It took some extra time, but the Elizabethton girls basketball program picked up an upset win on Friday night.
The Lady Cyclones picked up a 67-56 overtime victory over district leading Sullivan South inside Treadway Gymnasium.
The Cyclones captured a 62-55 win over the Rebels.
For the Elizabethton girls, it was a tale of two quarters in the first half.
The first quarter saw EHS control the game and the Lady Cyclones maintained a 17-7 advantage after a quarter of play. The Lady Rebels, however, answered the call in the second quarter as they scored 24 points in the frame while holding EHS to just four points. That allowed South to take a 31-21 lead at the half.
Elizabethton wasn’t going to be deterred.
The Lady Cyclones slowly pulled their way back in the game in part to a strong performance from Destiny Little. Early in the fourth quarter, Elizabethton jumped back in front. From there, it was a back-and-forth affair.
After the game ended tied at 50-50, the Lady Cyclones regained the lead and never looked back as they outscored South 17-6 in the extra period.
Little led the way with 17 points. Kaylen Shell had 16 points, and Morgan Headrick had 12 points. Torrie Roberts had eight points.
In the boys’ game, Elizabethton had just enough to outlast the Rebels.
Adam Cornett had seven first-quarter points to power Elizabethton to a slim 16-15 lead after the first eight minutes. Neither team, however, could get separation as the game was tied at 29-29 at the half.
The Cyclones edged ahead in the third quarter as they outscored South 12-9. Eric Wilson came alive in the final quarter as he scored nine points to help secure the win for EHS.
Parker Hughes finished with a game-high 17 points, while Cornett had 12 points. Wilson tallied 11 points for the Cyclones. Evan Perkins added nine points to the EHS cause.
Luke Pollock led South with 14 points.