After playing three TSSAA Hall of Fame games last week, the Stone Memorial High School basketball teams traveled to Fentress County and faced Clarkrange Tuesday night in non-district action.

Coach Neil Capps' Panthers defeated the Buffaloes 36-34, while Coach Greg Tipps' Lady Panthers were beaten 57-28.

SMHS 36, Clarkrange 34: The Buffaloes led 11-8 after the first quarter and stretched the advantage to 23-12 at the break. A 16-2 third quarter gave the Panthers a 28-25 lead; however, the hosts outscored SMHS 9-8 in the final quarter to make the final score 36-34.

"Clarkrange is long and lanky. They execute well and get the ball into Ronnie Siems. "We came back (in the second half) with a lot enthusiasm. We fought," said Panther Coach Neil Capps Wednesday morning.

Leading scorers for the Panthers (3-1) were Shade Foster 2, Parker Hill 2, Tristan Norman 14, Collin Russell 4, Nathaniel Sexton 2, Gage Spence 5 and Brandon Thomas 7, according to the Tennessean.

Clarkrange 18, SMHS 5: The Lady Buffaloes opened the game with an 18-5 first quarter and doubled the score (32-16) by intermission. A 13-8 third quarter and a 12-4 fourth quarter made the final score 57-28.

Leading scorers for the Lady Panthers (0-4) were Brittany Brun 2, Tiffany Cokkinias 3, Hailey Coudriet 5, Sam Gray 2, Abby Griffin 5, Riley Hunt 3, Tessa Johnson 2 and Lacy Melton 6.

Schedule: SMHS will host York Institute Tuesday night and will head west over the Thanksgiving holiday. The Panthers will play Union City at Siegel Nov. 28 at 3 p.m. and Shelbyville Central at 10 a.m. Nov. 29. 

The Lady Panthers play in the Lebanon Thanksgiving Tournament to play Beech Friday at  1 p.m. and Sycamore Saturday at 4 p.m.


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