Walker POY; Muhonen, Barnes, Williams, Mayo Named To All-County Team; Reuter COY

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Five Bearettes and head coach Jason Reuter was named to the Cleveland Daily Banner All-County team as announced on Wednesday.

Anna Walker was declared the player of the year and was joined on the team by Anna Muhonen, Alexis Barnes, Jamia Williams, and Cambree Mayo as the Bearettes claimed half of the spots on the squad.

Head Coach Jason Reuter was named the coach of the year after leading the squad to a 29-4 finish in the state tournament quarterfinals.

Walker was named the player of the year after putting up 17.1 points and 5.9 rebounds per game to lead the team in both categories. The Chattanooga commit proved efficient shooting 48.2 percent (198-for-411) overall and 37.7 percent (55-for-146) from 3-point range. Walker went 95-for-120 (79.2 percent) from the free-throw line while having 54 steals, 38 blocks, and 35 assists on the season.

The senior post wrapped up her career with 1,349 career points and 633 rebounds. Walker had a career shooting percentage of 47.4 (509-for-1,074) overall and 36.6 percent (107-for-292) from 3-point land. The future Moc ended her Bearette career with going 224-for-300 (74.7 percent) from the line to go with 173 steals, 146 blocks, and 118 assists.

Walker set career highs in points (28 vs. McMinn County – Feb. 24), rebounds (14 at Farragut – Dec. 20), assists (4 McMinn County – Jan. 10), field goals made (12 vs. Tampa Bay Technical (Fla.) – Dec. 31), field goals attempted (26 vs. Tampa Bay Technical (Fla.) – Dec. 31), and 3-point field goals made (5 vs. East Hamilton – Feb. 25) in the 2019-20 season.

Muhonen joined the squad after averaging 12 points and 5.4 rebounds a game. The junior post shot a high 62.2 percent (155-for-249) from the floor and 80 percent (4-of-5) from beyond the arc. Muhonen went 81-for-116 (69.8 percent) from the charity stripe while posting 43 assists, 38 blocks, and 17 steals.

Barnes was named to the team after scoring 7.1 points and pulling down 2.8 boards per game in the 2019-20 campaign. The senior shot 60.2 percent (77-for-128) overall and 38.9 percent (7-for-18) from beyond the arc. Barnes was 73-for-89 (82 percent) from the line and dished out 39 assists, blocked 35 shots, and came away with 16 steals on the season.

The post finished her career with 602 points and 250 rebounds. Barnes was a career 53.8 percent (206-for-383) shooter and 31.6 percent (18-for-57) from 3-point range. Barnes shot 69.6 percent (172-for-247) from the free-throw line and registered 80 assists, 72 blocks, and 54 steals in her three years of varsity action.

Barnes put up career highs in points (18 Cookeville – Feb. 29), assists (4 at McMinn County – Feb. 4), blocks (5 at Meigs County – Jan. 23), field goals made (6 Megis County – Feb. 3), 3-point field goals made (2 at Ooltewah – Feb. 7), 3-point field goals attempted (3 at Ooltewah – Feb. 7), free-throws made (8 Cookeville – Feb. 29, vs. Rhea County – Mar. 2), and free-throws attempted (11 vs. Rhea County – Mar. 2)

Williams joined the team after averaging 4.5 points and 2.8 rebounds a game. The junior point guard shot 35.7 percent (45-for-126) overall and 25 percent (11-for-44) from 3-point range. Williams shot 60 percent (30-for-50) from the free-throw line and recorded 94 assists, 68 steals, and four blocks.

Mayo was the final member of the Bearettes to be placed on the squad after scoring 6.2 points and pulling down 2.6 rebounds per game. The senior guard shot 35.1 percent (61-for-174) from the floor and 29.6 percent (34-for-115) from beyond the arc. Mayo went 48-for-65 (73.8 percent) from the line and dished out 75 assists, 67 steals, and blocked four shots.

Mayo finished her career with 597 points and 264 rebounds. The senior guard shot 34.9 percent (174-for-501) overall and 32 percent (116-for-392) from 3-point range in her career. Mayo went 131-for-200 (65.5 percent) from the line and ended with 195 assists, 189 steals, and eight blocks in her four varsity seasons.

Mayo put up career numbers in points (24 vs. Stone Memorial – Mar. 5), rebounds (7 vs. Stone Memorial – Mar. 5), assists (6 Walker Valley – Jan. 31), steals (6 Cookeville – Feb. 29), field goal attempts (10 Richmond Christian – Nov. 30), 3-point field goals made (5 vs. Stone Memorial – Mar. 5), 3-point field goals attempted (8 Richmond Christian – No. 30), free-throws made (9 vs. Stone Memorial – Mar. 5), and free-throws attempted (10 vs. Stone Memorial – Mar. 5).

Reuter was named the coach of the year after leading the team to a 29-4 record and the Bearettes third straight state tournament appearance. Reuter has posted a 296-36 (89.2 percent) in his 10 years at the helm and has been to six state tournaments, three final fours, and has claimed a state championship.

