Cloudland sweeps HV in varsity action



Cloudland picked up a varsity sweep on Monday evening on Warrior Hill.

The Lady ‘Landers picked up a 45-32 victory over HV, while the ‘Landers captured a 59-36 win over the Warriors.

In the girls’ game, points were at a premium in the early going.

Mandy Benfield scored the first four points of the game for Cloudland and Gracie Freeman added a bucket to give CHS a 6-1 lead midway through the quarter.

Shalyn Whitson knocked down a basket for HV, but Cloudland maintained a 10-4 lead at the end of the quarter.

Autumn Henegar and Whitson had four points apiece in the second quarter for the Lady Warriors, but shots from Kenzie Birchfield and Taylor Hicks pushed the Cloudland lead to 10 points at the break.

In the third quarter, the defense continued to limit opportunities as Cloudland’s Jasmine Birchfield scored six of the combined eight points in the frame.

The Lady ‘Landers held on in the final quarter despite a hard charge from the Lady Warriors.

J. Birchfield paced Cloudland with 11 points, while K. Birchfield had eight points. Heaven Caraway, Benfield and Hicks had six points apiece.

Kadie Bailey led HV with seven points, while Whitson added six points.

In the boys’ game, Cloudland jumped out early.
Hunter Blair, Elijah Blair and Conner Birchfield hit shots to give CHS a 9-0 lead to open the game. HV was able to get on the board with a Luke Roberts bucket, but Cloudland held a 14-4 lead after a quarter of play.

The ‘Lander offense continued to stay out in the second quarter sparked by a timely-shots by Hunter Shell and Caleb Sluder.

The Warriors saw the offense get going as six players scored in the frame.

Cloudland maintained a 35-18 lead at the half.

The second half saw both teams used a balanced attack as Cloudland was able to hold off the Warriors from making a run.

Birchfield led Cloudland with 14 points, while Bentley Gilbert had 11 points. E. Blair scored 10 points in the game. Shell finished with nine points.

Landon Babb led HV with 13 points. Roberts added eight points to the Warrior cause.

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