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2021-2022 University High Basketball Schedule
High School Basketball District Tournament Bracket
DATE OPPONENT TIME
Nov. 19 Cedar View 5:00, 6:30, 8:00
Nov. 24-26 Sullivan East Thanksgiving Tournament TBA
Dec. 2 West Greene 5:00, 6:30, 8:00
Dec. 3 Davy Crockett 5:00, 6:30, 8:00
Dec. 7 KACHEA 5:00, 6:30, 8:00
Dec. 9 @ North Greene 5:00, 6:30, 8:00
Dec. 11 Jellico 3:00, 4:30, 6:00
Dec. 14 Chuckey Doak 5:00, 6:30, 8:00
Dec. 17 Happy Valley 5:00, 6:30, 8:00
Dec. 27-30 Charleston Tournament (varsity only) TBA
Jan. 4 @ Davy Crockett 5:00, 6:30, 8:00
Jan. 6 @ West Greene 5:00, 6:30, 8:00
Jan. 7 Unaka 5:00, 6:30, 8:00
Jan. 11 Hampton 5:00, 6:30, 8:00
Jan. 14 @ Cloudland 5:00, 6:30, 8:00
Jan. 17 @ Happy Valley 5:00, 6:30, 8:00
Jan. 22 @ Jellico 3:00, 4:30, 6:00
Jan. 25 KACHEA 5:00, 6:30, 8:00
Jan. 28 North Greene 5:00, 6:30, 8:00
Feb. 1 Unaka, @Brooks Gym 5:00, 6:30, 8:0
Feb. 4 @Hampton 5:00, 6:30, 8:00
Feb. 8 Cloudland 5:00, 6:30, 8:00
Feb. 11 @ Chuckey Doak 5:00, 6:30, 8:00
Feb. 12 @ Oak Hill TBA
District Tourney - TBA
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Dead-eye North Greene tops University High to earn top seed
Feb 15, 2022
North Greene made the most of its opportunities at the free-throw line to down a fired-up University High team on Tuesday night.
The Huskies hit 21 of 22 free throws to take a 75-66 victory at Brooks Gym. With the win, the Huskies (27-4, 7-1) earned a share of the Watauga Valley Conference championship with Hampton as the teams split head-to-head matchups.
North Greene will be the No. 1 seed for the upcoming District 1-A tournament after winning a coin flip earlier Tuesday. Jason Britton paced the Huskies with 29 points. Cody Freshour scored 15, while Mauro Garcia and Olli Saarela each had 10. All of Saarela’s points came at the foul line.
“We will take it. Anytime you can come out and shoot that high percentage, that’s good,” North Greene coach Sam Tarlton said. “I’d like to have seen us come out with more energy playing for the No. 1 seed. They scored the first nine on us.
“But it was a game of runs and we were able to make enough plays to win and lock up the No. 1 seed. We put ourselves in the best position, but now everyone is 0-0 as we try to go get the district championship.”
The Bucs (13-11, 4-4), already hit hard with injuries this season, suffered another blow as A.J. Murphy missed the game with sickness. John Carter stepped up with 32 points and Joseph Armstrong scored 10.
University High scored the first nine points of the game, but the Huskies stormed back to take a 23-20 lead at the end of a high-energy first quarter. North Greene extended the lead to 40-29 midway through the second quarter before University High rallied to cut the deficit to 42-36 at the half.
Twelve unanswered points by the Huskies in the third quarter put the momentum solidly in their favor. They took a 58-44 lead into the final eight minutes.
The Bucs did their best to rally in the end, but were hurt by costly turnovers.
“We cut it to six and throw it away two of the next three possessions,” University High coach Herman Rice said. “They’re too good of a team to do that. We played hard, just had a lot of mental breakdowns. We were without three of our top players, but I’m not making excuses because the kids played hard tonight.”
North Greene 58, University High 24
The Lady Huskies (19-12) outscored the Lady Bucs 23-4 in the third quarter to complete their undefeated run through the Watauga Valley Conference.
Shelby Davenport paced North Greene with a dozen points and Hailee English scored nine.
The much-improved Lady Bucs (1-21, 0-8) trailed 17-13 in the second quarter before North Greene went on a 9-0 run.
Catie Leonard led University High with 11 points.
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University High 71, KACHEA 38
The Bucs rolled to a 28-9 lead at the end of one quarter and coasted to a 71-38 win over the Wildcats.
Joseph Armstrong muscled his way to a 22-point effort. John Carter tallied 11 points as Jacob Pealer finished with 10 and Brady Weems netted nine.
KACHEA’s leaders were Caleb Graham with 13 points and Spencer Nelson with 11.
University High 40, Tri-Cities Christian 22
The Lady Bucs had a big second half and broke through with their first win of the season against the Lady Eagles.
Catie Leonard led the way for the Lady Bucs with 13 points and Lemy Ortiz added eight.
Michalea Dixon scored 12 of Tri-Cities’ 22 points.
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University High 58, Cloudland 31
ROAN MOUNTAIN — John Carter guided the Bucs to the win over the Highlanders with a 26-point effort. AJ Murphy came through with another 12 points.
Dylan Shell led Cloudland with nine points and Gage McKinney ended with eight.
Cloudland 72, University High 16
ROAN MOUNTAIN — The Lady Highlanders dominated from the opening tip, taking a 39-8 halftime lead and rolling to the victory.
Karah Fields was Cloudland’s offensive leader with 18 points as Izabella Christman and Ella Benfield scored 12 and 11 points, respectively. Lakin Blair chimed in with eight.
Anna Wells dropped in five points to lead University High
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High school roundup: Carter, Bucs work overtime to defeat Rangers
Jan 8, 2022
ELIZABETHTON — Going 14 of 14 from the free-throw line and finishing with 27 points, John Carter keyed University High’s 65-60 overtime win over Watauga Valley Conference rival Unaka on Saturday.
Carter totaled all nine of his team’s OT points. Hank Stott produced 11 points and Joseph Armstrong powered his way for 10 in the Buccaneers’ victory.
Joe-Z Blamo cut loose for a game-high 27 points to lead the Rangers. Marcus Shoemaker came through with 15.
Unaka 69, University High 29
ELIZABETHTON—A 25-point effort by Lyndie Ramsey showed the way for Unaka, which swamped the Lady Bucs with a 42-13 first half.
Macy Ensor contributed 13 points, including three of the Lady Rangers’ eight 3-pointers, while teammate Julie Simerly scored nine.
Catie Leonard paced UH with 12 points.
High school roundup: Hampton doubles up University High
January 11, 2022
Hampton doubled up University High in a Watauga Valley Conference boys basketball matchup Tuesday night at Brooks Gym.
Hayden Campbell went 6 of 8 from the floor to lead the Bulldogs with 12 points in their 64-32 rout of the Bucs. He also blocked four shots on the defensive end.
Morgan Lyons totaled 11 points, while Cadon Buckles had an all-around effort with 10 points, five rebounds, four assists and two steals. The Hampton defense was a difference with five deflections for Dalton Holtsclaw.
Brayden Ryder had six points to pace University High.
Hampton 58, University High 20
The Lady Bulldogs bolted out to a 30-2 lead at the end of one quarter in the blowout win over the Lady Bucs.
Linsey Jenkins led a balanced attack with 10 points, while Piper Helle, Madison McClain and Taylor Berry each finished with eight.
University High’s leaders were Priya Lewis and Lemy Ortiz with four points each.