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Prep roundup: Lady Longhorns beat pair of out-of-state foes

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Teams took advantage of the 2-for-1 Hall of Fame games over the weekend with several games being played on Friday and Saturday. Several return to the hardwood this week as high school basketball is now here.

GIRLS

Johnson County 65

Patrick Henry, Va. 45

The Lady Longhorns won a pair of games over the weekend against two out-of-state teams.

A trio of players scored in double figures that helped Johnson County defeat Patrick Henry inside of Ray Shoun Gymnasium.

Brionna Reece led the way with 15 points while Brooke Brown and Kourtney Tolley added 13 and 12 points, respectively.

Potter provided eight points and 13 rebounds. Freshman Michala Cretsinger tallied eight points and Mary Taylor scored six.

J. Miller scored a game high 28 points for Patrick Henry.

PATRICK HENRY (1-1)

Miller 28, McCauley 8, Deskins 3, Yarber 2, Wilmouth 2, Hess 2.

JOHNSON COUNTY (2-1)

Reece 15, Brown 13, Tolley 12, Taylor 6, Potter 8, Cretsinger 8, Lay 3.

Patrick Henry 8 15 7 15 — 45

Johnson County 17 17 16 15 — 65

3-point goals—PH 9 (Miller 7, Deskins, McCauley) JC 2 (Brown, Tolley).

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Johnson County 60

Mitchell County, N.C. 38

Brionna Reece fired in 19 points and Brooke Brown added 17 in their 22-point victory. Kourtney Tolley (9 points) and Mary Taylor (8 points) aided the cause.

Robinson topped Mitchell County with 17.

Johnson County is now 3-1.

MITCHELL CO. N.C. (1-1)

Spurling 4, Tipton 2, Robinson 17, Parkins 4, Anderson 4, Cooper 4, Grindstaff 3.

JOHNSON COUNTY (3-1)

Reece 19, Brown 17, Tolley 9, Taylor 8, Potter 2, Lay 2, Cretsinger 3.

Mitchell Co. N.C. 8 13 8 9 — 38

Johnson County 21 11 20 8 — 60

3-point goals—Mitchell Co. 0, Johnson Co. 2 (Taylor, Tolley).

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Cloudland 55

Sullivan East 47

BLUFF CITY—The Lady Highlanders trailed by three going into the final quarter, but outscored East to by 11 to pull out the win over Sullivan East inside the Patriot Palace.

Courtney Clarke and Courtney Wilson had 14 points each for the Lady Highlanders. Haley Johnson added nine and Kendal Mull 8.

Jamison Shaffer led the Lady Pats with 17.

CLOUDLAND 2-1

Mull 8, C. Wilson 14, Clarke 14, H. Johnson 9, M. Wilson 6, P. Johnson 4, Russell 0, Sparks 0, Jarrett 0, McKinney 0.

SULLIVAN EAST (1-1)

Shaffer 17, M. Addison 8, K. Addison 7, Stafford 2, Stewart 7, Nidiffer 4, Hare 2.

Cloudland 14 12 7 22 — 47

Sullivan East 15 12 9 7 — 55

3-point goals—Cloudland 3 (C. Wilson, Clarke, H. Johnson), East 5 (Shaffer 2, K. Addison 2, Stewart).

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Unaka 63

David Crockett 62

The Lady Rangers rode the dynamic play of Brandi Ensor to nip David Crockett 63-62.

Ensor fired in a career-high 31 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for Unaka. Hannah Tipton played a big role in the win by scoring 14.
Scalf led the Lady Pioneers with 17. Grindstaff and Ayers followed with 13 and 12 points.

DAVID CROCKETT (0-2)

Ayers 12, Fagan 1, Foster 7, Grindstaff 13, Ervin 2, Gordon 6, Scalf 17, Lysinger 4.

UNAKA (2-0)

Ensor 31, Tipton 14, S. Matheson 3, Drew 3, Campbell 5, Hobbs 2, Perry 3, Carrier 4.

Crockett 14 12 21 16 — 63

Unaka 11 15 16 22 — 64

3-point goals—DC 8 (Ayers 4, Grindstaff 2,Foster, Ayers), Unaka 1 (Matheson).

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Cosby 56

Unaka 32

The Lady Rangers got outscored 20-5 in the final quarter by the visiting Lady Eagles from Cosby.

Brittany Williams and Lexi Williams scored 16 points apiece for Cosby.

Brandi Ensor, with nine, was high for Unaka. Cheyenne Drew tallied eight.

COSBY (3-0)

Norris 3, B. Williams 16, L. Williams 16, Shaffer 9, Schredder 2, Kinard 12.

UNAKA (2-1)

Tipton 5, Matheson 4, Ensor 9, Drew 8, Campbell 4, Carrier 3.

Cosby 11 13 12 20 — 56

Unaka 7 11 9 5 — 32

3-point goals—Cosby 5 (B. Williams 2, Norris, Shaffer, Kinard), Unaka 4 (Drew 2, Tipton, Matheson).

Hampton 49

Grace Christian 41

KNOXVILLE — In a rematch from last season’s substate round, Hampton overcame a four-point halftime deficit to beat Grace Christian 49-41 on Saturday afternoon.

