East Nashville Girls Hoops Team Wins Triple Overtime Thriller

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Editors Note:

Tennessee Star Sports Editor Scott Wallace announced today that former Fisk University basketball and baseball player McKinley (Mac) Young Jr. will be one of the writers for the Star’s sports department. Young has a plethora of contacts and knowledge of local sports. He is currently an assistant football and baseball coach for Hillsboro High School and does sports information work for basketball at East Nashville Magnet. He is also a correspondent for Wallace Media Group.

“Mac has been with me for a number of years now and has been a reliable source of sports in Nashville,” said Wallace. “He brings excitement to whatever he does. His knowledge of sports makes him a force to be reckoned with.”

Young will mostly handle Nashville Metro Sports. He will also contribute from time to time with writing about other schools in the Middle Tennessee area. He will also provide a his weekly Top 19 Metro Girls’ and Boys’ teams.

Metro Girls

Metro’s top team gets a big game from four-year starter to prevent upset.

This past Tuesday, the East Nashville Lady Eagles (16-1, 4-0 10AA) pulled out a classic three overtime road victory over the Sycamore Lady War Eagles 67-64. The Lady Eagles were led by four year starter senior Quentarra Mitchell with 24 points and 15 rebounds. Junior Jaelynn Knox with 19 points and seven steals. Freshman Olivia Stuart scored 30 points to lead the Lady War Eagles.

East 67: Quentarra Mitchell 24, Jaelynn Knox 19, London Fairs 9, Tameia Shaw 6, A’Niya Young 5, Zayla Jones 2, Kennedy Hay 2

Sycamore 64: Olivia Stuart 30, Taylor Garrett 16, Kaitlynn Wofford 13, Bella Scruggs 5

Bailey Leads Lady Bears over Hillwood

Antioch junior wing Aniyah Bailey scored 21 points in three quarters to help the Lady Bears beat Hillwood 52-12. Bailey, who reached a milestone on December 30 scoring her 1,000 point, leads Metro in scoring at 20.1 points per game. Kayla Antoine added 12 points and nine rebounds for the Lady Bears.

Other Metro Scores (January 8, 2019)
Maplewood 70 – Whites Creek 19
Cane Ridge 70 – Glencliff 26
Hillsboro 56 – McGavock 35
Hunters Lane 53 – Overton 46
Stem Academy 32 – KIPP Nashville 24

Upcoming Games (January 11, 2019)

(All games are girls and boys doubleheaders starting at 6pm with the girls’ games)
East Nashville Magnet at Whites Creek High School
Maplewood High School at Martin Luther King Academy
Pearl-Cohn High School at Stratford High School
Glencliff High School at Antioch High School
Cane Ridge High School at Hillwood High School
Hillsboro High School at Hunters Lane High School
McGavock High School at Overton High School
KIPP-Nashville at Republic
Stem Academy at Lead Academy

Metro Top 19 Boys Basketball

RankSchoolDistrictOverall RecordDistrict Record
1East Nashville10AA14-34-0
5Hume Fogg10AA10-52-3
7Cane Ridge12AAA9-54-1
8Hunters Lane12AAA8-53-2
9Martin Luther King10AA7-33-1
10Lead Academy7A10-71-2
14KIPP Nashville7A3-91-1
17Whites Creek10AA2-140-3
19Stem Academy7A0-50-1

Metro Top 19 Basketball Girls

RankSchoolDistrictOverall RecordDistrict Record
1East Nashville10AA16-14-0
5Hunters Lane12AAA6-83-2
6Cane Ridge12AAA5-94-1
7Martin Luther King10AA3-52-1
8KIPP Nashville7A7-64-3
9 Hume Fogg10AA4-43-1
13Stem Academy 7A3-61-2
15Lead Academy7A2-81-1
16Whites Creek10AA2-120-3





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