By Jamie Combs
You can’t get rose-petaled results by tip-toeing through the tulips.
Heavily favored entering Friday night’s Region 1-AA basketball quarterfinals, the Elizabethton Lady Cyclones maintained their hard-charging ways with an 85-26 rout of Claiborne at Treadway Gym.
“Other than a few spurts there, I thought we did a pretty good job of trying to stay on track,” said EHS head coach Len Dugger.
By upping their record to 26-3, the Lady Cyclones have advanced to a semifinal game with Sullivan South — a team Elizabethton beat by more than 40 points in both regular-season matchups — on Monday night at Greeneville’s Hal Henard Gym. Action is set to begin at 6.