By Rick Sheek
Happy Valley instilled some needed confidence, while T.A. Dugger bounced back to respectability in Monday night’s consolation bracket of the East Tennessee Sports Complex middle school basketball tournament.
The Warriors, with two key injured stars sidelined, defeated Bluff City 31-18. Elizabethton, regrouping from a dismal defeat, disposed of Hunter 51-37.
Happy Valley 31
Bluff City 18
Eli Reece totaled 12 points and 13 rebounds to pace the Warriors (10-4).
T.A. Dugger 51
The Junior Cyclones built a double-digit lead by the break, and Hunter never recovered.