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Bradley Season Comes To Close In State Tournament

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — The Bradley Central Bearettes season came to a close with a 51-42 loss to Lebanon on Wednesday afternoon at the Murphy Center on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University.

Alexis Barnes put up 17 points in her final game as a Bearette to lead the team and matched Sloan Carpenter, Ashlan Crittenden, and Makenna Miles with three rebounds each. Carpenter, Anna Muhonen, and Hannah Jones had two assists apiece and Cambree Mayo came up with two steals to pace the squad.

Barnes proved to be effective shooting in the contest going 5-for-11 from the floor and a perfect 7-for-7 from the free-throw line.

In a contest that looked like it would mirror the previous year, the two teams struggled to put up points in the first quarter. Lebanon (31-6) struck first with a three nearly two minutes into the contest. Bradley Central (29-4) got on the scoreboard with a Muhonen free-throw with 3:23 left in the period.

After going back and forth for the remainder of the quarter Barnes converted a conventional 3-point play and Bradley trailed 7-6 at the end of one.

The second quarter looked similar as the see-saw affair continued with Lebanon taking a three-point advantage into the break.

The Devilettes took advantage of a shorthanded bench of the Bearettes using a 12-2 run to open the second half and take a 13-point lead with 3:05 to go in the frame. Bradley cut the lead to 11 with a Jones 3-pointer heading into the fourth.

The Bearettes cut the lead to single digits in the fourth with a Carpenter three 18 seconds into the final period. Crittenden trimmed the lead to six on a 3-point shot with 4:26 to go but couldn’t draw it any closer as Lebanon held on for the 51-42 win.

Addie Porter paced the Devilettes with 20 points, eight rebounds, three assists, and three steals. Alissa Mulaski was the only other scorer in double digits with 11.

Bradley outscored their opponents 20-18 in the paint and 15-10 in bench scoring.

Lebanon shot 42.9 percent (15-for-35) from the floor and 6-of-16 (37.5 percent) from 3-point range. The Devilettes shot 15-for-18 (83.3 percent) from the free-throw line.

The Bearettes went 14-of-38 (36.8 percent) overall and 3-of-9 (33.3 percent) from beyond the arc. Bradley ended the game 11-of-12 (91.7 percent) from the charity stripe.

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GAME SUMMARY

Lebanon vs Bradley Central

03/11/20 1:15 PM CDT at Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Murphy Center)

At Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Murphy Center)

LEBANON 51, BRADLEY CENTRAL 42

LEBANON (31-6)

Porter, Addie 5-9 9-10 20; Mulaski, Alissa 4-12 0-0 11; Brown, Rebecca 2-2

3-4 7; Heidebreicht, Anne M 1-3 2-2 5; Reynolds, Terri 1-4 0-0 3; Harris,

Avery 1-1 1-2 3; Mason, Meioshe 1-2 0-0 2; Lester, Aaryn 0-2 0-0 0; Barr,

Asia 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 15-35 15-18 51.

BRADLEY CENTRAL (29-4)

Barnes, Alexis 5-11 7-7 17; Crittenden, Ashlan 3-9 0-0 7; Miles, Makenna 2-3

1-1 5; Carman, Kelsey 2-2 0-0 4; Carpenter, Sloan 1-3 0-0 3; Jones, Hannah

1-5 0-0 3; Mayo, Cambree 0-1 2-2 2; Muhonen, Anna 0-4 1-2 1; Reuter, Amelia

0-0 0-0 0. Totals 14-38 11-12 42.

Lebanon…………………..    7   12   17   15  –   51

Bradley Central……………    6   10    9   17  –   42

3-point goals–Lebanon 6-16 (Mulaski, Alissa 3-11; Heidebreicht, Anne M 1-3;

Porter, Addie 1-1; Reynolds, Terri 1-1), Bradley Central 3-9 (Carpenter,

Sloan 1-3; Jones, Hannah 1-2; Crittenden, Ashlan 1-2; Miles, Makenna 0-1;

Barnes, Alexis 0-1). Fouled out–Lebanon-None, Bradley Central-Mayo,

Cambree. Rebounds–Lebanon 26 (Porter, Addie 8), Bradley Central 20

(Carpenter, Sloan 3; Miles, Makenna 3; Crittenden, Ashlan 3; Barnes, Alexis

3). Assists–Lebanon 9 (Lester, Aaryn 3; Porter, Addie 3), Bradley Central

10 (Jones, Hannah 2; Muhonen, Anna 2; Carpenter, Sloan 2; Mayo, Cambree 2).

Total fouls–Lebanon 12, Bradley Central 17. Technical fouls–Lebanon-None,

Bradley Central-None.

2019 TSSAA AAA State Tournament Quarterfinals (Game 3)

Bearettes Draw Lebanon In Opening Round

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — The Bradley Central Bearettes will make their record 31st appearance in the TSSAA State Tournament on Wednesday, March 11 at 2:15 p.m. EDT against Lebanon as drawn at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro on Sunday afternoon.

The Bearettes advanced to the state tournament after defeating Tullahoma 72-64 on Saturday night inside Jim Smiddy Arena as four players scored in double digits.

Bradley comes into the tournament with a 29-3 record and Lebanon comes in with a record of 30-6.

