Staff photos by Paul Henry

TMSAA Boys’ Sectional

The boys from Smith County finished as the top seed coming out of the TMSAA Sectional Tournament held here last week. The Owls took the win over South Lincoln, 54-36, in the championship game. Smith County came into the match-up with a 19-2 overall record; the Eagles were 25-2. Games were played at Lincoln County High School and Ninth Grade Academy with the championship played at LCHS.

Championship at LCHS

By Quarter: Smith County, 09-20-13-12 (final 54); South Lincoln, 07-06-16-07 (final 36).

Scoring: Smith County, Matthew Sinclair, 18; Taylor Lane Dickerson, 17; Bryson, Greer, 14; Jimmy Encoch, 3; Johnny Lyda, 2. South Lincoln, Eli Ogle, 16; Kenny Squires, 13; Tyler Edwards, 4; Wyatt Phillips, 3.

Free Throws: Smith County, 14 of 19; South Lincoln, 9 of 15.

3-Pointers: Smith County, Dickerson, 5; Sinclair, 1. South Lincoln, Squires, 2; Ogle, 1.

Semi-Final Scores at LCHS, NGA

South Lincoln, 48, Highland Rim, 35; Smith County, 53, Leoma, 41.

First Round Scores at LCHS, NGA

Highland Rim, 51, New Prospect, 38; South Lincoln, 57, South Lawrence, 23; Smith County, 74, Huntland, 22; Leoma, 59, Fayetteville, 47.

All-Tournament honors: Lane Creekmore, Leoma; Logan Carter, Highland Rim; Johnny Lyda, Smith County; Eli Ogle, South Lincoln; Caden Porter, Leoma; Jack Massey, Highland Rim; Bryson Creer, Smith County; Kenny Squires, South Lincoln; Bryce Currie, Smith County; Brady Wiseman, South Lincoln. Johnny Lyda from Smith County was selected Tournament MVP.

Next: The State Tournament will be played Feb. 8-9 in Murfreesboro.

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