Madison Hayes Sparks East Hamilton’s Win Over Rhea Co
Chattanooga-(WDEF-TV) East Hamilton Miss Basketball finalist Madison Hayes played like one of the state’s top players on Friday night as the Hurricanes beat Rhea County 56-49 in the quarterfinals of their region tournament. Hayes finished the night with 29 points and six blocked shots. East Hamilton was up 25-22 at halftime, but by the end of the third quarter, it was Rhea County who enjoyed a three point advantage. The Eagles then got hot behind the arc to start the fourth quarter. Maddie Taylor hit a corner three to put the Eagles up 45-36. But Hayes helped key the Hurricanes comeback. With the game tied at 48 with 1:35 to play, Hayes stole an in-bounds pass at mid-court and raced in for the basket and the foul. East Hamilton advances to the region tournament semifinals at Bradley Central High School, while Rhea Co sees their season come to an end.