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Carnes free throws lift Townsend to repeat

Townsend’s Sophie Carnes eyes the mark during the championship game of the Blount County Elementary Basketball Tournament on Monday at Heritage Middle.

By Stefan Cooper
Editor
Blount Press Row

They say it’s harder to defend a title.

We’d be inclined to agree.

For the second consecutive year, Townsend and Prospect elementary met to decide the National Conference championship of the Blount County Elementary Basketball Tournament.

For the second consecutive year, it was Townsend, by a nose, a pair of Sophie Carnes free throws in the last 16 seconds lifting the defending champs to a 20-18 win on Monday at Heritage Middle.

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