Bearden Girls Varsity Basketball

  • Overall Record: 11 - 6
  • Conference Record: 8 - 3

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Davis becoming even more dominant for Lady Bulldogs as a junior

Junior Jakhyia Davis has emerged as one of the best basketball players in East Tennessee. Last week, Davis led the Lady Bulldogs in wins over Catholic and Heritage with 14 and 21 points, respectively. Stellar play on defense limited Catholic to only 11 points, as Coach Justin Underwood secured his 200th victory at Bearden. Davis

Zneyah McLaughlin continuing family legacy of great point guard play

It’s nothing new for Bearden’s girls basketball program to rely on a McLaughlin to provide a spark at point guard. But what is new is the growing role of sophomore Zneyah McLaughlin, who is the younger sister of senior Shekinah McLaughlin and Bearden alumna Jai Jai McLaughlin. In recent games, the Lady Bulldogs have looked

Sharp-shooting Hall steps up her scoring as a senior for Lady Bulldogs

Bearden’s girls basketball team is looking strong thus far in the season, winning six of their first seven. The Lady Bulldogs knew it would be a challenge to replace last year’s graduates Trinity Lee and Grace van Rij, who went on to play for King University and Furman, respectively. Lee scored over 1,600 points in

Bearden gets win over Arlington, advances to state semifinal

Bearden’s girls’ basketball team advanced to the TSSAA state semifinal on Wednesday after a win against Arlington. The Bulldogs got it done in high scoring fashion, 70-42. Bearden had five players scoring in double figures: sophomore Jakhyia Davis had 12, junior Shekinah McLaughlin had 10, junior Tytiaira Spikes had 11, senior Grace Van Rij had

Lady Bulldogs to face Arlington in state quarterfinal Wednesday

After three years without a state tournament appearance, the Bearden girls basketball team wanted nothing else than a run at state to close off their season. The Lady Bulldogs’ win over Jefferson County on Saturday night was their 15th in a row, and possibly the most important, as it secured their spot in the first

Comeback win propels Lady Bulldogs into region championship game

Bearden beat Campbell County 52-36 in a Region 2-AAA girls semifinal on Monday night, securing a spot in sub-state on Saturday. Going into the half, Campbell County led 21-19, but the Lady Bulldogs rallied back in the third quarter taking the lead. “Coming out and getting a couple baskets in that third quarter like that

Bearden Basketball takes home district championships

Bearden’s boys’ basketball team joined the girls team Tuesday night as District 4-AAA champions. The girls took home a district championship on Monday, defeating Maryville 51-25. The win was backed by senior Grace Van Rij’s 15 points and sophomore Jahkyia Davis’ 12 points. Strong defense also helped the Bulldogs, allowing only four points in the

Bearden gets big late season win over No. 5 Cleveland

Bearden’s boys basketball team got its second win of the season over fifth-ranked Cleveland on Monday night, but this win came a lot easier for the Bulldogs. The No. 2 Bulldogs dominated the Blue Raiders 93-76 on Monday after surviving 63-60 early in the season. Coach Jeremy Parrott credits the large margin of victory to his

Sophomore Davis gives Lady Bulldogs second talented post option

After an inconsistent start to the season, Bearden’s girls basketball team has won its past nine games against in-state competition, including the most recent win over Fulton High on Wednesday. The Lady Bulldogs won 46-33 with post players Jakhyia Davis and Grace Van Rij scoring 14 and 11 points, respectively. Coach Justin Underwood expressed how