Cloudland was unable to hold off a determined Johnson County squad.
The ‘Landers dropped a heartbreaking 80-72 decision to the Longhorns on Tuesday night inside Sonny Smith Gymnasium.
The Cloudland girls stormed to a 59-39 win over the Lady Longhorns.
In the boys’ game, the first quarter saw the teams play the first quarter evenly at 13-13 after eight minutes. The ‘Landers, however, used a run to take an eight-point lead and maintained a 34-27 lead at the half.
In the third quarter, Cloudland pushed the lead to double-digits, but Johnson County continued to battle back. The Longhorns took control over the final eight minutes. CHS forced overtime on a Josh Blair bucket, but was unable to shake off a slow start to the extra period.
Blair had a team-high 18 points, while Robert Leeper added 14 points. Jake Perrigoy had 11 points for Cloudland.
Bud Icenhour had 30 points to lead the Longhorns.
In the girls’ game, Cloudland jumped out to a 20-7 lead in the first quarter and never looked back.
CHS maintained a 31-18 advantage at the half, and extended the lead to 23 points in the third period.
Trinity Vines had 15 points to lead the Lady ‘Landers, while Megan Lunsford and Stacia Wilson added 11 points apiece.
Kenzie Birchfield and Jasmine Birchfield had eight points apiece in the win.