University School - High School Boys Basketball
Varsity Coach: Mr. Justin Penley
Assistant: Justin Sylvester
High School Boys Basketball Spring Practice will be held May 6, 8, 10, 14, & 16 in Brooks Gym from 3:20-5:30 each day. All boys currently in the 8th-11th grades that are planning on trying out for basketball next season are expected to attend. Contact Coach Penley (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
COSBY — University High made it an all District 1 semifinal round with a 69-66 overtime win Saturday night against Cosby in the Region 1-A quarterfinals.
Marcus Taylor scored 24 points and Seth Hilbert had 17 points, seven assists and committed just one turnover to lead the Junior Bucs. UH sealed the win at the foul line.
“I’m really proud of our guys gutting out a win in a hostile environment,” UH head coach Justin Penley said. “We got down on the scoreboard late but kept fighting. Marcus hit some huge shots and Seth played great, just like you would like to see from a senior point guard.”
Calen Archer had 10 points and 10 rebounds for UH, and Marshall Hurley netted 12 points.
Cosby hit a pair of free throws to force overtime. Tate Parton scored 30 points for the Eagles, who finished the year at 17-10.
University High improved to 18-10 and plays Cloudland in the region semifinals on Tuesday at Chuckey-Doak Middle School
Unaka, Cloudland make 1-A final
Published February 16, 2013
By Jeff Birchfield - Press Sports Writer
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The Highlanders (22-9) used their depth to overcome an early lead by the Junior Bucs (17-11).
Cloudland had six players score at least six points with Taylor Whitehead leading the way with a 13-point effort. Zac Potter with 12 and Mason Carnett with 11 also hit double figures for the Highlanders.
"Our guys made the plays when they needed to make them at the end," Cloudland coach Brandon Carpenter said. "A lot of that comes from experience. A lot of our guys have been there before and that's a big factor."
The Junior Bucs opened the game on a 10-2 run, but the Highlanders quickly fought back and led 17-14 at the end of one quarter.
The teams battled evenly throughout the second quarter with Cloudland holding a 32-29 lead at the half.
Cloudland maintained a lead ranging from three to 10 points throughout the second half.
UH guards Seth Hilbert and Marcus Taylor, whom Carpenter called as good as anybody around, each scored 21 points to lead the Junior Bucs. Jordan Evans added a game-high nine rebounds.
"I thought our guys played with great effort tonight," UH head coach Justin Penley said. "Down the stretch when it was nip-and-tuck, they just made more shots than we did. That's disappointing because you want to make them all, but the kids battled and gave themselves a chance at the end."