PIGEON FORGE — Hampton had to do it the hard way. The Jr. Bulldogs were up to the task.
Needing to win four games to capture the TMSAA East Sectional Class AA tournament, coach Dewayne Humphrey’s third-seeded team did just that — capped by a 43-36 overtime win over Holston at Pigeon Forge Middle School late Saturday afternoon.
“We were playing our best basketball at the end of the year in the sectional,” Humphrey said after the championship victory. “You can’t ask for anything more. Adam Cornett played his best basketball of the year. He came in and led us, pushed the ball and set the tempo every day.”