Cyclone, Lady Cyclone wins highlight Wednesday



Several teams wrapped up the 2015 calendar year on Wednesday. The Cyclones and Lady Cyclones have holiday tournament trophies to add, while several teams added wins to their record.

For information on Happy Valley and Unaka’s wins at the Johnson City Honda Invitational, click here.

Elizabethton 62, Western Branch (Va.) 47 (girls)
For the second straight year, the Lady Cyclones will bring home a division title from Charleston. The Lady Cyclones quickly doubled up Western Branch, and Elizabethton held a 42-27 lead at the half. From there, the Lady Cyclones maintained the lead to secure the win.

Kayla Marosites was named the Island Division MVP, while Kelci Marosites and Emily Kiser made the All-Tournament Team.

The win was the 50th consecutive regular season in for Elizabethton dating back to Jan. 3, 2014.
Elizabethton 52, Chuckey-Doak 45 (boys)
The Cyclones made sure to defend home court during the Chick-Fil-A Classic.

Elizabethton captured the tournament with a 54-45 victory on Wednesday night.

Bo Pless led the way with 19 points, while Michael Robinson had 10 points to help the Cyclones hold on for the win.

Both Pless and Robinson were named Co-MVPs of the tournament. In addition, Alex Norwood was named All-Tournament.

Happy Valley 45, Cloudland 41 (boys)
Nathan Kyte scored 17 points to propel the Warriors to fifth place in the Chick-Fil-A Classic over the ‘Landers. Happy Valley, who led by eight points at the half, saw Brayden Sams score nine points in the second quarter to get some breathing room. Cloudland, however, roared back to trim the gap before time expired.

Sam finished with 11 points.

Cloudland saw Colby Birchfield record 19 points, while Jesse Potter added nine points.

Josh Hammonds and Sams along with Preston Enfield and Dalton Vines of Cloudland were named to the All-Conference team.

Hampton 58, Kingston 45 (Boys)
The Bulldogs wrapped up 2015 with an impressive win to close out the Harriman Christmas tournament. Charlie Butler tallied 14 points, while Wyatt Lyons added 13 points.

Adam McClain and Nathan Norris had 10 points and nine points, respectively.

Tellico Plains 59, Cloudland 19 (girls)
The Lady ‘Landers were unable to get the offense cranking on Wednesday.

Tellico Plains to a 13-7 lead at the end of the first quarter, and never looked back in the game.

Cloudland was led by Shian Strickland’s five points, while Payton Johnson, Patricia Singleton and Trinity Vines had four points apiece.

Rockwood 56, Unaka 54 OT
The Rangers were unable to shake off a late rally as the Tigers captured the overtime victory. Colton Chambers led the way for Unaka despite not setting the new tournament record for points in the game.


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