By: Tim Chambers
Tomahawk Sports Editor
KINGSPORT Johnson County took favored John Sevier down to the wire but fell just short in the Area 1 Class AAA Boys basketball tournament on Monday in Kingsport. The Junior Longhorns left it all on the court before falling 62-52.
It closed out a stellar season for head coach Lisa Arnolds squad. She was elated at how her team performed against a much larger school with plenty of depth on their home court.
Our defense was solid the whole way, said Arnold. We held Marae Foreman to seven points in the first half but they were just too deep. Foreman is an outstanding player but our hard work kept us in it. We handled the ball well and didnt turn it over. Im proud of each player and the effort they gave.
Holding Foreman in check was a task itself. The future Dobyns-Bennett star scored 28 points against Greeneville last week in their championship loss and is rumored to be the best incoming freshman athlete in Kingsport.
But that didnt phase the Mountain City Mighty Mights.
Johnson County sprang out to an 18-14 lead and was in front 24-22 at the half.
But things would change after intermission.
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