Down 24-20, the Lady Bulldogs got a pair of Alexis Bowers 3-pointers to open the third quarter and led the rest of the way.

Hampton forged ahead by as many as 12 points in the second half before the Lady Rams clawed back within six. However, Monica Olvera and Bowers drilled clutch free throws near the end to smother Grace Christian’s hopes.

Bowers produced a splendid all-around performance, accumulating 14 points, seven rebounds, six assists and five steals. Olvera contributed 11 points while Paige Montgomery grabbed seven boards.

Grace was up 9-8 before Kim Swearingen’s three-point play and an Olvera three-pointer keyed a 9-0 Hampton run to open the second period. The Rams then responded to hold the halftime lead.

HAMPTON (2-0)

Bowers 14, Olvera 11, K. Irick 6, H. Irick 6, Swearingen 5, Montgomery 4, Grubb 3, Street 0, Garland 0.

GRACE CHRISTIAN (1-1)
Pridemore 15, Duggans 11, Hensley 6, Johnson 5, Griffith 2, Hurt 2.

Hampton 8 12 17 12 — 49

Grace Chr. 9 15 1 16 — 41

3-point goals—Grace (Pridemore, Duggans, Johnson), Hampton 7 (Bowers 2, K. Irick 2, Olvera 2, Grubb).

BOYS

Unaka 72

Cosby 70 (Overtime)

The Rangers trailed by 19 heading into the final quarter, but outscored Cosby 23-11 to tie the game in regulations.

Logan Carrier fired in 25 points and Alex Baltaji 23 to lead the way for home standing Unaka. Eli Rasnick’s 13 points and seven boards were vital to the win.

Cody Valentine’s 18 points and 14 more by Bryson Valentine led the way for Cosby. Kyle Clevenger and Kyle Ford tallied 10 apiece.

COSBY (2-1)

C. Valentine 18, B. Valentine 14, Clevenger 10, Ford 10, Self 9, Phillips 5, Morris 4.

UNAKA (2-1)

L. Carrier 25, Baltaji 23, Rasnick 13, Anderson 4, D. Carrier 3, Yerkes 2, Overdorf 2, Nave 0, Yerkes 0.

Cosby 25 15 20 11 6 — 70

Unaka 14 15 12 23 8 — 72

3-point goals—Cosby 7 (C. Valentine 3, Self 2, Phillips, B. Valentine) Unaka 4 (L. Carrier 3, D.Carrier).

Tennessee High 69

Unaka 39

BRISTOL — Adam Mitchell poured in 11 points for the balanced Vikings, who held Unaka to 13 in the opening half.

The Rangers’ Travis Overdorf tallied nine and Alex Baltaji eight.

UNAKA

Nave 0, Searfoss 5, L.Carrier 7, D.Carrier 4, Anderson 2, Rasnick 4, Guinn 0, Baltaji 8, Overdorf 9.

TENNESSEE HIGH

Gibson 2, Shuff 9, Easterling 5, McReynolds 5, Huffman 2, Johnson 4, Crandell 2, Mitchell 11, Kitzmiller 7, Hutton 8, Minor 2, Branscomb 8, Welch 4.

Unaka 7 6 13 13 — 39

Tenn. High 17 15 17 20 — 69

3-point goals—Unaka 1 (Carrier), THS 2 (Shuff, Kitzmiller).

Science Hill 57

Johnson County 44

The Hilltoppers trailed by one at the half but pulled away late in the game to earn a hard fought victory.

Brian Dempsey scored a game high 21 points to lead the Longhorns. Cody Phillips reached double figures with 10.

Daniel Sweeney’s 15 points led the ’Toppers.

SCIENCE HILL (3-0)

Sweeney 15, Songster 12, Begley 7, Hensley 10, Charles 6, Wampler 5, Nickles 2.

JOHNSON COUNTY (1-2)

Dempsey 21, Phillips 10, Nelson 6, Bailie 5, Speed 1, South 1, Vannoy 0.

Science Hill 20 5 16 16 — 57

Johnson Co. 20 6 9 9 — 44

3-point goals—SH 4 (Hensley 2, Begley, Songster), JC 3 (Phillips 2, Bailie).

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Sullivan East 82

Cloudland 40

BLUFF CITY—The Highlanders found the going tough without several key members from the football team.

Logan Russell and Jeffrey Dills led the Highlanders with 12 points each. Zac Benfield added 10.

Anthony Vanhoy’s 17 and Hunter Davis with 13 led the Patriots.

CLOUDLAND (0-1)

Russell 12, Dills 12, Benfield 10, Potter 2, Stevens 3, Vines 1, Woods 0.

SULLIVAN EAST (2-0)

Grubb 6, Eller 4, Frye 5, Wright 5, Miller 7, Littleford 3, Owens 2, Davis 13, Vanhoy 17, Lunceford 2, Echevannia 2, Helton 9, Becker 2.

Cloudland 9 12 6 8 — 30

Sullivan East 24 27 22 9 — 82

3-point goals—Cloudland 7 (Russell 4, Dills 2, Stevens), SE 8 (Vanhoy 3, Davis 2, Grubb, Wright, Littleford).

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Elizabethton improved to 2-0 with a 60-48 victory over Cherokee.

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