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The TMSAA Area 4-AA Tournament would see two Roane County teams season come to an end in first round games Saturday at Midway Middle School.
Harriman entered the tourney as the No. 2 seed, but the Blue Devils were upset by seventh seeded Fort Loudoun, 44-32.
The last game of the day would see No. 3 Wartburg end No. 6 Midway’s season with a 42-26 victory.
Harriman’s ends its season with a 10-8 record while Midway’s closes with an 8-10 mark.
Harriman fell behind early and never recovered in losing to the Braves.
The Blue Devils cut the lead to six by halftime and to six again early in the fourth quarter, but couldn’t get any closer.
Fort Loudoun center Jacob Liumbet controlled the boards and guard Josh Russell provided the points to help hold off the Blue Devils.
Harriman did score the game’s first points when Sheldon Anderson ripped a trey, but they would be outscored 13-2 the rest of the quarter. Eli Duncan scored the only other Blue Devil basket in the opening quarter.
Russell scored six points to put the Braves up 13-5 at the end of one period.
Harriman rallied to an 8-6 win in the second quarter behind Nate Arrowood’s two hoops. Tyler Jenkins added a trey for the Blue Devils, but they still trailed 19-13 at the halftime break.
Liumbet scored a pair of baskets in the second period for Fort Loudoun.
Arrowood completed a 3-point play in the third period and Anderson hit two free throws, but Ft. Loudon held a 28-18 lead at the end of three.
Arrowood scored twice and Duncan added a basket to help the Blue Devils cut the gap to 30-24 early in the fourth quarter, but Russell met the challenge with three more hoops as the Braves pulled away for the 12-point victory.
Harriman (32) Arrowood 11, Anderson 9, Duncan 6, Jenkins 5, Moore 1.
Midway vs. Wartburg
Midway had played a close game against Wartburg two days earlier, but that would not be the case this time. The Green Waves led by two at the end of one and trailed by just two at halftime, but they went cold in the second half and Wartburg pulled away for the 16-point win.
Midway went to the 3-point shot early in the game with Zane Moser and Skyan Lyle ripping one each in leading the Green Wave to an 11-9 lead after one period of play.
Bailey Parks and Dalton Beason knocked down 3-pointers in the second period, but Wartburg’s Boone Davidson heated up with eight points. The last Davidson basket gave Wartburg a 19-17 lead at the break.
Lyle connected on the last Midway trey in the third as Wartburg took command.
Davidson and Dillon Fountain scored four points each as the Bulldogs pulled out to a 28-21 lead at the end of three.
Midway got baskets from Beason and Hayden Hester in the fourth quarter, but the Bulldogs pulled away as Kirk Harlan fired in a trey and two baskets to keep the Wartburg lead safe.
Davidson (13 points), Harlan (12 points) and Fountain (11 points) led the Bulldogs.
Midway (26) Lyle 7, Moser 6, Beason 5, Hester 5, Parks 3.