2020 Collegiate Round Up

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Bradley Central Bearettes have a storied past with former players going on to play well at the collegiate ranks. Today we look back at former Bearettes who are currently playing at the college level.

Currently, two former players are playing at the higher level. Halle Hughes wrapped up her junior season at Lee University while Rhyne Howard finished her sophomore year at the University of Kentucky.

Halle Hughes – Lee University (Class of 2017)

Halle Hughes (Reily Anderson / Lee University Athletics Communications)

Halle Hughes wrapped up her junior season appearing in all 30 games for the Lady Flames averaging close to 19 minutes a game and 2.9 points to go with 3.5 rebounds per game. Hughes dished out 35 assists, 14 steals, and five blocks on the year while shooting 34.1 percent (28-of-82) from the floor and 22-for-27 (81.5 percent) from the free-throw line.

The junior guard posted a career-high 13 points in the Lee conference semifinal game against Delta State on Mar. 7, while also posting season high’s in field goals made (5), 3-point field goals made (2), and steals (2).

Statistics Summary

GP – 30, GS – 0, MIN – 577, MPG – 19.2, FGM – 28, FGA – 82, FGP – .341, 3PM – 10, 3PA – 45, 3PP – .222, FTM – 22, FTA – 27, FTP – .815, PTS – 88, PPG – 2.9, OREB – 27, DREB – 78, TREB – 105, RPG – 3.5, PF – 50, AST – 35, TO – 25, STL – 14, BLK – 5

Season Highs

Points – 13 (vs. Delta State – Mar. 7, 2020), Minutes – 31 (Bryan – Nov. 20, 2019), Field Goals Made – 5 (vs. Delta State – Mar. 7, 2020), Field Goal Attempts – 7 (at West Georgia – Jan. 9, 2020), 3-Point Field Goals Made – 2 (vs. Delta State – Mar. 7, 2020), 3-Point Field Goals Attempted – 4 (at West Georgia – Jan. 9, 2020), Free Throws Made – 4 (Young Harris – Dec. 7, 2019), Free Throw Attempts – 4 (Young Harris – Dec. 7, 2019), Rebounds – 7 (at Alabama Huntsville – Feb. 29, 2020), Assists – 4 (at Shorter – Feb. 27, 2020), Blocks – 1 (Mississippi College – Mar. 3, 2020), Steals – 2 (vs. Delta State – Mar. 7, 2020)

Rhyne Howard – University of Kentucky (Class of 2018)

Rhyne Howard. Kentucky beat Tennessee 80-76. Photo by Elliott Hess | UK Athletics

Rhyne Howard had another successful year at the University of Kentucky being on the watchlist for multiple national awards and being named the SEC Player of the Year all while becoming Kentucky’s second-fastest player to reach 1,000 points using only 53 games to do so.

The sophomore guard started 27 games while averaging 23.4 points per game to go with 6.5 rebounds. Howard dished out 66 assists and shot 43.3 percent (212-for-490) on the year and 38.2 percent (84-for-220) from 3-point range. The SEC player of the year shot 79.1 percent (125-for-158) from the charity stripe all while copping 62 steals and blocking 29 shots.

Howard used a huge game at Alabama on Jan. 9 posting a season-high 43 points while making a season-high seven 3-pointers to lead the Wildcats to an 81-71 road win.

Statistics Summary

GP – 27, GS – 27, MIN – 842, MPG – 31.2, FGM – 212, FGA – 490, FGP – .433, 3PM – 84, 3PA – 220, 3PP – .382, FTM – 125, FTA – 158, FTP – .791, PTS – 633, PPG – 23.4, OREB – 63, DREB – 112, TREB – 175, RPG – 6.5, PF – 68, AST – 66, TO – 60, STL – 62, BLK – 29

