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Monday Round-up: HV and Hampton split varsity games, Lady ‘Landers pick up road win

Carter County Sports

Happy Valley 49, Hampton 47 (girls)
Olivia Absher scored on a buzzer-beating layup to give the Lady Warriors a hard-fought win over their county rivals.

The Lady Bulldogs jumped out to a 12-4 lead in the first quarter of play, but Happy Valley stormed back by outscoring Hampton 23-9 in the second quarter.

The teams played nearly even in the second half that set the stage for Absher’s game-winner.

Absher had 19 points to lead the way for Happy Valley, while Kadie Bailey had 16 points.
Destini Milhorn and Madi McClain had 20 points apiece to lead Hampton.

Hampton 65, Happy Valley 33 (boys)
The Bulldogs hit the gas pedal in the second quarter and never looked back.

After the Bulldogs took a 13-9 lead after eight minutes of play, Hampton used a quick run as part of a 20-8 quarter to take a double-digit lead into the half.

From there, it was all Hampton as HV was unable to battle back into the game.

Michael Harrison and Conor Jones had 11 points apiece to lead Hampton, while Blake Young led HV with 12 points. Alex Lunceford tossed in nine points to the Warrior cause.

Cloudland 45, Johnson County 31 (girls)
The Lady ‘Landers captured a nonconference road win on Monday night.

Cloudland trailed 7-6 after eight minutes of play but outscored the Lady Longhorns 18-7 in the second quarter to pull out to a 10-point lead at the break.

The Lady ‘Landers maintained the advantage throughout the second half to take the win.
Karah Fields led Cloudland with eight points, while Heaven Caraway and Saharra McKinney had seven points apiece.

Jasmine Birchfield and Gracie Freeman had six and five points, respectively.

Johnson County 64, Cloudland 30 (boys)
The ‘Landers were unable to overcome a quick Johnson County start on Monday night.

The Longhorns raced out to an eight-point lead in the first quarter, and then extended it to double-digits by outscoring CHS 11-4 in the second quarter.

Cloudland continued to battle but was unable to cut into the Longhorn lead in the second half.

Caleb Sluder had 10 points to pace CHS, while Victor Hicks had six points.

Unicoi County 52, Unaka 36 (girls)
The Lady Rangers were unable to shake off a slow start on Monday night.

Unaka saw the Lady Blue Devils use a run to take a 17-4 first-quarter advantage. The Lady Rangers continued to battle and was able to cut into the Lady Blue Devil lead in the second half.

Lyndie Ramsey had 23 points to lead Unaka.

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