STONEY CREEK, Tenn. – It was a sweeping kind of Tuesday on Stoney Creek. Unfortunately, it didn’t go the home schools way.
The Lady Rangers were unable to keep pace with South Greene as they fell 71-38, while the Rebels claimed the district title with a 64-41 victory.
In the boys’ game, the Rangers fought through a sloppy game early as Joe Searfoss tallied four first quarter points, but South Greene held a 13-9 lead after a quarter of play.
Unaka was unable to even the score with the Rebels in the second quarter despite seeing six players score points in the period. South Greene held a 29-22 advantage at the half.
South Greene came out of the locker room hot as they quickly extended the lead to double-digits en route to outscoring Unaka 22-10 in the quarter. From there, the Rebels held the Rangers at bay to secure the win.
Searfoss led the way with 10 points, while Lewis tallied nine points n the game.
In the girls’ game, the Lady Rangers fell behind early, but used a late run to close the gap to 16-14 after the first quarter. Unaka continued to battle in the second period tying the game up at 20-20. However, South Greene ended the frame on a 13-5 run to take a 33-25 lead at the half.
The Lady Rebels began to pull away in the second half as early third quarter runs quickly increased the lead to double-digits, and maintained a 47-29 lead after three quarters of play.
Hannah Tipton led Unaka with 17 points, while Sarah Tipton had eight points.