Elizabethton 43, Dobyns-Bennett 42
The Lady Cyclones held on for a thrilling win on Saturday.
It was a back-and-forth battle in the first half as EHS held an 8-5 lead after a quarter of play and maintained a slim 24-22 advantage at the half.
Elizabethton got some breathing room in the third quarter by outscoring the Lady Indians 12-2 in the frame.
DB, however, nearly erased a double-digit deficit. After the Lady Indians closed the gap to 43-42 with just under six seconds remaining, Elizabethton inbounded the ball to Lina Lyon who avoided being fouled by DB to secure the win.
Lyon led Elizabethton with 17 points. Marlee Mathena added six points, while Renna Lane had five points.
Hampton 68, Happy Valley 31
The Lady Bulldogs used a stingy defensive effort to take a Saturday win on Warrior Hill.
Hampton came out of the gate quick to take a 27-6 lead after a quarter of play. HV, however, settled down and cut into the Hampton lead by half.
The Lady Bulldogs left no doubt in the final quarter by outscoring HV 22-5.
Madi McClain and Linsey Jenkins had 19 points apiece for Hampton, while Piper Helle tallied 15 points.
Kenzie Ramey led Happy Valley with 12 points.
Marcida Moore and Scarlett Zeoli had six points apiece.
Hampton 80, Happy Valley 28
The Bulldogs jumped out early and rolled to a county win on Saturday.
Hampton raced out to a 31-9 lead in the first eight minutes and pushed the advantage to 48-16 at the half.
The Warriors continued to battle but were unable to keep up with the Hampton offensive attack in the second half.
Caden Buckles led Hampton with 14 points. Michael Harrison and Morgan Lyons had 12 and 10 points, respectively.
Happy Valley was paced by Dakota Grindstaff’s nine points.
Dobyns-Bennett 82, Elizabethton 56
The Cyclones came up short on Saturday afternoon.
After Elizabethton took a 13-11 lead into the second quarter, DB got things cranking and outscored EHS 26-12 in the second to take control.
Elizabethton continued to fight but was unable to make a rally in the second half.
Bryce VanHuss had 14 points to lead Elizabethton. Jake Roberts tossed in 13 points, while Nicholas Wilson added eight points.