This will be only the sixth time the teams have faced off, four of which have come in the state tournament.

The two teams met last year with Bradley coming away with a 34-26 victory before going on to win the state championship.

The winner will advance to the semifinal round and will take on the winner of the Brentwood and Arlington contest following afterward on Friday.

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STATE TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Science Hill vs. Stone Memorial 11:00 a.m. EDT

Maryville vs. Brentwood 12:30 a.m. EDT

Bradley Central vs. Lebanon 2:15 p.m. EDT

Brentwood vs. Arlington 2:45 p.m. EDT

Friday, March 13, 2020

Winner of Quarterfinal No. 1 vs. Winner of Quarterfinal No. 2 11 a.m. EDT

Winner of Quarterfinal No. 3 vs. Winner of Quarterfinal No. 4 12:30 a.m. EDT

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Winner of Semifinal No. 1 vs. Winner of Semifinal No. 2 2:00 p.m. EDT

Bradley Central Advances To Third Straight State Tournament Appearance With Win Over Tullahoma

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Bradley Central Bearettes advanced to their third straight state tournament appearance on Saturday with a 72-64 win over Tullahoma inside Jim Smiddy Arena.

Anna Walker came close to another double-double with 25 points and nine rebounds to lead the Bearettes in both categories. Alexis Barnes was the next leading scorer with 16 points. Sloan Carpenter and Kelsey Carman rounded out double-digit scorers with 10 each.

Bradley Central (29-3) used the first three quarters to stretch its lead to 12 before a showdown in the fourth.

Barnes hit a layup 15 seconds into the final frame to extend the lead to 14 and Tullahoma (25-10) slowly began to chip away. Julia Duncan trimmed the lead to four on a conventional 3-point play and cut it two following a pair of technical foul free-throws.

The Bearettes answered with a stop from an Anna Muhonen block and a Walker rebound to spark a 6-0 run. Walker hit a layup on the next possession and Alexis Barnes hit a pair from the line on the ensuing possession. Cambree Mayo and Carpenter hit one free-throw each to round of the run and take an eight-point lead.

The Wildcats chipped away again with a Duncan jumper to cut the lead to four with 31 seconds remaining. The Bearettes hit the final four free-throws to seal the win and come away with the 72-64 victory.

Duncan paced the Tullahoma squad with 23 points and Kailyn Farrell scored 18 of her own. Jessica Edde was the final Wildcat in double digits with 10 points. Tyana Hardin led the team with five rebounds and Farrell dished out six assists.

Walker had a game-high nine rebounds and Carpenter and Mayo pulled down four boards each. Carpenter, Mayo, Barnes, and Walker had two assists apiece and Kelsey Carman copped the only two Bradley steals in the contest. Barnes and Walker recorded two blocks each.

The Bearettes took advantage of the Tullahoma turnovers outscoring their opponents 15-12 off turnovers. Bradley won the battle in the paint 28-26, and the battle of the boards 24-21. The Bearettes used their speed to claim fast-break points 10-9 and used Carman’s 10 points for a 10-4 advantage in bench scoring.

Tullahoma shot 45.1 percent (23-of-51) overall and went 8-of-15 (53.3 percent) from 3-point range. The Wildcats shot 83.3 percent (10-for-12) from the free-throw line.

The Bearettes went 23-for-37 (62.2 percent) overall and an even better 7-for-11 (63.6 percent) from beyond the arc. Bradley took advantage of their chances at the line going 19-for-24 (79.2 percent).

Bradley Central will be back in action on Wednesday at the Murphy Center in the 2020 TSSAA AAA State tournament. The opponent and time will be announced on Sunday following the blind draw involving the eight teams remaining.

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GAME SUMMARY

Tullahoma vs Bradley Central

03/07/20 7:00 PM EST at Cleveland, Tenn. (Jim Smiddy Arena)

At Cleveland, Tenn. (Jim Smiddy Arena)

BRADLEY CENTRAL 72, TULLAHOMA 64

TULLAHOMA (25-10)

Duncan, Julia 8-20 5-5 23; Farrell, Kailyn 7-13 3-3 18; Edde, Jessica 3-7

1-2 10; Hardin, Tyana 2-4 0-0 5; Bowman, Macey 2-3 0-0 4; Buckner, Makenna

1-2 0-0 3; Neese, Sierra 0-2 1-2 1; Nutt, Lucy 0-0 0-0 0; Scott, Carleigh

0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-51 10-12 64.

BRADLEY CENTRAL (29-3)

Walker, Anna 8-14 8-10 25; Barnes, Alexis 5-7 5-5 16; Carpenter, Sloan 4-8

1-3 10; Carman, Kelsey 2-2 4-4 10; Mayo, Cambree 3-4 1-2 9; Muhonen, Anna

1-2 0-0 2; Crittenden, Ashlan 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-37 19-24 72.

