KNOXVILLE — Bearden High School’s boys basketball team finished off a huge feat Friday night, Feb. 9, concluding a perfect regular season run in District 4-AAA.
“I’d say that it’s tough to go undefeated in this district,” BHS head coach Jeremy Parrott said after a 68-40 victory over rival Farragut at BHS. “It’s tough to go undefeated but there’s always something to work on.”
The Bulldogs (29-1 overall, finishing 16-0 in district) played a stifling zone defense and forced the Admirals into seven consecutive turnovers early in the third quarter.
Farragut head coach Jon Higgins said Parrott threw his Admirals (14-13, 7-9) a curve when it played a zone defense.
“This is the first time that I’ve seen them play a zone defense all year,” Higgins said. “Jeremy did a great job. He showed us something new and we didn’t respond.”
“We controlled the tempo tonight and that’s really a credit to our kids,” Parrott said. “We played fast when we wanted to play fast and we played slow when we wanted to slow it down.”
Quez Glover, BHS junior guard, scored a game-high 25 points. Shamarcus Brown added 12, including 10 after halftime. Drew Pember had 10. “Honestly, everybody on our team has their defined roles,” Glover said.
Luke Moeller, senior post, led the Admirals’ offense with nine points off the bench. Nick Stedham added eight and Ethan Sherrill finished with seven.