Volume 53, Number 29

twelve pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, July 21, 2016

Sports

Abbi Bilbrey, Chloe Burton and Bailey Evans are National Champions!

TERRY BRYAN

Abbi Bilbrey, Chloe Burton and Bailey Evans were all members of the NATIONAL CHAMPION AAU TN Rush 7th Grade basketball Team!
TN Rush participated in the 2016 AAU National Tournament July 3-8 in Kingsport, Tennessee where they won it all! They participated with 27 other teams for the championship during the tournament.
Coach Josh Agee said he hoped to see the girls make the Elite 8 after observing the various teams in action. But, not only did the team make the Elite 8, they made the Final Four and came away as champions! They were the only team to go unbeaten in the tournament.
Here were their scores:
TN Rush 38 Illinois Lady Lightning 33
TN Rush 60 Georgia Metros 25
TN Rush 53 Alabama lady legends 21
TN Rush Murfreesboro Force 33 in the Sweet 16
TN Rush 56 California Paye's Place 46 in the Elite 8
TN Rush 49 Pennsylvania In The Zone 44 in the Final Four
TN Rush 47 Indianapolis Lady Impact 39 for the NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP!
Coach Agee was assisted by Lisa Cronk of Rickman.
Other Upper Cumberland players on the team were: Haylee Johnson of York, Shelby Baily of Allardt, Kennedy Agee of DeKalb County, Kaydee Ferrell of DeKalb County, Hailey Cronk of Rickman and Kyndal Ludick of Macon County.
The team's season record was 37-3 and they also won:
Zaxby's March Madness
TN Rush AAU State Qualifier
AAU D2 TN State Tournament
plus the AAU D2 National Tournament
Our Pickett County girls made up a third of this amazing team! With the outstanding success of our Lady Bobcats in recent years, with the talent the team now has, and with the addition of these young ladies to our Lady Bobcats in two seasons, they will help tremendously in keeping the Lady Bobcats on a roll!

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