KINGSPORT—Johnson County’s Jr. Longhorns put a battle in the fourth quarter, spearheaded by six points and a pair of steals by Nathan Arnold.
However, free throws down the stretch placed Ross Robinson on top 45-39 at the end of the semifinal contest in the TMSAA Class AAA Area 1 tournament held at John Sevier Middle School on Thursday.
A bid to the East Tennessee Sectional tournament is still in the air today as Johnson County faces Greeneville at 5:30 p.m. for third place. GMS fell to Unicoi County Middle School 35-31 in the other semifinal round.
The sectional tournament will begin play on Saturday in Pigeon Forge.