The Elizabethton girls’ basketball team bounced back in a big way on Friday night.
The Lady Cyclones picked up 70-58 victory at Johnson County in Mountain City – avenging the season’s earlier loss to the Lady Longhorns. In the boys’ game, the Cyclones were unable to keep pace with the Longhorns in a 71-54 decision.
For the Lady Cyclones, Elizabethton started quickly.
Kaylen Shell scored seven points in the opening quarter, while Destiny Little had six points to power EHS to a 22-10 lead after a quarter of play. Elizabethton continued to put their foot on the pedal by outscoring Johnson County 19-9 in the second to take a 41-19 lead at the half.
The second half saw Johnson County slowly pull back into the game, but Elizabethton answered the call to secure the win.
Camryn Koroma had 17 points to lead the way for Elizabethton, while Little had 16 points. Shell tallied 12 points. Torrie Roberts added seven points. Kelsie Winters and Abby Townsend had six points apiece.
For the Cyclones, the second quarter proved to be too much to overcome.
After taking an 18-14 lead into the second quarter, the Longhorns got the offensive attack rolling. With six 3-pointers, Johnson County outscored EHS 27-7 in the second quarter to take a 41-25 advantage into the locker room at the half.
Elizabethton continued to fight but was unable to battle back in the second quarter.
Eric Wilson had 12 points, while Will Miller had 11 points. Parker Hughes scored nine points. Adam Cornett and Nico Ashley had eight points apiece.