Dragons edge Halls 55-54 with late FTs

Tuesday night the Clinton Dragons got two clutch free throws from Tyler Thackerson with 1.3 seconds to play in the fourth quarter to edge Halls 55-54 for their first District 3AAA win of the season. The game at Halls was a back-and-forth affair with neither team able to gain any separation throughout the contest and Clinton improved to 6-3, 1-2 in D3AAA. The two free throws capped a 17-point night from Thackerson, who was bolstered by 13 points by J’Quan Thomas and nine points off the bench from Quincy McGhee. Halls (2-4, 0-2) was led by Jordan Billiter and Evan Roberts, who each scored 14 points.

In other local action, Gibbs’ boys downed Anderson County 71-68 despite 19 points from Zeke Green. The Mavericks fell to 7-4 with the loss, 0-2 in D3AAA.
Oak Ridge got by Powell 78-61 as Taijon Jones tallied 22 points and tee Higgins contributed 21.
Oliver Springs came up just short against Sequoyah, falling by the final score of 57-54.

OTHER SCORES (BOYS)
Meigs County 74 Rockwood 45
Coalfield 60 Scott 55
Oakdale 92 Midway 54
Wartburg 69 Oneida 46

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:30 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, and cats Oliver, Bow and Libby.

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