The Elizabethton boys basketball team bounced back in a big way.
The Cyclones rolled to a 69-47 nonconference victory over Cosby on Saturday bouncing back from Friday’s loss to Johnson County. In the girls game, the Lady Cyclones ran out of gas in a 61-46 loss to the Lady Eagles.
For the Cyclones, it was business as usual.
Elizabethton held a 13-11 lead after a quarter of play, and then took control in the second stanza. Evan Perkins scored 10 points in the second stanza to help EHS outscored the Eagles 23-12 in the quarter to take a 36-23 lead into the half.
After Cosby trimmed a couple of points off the lead in the third quarter, the Cyclones erased any thoughts of a comeback by limiting the Eagles to just eight points over the last eight minutes.
Bryson Rollins and Perkins finished with 13 points apiece, while Nico Ashley had 10 points. Parker Hughes scored nine points in the win. Carter Everett and Eric Wilson had eight and seven points, respectively.
For the Lady Cyclones, it was a tight battle in the first half.
Kaylen Shell helped spark EHS early and shots from Morgan Headrick and Kelsie Winters helped EHS take a 12-11 lead after. Quarter of play. Elizabethton saw five players reach the scorebook in the second quarter – including key shots from Torrie Roberts and Cheyenne VanHuss – to take a 27-26 lead at the half.
EHS, however, was unable to recover from the third quarter.
Cosby held the Lady Cyclones to just one field goal in the staff and capitalized by outscoring EHS 21-7 in the period. Elizabethton offense got back on track, but was unable to cut into the deficit in the fourth quarter.
Shell had 18 points to lead Elizabethton. Winters finished with eight points, while Headrick scored six points.