Posted On: 12/12/18 12:20 AM

Center Hill was battle tested for the first time this season when Whitehaven had the Mustangs against the ropes, down 51-43 in the third quarter.

Junior guard Matthew Murrell had come alive for the Tigers, scoring 15 points in the first portion of the third quarter to put Whitehaven ahead. Center Hill was in a situation it had never been in until now, staring at a deficit, so how would the Mustangs handle a deficit?

They handled it with composure.

Stifling defense, plus some clutch shots down the stretch from players not named Calvin Temple went in, and Center Hill rallied back to defeat Whitehaven, 64-63 to stay perfect (12-0). This was a statement win for Newton Mealer’s team,

Tennessee All Access Pass

Subscribe to Prep Hoops Tennessee to get access to all premium articles and prospect rankings for as little as $2 per week!