Rhea County Basketball open with HOF wins at Signal

Mallory Hampton head to basket to score 2 of her 22 points for Lady Eagles in 56-43 win against Signal Mountain on Thursday night. Eagles also won 69-43 behind 25 points from Jordan Wilkerson.(Photo:GaryBolden/RheaReview)

Eagles and Lady Eagles win openers in Hall of Fame vs Signal Mountain

November 2017

Chattanooga, TN —  Rhea County basketball began season on good note with wins by Eagles and Lady Eagles against Signal Mountain in Hall of Fame games on Thursday night.  Lady Eagles began the night with 56-43 win behind 22 points by Mallory Hampton.  Eagles followed with 69-43 win behind 24 points by Jordan Wilkerson.  Both teams will be in action on Saturday as Hall of Fame Tournament moves to Cumberland County High School.  Lady Eagles take on Chattanooga Grace and Haywood out of Memphis at 11 am and 2 pm EST. Eagles have games scheduled at 3:30 and 6:30 pm EST.

Lady Eagles jumped out to early lead with 4 first quarter three point makes to take 22-10 lead.  Haley Cameron(2), Caity Blevins(1) and Micah Black(1) accounted for the 4 threes.  The added to the lead with 38-23 lead at half.  Neither team scored much in 8-5 third quarter advantage for Signal before Rhea won last quarter 13-12 to secure the 56-43 win.  Following Mallory Hampton in scoring were Haley Cameron(11 points) and Micah Black(10 points).

Eagles rode the hot hand of Jordon Wilkerson(13 points and 3 long range bombs) to take 17-6 first quarter lead and led 33-16 before late surge cut halftime lead to 33-23.  Wilkerson had 23 points at halftime.  In the second half, Signal stayed close before a 26-12 final frame gave the Eagles a 69-43 margin at game’s end.  Wilkerson finished with 25 to lead the Eagles and Matt Levi finished with 13 points off the bench.  The Eagles got 27 points off the bench in this one.

Eagle and Lady Eagle highlights:


Rhea County Eagles

VarsityRhea County @ SignalGirls3 PtFTAFTM
2Carson Ruehling2022
4Jordan Wilkerson25554
10Dylan Palermino6000
11Kannon Oggs4000
12Mason Reynolds0000
13Hunter Hill2022
14Drake Taylor1021
15Jaden Austin0000
22Matt Levi13275
12Kaleb Laws4020
14Gavin Stewart4000
32Ricky Guthrie8020
35Micah Hyunter0000
Score by Quarter17161026
Signal Score by Q617812


Rhea County Lady Eagles

VarsityRhea County @ SignalGirls3 PtFTAFTM
1Maddie Taylor3100
2Haley Cameron11300
3Maddie Smith2022
4Caity Blevins5124
5Lily Garrison0000
10Macy Swafford0000
11Mariah Martin0000
12Sydney Jenkins0002
13Halie Stewart0000
15Micah Black10200
22Mallory Hampton2201618
23McKinley Mathis0000
24Macy Welch3012
55Ashton Cameron00
Nov 16, 17Total5672128
Score by Quarter2216513
Signal Score by Q1013812


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