Friday Round-up: Rangers fall in OT heartbreaker; Lady Warriors, Lady Rangers take wins

Carter County Sports

Sullivan North 60, Unaka 58 OT (boys)
The Rangers dropped a heartbreaker on Friday night.

It was a tight battle from the onset as neither team could get real separation from the other.

After the Raiders held an 11-10 lead after the first quarter, the teams traded shots before SN pushed the advantage to six points going to the half.

The Rangers, however, didn’t go quietly. Unaka trimmed a point off the North lead in the third quarter and then used a quick run to even things up and force overtime.

In the extra period, the Rangers had a chance to tie or take the game but was unable to convert on their last offensive possession of the game.

Joseph Slagle had 20 points to lead the Rangers. Will Sexton scored 18 points.


Sullivan East 65, Elizabethton 59 (boys)
The Cyclones were unable to answer a late Patriot run on Friday night.

Elizabethton jumped out to a 17-13 lead after eight minutes of play maintained the advantage for most of the second quarter.

EHS led 46-40 early in the fourth quarter when the Patriots went on an 11-2 run to take the lead. The Cyclones continued to battle but were unable to get back in front.

Jake Roberts had 18 points to lead the way. William Willocks tallied 16 points, while Nick Wilson had 14 points.

North Greene 72, Hampton 57 (boys)
The Bulldogs fell short on the road in a District 1-A clash.

Hampton saw the Huskies jump out to an eight-point advantage in the first quarter, but the Bulldogs battled back in be nearly even at the break. NG led 36-33 at the half.

HHS, however, saw North Greene methodically pull away in the second half despite a hard-fought effort.

Michael Harrison had 22 points – including five 3-pointers – to lead Hampton.

Parker Henry had eight points, while Isaiah McCoury and Garret Vines had seven points apiece.

Sullivan South 62, Happy Valley 45 (boys)
The Warriors were unable to overcome a second-quarter Rebel run.

Happy Valley jumped out to a 14-12 lead in the first quarter behind seven points from Blake Young.

The Rebels, however, took control in the second quarter by outscoring HV 19-9 in the frame.

The Warriors stayed within striking distance for most of the second half but were unable to make a run to get back in front.

Alex Lunceford had 16 points for Happy Valley. Young finished with nine points, while Landon Babb and Andrew Little had six points apiece.

Unaka 53, Sullivan North 43 (girls)
The Lady Rangers broke into the win column.

Unaka rolled past Sullivan North in district play for a key home win. Lyndie Ramsey continued her hot streak as she scored 20 points in the game for the Lady Rangers.

Madison Ensor added 16 points to the Unaka cause. Terra Whitehead tallied nine points.

Happy Valley 62, Sullivan South 31 (girls)
The Lady Warriors dominated for a Three Rivers win on Warrior Hill.

A strong defensive effort limited the Lady Rebels to just four points in the opening eight minutes and the Lady Warriors rolled to a 37-14 lead at the half.

The second half was much the saw as HV was never threatened.

Kadie Bailey had 24 points for Happy Valley. Emma Blevins added 11 points, while Gabby Wood had eight points.

Marrida Moore and Olivia Absher scored seven points apiece.

Sullivan East 43, Elizabethton 34 (girls)
Elizabethton was unable to answer a strong second half from the Lady Patriots.

The Lady Cyclones took an early lead behind six points from Morgan Headrick as EHS led 12-7 after a quarter of play.

Points were limited in the second stanza as the Lady Cyclones held on to a 19-15 lead at the break.

The Lady Patriots used a big third quarter to take the lead as they outscored EHS 16-8 in the frame.

Elizabethton was unable to rally in the final quarter as East held on for the win.

Headrick had 15 points for EHS, while Lina Lyon had 11 points.

North Greene 72, Hampton 44 (girls)
The Lady Bulldogs were unable to keep pace with a quick North Greene offensive attack on the road.

Hampton saw NG take an 18-13 advantage after the first quarter of play before the Lady Huskies went on a 23-10 run in the second quarter.

The Lady Bulldogs continued to battle but was unable to make a run in the second half.

Macy Henry and Linsey Jenkins had 10-points each for Hampton.

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