GATLINBURG, Tenn. – Former 15th Region champion South Floyd won its first round game in the Smoky Mountain Classic on Monday, defeating Central (Wise), Va., 54-38.
With the win, South Floyd evened its overall record to 4-4.
South Floyd, under the direction of head coach Justin Holbrook, shot 33.3 percent (17-of-51) from the field. The Raiders finished only 1-for-9 beyond the arc. South Floyd, however, shot 79.2 percent (19-of-24) from the free throw line in the winning effort.
A pair of South Floyd players reached double figures in the scoring column. Andrew Tackett paced South Floyd with 18 points and eight rebounds. Accompanying Tackett in double figures in the South Floyd scoring column, Poppa Trammell tossed in 14 points for the Raiders.
Brady Conn scored seven points and Hunter Johnson contributed six points for South Floyd in the holiday tournament matchup.
Additional scorers for the Raiders were Blade Slone (four points), Jacob Collins (three points) and Shane Kidd (two points).
Teams from multiple states make the trek to the Smoky Mountain city for the annual holiday boys’ high school basketball tournament.
South Floyd remained in the win column on Tuesday. In its second game in the holiday tournament, South Floyd edged Seymour, Tenn., 57-56.
Due to an early deadline because of the holiday, South Floyd’s individual statistics from the game versus Seymour were unavailable at press time. More on South Floyd’s game versus Seymour and its stint in the Smoky Mountain Classic will appear in next week’s edition.
Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.