THS boys basketball

Tullahoma guard Austin Secrest puts up a shot against Franklin County earlier this season. Secrest scored 19 points for Tullahoma against Lawrence County.

After holding a 15-point third-quarter lead, Tullahoma staved off a comeback attempt by Lawrence County, on its way to picking up a 67-52 road win Tuesday.

Heading into halftime, Tullahoma led 24-17 and late in the third period, Tullahoma led by 15 points. However, early in the fourth quarter, that advnatage had dissolved a bit, as Lawrence County attempted a rally, cutting the score to a three-point contest.

Tullahoma was able to answer back, behind Jake Hollandsworth and Krys Uselton as the duo combined for 11 points in the final quarter for Tullahoma. Hollandsworth scored six points in the final period, all coming at free throw line. Uselton added a pair of baskets and then hit a free throw.

Austin Secrest also added a pair of field goals for Tullahoma in the final quarter. Joe Duncan finished the fourth period with three points, while Ben Fulton and Ryan Scott rounded out the scoring for Tullahoma in the period with two points.

Tullahoma jumped on Lawrence County early in the contest and took a 19-8 advnatage into the second quarter. Hollandsworth scored seven points in the opening period for Tullahoma, while Fulton added five points. Secrest added a 3-pointer, while Duncan and Will Partin each scored two points.

The offense slowed down in the second quarter for Tullahoma, as it netted just five points in the period, taking a 24-17 lead into halftime. Duncan hit the lone field goal for Tullahoma, knocking down a 3-pointer, while Usleton added a pair of free throws.

Out of the break, Secrest dominated on the offensive end for Tullahoma. Secrest netted 12 points in the third quarter, after knocking down a pair of 3-pointers, while adding a pair of baskets. He later went on to hit a pair of free throws.

Scott added five points in the third quarter. The sophomore guard hit a 3-pointer, and then added a field goal. Uselton then put up four points in the third period after knocking down a pair of shots.

Secrest led Tullahoma in scoring on the night, after the senior guard netted 19 points. Hollandsworth added 13 points, while Uselton finished with 11 points.

Duncan put up eight points, while Fulton and Scott each tallied seven points. Will Partin then rounded out the scoring for Tullahoma with two points.

With the win at Lawrence County on Tuesday, Tullahoma completed the regular-season sweep of Lawrence County. Tullahoma previously notched a 75-59 home win over Lawrence County on Jan. 10.

Tullahoma was scheduled to host Columbia on Friday for homecoming. However, that game has been postponed and is now expected to take place Tuesday at 6 p.m.

The Wildcats (10-14, 5-4) will next close host Father Ryan on Saturday, before hosting Shelbyville on Monday and Columbia on Tuesday.  Tipoff on all three days is scheduled for roughly 7:30 p.m.

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