Tullahoma…………………   10   18   12   24  –   64

Bradley Central……………   17   19   16   20  –   72

3-point goals–Tullahoma 8-15 (Edde, Jessica 3-5; Duncan, Julia 2-6; Hardin,

Tyana 1-1; Buckner, Makenna 1-1; Farrell, Kailyn 1-2), Bradley Central 7-11

(Mayo, Cambree 2-2; Carman, Kelsey 2-2; Walker, Anna 1-2; Barnes, Alexis

1-2; Carpenter, Sloan 1-3). Fouled out–Tullahoma-Bowman, Macey, Bradley

Central-None. Rebounds–Tullahoma 21 (Hardin, Tyana 5), Bradley Central 24

(Walker, Anna 9). Assists–Tullahoma 15 (Farrell, Kailyn 6), Bradley Central

10 (Mayo, Cambree 2; Barnes, Alexis 2; Walker, Anna 2; Carpenter, Sloan 2).

Total fouls–Tullahoma 22, Bradley Central 11. Technical

fouls–Tullahoma-None, Bradley Central-TEAM.

2020 TSSAA AAA Sectional Game

Muhonen MVP; Carpenter, Mayo, Walker Named To Region All-Tournament Team

SPARTA, Tenn. — Anna Muhonen was named the MVP and Sloan Carpenter, Cambree Mayo, and Anna Walker joined her on the 2020 TSSAA Region 3 AAA Region All-Tournament team as announced on Wednesday night following the championship game.

Muhonen was named the MVP after averaging eight points and 5.3 rebounds per game in the three-game tournament. The junior post shot 45 percent (9-of-20) from the floor and was 6-of-13 (46.2 percent) from the free-throw line. Muhonen led the team with eight assists and three blocks to go with a pair of steals.

Carpenter was placed on the team after scoring eight points and pulling down three boards a game for the tournament. The freshman point guard went 9-of-24 (37.5 percent) overall and 4-of-10 (40 percent) from beyond the arc. Carpenter made her first career start in the semifinal win over Rhea County and went 2-of-4 (50 percent) from the line in the tournament while dishing out three assists.

Mayo led the team with 15.7 points per game and came away with 3.3 rebounds per game for the region championship team. The senior guard poured in a career-high 24 points in the region championship win over Stone Memorial. Mayo was efficient shooting 57.9 percent (11-for-19) from the floor and went 6-of-13 (46.2 percent) from 3-point land. The guard shot 86.4 percent (19-for-22) from the line to pace Bradley to go with two assists and a team-high nine steals.

Walker was the final Bearette named to the region all-tournament team. The senior put up 11.7 points and 4.7 boards a game. The Chattanooga commit shot 41.4 percent (12-of-29) overall and went 9-for-13 (69.2 percent) from the free-throw line. Walker rounded out her stat line with six steals, three assists, and a pair of blocks.

Bradley Central will be back in action on Saturday as they take on Tullahoma in a sectional contest at 7 p.m.

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Bradley Claims Fifth Straight Region Championship Over Stone Memorial

SPARTA, Tenn. — The Bradley Central Bearettes claimed their fifth consecutive region title with a 55-46 win over Stone Memorial in the title game inside Roy Sewell Gymnasium on the campus of White County High School on Wednesday night.

Cambree Mayo poured in a game and career-high 24 points to go with a team-leading seven boards, two steals, and an assist in the championship effort.

Freshman Sloan Carpenter put a career-high 16 points and five rebounds and Anna Walker, Anna Muhonen, and Kelsey Carman had two assists each. Walker led the team with three steals and Muhonen had a game-high three blocks.

Stone Memorial (28-4) cut the lead to two with an Emma Capps three with 5:48 left in the game and Mayo answered with eight straight points to extend the Bearette lead to 46-36 with just over minutes remaining. Bradley (28-3) held on to the advantage down the stretch going 9-for-10 from the free-throw line in the final two minutes for the championship.

Tessa Miller led the Lady Panthers with an 18 point, 11 rebound double-double, and Capps had a team-high 23 points. Mattie Buck produced a game-high five assists.

It was a back-and-forth affair in the opening quarter with a game of runs. Carpenter got the scoring started on the opening possession with a driving layup and Stone answered with a 10-0 spurt to take their only lead of the game. The Bearettes reclaimed the lead with an 11-0 run that leaked into the second. Alexis Barnes hit a layup from a Muhonen assist and knotted things at 14 with a Mayo 3-pointer. Bradley regained the lead in the final minute with another Carpenter driving layup and the top-seeded Bearettes ended the frame up 16-14.

Carpenter capped off the 11-point spurt with a Carpenter bucket 29 seconds into the second quarter. The Panthers evened things up at 18 with a four-point run and Bradley responded with a 7-0 stretch and the Bearettes went into the locker room up four.

Bradley extended their lead to six in the third before the ensuing fourth quarter and region championship.

The Bearettes took advantage of 11 Stone Memorial turnovers to outscore the Panthers 10-5 off turnovers.

Stone Memorial shot 38.6 percent (17-for-44) from the floor and went 6-for-24 (25 percent) from beyond the arc. The Panthers shot 6-of-7 (85.7 percent) from the charity stripe.

Bradley Central ended the game with a 47.2 percent (17-of-36) overall and had a 7-for-12 (58.3 percent) outing from 3-point range. The Bearettes went 14-for-20 (70 percent) from the free-throw line.

