In a Saturday night rivalry clash, Elizabethton held the upper hand.
The Cyclones outlasted Science Hill for a 48-43 victory, while the Lady Cyclones left no doubt in the second half with a 54-29 victory over the Lady Hilltoppers inside Treadway Gymnasium.
In the boys’ game, it was a back-and-forth battle from the opening tip.
Points were hard to come by in the opening quarter as SH held a slim 8-5 advantage after eight minutes of play.
The second quarter was much the same, but the Cyclones battled back behind strong play from Mason Ball to take a 17-14 advantage.
A big quarter from Dalton Mitchell in the third quarter helped Elizabethton maintain the advantage as EHS held a 33-27 lead.
The fourth quarter continued to be a battle as Elizabethton was able to hold on for the win.
Ball led the way with 12 points, while Jackson Hobbs had 11 points. Mitchell finished with 10 points.
Nate Stephens tallied nine points for the Cyclones.
In the girls’ game, Elizabethton methodically pulled away to take the nonconference win.
The Lady Cyclones used three baskets from Lina Lyon to help set the tone as EHS held a 14-8 lead after a quarter of play.
Reiley Whitson hit a pair of 3-pointers in the second quarter to help Elizabethton hold the momentum. The Lady Cyclones led 29-20 at the break.
EHS left no doubt in the second half.
The Lady Cyclones outscored the Lady Hilltoppers 18-9 in the third quarter, and held Science Hill scoreless in the final quarter to secure the win.
Lyon had 25 pnts to lead the way for Elizabethon, while Whitson had 10 points. Renna Lane had Marlee Mathena had eight and six points, respectively.
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