Vikes bounce back with win

By Ivan Sanders

   Tennessee High came out on Friday afternoon looking to shake off their OT loss to Council and stay in the Arby's Classic for another game.
   The Vikings completely dominated the Trailblazers in the first half with smothering defense, as they took a 37-13 lead to the locker room at intermission, and never looked back to defeat Boone by a 66-37 tally.
   Derek Linkous paced the winners with 18 points, while fellow Viking Drew Porter chipped in with 12. Jeremy Hall led the way for Boone with 10 points on the day followed by Brandon Kinnett with 9.
   Dorsey High..................59
   Sullivan East.................57
Dorsey High from Los Angeles knew that the ride back to California would be a long one if they at least didn't win one game in the Arby's.
   It was all the Green Devils could do to stay one more round because the Patriots from Sullivan East also wanted one more game. Donald Wilson helped to ensure the Devils stay as he pumped in 22 points to stave off the Patriots.
   Adam Hughes led the Patriots with 27, with John Schultz adding 12. Wilson was the only player from Dorsey in double-digits. Dorsey only managed one point in the fourth, but East could not capitalize on the poor shooting, as they scored only five.
   Jack Hayward-Bahamas..............43
   Brainerd High............................72
Jack Haywards' stay at the Arby's was a short one, as they were eliminated by Brainerd from Chattanooga.
   Nifty little point-guard Cedric Dozier left the nets smoking, as he blistered them for 22 points to pace Brainerd. The Panthers also received nine each from Jamichael Caldwell and Victor Taylor.
   The Wildcats were led by Marvin Gray, the team's leading scorer, with 12 points followed by Ricardo Bethel with nine.
   Brainerd led at the half 40-15 and put it in cruise the rest of the contest to advance to Saturday's round.
   Spartanburg, SC............................56
   Tabernacle Baptist-Bahamas...........53
Spartanburg was looking for a measure of respect after being defeated by Urspring , Germany the previous evening.
   It was all the boys from South Carolina could do to hold off Tabernacle Baptist in the 1:30 contest. The Vikings were able to build a 32-27 lead at the half, and had to fight tooth-and-nail to muster the victory.
   Donald Stevenson led the Vikings in scoring with 19, while teammate Brandon Sims netted 11. Wayland Francis paced Tabernacle with 18, followed closely by Hines with 17.