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Friday Round-up: Happy Valley Girls, Elizabethton Boys take big Three Rivers wins; Lady Cyclones drop an OT heartbreaker

Carter County Sports

Sullivan Central 44, Elizabethton 35 OT (girls)
The Lady Cyclones dropped a heartbreaker on Friday night.

Elizabethton was unable to answer a quick Lady Cougar burst in overtime as they fell on the road.

The early going saw Elizabethton take a 7-4 lead after shots from Morgan Headrick and Lina Lyon. Central, however, flopped the score around in the second quarter as the game went to the half tied at 11.

Points continued to be hard to come by in the third quarter as the Lady Cyclones took a two-point lead into the final quarter.

Elizabethton saw Lyon score all nine Lady Cyclone points in the final quarter, but Central was able to force an extra period. In OT, a quick burst saw Central pull ahead and hold on for the win.

Lyon had 19 points to lead EHS. Headrick finished with eight points.

Elizabethton 83, Sullivan Central 59 (boys)
Jake Roberts didn’t miss a beat.

The junior scored 33 points to lead the Cyclones to a convincing Three Rivers Conference win in his first game back after football.

The early going saw Elizabethton pull out to a six-point lead after a quarter of play, and they slowly pulled away to take a 33-19 lead into the half.

The Cyclones left no doubt in the second half by scoring 50 points in the final two quarters.

Brayden Phillips had 13 points for the Cyclones, while William Willocks and Seth Carter had nine points apiece.

Happy Valley 49, Johnson County 26 (girls)
A strong defensive performance in the second half paved the way for a Lady Warrior win.

Happy Valley held Johnson County to just 11 points over the final 16 minutes – including just three points in the final quarter – to take a 49-26 victory on Warrior Hill in Three Rivers Conference action.

It was a tight battle in the early stages as Holly Moore and Marcida Moore combined for eight points in the opening quarter to give HV an 8-5 lead. The teams played nearly even again in the second as HV held a 19-15 lead at the break.

The third quarter saw five Lady Warriors score points as HV outscored the visitors 19-8 in the frame to seize control.

H. Moore finished with 14 points, while Kadie Bailey and M. Moore had 13 points for the Lady Warriors.

Sadie Stout led Johnson County with 10 points.

Johnson County 63, Happy Valley 49 (boys)
The Warriors were unable to overcome a slow start on Friday night.

Johnson County raced out to an 18-4 first-quarter lead and then kept HV at bay to take a Three Rivers Conference win.

Happy Valley settled down in the second quarter playing step for step with Johnson County but was unable to make a dent into the lead by half.

The Warriors, however, used a pair of 3-pointers from both Andrew Clawson and Timmy Mounts to trim the Longhorn advantage to six points after three complete quarters.

Johnson County answered in the final stanza to get a little more separation and the win.

Alex Lunceford had 14 points to lead the way for HV. Clawson finished with nine points, while Mounts had eight points on the night.

Clayton Cross led the Longhorns with 22 points.

Sullivan East, Unaka 40 (girls)
The Lady Rangers were unable to overcome an early deficit on Friday night.

Unaka saw Sullivan East race out to a 10-point lead in the opening quarter, and the Lady Patriots pushed the advantage to 34-17 at the break.

Unaka, however, continued to battle, but was unable to make a rally in the second half.

Lyndie Ramsey scored 15 points to pace the Lady Rangers, while Mailey Guy scored eight points.

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