TN RUSH 6th and 7th Grade win the AAU Division 1 Southeastern (TN and AL) District/State Championships. The states of Alabama and Tennessee have combined their two AAU State Championships to form a Southeastern District Championship. This is one of the biggest AAU sanctioned tournaments in the country. Division 1 is the top tier of the teams in both these states. Below is a list of the teams that each Rush team defeated en route to their respective state championships.TN Rush 6thW vs TN Elite 54-21W vs TN Sol 33-13W vs TN Flight 56-9W vs TN Trotters 40-28W vs WACG Family 35-26 (elite 8)W vs TN Reign 56-41 (Final 4)Beaty- 9 pointsHudson- 11 pointsWerner- 15 pointsLowe- 9 pointsMcCrary- 10 pointsKeisling- 2 pointsW vs TN Trotters 35-17 (defending state champions, Championship game)Scoring for Championship game:Beaty- 10 pointsHudson- 12 pointsLowe- 2 pointsWerner- 3 pointsReeder- 8 pointsAverage margin of victory: 22 pointsTournament Record: 7-0TN Rush 7thW vs TN Elite 48-21W vs Select 55-20W vs East TN Air 71-14W vs Team Nike Select 83-42W vs Sevier Select 54-41 (elite 8)Stats from Elite 8 Game:Coleman 11 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assistsAshlock 6 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assistsSpivey 8 points, 12 rebounds,Bouldin 22 pointsBuford 2 pointsKeisling 5 pointsW vs AL Southern Starz 54-44 (defending state runner up, top 10 ranked nationally)Stats for Final 4 game:Coleman- 3 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assistsAshlock- 4 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assistsSpivey- 11 points, 3 rebounds, 5 steals, 3 assistsBouldin- 19 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assistsHayes- 2 pointsBuford- 12 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assistsKeisling- 3 pointsW vs TN Trotters 37-34 (championship)Stats for Championship Game:Coleman- 7 points, 6 rebounds, 2 stealsAshlock- 4 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assistsSpivey- 4 points, 7 reboundsBouldin- 16 points, 4 rebounds, 3 stealsBuford- 6 points, 2 reboundsAverage margin of victory- 30 pointsTournament record- 7-07th Grade will be attending the AAU National Championship in Knoxville, TN in early July!7th grade yearly record is 25-6. Every tournament besides the last two, they have played up in either the 8th or 9th grade division.7th Grade roster is as follows:Mallie Gene Coleman (Livingston Middle School)Allie Amonett (Pickett County–currently injured)Layla Bouldin (Van Buren County)Bella Ashlock (Hermitage Springs)Merissa Spivey (Forks River elem.)Halle Buford (Hermitage Springs)Ella Kate Keisling (Pickett COunty)Madison Hayes (Celina K-8)Ashton Daniels (Clinton County, KY)Coach Matt FerrellAssistant Coach Lee Amonett
6th Grade roster is as follows:Emmy Lowe (Pickett County)Reese Beaty (Pine Haven Elem.)Macy Hudson (algood)Raylee Werner (York)Callie Reeder (Pickett County)Kaylee Tompkins (Pickett County- not pictured)Kyah McCrary (Algood)Ava Keisling (Pickett County)Kendyll McCloud (Avery Trace)Kayla Beaty (Pine Haven)Coach Layne BussellThe 6th grade team was the AAU State Runner up one year ago, and got revenge on the defending state champions from last year.6th Grade will then be attending the AAU National Championship in Kings Island, Ohio at the end of June.Both teams return to action this weekend in Louisville, Kentucky at The Classic, an NCAA sanctioned exposure event, where hundreds of college coaches and over 350 teams are expected to be in attendance.