Lady Cyclones punch ticket to Regional championship, substate



The Lady Cyclones kept their road to repeat alive and well on Wednesday afternoon.

Elizabethton secured a spot in the Region 1-AA Championship tilt as well as Monday night’s sectional with a 77-45 victory over Chuckey-Doak on Wednesday at Sullivan East.

The win moves the Lady Cyclones into the title game against Grainger County.

After the teams traded points early, Kelci Marosites drained a 3-pointer and Melenda Perry added a bucket to give Elizabethton a 13-9 lead at the end of the first quarter.

The Lady Black Knights opened the second quarter with a trey, but Megan Pietrowski and Perry hit shots to snap the Chuckey-Doak run. That sparked a 12-2 Elizabethton run that was capped by a Haley Burleson jumper. Kayla Marosites took over the rest of the way as she scored 11 straight points for Elizabethton and Ke. Marosites added a jumper to send the Lady Cyclones to the locker room with a 43-22 lead at the half.

Chuckey-Doak trimmed the lead to open the third quarter with a quick 4-0 run before Perry knocked down a shot for Elizabethton. The Lady Black Knights pulled back within 12 points. However, Sarah Robinson knocked down a pair of free throws, Ka. Marosites added a jumper and Perry took advantage of an and-one to power Elizabethton to a 54-37 lead heading to the fourth quarter.

In the fourth quarter, Ke. Marosites and company made sure there were no thoughts of a comeback. Six straight points from Ke. Marosites sparked an 18-0 run that saw four different Lady Cyclones score to secure the win for Elizabethton.

Ka. Marosites led the way with 25 points, while Ke. Marosites tossed in 22 points. Perry added 14 points for the Lady Cyclones.



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