There were a few bumps and scrapes but no bruised egos for the Jellico High School boys during their Region 2-A Basketball Tournament opener Saturday against visiting Midway.
District 4-A MVP Cody Malicoat powered in 22 points as the No. 1 seed Blue Devils (19-12 overall) pounded the Green Wave, 72-45, while advancing to Tuesday’s semifinal round at Harriman.
Jacob Parkinson scored a team-high 11 points for Midway, the No. 4 seed from District 3-A.