Elizabethton’s boys heard all of the preseason talk. They read all of the social media hype.
Confident, calm and collected, the Cyclones reminded everyone in the Three Rivers Conference Friday why, as defending district champions, their name also belongs in the mix when the second half of league play resumes.
Their opponent, early-season favorite Unicoi County and its eight seniors, was left dumbfounded.
Riding the wave of two 20-point performances and a stout defensive effort, Lucas Honeycutt’s squad closed out the first half of conference play with a 72-50 statement win over the Blue Devils Friday night at Treadway Gymnasium.