Mayo helped the Bearettes shooting making a career-high five 3-pointers on seven attempts and continued it with a career 9-of-10 performance from the free-throw line.

Bradley Central will be back in action on Saturday as they take on Tullahoma in a sectional contest at 7 p.m. A win on Saturday puts the Bearettes in their third consecutive state tournament.

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GAME SUMMARY

Stone Memorial vs Bradley Central

03/05/20 7:00 PM CST at Sparta, Tenn. (Roy Sewell Gymnasium)

At Sparta, Tenn. (Roy Sewell Gymnasium)

BRADLEY CENTRAL 55, STONE MEMORIAL 46

STONE MEMORIAL (28-4)

Capps, Emma 9-18 0-0 23; Miller, Tessa 6-13 6-7 18; Freitag, Keaton 1-3 0-0

3; Roark, Chloe 1-2 0-0 2; Goss, Anna 0-4 0-0 0; Buck, Mattie 0-3 0-0 0;

Adkisson, Katie 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 17-44 6-7 46.

BRADLEY CENTRAL (28-3)

Mayo, Cambree 5-8 9-10 24; Carpenter, Sloan 7-14 0-2 16; Walker, Anna 3-4

0-0 6; Barnes, Alexis 2-4 0-0 4; Carman, Kelsey 0-1 2-2 2; Muhonen, Anna 0-5

2-4 2; Crittenden, Ashlan 0-0 1-2 1; Reuter, Amelia 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 17-36

14-20 55.

Stone Memorial…………….   14    7    9   16  –   46

Bradley Central……………   16    9   11   19  –   55

3-point goals–Stone Memorial 6-24 (Capps, Emma 5-13; Freitag, Keaton 1-3;

Goss, Anna 0-4; Buck, Mattie 0-1; Adkisson, Katie 0-1; Miller, Tessa 0-2),

Bradley Central 7-12 (Mayo, Cambree 5-7; Carpenter, Sloan 2-3; Carman,

Kelsey 0-1; Muhonen, Anna 0-1). Fouled out–Stone Memorial-None, Bradley

Central-Walker, Anna; Barnes, Alexis. Rebounds–Stone Memorial 26 (Miller,

Tessa 11), Bradley Central 20 (Mayo, Cambree 7). Assists–Stone Memorial 13

(Buck, Mattie 5), Bradley Central 7 (Muhonen, Anna 2; Walker, Anna 2;

Carman, Kelsey 2). Total fouls–Stone Memorial 20, Bradley Central 14.

Technical fouls–Stone Memorial-None, Bradley Central-None.

2020 TSSAA Region 3 AAA Tournament Championship (Game 7)

Bearettes Move Past Rhea County To Region Championship

SPARTA, Tenn. — The Bradley Central Bearettes pushed forward to the region championship with a 62-55 win over Rhea County on Monday night from Roy Sewell Gymnasium at White County High School.

After a Rhea County (25-6) bucket evened things at 40 with just over six minutes to go the Bearettes used a five-point spurt to take the lead for good. Kelsey Carman hit a 3-pointer from an Alexis Barnes assist coming out of a timeout with 5:41 left. Barnes returned the favor with a layup on a Carman assist just 30 seconds later and Bradley (27-3) never looked back.

The Lady Eagles cut the lead to three on a pair of Mallory Hampton free-throws but could not get any closer and the Bearettes went 13-of-17 from the charity stripe to put things away advance to their sixth straight region championship game.

Anna Walker paced the Bradley squad with 17 points and eight rebounds to go with a pair of steals and a block. Barnes had the untraditional double-double with 14 points while drawing 10 fouls to go with seven rebounds. Anna Muhonen put up 14 points of her own with six rebounds and four assists. Carman matched Muhonen with four assists while freshman Sloan Carpenter made her first career start with eight points, three rebounds, and three dimes.

Rhea struck first 50 seconds into the contest to start the back-and-forth affair that saw eight ties and nine lead changes. Muhonen answered a couple of possessions later with a driving layup. The Lady Eagles eventually used a 6-0 run to take a four-point advantage and Muhonen answered with three straight points to wrap up the period down one.

The Bearettes regained the lead with a Carpenter three to start the second but a Maddie Taylor 3-pointer gave the lead back to Rhea County. After answering blows the Lady Eagles stretched out their lead to six with a seven-point spurt and Barnes hit a layup with 1:10 remaining to wrap up the first-half scoring and Bradley went into the break down four.

The top-seeded Bearette squad answered in the third taking a lead with a 9-0 run with six straight Muhonen points and a Walker pull up jumper with 1:03 to go. After a final 48 seconds of see-saw action, the two teams were knotted at 36 to set up the fourth-quarter run for Bradley to claim the semifinal win.

Hampton led all players with a 24 point and 11 rebounds double-double to go with a team-high four assists. Haley Cameron and Taylor were the next leading scorers with nine points each while Cameron pulled down eight boards.

Bradley used their size for a 28-10 advantage in the paint and used six offensive rebounds to outscore the Lady Eagles 11-6 on second-chance scoring.

