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JV Horns conference champs, defeat Unicoi 67-65 and East 54-33

By: Tim Chambers
Tomahawk Sports Editor
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ERWIN—Six games in three days couldn’t prevent Johnson County from
taking the gold on Saturday. The Junior Varsity Longhorns showed lots of
heart by winning the Three Rivers Conference championship 67-65 over
Unicoi County on the Blue Devils’ home floor. The Longhorns defeated Sullivan East earlier that day in the semi-finals and won a hard fought 47-44 game against South on Friday.
This contest went down to the wire and was won in dramatic fashion.Jordan Edes-King converted a three-point play with 04 seconds remaining to put Johnson County up 67-65. The Devils had taken their first lead of the game on Gavin Casey’s three-ball with 11 seconds remaining.
“Our kids played their butts off,” said Coach Trent Snyder of Johnson County. “All of them raised their level of play. This was a big win for our basketball program. We beat two good teams in East and Unicoi County.”Johnson County came out smoking hot in the first half and nearly blew
the game open. Sean Lewis fired in 14 first half points and Dawson Snyder converted
three treys from downtown Erwin helping the Horns to a 42-27 halftime advantage.
But UC began to chip away at their lead. Chase McNabb scored 13 of Unicoi’s 15 points in the third quarter that got them closer at 54-44. Then the legs started disappearing for Johnson
County in the fourth. They were outscored 22-13 but managed to hang on and pull out the win.
Edes-King said the victory was special to all.

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