The boys’ field has been set for next week’s state basketball tournament in Murfreesboro following Monday night’s substate games, which saw five of the six Region 2 teams who played punch their tickets to MTSU.
In Class AAA, Region 2 runners-up Powell sprang the upset in Johnson City, knocking off Science Hill 58-48. In Knoxville, Region 2 champ Bearden made short work of Dobyns-Bennett, crusiing to a 70-44 victory.
In Class AA, Region 2 champion Fulton throttled Unicoi County 90-57 and Alcoa won at Region 1 champ Grainger 72-64.
In Class A, Region 2 champions Oakdale waylaid Sullivan North 77-53, but Region 2 runner-up Coalfield fell on the road at North Greene 79-75, in a game with some questionable officiating at the end.
The boys’ draw to determine who plays whom and when will be held later this week. The girls’ Division I tournaments begin tomorrow in Murfreesboro.