Friday Roundup: Lady ‘Landers, Warriors take wins

Carter County Sports

Cloudland 54, Providence 19 (Girls)
The Lady ‘Landers jumped out early and never looked back at Providence.

Cloudland held a 9-4 lead at the end of the first quarter, but erupted to outscore the Lady Knights 18-6 in the second quarter to take control.

Jasmine Birchfield had 12 points to lead the way, while Mandy Benfield and Kaylen Fields each had seven points.

Every Lady ‘Lander scored in the game.


Happy Valley 64, Unicoi County 55 (Boys)
Noah Stevens scored 25 points to power the Warriors to a win to open district play.

The Warriors jumped out to a 16-10 lead in the first quarter, and held a 28-20 advantage at the half. Happy Valley hit enough shots down the stretch to keep the Blue Devils at bay.

Dylan Willis had 14 points, while Luke Roberts tallied 11 points. James Harmon scored eight points.

Unicoi County 55, Happy Valley 53 (girls)
The Lady Warriors saw a last second layup go the other way as they were edged in Three Rivers Conference action.

A back-and-forth battle saw Happy Valley unable to capitalize with a chance to take the lead with 4.4 seconds remaining, and the Lady Blue Devils grabbed the rebound and hit the layup as time expired.

Shalyn Whitson had 22 points to lead the Warriors, while Autumn Henegar and Olivia Absher had eight points each. Emily Lunceford finished with six points.

Bearden 66, Elizabethton 45 (Girls)
The Lady Cyclones were unable to shake off a slow start in their first game of the Roundball in the Hall at Science Hill.

Elizabethton saw Bearden jump out to a. 21-6 lead in the first quarter. EHS continued to battle but was unable to cut into the lead despite a hard fought effort.

Morgan Headrick had 19 points to lead Elizabethton, while Renna Lane had 10 points.

Bearden 62, Elizabethton 35 (Boys)

The shorthanded Cyclones were unable to keep pace with a hot offensive attack from the Bulldogs.

EHS, who was without four players who will be competing in tomorrows state championship football game, stayed within five points at the end of the first quarter, but Bearden was able to stretch their advantage to 12 points at the half.

William Willocks had 11 points. Nico Ashley and Donta Earnest each tallied 10 points for the Cyclones.

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