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April 18, 2014

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North Greene, South Greene To Play For District Titles Tonight

Originally published: 2013-02-18 14:59:26
Last modified: 2013-02-18 15:07:25

Three Greene County basketball teams are playing for district championships this week.

Tonight, both the North Greene and South Greene girls will be involved in title tilts.

The Lady Huskies are set to take on Cloudland in the District 1-A finals at Science Hill High School.  Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

The two teams split their regular season games, with the away team winning both times.  Cloudland won in Greeneville, 49-45, on January 4.  North Greene returned the favor on February 1 with a 51-47 decision.

The Lady Huskies (23-8 overall) are led by junior guard Mendy McNeese and a trio of seniors – Laiken Morrow, Dariane Bailey, and Corinne Guelli.

McNeese is averaging 16 points, five rebounds, four steals and four assists per game.  Morrow, a 6-foot-1 King College signee, is averaging 12 points and nine boards.

Cloudland (19-10 overall), meanwhile, is highlighted by Class A Miss Basketball finalist Brooke Rhodes.  She is averaging 18 points and 12 rebounds per game, and has signed with Division I Presbyterian College.

North Greene and Cloudland were tied for ninth in the final Class A state poll of the regular season.

The Lady Huskies' last district championship came in 2010-11, when they defeated Hampton in the finals and eventually made it all the way to the Class A state championship game.

At Claiborne High School tonight, South Greene will try to conquer the giant that is Grainger in the District 2-AA finals at 8 p.m.

Grainger was the unanimous No.  1 Class AA girls' team in the state at the end of the regular season after compiling a 28-0 record.

The Lady Grizzlies (29-0) are led by junior forward Allison Hodge, who is averaging 16 points and 10 rebounds per game.  Also highlighting the Lady Grizzlies' starting line-up are sophomore Blake Lamb and senior Laura Johnson, who are also averaging double figures in scoring.

South Greene (22-10) suffered just two district losses during the regular season, both coming at the hands of Grainger.  The Lady Grizzlies won 53-34 on Nov. 30 and 71-44 on Jan. 11.

The Lady Rebels are led by Tusculum signee Maelyn Cutshaw, who averaged 17 points during the regular season while also pacing the team in rebounds and assists.

South Greene's last district championship also came in 2010-11, when the Lady Rebels defeated Grainger 51-35 at Cumberland Gap High School.

Tuesday night, the Chuckey-Doak boys' basketball team will try for its first district title since 1990 when it squares off against Grainger at Claiborne High School.  Tip-off is set for 8 p.m.

CDHS head coach Sam Broyles was a junior on the school's last championship team.  He has the Black Knights at 18-10 overall.  They are led by seniors Cory Swinney and Garrett Johnson.

Grainger is 16-14 overall and reached the finals by upsetting top seed GreenevilleSaturday night.

For more information and stories, see The Greeneville Sun.

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