Elizabethton picked up a pair of varsity wins to celebrate homecoming in style.
The Lady Cyclones hit the gas early and never looked back en route to a 74-33 victory over Tennessee High, while the Cyclones picked up a 55-45 victory over the Vikings.
For the Lady Cyclones, the win clinched them a share of the District 1-3A title.
The girls’ game was all Elizabethton from the opening tip.
With early buckets from Renna Lane and Lina Lyon, Elizabethton raced on to a 19-4 lead in the opening minutes of the first quarter.
EHS led 26-11 after a quarter of play.
Elizabethton used a 17-0 run in the second quarter to extend the lead and a four-point play from Reiley Whitson to end the half gave EHS a 49-20 advantage.
From there, it was a balanced effort as the Lady Cyclones were never threatened in the second half.
Lane had 21 points to lead Elizabethton. Marlee Matheson tossed in 13 points, while Lyon had 10 points.
Maddie Fowler and Olivia Holly had nine and eight points, respectively.
In the boys’ game, points were hard to come by in the opening minutes.
The teams traded shots as Jake Roberts, Bryson Rollins, and Seth Carter hit buckets for EHS as the teams ended the first quarter tied at 10-10.
Bryce Vanhuss gave EHS an early lead in the second quarter, and back-to-back buckets from Rollins gave the Cyclones a 17-12 advantage. The Vikings battled back to tie the game in the closing seconds of the half, but Roberts hit a buzzer-beater to send EHS to the locker room with a 19-17 lead.
The back-and-forth battle continued in the opening minutes of the third quarter before Elizabethton used a run capped by back-to-back shots from Roberts to take a 41-31 lead into the final quarter.
The fourth quarter continued to be a battle, but Elizabethton was able to secure the win.
Roberts had 21 points to lead the Cyclones, while Rollins added 12 points. Nicholas Wilson tossed in 10 points.
Bryce VanHuss scored six points.
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