JOHNSON CITY—Oak Ridge held off a late rally by Science Hill on Saturday to leave Johnson City with their second win in two days.
The undefeated Wildcats (11-0, 5-0 District 3-AAA) beat Science Hill 82-72 in the Champion Chevrolet Shootout at Science Hill High School in Johnson City on Saturday.
That victory came one day after they beat Cleveland, which had also been undefeated, 76-56.
The Wildcats led the Hilltoppers 70-42 after three quarters on Saturday.
But Science Hill (10-6, 2-0 District 1-AAA) outscored Oak Ridge 30-12 in the final quarter after bench players came in.
The Wildcats were led by senior Tajion Jones with a game-high 20 points. That included four three-point shots, including three in the first half.
Oak Ridge senior Anthony Gibson, who had a personal-best 21 points in an 82-67 win over Science Hill at Wildcat Arena last year, scored 18 this year. That included two three-point shots.
Senior Tyshawn Young added 11 points for Oak Ridge, and senior E.J. Bush had 10.
Science Hill’s Bowden Lyon led the Hilltoppers with 13 points. Kendle Cutlip scored 11, all in the fourth quarter.
Ten days after they played in Johnson City, Oak Ridge and Science Hill will meet again, at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 27, at the Arby’s Classic Tournament in Bristol.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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