Season Highs

Points – 43* (at Alabama – Jan. 9, 2020), Minutes – 40 (vs. Mississippi State – Mar. 7, 2020), Field Goals Made – 14 (at Alabama – Jan. 9, 2020), Field Goal Attempts – 27 (Tennessee – Jan. 5, 2020), 3-Point Field Goals Made – 7 (at Alabama – Jan. 9, 2020), 3-Point Field Goal Attempts – 14 (at LSU – Jan. 19, 2020), Free Throws Made – 12 (South Carolina – Feb. 23, 2020), Free Throw Attempts – 14 (South Carolina – Feb. 23, 2020), Rebounds – 12 (at LSU – Jan. 19, 2020), Assists – 5 (Tennessee – Jan. 5, 2020), Blocks – 3 (Austin Peay – Dec. 1, 2019), Steals – 5 (at Ole Miss – Feb. 20, 2020)

* – Tied Program Record

Awards

WBCA All-America Honorable Mention

Wooden Award All-America

USBWA First Team All-America

Finalist For Citizen Naismith Trophy

Associated Press All-America

Finalist For Cheryl Miller Award

SEC All-Tournament Team

SEC Player of the Year

All-SEC First Team

SEC All-Defensive Team

Co-SEC Player of the Week (2.18)

SEC Player of the Week (1.14)

SEC Player of the Week (1.7)

espnW Player of the Week (1.7)

SEC Player of the Week (12.10)

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2019-20 Season In Review

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The 2019-20 Bradley Central Bearettes proved to overcome personnel change throughout the season and continued the district winning streak while making their state-record 31st state tournament appearance.

The Bearettes posted a 29-4 overall mark and remained a perfect 12-0 in district 5 AAA action to claim their ninth straight district title.

In post-season action, Bradley marched on claiming their 10th straight district tournament championship and fifth straight region championship before defeating Tullahoma in the sectional round to advance to their third straight state tournament appearance.

Head Coach Jason Reuter was voted district 5 AAA coach of the year for the first time in his career and all five starters were named to the All-District team, the largest number in his tenure.

You put together all the pieces and you find another successful season for the Bradley Central Bearettes basketball team.

GAME OF THE YEAR

After losing the first starting point guard of the season on the same day the Bearettes traveled 33 miles to take on Meigs County in an emotionally charged contest that proved to be a turning point for the year.

Anna Muhonen poured in a season-high 30 points and came down with nine rebounds, blocked three shots, and dished out three assists in the come-from-behind overtime victory.

After scoring the first 11 points of the contest the Bearettes looked to be in control of the contest. Megis fought its way back and trimmed the lead to one at the half. Bradley responded taking a 12-point advantage from a Muhonen bucket with 2:22 left in the third and held a six-point lead at the end of three.

The fourth quarter went back-and-forth until the Tigers hit a pair of free throws to take the lead with just 13 seconds to go. After calling a timeout the Bearettes went the length of the floor but Meigs took two fouls to force Bradley to put up only one shot. With six seconds to go Anna Walker put a shot up from the free-throw line with six seconds to go that bounced around the rim before going in and forcing overtime.

In the extra period, the Tigers struck first on a free throw but the Bearettes answered with a Muhonen basket just 30 seconds later. Alexis Barnes hit a pair of free throws to stretch the lead to three with just 28 seconds left and Bradley got a stop on the next possession to hold on for the 58-55 victory.

Muhonen led all players with 30 points on 13-of-16 shooting to go with nine boards. Walker was the next leading Bearette with 13 points of her own and Barnes rounded out the post-play with eight points of her own.

Bradley used their size and speed to outscore the Tigers in the paint 42-24 and on fast breaks 25-10 while outrebounding the hosts 31-28.

With the win, the Bearettes moved to 17-3 and won their eighth contest in a row in the middle of their 20-game win streak.

MILESTONES:

  • Anna Walker recorded her 1,000th point in the Bearettes win over Tampa Bay Tech (Fla.) on December 31 to become the 23rd member of the Bearette 1,000 point club. Walker currently sits 17th on the list ending her career with 1,349 points.
  • Walker also recorded her 500th career rebound in the win over Bearden in the Five Star Preps Classic on December 19. Walker finished her high school years with 633 rebounds, the highest of the 2020 senior class.
  • The Bearettes posted a 29-4 record for their 10th straight season with 20+ wins.
  • Bradley won their fifth straight Thanksgiving Tournament, ninth straight district title, 10th straight district tournament championship, fifth straight region title, and appeared in their third straight state tournament.
  • The Bearettes are now 2,261-493-9 (.820) in their history.