Rhea County shot 31.5 percent (17-for-54) from the floor and went 9-for-35 (25.7 percent) from 3-point range. The Lady Eagles took advantage of the free-throw line going 12-of-13 (92.3 percent) on foul shots.

The Bearettes went 19-for-42 (45.2 percent) overall and 4-of-19 (21.1 percent) beyond the arc. Bradley Central got the line going 20-for-27 (74.1 percent) from the charity stripe.

Bradley Central will be back in action on Wednesday as they take on Stone Memorial in the TSSAA Region 3 AAA championship game back at Roy Sewell Gymnasium. Game time is scheduled for 8 p.m. eastern.

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GAME SUMMARY

Rhea County vs Bradley Central

03/02/20 6:00 PM CST at Sparta, Tenn. (Roy Sewell Gymnasium)

At Sparta, Tenn. (Roy Sewell Gymnasium)

BRADLEY CENTRAL 62, RHEA COUNTY 55

RHEA COUNTY (25-6)

Hampton, Mallory 7-19 9-10 24; Cameron, Haley 3-10 1-1 9; Taylor, Maddie

3-10 0-0 9; Welch, Macy 3-10 0-0 8; Smith, Maddie 1-3 0-0 3; Gentry, Emma

0-2 2-2 2; Jenkins, Skylar 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 17-54 12-13 55.

BRADLEY CENTRAL (27-3)

Walker, Anna 6-15 4-4 17; Barnes, Alexis 3-4 8-11 14; Muhonen, Anna 6-8 2-4

14; Carpenter, Sloan 2-10 2-2 8; Mayo, Cambree 1-3 4-6 6; Carman, Kelsey 1-1

0-0 3; Crittenden, Ashlan 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 19-42 20-27 62.

Rhea County……………….   11   11   14   19  –   55

Bradley Central……………   10    8   18   26  –   62

3-point goals–Rhea County 9-35 (Taylor, Maddie 3-10; Cameron, Haley 2-6;

Welch, Macy 2-7; Hampton, Mallory 1-8; Smith, Maddie 1-2; Gentry, Emma 0-2),

Bradley Central 4-19 (Carpenter, Sloan 2-7; Carman, Kelsey 1-1; Walker, Anna

1-7; Mayo, Cambree 0-2; Crittenden, Ashlan 0-1; Barnes, Alexis 0-1). Fouled

out–Rhea County-Smith, Maddie; Cameron, Haley, Bradley Central-None.

Rebounds–Rhea County 33 (Hampton, Mallory 11), Bradley Central 31 (Walker,

Anna 8). Assists–Rhea County 10 (Hampton, Mallory 4), Bradley Central 14

(Muhonen, Anna 4; Carman, Kelsey 4). Total fouls–Rhea County 23, Bradley

Central 15. Technical fouls–Rhea County-None, Bradley Central-None.

2020 TSSAA Region 3 AAA Tournament Semifinals (Game 5)

Bradley Central Advances Past Cookeville To Region Semis

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Bradley Central Bearettes took down Cookeville 57-46 in the opening round of region play inside Jim Smiddy Arena on Friday night.

Cambree Mayo hit a layup with 12 seconds to go in the opening half to give the Bearettes a one-point lead before Bradley (26-3) extended the lead in the third.

Mayo came up with the steal and drove for the easy bucket for the first points of the second half and the hosts ended the quarter on a 12-4 run to stretch their advantage. Mayo hit a three with 4:55 to go and the rest of the quarter turned into the Alexis Barnes and Anna Muhonen show. Muhonen hit a jumper to push the lead to four and Barnes followed it up with a conventional 3-point play. After both hit one free-throw each in the remainder of the quarter, the Bearettes went into the final frame up 40-29.

Cookeville (19-11) slowly started to crawl back into the contest cutting the lead to four with a Bailey Giles three with 2:22 to go. Bradley did not allow the visitors to get any closer, hitting foul shots down the stretch to keep the Lady Cavs at bay and hold on for the elimination game victory.

Barnes wrapped up the contest with a game-high 18 points on 5-of-6 shooting while going 8-for-9 from the line. Mayo finished with 17 of her own with a perfect 6-for-6 free-throw line to go along with six steals performance and Anna Walker rounded out double-digit scorers with 12. Muhonen came close to the double-double with eight points and a game-high nine rebounds Jamia Williams played the all-around game for the Bearettes dishing out four assists, getting four boards, and coming away with three steals in the contest.

Bradley took advantage of their size inside outscoring Cookeville 30-18 in the paint. The Bearettes also used the Lady Cavs turnovers to outscore them 17-8 off turnovers and 16-8 in fast break scoring.

Cookeville shot 37.8 percent (17-for-45) from the floor and went 6-of-24 (25 percent) from 3-point range. The Lady Cavs went 6-of-8 (75 percent) from the free-throw line.

The Bearettes went 17-for-39 (43.6 percent) overall and a hard 2-of-9 (22.2 percent) from beyond the arc. Bradley took used the charity stripe to their advantage shooting 21-of-29 (72.4 percent) at the line.

