Lady Cyclones open holiday tournament with win



For the second straight game, the Elizabethton Lady Cyclones came out of a battle of unbeaten teams unscathed.

Elizabethton jumped out early and never looked back as they cruised to an 82-34 victory over Wake Forest Heritage (N.C.) at the Doc Maples Holiday Hoops Tournament.

Elizabethton doubled up Heritage in the first quarter by steamrolling to a 20-10 lead, and the Lady Cyclones held a 42-23 at the half.

The Elizabethton defense continued to set the tone in the second half as the Lady Cyclones limited Heritage to just 11 combined points in the third and fourth quarter while scoring 40 points on the offensive side of the ball.

Kayla Marosites tallied a game-high 22 points, while Melinda Perry tallied 12 points. Kelci Marosites and Haley Burleson had 11 points. Emily Kiser added nine points. Emily Schubert scored seven points in the game.

The Lady Cyclones will face Volunteer in the semifinals of the tournament at 7:30 on Tuesday.


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