The Elizabethton boys’ basketball team picked up a major road win on Tuesday night.
The Cyclones picked up a 57-52 victory at Sullivan South in Three Rivers Conference action. The Lady Cyclones dropped a hard-fought effort in a 51-41 decision to the Lady Rebels.
For the Cyclones, a quick start helped things get going.
Adam Cornett hit a pair of 3-pointers, and Parker Hughes added five points in the opening quarter as EHS took an 18-10 lead at the end of the first quarter. The second quarter saw South cut into the Cyclone lead during the stanza. Elizabethton held a 28-23 advantage at the break.
After the teams played nearly even in the third quarter, the Cyclones saw Will Miller hit shots to help counter the South offensive attack. EHS went 8-of-12 from the free throw line during the final eight minutes to secure the win.
Cornett had 15 points – 12 of which came from behind the 3-point line – while Miller had 11 points. Hughes finished with nine points. Evan Perkins and Eric Wilson had eight points apiece.
In the girls’ game, four Lady Cyclones reached the scorebook in the opening quarter, but EHS saw South take a 14-9 advantage after eight minutes of play. Cam Koroma scored six points for EHS in the second period to help the Cyclones get moving offensively, but the Lady Rebels held a 28-21 lead at the half.
Kaylen Shell provided the spark for EHS in the third with seven third-quarter points. However, the Lady Cyclones were unable to cut into the South lead. Elizabethton continued to fight in the final eight minutes but was unable to make a run.
Shell had 14 points to lead the Lady Cyclones, while Koroma had 12 points.