TCPS sweeps Maryville Christian in homecoming games

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Posted 2/3/18

Homecoming was the setting for high school basketball at Tennessee Christian Preparatory School on Friday night. SCAA conference foe Maryville Christian invaded the Hawks Nest hoping to spoil the …

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TCPS sweeps Maryville Christian in homecoming games

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Homecoming was the setting for high school basketball at Tennessee Christian Preparatory School on Friday night.

SCAA conference foe Maryville Christian invaded the Hawks Nest hoping to spoil the TCPS Homecoming celebration.

The girls' game remained close for the first half as both teams exchanged baskets and fouls. The Lady Hawks had built a lead, but the Lady Eagles continued to battle.

In the end, the TCPS squad was too much for MCS to overcome as the Lady Hawks made some key shots, including some big free throws and finished the game with the win.  The final score was TCPS 56, MCS 43.

Leading the way for TCPS was Sarah Knipp with 35 points, eight steals and two assists.

Hannah Armao posted a double-double with 10 points and 18 rebounds, plus she had five steals and an assist.

Raylee Evans pitched in with four points, five rebounds, three steals and five assists.

Chi Lan Ngo added four points and two rebounds, while Josie Ludwig had one point and two rebounds.  Landry Hodge contributed with two points, two rebounds, a steal and an assist, with Lauren Stout and Emma Wood grabbing two rebounds apiece.

The boys’ game started with TCPS controlling the jump ball; however, for the first few trips up and down the court neither team could manage to get a shot to fall through the net.

TCPS would jump out to a lead and would carry a small lead through the first half against a very tough Maryville Christian team.

The game would continue to be a battle in the second half as MCS kept the score close. The TCPS Hawks built a double digit lead but foul trouble started to plague the Hawks.

With three minutes left in the game, the first TCPS starter fouled out.  Another TCPS starter was given his fifth foul of the game with 90 seconds left on the game clock.

Maryville would get to within single digits of the lead but the Hawks held on strong and at the buzzer had finished the homecoming celebration with another TCPS win.  The final score was TCPS 60, MCS 51.

Leading players for the Hawks were Quante Berry with 18 points, three rebounds, three steals and three assists, while  Evan Gaffney posted 16 points, five rebounds and two assists.

Marvyce Madden garnered 14 points, four rebounds, two steals and an assist.

Sam Conar added seven points, seven rebounds, a steal and an assist to the winning cause, while  Solomon Smith had three points, three rebounds and two assists. Parker Benton rounded out the night with two points, a rebound and an assist.

During halftime of the boys basketball game, the TCPS homecoming court was recognized.

Freshman class representative is Esther Brantley, daughter of Daniel and Jessica Brantley.

Sophomore class representative is Emma Wood, daughter of Dr. Randy Wood and Audri Wood.

Junior class representative is Hannah Armao, daughter of Kyle Armao and Janice Armao.

Senior class representatives are Krisinda Clark, daughter of Stuart and Angela Clark, Maranda Dye, daughter of Virlena Dye.

The TCPS 2017-18 Homecoming Queen is Destanee Dixon who was escorted by her mother, Tiffany Woods and step-father Timothy Woods.

Also crowned is the 2017-18 Homecoming King, Petert Armao, the son of Kyle Armao and Janice Armao.

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