Metro Nashville Basketball: Eagles, Panthers Split Doubleheader


Lady Panthers Upset Lady Eagles in a Classic

(January 15, 2019)

The battle of the top two teams in Metro Nashville girls’ basketball did not disappoint anyone, as it came down to the closing seconds. The number two ranked Maplewood Lady Panthers gained a huge road win against the number one ranked East Nashville Magnet Lady Eagles 60-58. The game had many ups and downs as both teams fought until the very last second. The pace of the game was up and down with each possession the defense got tighter as both teams made runs throughout the game.

The Lady Panthers was led by senior forward Ye Taviea Carter who had a game-high 19 points and 11 rebounds. She was a major factor the last three minutes of the game making big shots and grabbing rebounds in clutch moments. Sophomore guard Tameia Shaw for East Nashville tried to keep her team in it throughout the game with the Eagles leading scorer London Fairs having an off night.

With 22 seconds left in the game and up one point, Carter missed a free throw and teammate Zariah Cameron grabbed the rebound and scored to give Maplewood a three-point lead 59-56. The Lady Eagles had a chance to tie with Fairs getting fouled on a three-pointer with 10 seconds left. Fairs went two for three at the line and Maplewood sealed the win with a rebound.

Rose Marrow added 10 points and 13 rebounds for the Lady Panthers and freshman Zoe Kerr added 10 points. Lady Eagle senior post Quentarra Mitchell had another double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds, while junior Jaelynn Knox chipped in with 12 points. Maplewood will travel to Pearl-Cohn on Friday January 18, while East Nashville will host Hume Fogg.

Maplewood (60): Ye Taviea Carter 19, Rose Marrow 10, Zoe Kerr 10, Ty’Yona Gardner 7, Renata Watson 6, Zariah Cameron 6, Kirtra English 2
East Nashville (58): Tameia Shaw 17, Quentarra Mitchell 12, Jaelynn Knox 12, London Fairs 7, Zayla Jones 6, A’Niya Young 4

Overton 46 – Hillwood 24

Senior Annastacia Anderson had 19 points and sophomore Jaylah Edmondson had a season-high 16 points to help lead Overton to the win over Hillwood.

Cane Ridge 56 – McGavock 41

Freshman Jade Anthony scored 19 points and sophomore Geneva Vann scored 15 points to lead the Cane Ridge Lady Ravens over McGavock. Jada Johnson led all scorers with 24 points for McGavock.
Cane Ridge (56): Jada Anthony 19, Geneva Vann 15, Taylor Allen 8, Charlee Floyd 6, Amaria Patton 6, Jazmine Hardiman 2
McGavock (41): Jada Johnson 24, Brooke Bennett 7, Leanna Johnson 3, Sarai Edwards 2, Anaudia Gooch 2, Erionna Reed 1, Charlize Edrozo

Martin Luther King 51 – Hume Fogg 32
Pearl-Cohn 65 – Whites Creek 51
Hillsboro 51 – Antioch 48
Hunters Lane 65 – Glencliff 33


Shaw Leads Eagles Past Panthers

Junior forward Lester “Trey” Shaw recorded his first double-double of the season with 16 points and 12 rebounds, which led the Tennessee Star Metro number one ranked East Nashville Eagles pull out a close 58-55 victory over the Maplewood Panthers. The pace of the game was fast in the first half with both teams attacking the basket and going back and forth scoring.

The Panthers went into the half with a two-point lead 34-32. The Panthers were paced 19 points first half from senior guard Bobo Hodges. The third quarter the Eagles turned up the defensive intensity and forced multiple turnovers to take a commanding lead and control of the game. The Eagles used an effective ‘box in one’ defense on Hodges which worked to their advantage holding him scoreless until late in the fourth quarter.

Senior Taras Carter added 15 points and sophomore Isaiah Jones had 10 points, seven rebounds, and seven blocked shots for the Eagles. Hodges ended with 24 points, 12 rebounds and six assists, while Makell Smith added 14 off the bench for Maplewood in the lost.

East Nashville (58): Lester Shaw 16, Taras Carter 15, Isaiah Jones 10, Michael Dowlen 6, Calab Grimes 5, Willie Wilson 5, Corey Stewart 1
Maplewood (55): Bobo Hodges 24, Makell Smith 14, Anthony Garrett 6, William VanBruen 6, Cordell Pinkston 3, Antonio Cockrell 2

Games scheduled for 1-18-19 girls games start at 6 pm with boys starting 15 minutes after.

Hume Fogg High School at East Nashville Magnet
Whites Creek High School at Stratford High School
Maplewood High School at Pearl-Cohn High School
Martin Luther King High School at Father Ryan High School
Antioch High School at Cane Ridge High School
Hillwood High School at Glencliff High School
Hunters Lane High School at McGavock High School
Grace Christian at KIPP Nashville
RePublic High School at LEAD Academy
Stem Academy at Merrol Hyde

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McKinley Young Jr. is a sports reporter at The Tennessee Star.
Photo by  Michela Ragland-Oldham.










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