The Oak Ridge Wildcats and Lady Wildcats won at Halls in their first district games of the season on Tuesday night.
The girls (2-0, 1-0 District 3-AAA) won the first game 77-49. In the second game, the boys (4-1, 1-0) defeated the Red Devils 81-34.
It was the second game of the season for the girls. They won at Meigs County 56-38 in a non-district game on Tuesday, November 13. Guinn had 31 points, five assists, and four steals in that game.
The girls will play their second district game of the season at Campbell County (4-0, 1-0) on Friday. That game will start at 6 p.m. For the past three years, the Lady Wildcats and Lady Cougars have battled for the top two spots in their district, with Powell usually number three.
The boys were led by senior Marcus Smith with 26 points at Halls (1-4, 0-1) on Tuesday. Senior JaVonte Thomas added 21.
Like the Lady Wildcats, the Wildcats also beat Meigs County in the non-district season opener. It was the first time the two boys teams have played. Oak Ridge won 72-27.
The boys played in the Tabernacle Baptist Academy Thanksgiving Tournament in the Bahamas last week. Oak Ridge lost 76-67 to C.I. Gibson of the Bahamas in the first game, won 66-59 against Jack Hayward of the Bahamas in the second, and beat Science Hill of upper East Tennessee 53-51 in overtime in the third game.
Thomas had 29 points in the first game of that tournament, senior Joe Kesterson had 16, and Jeremy Miller scored eight.
In the second game, Smith had 24 points, eight rebounds, and six steals. Thomas scored 16 points, and Kesterson added 14.
In the last game, Thomas had 23 points and eight rebounds, and Miller scored 11 points. Kesterson added 12 points, and Jacob Kesterson pulled down six rebounds.
Joe Kesterson was 11-of-11 from the free throw line during the tournament.
Like the girls, the boys will also travel to play in their second district game of the season at Campbell County (0-6, 0-1) on Friday. While the girls’ game starts at 6, the boys’ game begins at 7:30 p.m.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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