Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

November 18, 2013

SMHS splits TSSAA Hall of Fame games Saturday


CROSSVILLE — The Stone Memorial basketball teams had a busy day Saturday at Maryville, playing in TSSAA Hall of Fame games at Maryville High School.

The Panthers split a pair of games, beating Maryville 64-55 and losing to Oak Ridge 67-65, while the Lady Panthers beat Oak Ridge 64-59 and losing to Maryville 73-3, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel.

Oak Ridge 67, Panthers 65: Oak Ridge opened the game with a 19-18 first quarter, stretched the lead to 36-34 at the break, before building a 57-49 lead at the end of the third quarter. SMHS outscored Oak Ridge 16-10 in the fourth quarter to make the final score 67-65.

Tyler Yoder and Luke Matthews each buried one three-pointer.

Leading scorers for the Panthers were Gage Spence 5, Mason Baucom 2, Tyler Yoder 22, Brandon Thomas 9, Justin Simmons 13, Luke Matthews 14.

Panthers 64, Maryville 55: Yoder, Simmons and Matthews tallied 23, 25 and 10 points, respectively, to lead the Panthers over Maryville. Rounding out the Panthers scoring was Spence 9, Russell 2 and Foster 4.

Stone took a 17-14 first-quarter advantage, but Maryville took a 29-28 halftime lead with a 15-12 second quarter run. SMHS outscored Maryville 36-26 in the second half for the victory to post a 2-1 mark in the Hall of Fame games.

The Panthers had seven three-pointers — Spence 1, Yoder 4, Simmons 1, Matthews 1.

Maryville 73, Lady Panthers 31: Maryville jumped out to a 25-3 first quarter lead and stretched the lead 46-15 at the break. They finished the game with a 27-16 second half for the victory.

Leading scorers for SMHS were Tessa Cokkinias 4, Sam Gray 2, Brittany Brun 2, Jordan Thompson 1, Kirsten Potter 2, Jacki Livesay 11, Lacey Melton 5 and Bailey Rutledge 4.

The scoring information from Oak Ridge game was unavailable.


SMHS traveled to Clarkrange Monday night, and will not return to action until Thanksgiving week. The Lady Panthers will play in the Oak Ridge Tournament Nov. 26, 29-30, while the Panthers will play at  Siegel Nov. 29-30.