The Tullhoma Wildcats survived a third quarter surge from Spring Hill to advance to the semifinals of the District 8-3A tournament with a 63-53 win at home Tuesday night.
The Wildcats jumpped out to an early advantage as the Raiders struggled with turnovers in the first half. Tullahoma led by 10 first half points from Brody Melton led 32-18 at the half. However Spring Hill came out strong in the third led by a 10-0 run from Kai’Seanne Brasher to pull with in 7 at 41-34 heading into the fourth. The Cats were able to convert at the free throw line as welll as convert a few Spring Hill turnovers into points to secure the win.
Krys Uselton led Tullahoma with 14 points and was named the Bowman Media Player of the Game. Brody Melton 12 and Ryan Scott 11 also finished in double figures for the Wildcats.
Kai’Seanne Brashear led all scorers with 31 points for Spring Hill Quintaveous Simmons added in 12.
The Raiders close the season 4-17 overall and winless in district play.
Tullahoma improves to 10-5 on the season and will now face the 2nd seeded Lincoln County Falcons in the district semifinals Friday at 7:30 LIVE on 93.9 The Duck’s Coffee County Bank Basketball Showcase.
District 8-3A Tournament Schedule/Results
Monday February 14th Girls First Round (at Higher Seed)
#4 Lincoln County 58 #5 Marshall County 13
#3 Lawrence County 61 #6 Spring Hill 46
Tuesday February 15th Boyss First Round (At Higher Seed)
#4 Lawrence County 58 #5 Marshall County 51
#3 Tullahoma 63 #6 Spring Hill 53
Thursday February 17th Girls Semifinals (at Tullahoma)
#4 Lincoln County vs #1 Page 6:00
#3 Lawrence County vs #2 Tullahoma 7:30 LIVE on 93.9 The Duck!
Friday February 18th Boys Semifinals (at Tullahoma)
#4 Lawrence County vs #1 Page 6:00
#3 Tullahoma vs #2 Lincoln County 7:30 LIVE on 93.9 The Duck
Monday February 20th (at Tullahoma)
Girls Consolation Game 6:00
Girls Championship 7:30
Tuesday February 21st (at Tullahoma)
Boys Consolation Game 6:00
Boys Championship 7:30