Covid can’t keep Blount County roundball down


Southeastern’s Micah Smith (15) leaps to pass over a Leeds defender. -Jeff Sargent

Southeastern’s Micah Smith (15) leaps to pass over a Leeds defender. -Jeff Sargent

Southeastern arrived at Locust Fork Dec. 8 with a perfect record. The 4-2 Hornets had only one home loss to Hayden. It took overtime, but the Hornets came out on top 72-59.

The Mustangs led for much of regulation. They were up 16-12 at the end of the first period, 31-28 at halftime, and 44-41 at the end of three. Locust Fork managed to tie it at 59 before time ran out.

The Hornets scored 13 unanswered points in OT to secure the win. Southeastern out rebounded the Hornets 33 to 24, but Locust Fork out hustled the Mustangs with 11 steals resulting in points. The Hornets shot 46 percent overall, 35 percent from behind the arch, and 73 percent at the free-throw line. Southeastern shot 44 percent from the floor, 30 percent from the three-point line, and 67 percent on free throws.

Locust Fork hosted West End last night. We will have more on that game next week.

Southeastern traveled to Leeds Dec. 10. The boys came up short 48-69. The Lady Mustangs also fell 48-63. Southeastern got the best of the Green Wave with six blocks to their four, but the Lady Mustangs were out matched in rebounds, 48-53; assists, 7-16; steals, 12-17; field goal percentage, 20-37; three-point percentage, 20-25; and free throw percentage, 46-56.

Locust Fork’s Lance Clevenger (15) attempts to block the shot of Southeastern’s Walter Readus (35). -LF Media

Locust Fork’s Lance Clevenger (15) attempts to block the shot of Southeastern’s Walter Readus (35). -LF Media

Both teams are scheduled to play Susan Moore tonight and West End Friday, Dec. 18.

Susan Moore’s boys varsity hasn’t played since Dec. 4. The Lady Bulldogs got a couple of games in. On Dec. 5, they traveled to Spring Garden winning 57-51. Next, they traveled to Sand Rock coming away with a 51-43 win.

Appalachian and Cleveland have been idle for the past week. Appalachian is scheduled to play Sumiton Christian tonight. We will cover that game next week. The Panthers are scheduled to play Susan Moore Friday.

Hayden’s boys got in two games last week. They manhandled Cordova 80-51, but came up short in their 71-74 loss to Boaz. They are scheduled to visit Susan Moore on Dec. 17.

The J.B. Pennington Lady Tigers got one game in last week as they hosted Brindlee Mountain. Home court wasn’t enough advantage as they fell 33-45. They are scheduled to visit Southeastern Saturday.

Oneonta’s girls and boys played a couple of games. The boys beat New Hope 69-34 on Dec. 8, and Good Hope 60-54 on Dec. 11. The girls faced Dora on Dec. 8 winning 51-37. They also traveled to Good Hope on Dec. 11 for another win, 55-49.