By Tim Chambers
BLOUNTVILLE—Happy Valley punched its ticket into the East Tennessee Sectional tournament while three other teams will wait until today to decide their faith. The Jr. Warriors were impressive in their 48-39 win over Hampton.
The Lady Jr. Bulldogs lost a heartbreaking 29-28 game to Holston while Happy Valley fell to the Lady Jr. Black Knights 39-18. All the games were played at Sullivan Central High School.
Happy Valley 48
The Jr. Bulldogs took an early lead at 6-2, only to watch Happy Valley reel off the next six points. Baskets by Eli Reece and Brayden Sams in the first quarter put the Warriors in front to stay.
The Jr. Warriors led 13-8 after one and 21-18 at the half. They upped their advantage to an even dozen at 38-26 by outscoring the Bulldogs 17-8 in the third quarter.