With the win, Bradley Central advances to the semifinal round of the region tournament. The Bearettes will take on Rhea County on Monday night at Roy Sewell Gymnasium on the campus of White County High School. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. EST.

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GAME SUMMARY

Cookeville vs Bradley Central

02/29/20 7:00 PM EST at Cleveland, Tenn. (Jim Smiddy Arena)

At Cleveland, Tenn. (Jim Smiddy Arena)

BRADLEY CENTRAL 57, COOKEVILLE 46

COOKEVILLE (19-11)

Graves, Katherine 5-9 4-6 16; Shipman, Olivia 3-8 0-0 7; Shape, Cassie 3-6

0-0 7; Dunaway, Katie 2-4 2-2 6; Gillies, Bailey 2-5 0-0 6; Gillies, Jordan

2-9 0-0 4; Sissom, Laryn 0-0 0-0 0; Dunaway, Juliia 0-4 0-0 0; Maynard,

Chloe 0-0 0-0 0; Webb, Emma 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 17-45 6-8 46.

BRADLEY CENTRAL (26-3)

Barnes, Alexis 5-6 8-9 18; Mayo, Cambree 5-8 6-6 17; Walker, Anna 3-10 5-9

12; Muhonen, Anna 3-7 2-5 8; Williams, Jamia 1-7 0-0 2; Carman, Kelsey 0-1

0-0 0; Carpenter, Sloan 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 17-39 21-29 57.

Cookeville………………..   15   10    4   17  –   46

Bradley Central……………   12   14   14   17  –   57

3-point goals–Cookeville 6-24 (Gillies, Bailey 2-5; Graves, Katherine 2-5;

Shipman, Olivia 1-5; Shape, Cassie 1-4; Dunaway, Juliia 0-2; Gillies, Jordan

0-2; Dunaway, Katie 0-1), Bradley Central 2-9 (Mayo, Cambree 1-4; Walker,

Anna 1-1; Williams, Jamia 0-3; Carman, Kelsey 0-1). Fouled

out–Cookeville-Dunaway, Juliia, Bradley Central-None. Rebounds–Cookeville

27 (Gillies, Jordan 7), Bradley Central 25 (Muhonen, Anna 9).

Assists–Cookeville 8 (Shipman, Olivia 4), Bradley Central 7 (Williams,

Jamia 4). Total fouls–Cookeville 20, Bradley Central 9. Technical

fouls–Cookeville-TEAM, Bradley Central-None.

2020 TSSAA Region 3 AAA Quarterfinals (Game 1)

Walker MVP; Williams, Muhonen, Barnes Named To District All-Tournament Team

CHARLESTON, Tenn. — Anna Walker was named MVP, and Jamia Williams, Anna Muhonen, and Alexis Barnes were all named to the 2020 District 5 AAA All-Tournament team.

Walker was named the MVP after averaging 27 points and 7.5 rebounds per game during the tournament for the Bearettes. The Chattanooga commit was efficient from the floor shooting 52.6 percent (20-for-38) overall and 52.9 percent (9-for-17) from 3-point range while going a perfect 5-for-5 from the free-throw line. Walker dished out five assists and came away with four blocks and a steal to lead the MVP charge.

Williams was named to the All-Tournament team after putting up six points and 4.5 rebounds a game while giving out a team-high 14 assists. The junior point guard took advantage of her shooting numbers going 4-of-7 (57.1 percent) from the floor and 60 percent (3-of-5) from beyond the arc to be given the honor.

Muhonen was the next leading scorers with 13 points per game to go with 4.5 rebounds. The junior post led the team in shooting with a 64.3 percent (9-of-14) performance overall to go with an 80 percent (8-of-10) outing from the charity stripe. Muhonen was second on the team with six assists to go with a pair of blocks and a steal.

Barnes rounded out the Bradley All-Tournament members with 8.5 points and 4.5 rebounds per game. The senior post went 7-of-12 (58.3 percent) from the floor and was a perfect 3-for-3 from the free-throw line. To complete the stat line Barnes was able to dish out three assists and come away with two blocks.

The Bearettes claimed their 10th straight district title with a 68-43 victory over East Hamilton just moments before the All-Tournament team was released seeing four Bearettes placed on the squad.

Bradley will be back in action on Friday night as they take on Cookeville inside Jim Smiddy Arena beginning at 7 p.m.

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2020 District 5 AAA All-Tournament Team

MVP: Anna Walker (Bradley Central). Jamia Williams (Bradley Central), Anna Muhonen (Bradley Central), Alexis Barnes (Bradley Central), Kara Williams (Cleveland), Megan Rouse (Cleveland), McKenna Hayes (East Hamilton), Madison Hayes (East Hamilton), Eliziah Laboo (East Hamilton), Laney Harris (Walker Valley), Peytyn Oliver (McMinn County), Whitney Green (McMinn County), Bailey Branham (Soddy Daisy), Amya Sutton (Ooltewah)

Bradley Claims 10th Straight District Title Over East Hamilton

CHARLESTON, Tenn. — The Bradley Central Bearettes completed their 10th straight district tournament championship on Monday night with a 68-43 win over East Hamilton inside the gymnasium of Walker Valley High School.

