlanta. Baylor jumped on the War Eagles for 40 points in the first half, then stayed out of reach in the final two quarters to seal the win.

The Raiders were led by Zane Restelli with 27 points and Nyziah Whaley with 11. Miguel Perita-Berqiet topped Marist with 12 points,

With the win, Baylor moves to 14-5 and 1-1 in region play. Next up for the Red Raiders is a trip to  Knox Catholic on Friday,


NOTRE DAME              12     12     18     10   10  --  62
CSAS                            13     14     14      11   02 --  54

Kelley 3, Hammond 5, Cole McCormick 20, N Daniel, Houston 6, Fillauer 3, McGee 2, Wilkerson 7, J Daniel, DJ Brown 17.
CSAS (54) – Baines 2, Chase Pride 14, Cameron 6, Grudzinski 6, Justin Brown 15, McDonald 3, Wright, Wilson, McFarland, Bell 2, Ramsey 6.
3-POINT GOALS: Notre Dame 7 ( Kelley, Hammond, McCormick, Fillauer, Wilkerson 3); CSAS5 (Pride 2, Cameron, Brown, McDonald).

SEQUATCHIE CO.       08     15     12     13 -- 48
SALE CREEK              12      07     08     05 – 32

McDaniel, Gilley 3, Johnson 6, Bradford 9, McCurry 3, Kelly 1, Baron Cribbs 14, Jefrey Smith 10, Evitts 2.
SALE CREEK (32) – Mathis 1, Moore 2, Ellis 2, Wilson 8, Adkins 5, McGlocklin 4, Zach Howard 19, Miles.
3-POINT GOALS: Sequatchie Co. 3 (Gilley, Bradford, Smith); Sale Creek 2 (Howard 2).

HIXSON                        16     12     04     06 -- 38
EAST HAMILTON         17     29     24     08 – 78

HIXSON (38) –
Chapman Brown 10, Herman 6, Earls 3, Morris 9, Fredrick 6, Burke 2, Suttles 2, Durham.
EAST HAMILTON (78) – Zach Harris 15, Brewster 4, Flemmons 3, Bullard 4, Cade Pendleton 12, Mason 7, Ashton Munson 18, Griffin 6, Hoewischer 2, Scruggs 2, Laboo 5.
3-POINT GOALS: Hixson 2 (Brown 2); East Hamilton 9 (Harris 3, Flemmons, Pendleton, Mason, Munson 3).

MARIST             14     04     19     09 -- 46
BAYLOR            15     25     13     14 – 67

MARIST (46) –
T Gaynes 6, Damm 7, Matlock, Miguel Perida-Berqiet 12,  D Ledford 4, Harpring 1, Harkness, Waugh, McCaughlin 9, Erickson 2, G Ledford 5, J Gaynes 4.
BAYLOR (67) – Nyzuah Whaley 11, Sparkman 7, Zane Restelli 27, Sparks 9, Rego 4, Frazier, Fields 2, Pegues 2, Uceieszynski, Shutters.
4-POINT GOALS: Marist 3 (Perita-Berqiet 2, G Ledford); Baylor 4 (Restelli 4).


SEQUATCHIE CO.         18     13     15     12 -- 58
SALE CREEK                 06     06     14     19 – 45

Barger 6, Dylan Belk 23, Bizzell, Jillyen Givens 13, Green, Edgmon 6, Swafford, Lee 7.
SALE CREEK (45) – Williams, Ellis, 6 Smith, Osborne, Holland 2, Garner, Arnold, Welch, H Defore 2, P Morgan, Keilyn Morgan 18, Shelby Defore 15.
3-POINT GOALS: Sequatchie Co. 6 (Barger, Belk 3, Givens 2,); Sale Creek None. 

HIXSON                          04     07     10     03 -- 24
EAST HAMILTON           34    10     13      14 – 71

HIXSON (24) –
Martinez 2, Brown 3, Perez, McCollough,  Collier 3, Fuller 1, Quach 7, Lee, Johnston 6, Plank, Sullivan, Kaylor, Beach.
EAST HAMILTON (71) – T Sutton 5, Rickerd 3, Christal Collins 15, McGhee 8, Calhoun, McKenna Hayes 23, Laboo 5, Bone 9, A Sutton 3.
3-POINT GOALS: Hixson 2 (Quach, Collier); East Hamilton 5 (Hayes 2, T Sutton, Colins, Bone). 

(Compiled by Prep Sports Editor Dennis Norwood. He can be reached at; follow him on Twitter at @noogasportsdude)


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