The Elizabethton girls program secured another big win on Tuesday night.
The Lady Cyclones used a big second quarter to take a 43-28 victory over Sullivan East inside Treadway Gymnasium. The Cyclones dropped a 28-27 heartbreaker in boys action.
For the Lady Cyclones, it was a battle all night.
The Lady Patriots jumped out to a 13-0 lead before EHS trimmed the lead to eight points entering the second quarter.
In the second, the Elizabethton offense came alive for 19 points while limiting the Lady Patriots to just three points. That gave EHS a 24-16 advantage at the break.
After a sluggish third quarter when SE outscored EHS 8-2, the Lady Cyclones held firm to take the win in the final eight minutes.
Morgan Headrick had 10 points to lead the way for Elizabethton, while Kelsie Winters added eight points.
In the boys’ game, points were hard to come by from the opening tip.
After Sullivan East opened the game with an 8-6 lead in the first quarter, the teams combined for just 12 points in the second. That allowed the Patriots to hold a 16-10 advantage at the half.
In the third quarter, it was Elizabethton’s turn to hold SE in check. The Cyclones limited East to just two points, and closed the gap to one point entering the fourth.
The teams traded points in the final quarter. Elizabethton had a chance in the final seconds, but were unable to convert those opportunities into points.
Eric Wilson, Will Miller and Parker Hughes had seven points apiece for Elizabethton.