Anna Walker put up a team-high 26 points to go with seven rebounds, three assists, and a pair of blocks. Anna Muhonen was the next leading scorer with 14 while pulling down a team-high eight rebounds. Alexis Barnes rounded out the post scoring with nine points and five rebounds and Jamia Williams dished out nine assists to go with seven points.

After scoring the opening eight points and forcing an early East Hamilton (19-12) timeout the Lady Hurricanes finally got on the scoreboard just under two and a half minutes into the game. Bradley (25-3) answered with an 11-2 run and ended the quarter up 19-5.

The Bearettes kept their foot on the gas in the second outscoring East Hamilton 19-2. Bradley started the quarter off on an 11-0 spurt started with a Barnes old fashioned 3-point play and ended with a Walker layup from a Williams assist to wrap up a 20-0 run. The Lady Hurricanes scored their only points on a pair of free throws with 5:11 remaining and the top-seeded Bearettes answered with an 8-0 run capped off by a Muhonen and one to take a 38-7 advantage into the half.

Bradley extended their lead to the largest of the night with a Muhonen layup off a Walker assist to take a 37-point lead with 2:38 to go in the third and went into the fourth with a 59-26 lead.

The Bearettes forced the running clock in the fourth off a Sloan Carpenter three from a Walker pass with 6:11 left and held on for the 68-43 win, and their 10th straight district title.

Madison Hayes recorded a double-double with 31 points and 10 rebounds for East Hamilton. No other Lady Hurricane scored more than three points. Eliziah Laboo recorded the next highest rebound total with five and Dezah Lacy dished out three assists.

The two teams were even on the boards with 36 rebounds each. Bradley forced 15 turnovers on the defensive end outscoring East Hamilton 22-6 off turnovers. Using their size the Bearettes bested their opponents 24-16 in the paint.

Bradley recorded 22 assists while going 25-for-55 (45.5 percent) overall and shot 40 percent (10-for-25) from 3-point range. The Bearettes went 8-of-12 (66.7 percent) from the free-throw line.

East Hamilton struggled from the floor going 14-for-51 (27.5 percent) and struggled even further from distance going 4-for-22 (18.2 percent). The Lady Hurricanes went 11-for-18 (61.1 percent) from the charity stripe.

With the win, Bradley Central won the right to host the opening round of the region on Friday night at Jim Smiddy Arena. The Bearettes are paired with Cookeville, the fourth-place team from District 6AAA. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.

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GAME SUMMARY

East Hamilton vs Bradley Central

02/24/20 7:30 PM EST at Charleston, Tenn.

At Charleston, Tenn.

BRADLEY CENTRAL 68, EAST HAMILTON 43

EAST HAMILTON (19-12)

Hayes, Madison 10-16 8-14 31; Laboo, Eliziah 1-5 1-2 3; Evans, Anaya 1-5 0-0

3; Lacy, Dezah 1-6 0-0 2; Strickland, Kayla 0-1 2-2 2; Bone, Morgan 1-4 0-0

2; Sue, Alyissa 0-0 0-0 0; Petit, Emily 0-4 0-0 0; Hayes, McKenna 0-10 0-0

0; Copeland, Taylor 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 14-51 11-18 43.

BRADLEY CENTRAL (25-3)

Walker, Anna 10-21 1-1 26; Muhonen, Anna 6-9 2-3 14; Barnes, Alexis 4-5 1-1

9; Williams, Jamia 2-3 1-2 7; Carpenter, Sloan 1-7 0-0 3; Carman, Kelsey 1-2

0-0 3; Mayo, Cambree 1-3 0-1 3; Reuter, Amelia 0-0 2-2 2; Crittenden, Ashlan

0-3 1-2 1; Ledford, Katelin 0-0 0-0 0; Miles, Makenna 0-0 0-0 0; Jones,

Hannah 0-0 0-0 0; Estrada, Ashton 0-2 0-0 0; Weber, Karsee 0-0 0-0 0. Totals

25-55 8-12 68.

East Hamilton……………..    5    2   19   17  –   43

Bradley Central……………   19   19   21    9  –   68

3-point goals–East Hamilton 4-22 (Hayes, Madison 3-4; Evans, Anaya 1-3;

Lacy, Dezah 0-1; Bone, Morgan 0-2; Petit, Emily 0-3; Hayes, McKenna 0-7;

Laboo, Eliziah 0-2), Bradley Central 10-25 (Walker, Anna 5-9; Williams,

Jamia 2-3; Carpenter, Sloan 1-6; Carman, Kelsey 1-2; Mayo, Cambree 1-3;

Crittenden, Ashlan 0-2). Fouled out–East Hamilton-None, Bradley

Central-None. Rebounds–East Hamilton 36 (Hayes, Madison 10), Bradley

Central 36 (Muhonen, Anna 8). Assists–East Hamilton 4 (Lacy, Dezah 3),

Bradley Central 22 (Williams, Jamia 9). Total fouls–East Hamilton 19,

Bradley Central 14. Technical fouls–East Hamilton-None, Bradley

Central-None.

2020 TSSAA District 5 AAA Championship Game (Game 7)