It was a mixed bag of results for the Elizabethton basketball programs on Friday night.
The Cyclones rolled to a 62-53 victory over Union (Va.) powered by 34 points from Evan Perkins, but the Lady Cyclones were unable to shake off a slow start and dropped a 54-37 victory to the Lady Bears – who remained undefeated on the season.
In the boys’ game, Perkins and company edged ahead early.
Perkins scored 10 points in the first half, while Bryson Rollins and Brayden Phillips added seven more to give EHS a 17-11 advantage. The Cyclones pushed the lead to 10 points at the break.
Elizabethton continued to control the game in the second half. Perkins pushed his total to 27 points through three complete and shots by
Eric Wilson and Rollins extended the EHS advantage to 45-32. From there, the outcome was never in doubt.
Perkins’ 34 points was a game-high as well as a career high for the senior. Rollins finished with nine points, while Wilson had eight points. Carter Everett tallied six points in the game.
In the girls’ game, the Lady Cyclones were locked in a defensive battle early on.
The home standing Lady Bears took a 11-6 lead after a quarter of action, and Union pushed the advantage to 19-10 at the half.
Kaylen Shell helped EHS close the gap to six points going to the fourth quarter, but Union outscored the Lady Cyclones 21-10 to secure the win.
Shell finished with 18 points to lead Elizabethton.