Bearden Girls Varsity Basketball

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Lady Bulldogs meet Farragut for third time this season, this time in an elimination game

The Lady Bulldogs beat Halls 68-27 on Friday in a region quarterfinal game, setting up the third meeting of the year between Bearden and Farragut. Bearden beat the Lady Admirals in both of the regular season meetings, but Monday’s region semifinal at 7:30 p.m. has higher stakes – the first elimination game meeting between the two

Lady Bulldogs avenge loss to Maryville, begin region tournament preparations

Bearden ended Maryville’s 20 game winning streak and won its seventh straight on Monday with a 41-34 victory in the District 4-AAA tournament final. The tournament MVP was ETSU signee Jakhyia Davis, and she was joined on the all-tournament team by Avery Treadwell, Emily Gonzalez, Zneyah McLaughlin, and Jah’niya Bussell. “It wasn’t the prettiest game, but when you have two

Lady Bulldogs start postseason with district semi-final matchup against Heritage

The girls basketball team is on a six-game winning streak since its last loss on Jan. 21 at Maryville, and the Lady Bulldogs are the No. 1 seed in District 4-AAA tournament. “A loss kind of helps you refocus on the little things, defensively some concepts we needed to make sure we did, every possession counts,” Coach Justin Underwood

Returning vets, talented newcomers combine to lift Lady Bulldogs to unbeaten start

The Lady Bulldogs are off to a 5-0 start after beating CAK and Science Hill in the Heritage Thanksgiving Classic over the weekend. Bearden hosts East Hamilton tonight at 6. The boys will follow at 7:30. A wide range of players have contributed to the Lady Bulldogs’ hot start, helping out returning starters Jakhyia Davis and Zneyah McLaughlin. Davis, an

Lady Bulldog senior class reflects on four years of accomplishments

The Bearden Lady Bulldogs’ season came to an end last week after a region tournament loss to Oak Ridge. Although it’s not the ending the team wanted, everyone is proud of the run they had and everything they were able to accomplish. “I thought we had a good run,” senior Tytiaira Spikes said. “I was sad

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