The biggest crowd of the Rocky Top League’s short six-game season didn’t leave disappointed Wednesday night after seeing the HT Group cap a perfect run through their 2008 schedule by outlasting Ray’s ESG, 133-126, to wrap up the championship in the second season of the wildly popular summer basketball league.
A reported crowd in excess of 3,000 people was in attendance at the Bearden High School gymnasium to take in the Rocky Top League finale’, a double-bill featuring the Toyota of Knoxville team edging the News-Sentinel squad, 103-102, in the consolation game before East Tennessee State star Courtney Pigram outshone some of his more renowned peers with a game-high 45-point effort to lead the HT Group to the exciting, fast-paced seven-point championship game victory.
The HT Group finished the 2008 season with an unblemished 6-0 record. Ray’s ESG, which lost a double-overtime thriller to HT Group on June 18, finished with a 4-2 mark.
Pigram, who for much of the summer was overshadowed on his own team by University of Tennessee All-SEC junior forward Tyler Smith, gave the HT Group the lead when he sank a three-pointer with 20 seconds to go.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.