Lady Cyclones storm to district title; HV drops heartbreaker

Carter County Sports

Sullivan East looked to stick around but the Lady Cyclones would not be denied.

Elizabethton rattled off 22 points in the second quarter and never looked back in their 75-33 District 1-AA title triumph over the Lady Patriots inside the Patriot Palace on Friday night.
The Lady Cyclones extended their record to 27-0 on the year, win No. 47 in the past two seasons, but Sullivan East put the pressure on early trailing by just seven points at the end of the first 16-9.

Emily Kiser and Sarah Robinson hot-shotted the Lady Cyclones in the second quarter – combining for 12 of the teams 22 points to take the 38-15 lead at the half.

Kiser led the effort across the scoring column, leading the team with 19 points. Kelci Marosites joined her teammate with 13 points and sister, Kayla, tacked on 10.

Sarah Robinson recorded the tournament MVP honors for Elizabethton and finished with 12 points in the contest, respectively.

Nine girls were record points in the game: Megan Pietroski, Kyra McCrary, Emily Schubert, Haley Burleson and Melenda Perry.
Brandy Watkins led the Lady Patriots with 12 points.

Unicoi County 64
Happy Valley 63

The Lady Blue Devils used 23 points from Chelsey Harness and 21 from Hannah Rice to add another notch to the win column.
Kalee Johnson went the distance for the Lady Warriors in the contest with a game-high 28-point performance with nine rebounds.
Emily Whitaker joined the junior with 18 points of her own, 16 coming in a dominant first half effort.
The Lady Blue Devils overcame an 18-point deficit in the first half to secure the win.

Kayla Marosites, Kelci Marosites and Megan Pietrowski each record District 1-AA all-tournament honors from Elizabethton. Kalee Johnson earned a bid to the team from Happy Valley.

On Monday, Elizabethton will host the loser of Greeneville/Claiborne while Sullivan East will greet the winner in Bluff City.
Happy Valley will travel to the District 2-AA champion, either Grainger or Chuckey-Doak. Unicoi County will travel to the other district’s runner-up.
District 2-AA tournament action is set to conclude today at Grainger, pending weather.

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