Posted On: 02/26/19 9:16 PM

Coaches routinely get interviewed after a win, but players see and feel plenty too.  These quotes were shared with @PrepHoopsTN within hours after the games Tuesday night.



Dobyns-Bennett win.

We showed that we are a tough team and played great defense at the end.”

— Marae Foreman @foremanMarae1



Sevier County win. 

“We started the game hitting almost all of our shots and took over in the first quarter. We forced them into taking some tough shots but they also had some easy ones that they just missed. Ended up being 24-5 at the end of the first. And from there we controlled the whole game.”

— Sevier County @CamdenMcElhaney


“Well coming into the game with the fact that science hill has put Sevier County out the past three years was a really big motivation factor. We took that and rode it all the way to the end and we played really well the entire game.”

— Sevier County Wesley Maples



Riverdale win.

“Give credit to Coffee County they dominated the game for 3 quarters. When we decided to kick in defensively in the 4th we were really good. They didn’t score their first points until about 40 seconds left in the game. We needed that defensive all night.”

— Riverdale Assistant Coach Omar Smith



York Institute win.

“We played solid defense, didn’t let them get out to a quick start, and kept them off the 3 point line. We all came together as a team and took care of the ball at the end.”

–York Institute forward Noah Smith


McEwen loss.

“Always hard when a season ends but proud of what we accomplished this year.  Individually, reaching my 1000th point was surreal  but I am looking forward to working harder, getting stronger  and growing as a player this summer.”

— McEwen wing Robbie Rusciano


Watertown win.

“We weathered the storm, took a huge step, and got over the mountain.  We were just super hype to finally beat them after losing five times to them.”

— Watertown guard Rayquan Verge



Livingston Academy loss.
“Of course we felt sad about the loss and our season ending but our coaches were telling us that this should be a happy moment and we should think about all of the things we have accomplished.”
–Livingston Academy Matthew Sells


Deron Perry (Riverdale) surpassed 1,000 career points tonight. 


2018 State Participants Eliminated Tuesday

Mt. Juliet

Livingston Academy

Tyner Academy

Jackson South Side

Clarksville Northeast