Saturday Recaps: Lady Rangers edge Hampton in thrilling fashion, Bulldogs slide past Rangers

Carter County Sports

Unaka 53, Hampton 52 (girls)
The Lady Rangers won a thriller on Saturday.

Lyndie Ramsey hit a shot in the closing seconds to lift the Lady Rangers to the win.

It was a back-and-forth battle for the two county foes.

Unaka jumped out to a 20-13 lead in the first eight minutes and then extended the lead to 38-25 at the half.

The Lady Bulldogs, however, roared back in the third quarter by outscoring Unaka 15-4 to tie the game going to the final quarter.

From there, it continued to be a seesaw battle with Hampton edging ahead late setting the stage for Ramsey’s game-winner.

Ramsey finished with 30 points for the Lady Rangers, while Macy Ensor had eight points.

Madi McClain had 18 points to pace Hampton, while Linsey Jenkins had 12 points. Nicole Guy added nine points.


Hampton 86, Unaka 57 (boys)
The Bulldogs jumped out early and took care of business to pick up a District 1-A win over their county foe.

The Bulldogs jumped out to a 24-10 lead in the first quarter and extended their advantage to 48-22 at the break.

Unaka continued to battle in the second half but was unable to overcome the deficit.

Connor Burleson had 24 points to lead Hampton. Isaiah McCoury and Hayden Campbell finished with 10 points apiece.

Will Sexton finished with 14 points to lead Unaka, while Joseph Slagle, Gavin Seigfried, and Landon Ramsey had eight points apiece.

Happy Valley 42, Chuckey-Doak 25 (girls)
After a slow start, the Lady Warriors left no doubt.

HV saw the Lady Knights jump out to a 9-4 lead in the first quarter, but Happy Valley responded by outscoring CD 17-8 to take a halftime lead.

The Lady Warrior defense was fantastic in the second half as Happy Valley held Chuckey-Doak to just one point in the third quarter and seven points in the fourth quarter to pull away to the win.

Kadie Bailey had 14 points to lead HV, while Olivia Absher had 10 points.

Chuckey-Doak 57, Happy Valley 56 (boys)
The Warriors fell in a heartbreaker on Saturday as Chuckey-Doak scored at the buzzer to take the win.

It was a back-and-forth battle the entire way as HV overcome a first-quarter deficit to take a 26-25 lead at the half.

The teams continued to trade runs throughout the second half as neither could get separation from the other.

Alex Lunceford had 22 points to pace HV. Blake Young had 17 points.

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