TOP PERFORMERS:

Points Per Game:

Anna Walker (17.2)

Anna Muhonen (12.0)

Alexis Barnes (7.1)

Shooting Percentage:

Anna Muhonen (.622)

Alexis Barnes (.602)

Ashton Estrada (.531)

Hannah Jones (.531)

3-Point Percentage:

Anna Muhonen (.800)

Hannah Jones (.600)

Makenna Miles (.500)

Karsee Weber (.500)

Free Throw Percentage:

Kelsey Carman (.833)

Alexis Barnes (.820)

Anna Walker (.792)

Rebounds Per Game:

Anna Walker (5.9)

Anna Muhonen (5.3)

Jamia Williams (2.8)

Alexis Barnes (2.8)

Assists Per Game:

Jamia Williams (3.2)

Cambree Mayo (2.3)

Anna Muhonen (1.3)

Steals Per Game:

Jamia Williams (2.3)

Cambree Mayo (2.0)

Anna Walker (1.7)

Blocks Per Game:

Anna Walker (1.2)

Anna Muhonen (1.2)

Alexis Barnes (1.1)

AWARD WINNERS

Times Free Press Best of Preps Female Athlete of the Year

Anna Walker

Tennessee Sports Writers Association All-State Team

Anna Walker

Cleveland Daily Banner All-County Team

Anna Walker (Player of the Year)

Anna Muhonen

Alexis Barnes

Jamia Williams

Cambree Mayo

Jason Reuter (Coach of the Year)

TSSAA Region 3 AAA All-Tournament Team

Anna Muhonen (MVP)

Sloan Carpenter

Cambree Mayo

Anna Walker

TSSAA District 5 AAA All-Tournament Team

Anna Walker (MVP)

Jamia Williams

Anna Muhonen

Alexis Barnes

TSSAA District 5 All-District Team

Anna Walker

Anna Muhonen

Alexis Barnes

Jamia Williams

Cambree Mayo

Jason Reuter (Coach of the Year)

Naples Holiday Shootout All-Tournament Team

Anna Walker

LaQuinta Inn Thanksgiving All-Tournament Team

Cambree Mayo

Anna Muhonen

Anna Walker

SIGNINGS

Cambree Mayo (Tennessee Wesleyan)

Anna Walker (Chattanooga)

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Walker Named Finalist For Times Free Press Best of Preps Female Athlete of the Year

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Anna Walker was named as a finalist for the 2020 Chattanooga Times Free Press Best of Preps Female Athlete of the Year Award as announced on Monday.

Walker was named a finalist 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.

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Mayo Signs With Tennessee Wesleyan

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Cambree Mayo of Bradley Central High School signed her letter of intent to play college basketball at Tennessee Wesleyan University for the 2020-21 season.

Mayo was a four-year letter winner on the varsity team of the Bearettes appearing in 128 games while making 50 starts in her four years, including all 33 games her senior season. The graduating guard put in 597 career points and pulled down 264 boards in the process. Mayo proved unselfish on the floor dishing out 195 assists and copped 189 steals on the defensive end.

The sharpshooting guard went for a career .320 (116-for-362) from beyond the arc while going 175-for-501 (.349) overall. Mayo was a career .655 (131-for-200) from the free-throw line.

Mayo stepped up in her senior season putting together a string of game career-highs in her final campaign. The Tennessee Wesleyan commit poured in a career-high 24 points and pulled down another career-high seven rebounds in the region final against Stone Memorial, including five 3-pointers, and nine free-throws. In the region quarterfinals, Mayo came up on the defensive end of the ball coming up with six steals and ended her career against cross-county rival Walker Valley with six assists.

Mayo wrapped up her high school years as a Bear Scholar and is graduating in the top 10 percent of her class and intends to major in occupational therapy and minor and health science at Tennessee Wesleyan.

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Walker Named To TSWA All-State Team

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Anna Walker was named to the Tennessee Sports Writer Association AAA All-State team as announced on Tuesday on their website.

Walker was named to the team 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.

The full release can be found at http://www.tswaonline.com/

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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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