Hampton 67, Unaka 64 (OT)
The Lady Bulldogs picked up a thrilling overtime win over a county rival on Monday night.
Madi McClain tied the game with three seconds in regulation to force overtime, and then the Lady Bulldogs held on for a thrilling win in the extra period.
The first quarter ended in a 12-12 stalemate before Unaka pushed the advantage to 30-22 at the half.
Hampton, however, quickly closed the gap in the second half as the teams continued to go back-and-forth setting up the thrilling finish.
McClain finished with 18 points to lead Hampton, while Linsay Jenkins had 16 points. Taylor Berry and Macy Henry finished with 12 points apiece.
Unaka’s Lyndie Ramsey finished with 38 points to lead the Lady Rangers, while Kiki Forney added nine points.
Cloudland 52, Unicoi County 32
The Lady ‘Landers jumped out early and then limited the Lady Blue Devils to cap the regular season with a win on Monday night.
Cloudland rushed out to a 16-4 lead after eight minutes of play and then held Unicoi to just six points in the second to take a 29-10 advantage into the half.
From there, the Lady ‘Landers hit cruise control for the second half.
Ella Benfield had 18 points to lead the way, while Karah Fields tossed in 12 points. Isabella Christman and Ryan Turbyfill had eight and six points, respectively.
Hampton 80, Unaka 42
The Bulldogs took care of business to secure at least a share of the District 1-A title.
Hampton jumped out early on the Rangers as HHS took a 29-12 lead into the second quarter. Unaka continued to battle, but the Bulldogs were able to extend the lead to 56-26 at the half.
The Rangers were unable to mount a rally in the second half.
Cadon Buckles and Michael Harrison led Hampton with 12 points, while Conor Burleson and Morgan Lyons added 11 points apiece.
Logan Whitehead had 10 points.
Unaka was paced by Joseph Slagle’s 21 points, while Landon Ramsey added 12 points.
Unicoi County 69, Cloudland 21
Cloudland was unable to overcome an early deficit on Monday night.
The Blue Devils jumped out to a 24-9 lead in the first quarter. Cloudland continued to fight but was limited as UC held a 49-15 advantage at the half.
Caleb Sluder and Dylan McClellan led Cloudland with seven points apiece.