Lawrence County got hot early from behind the arc, netting four 3-pointers in the opening quarter alone, and never looked back in a decisive 60-44 District 8-AAA victory at Tullahoma on Friday night.
After losing to Lawrence County, Tullahoma drops to 4-11 on the regular season and 1-2 against District 8-AAA competition. THS will host Coffee County on Tuesday with tipoff of the girls game scheduled for 6 p.m. with the boys taking the floor 15 minutes after that contest concludes.
Tanner Staggs gave Lawrence County the early lead with basket, before Race Marin answered back for a score for Tullahoma with 6:22 remaining in the first quarter. From there, it was all Lawrence County as it raced off to 16-0 run, leading 18-2 with 1:31 left in the opening period. Hayes McNutt and Spencer Tidwell led Lawrence County, each hitting a pair of 3s during that stretch.
Tullahoma put up five more points in the period, including a 3-pointer from Austin Secrest. Matthew Ross then added a pair of free throws, as Tullahoma trailed 20-7 heading into the second quarter.
Tullahoma added 10 points in the second period, trailing 36-17 at halftime. Secrest and Jake Hollandsworth each scored four points for THS, while Ross added a basket of his own.
Lawrence County again controlled the third quarter, as Tullahoma managed just seven points in the period, trailing 49-24 entering the final period of play. Corvion Fields led Tullahoma with three points in the third quarter, while Marin and Ross each added a basket of their own.
After being held scoreless the whole contest, Ben Fulton caught fire for Tullahoma in the fourth quarter, putting up 12 points, including hitting three 3-pointers. Secrest added four points in the final period for Tullahoma, while Donavin Pearson and Marin each added a basket of their own.
Fulton led Tullahoma in scoring on the night, putting up 12 points, while Secrest also finished with double figures, netting 11 points. Ross and Marin each added six points. Hollandsworth had four points, while Fields finished with three points and Pearson rounded out the scoring with three points.
On Thursday, Tullahoma fell behind early at Cookeville and could never dig itself out of the hole, losing 68-47.
Cookeville put up 21 points in the first quarter, as Tullahoma netted just eight points. Fulton led the Wildcats with five points in the period, while Fields added two points and Sam Brock hit a free throw.
Tullahoma added 12 points in the second quarter, trailing 34-20 at halftime. Secrest put up four points in the second period, while Fulton and Fields each added three points, before Hollandsworth hit a basket of his own.
Coming out of the third quarter, the Wildcats put up 13 points, led by Fields who scored five points. Fulton, Secrest, Hollandsworth and Joe Duncan each scored a basket, as Tullahoma trailed 56-33 entering the fourth quarter.
Hollandsworth hit a pair of 3-pointers for the Wildcats in the final period, while Fields added one of his own. Mason Gann added four points, before Duncan rounded out the scoring with a free throw.
Fields led Tullahoma in scoring on the night, putting up 13 points. Fulton and Hollandsworth also added double figures, each finishing with 10 points. Secrest added six points, while Gann had four points. Duncan put up three points, while Brock rounded out the scoring for THS with a free throw.