A late run proved to be the difference for the Elizabethton and Happy Valley boys’ basketball program.
The Cyclones went on an 8-0 run in the closing minute to take a 41-36 win over Happy Valley inside Treadway Gymnasium. The Lady Cyclones took a 56-40 victory over the Lady Warriors to celebrate homecoming.
In the boys’ game, points were hard to come in the early going.
After the Warriors took a 10-8 advantage into the second, HV limited EHS to just two points in the second. Happy Valley used the opportunity to take an 18-10 lead into the half.
In the third quarter, the Cyclones repaid the favor by outscoring the Warriors 15-4 throughout the third. That allowed EHS to take a 25-22 lead into the final quarter.
The teams swapped points throughout the final eight minutes. HV held a one-point lead in the closing minute, but the Cyclones rallied to take the win.
Will Miller had 10 points to pace EHS, while Eric Wilson had nine points. Jaxton Holly and Parker Hughes had eight and seven points, respectively.
In the girls’ game, Elizabethton pulled away in the second half to take the win over the Lady Warriors.
Adrienne Henegar opened the scoring as she reeled off the first six points for HV before Kaylen Shell put the Lady Cyclones on the board with a trey. The Lady Warriors took an 8-4 lead into the second quarter.
Morgan Headrick helped kick-start the EHS offense with five-second quarter-points, while Kate Roberts added eight points for HV in the second quarter. The Lady Cyclones maintained a 20-18 advantage going to the locker room at the half.
Elizabethton, however, got some breathing room in the third quarter by outscoring HV 18-11 in the frame. The fourth quarter was identical as EHS extended the lead en route to the win.
Camryn Koroma and Shell had 16 points apiece, while Headrick added 14 points.
Henegar had 16 points to pace HV. Roberts added 11 points, while Olivia Absher tossed in nine points.