Dayton City basketball plays well to open state tournament

Dayton City School won opening game of State Tournament to move on to Final Four on Friday night at 7:00 pm in Sevierville, Tennessee.(Photo:GaryBolden/RheaReview)

Sweatbees win 57-34 to move to Final Four at State

January 2018

Sevierville, TN —  The Dayton City School boys basketball team exploded for a 57-34 win in opening round of the State Playoffs against Ridgeview on Tuesday night against Fairview .   Rex Pendergrass and  Tyler Dupre led the Sweatbees with 21 points and 12 points respectively.  Also scoring were Michael Hill and Alijah Hill with 8 points, Liam Moore with 3 points, Bryce Dupre, Lane Brooks and Dawson Mickel with 2 points.  With the win, DCS moved their 20-3.

Coach Bill Marsh said, “The team we are playing Friday night is the best team I have seen in last 10 years of Middle School.  They play with a lot of confidence.  The play aggressive on defense and have a lot of 5’10” or taller players.”

On Tuesday night’s game, Bill said, “Rex Pendergrass had a great game last night.  We still had a couple of players not 100%.  Rex was really active offensively and defensively abd us battler on the boards.  Tyler Dupre had a good game too.”

The Bees will be in action again on Friday night with 7:00 pm est game against Mary Hughes Middle School, who come into the game with a 29-0 record.

Lane Brooks, Alijah Davis, Tyler Dupre, Liam Moore and Michael Hill are 8th graders this year.

Dayton City roster:

20 Alijah Davis
5 Tyler Dupre
14 Liam Moore
35 Lane Brooks
25 Bryce Dupre
11 Brett Hurst
32 Garrett Hurst
15 Colton Miles
24 Eli Schrimpsher
23 Kyler Akin
1 Ethan Davis
13 Dawson Mickel
12 Rex Pendergrass

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