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Dyer, Wolves win at Dyer Dome

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John Dyer coached the West Ridge Wolves to a 67-63 boys basketball win over Lakeway Christian Academy on Tuesday night at Bluff City’s Dyer Dome, the venue named in his honor.

West Ridge closed the game on a 22-12 run as Dyer was victorious in his first game back on the sidelines on the campus of Sullivan East High School, where he served as the head coach from the 1988-89 season through the 2019-20 campaign.

He is in his second season guiding West Ridge.

Wade Witcher scored 26 points and hit the game-sealing 3-pointer for the Wolves. The arena holds some significance to him as well since his dad, Roby Witcher, once starred in the same gym as a player at Sullivan East.

Dawson Arnold’s 21 points and Avery Horne’s 10 points were also vital for the bunch from Blountville.

Shajai Jackson led Lakeway with a game-high 29 points.

Sullivan East 68, Mountain Mission 63 

Drake Fisher scored 18 points and Tyler Cross added 15 to lead the Patriots past the Challengers in a late Tuesday night game. 

Cliff Gashumba paced Mountain Mission with 25 points. 

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