Saturday Round-up: Lady Warriors, Warriors and Unaka take wins

Happy Valley 45, Greer (S.C.) 35 (girls)
The Lady Warriors captured the Island Division title at the Carolina Invitational with a strong showing.

Adrienne Henegar helped the Lady Warriors get a quick start with nine first-quarter points as HV raced to a 15-4 lead at the end of the first quarter, and extended the advantage to 27-19 at the half. From there, Happy Valley held on to take the win.

Henegar had 21 points to cap off an outstanding week that saw her named Most Valuable Player. Shalyn Whitson add 11 points, and joined Henegar on the All-Tournament team.

Unaka 58, First Baptist Academy 55 (boys)
The Rangers wrapped up the Berean Christian Christmas Tournament with a win in the final game on Saturday. With the win, UHS went 3-0 over the three-day event.

Isaac Hill had 16 points to lead the Rangers, while John Ramsey tossed in 14 points. Ryan Johnson, Will Sexton and Dylan Whitehead had eight points each in the win.

Happy Valley 46, Chuckey-Doak 28 (boys)
The Warriors shut down the Black Knights to take fifth place at the Kelly Services Christmas Classic at Sullivan North.

After HV held a 10-7 advantage at the end of the first quarter, the Warriors outscored CD 19-11 to take an 11-point lead into the locker room at the half. Both teams saw offense come at a premium in the second half as the Warriors held Chuckey-Doak to just 10 points in the third and fourth quarters combined.

Bryce Carter had 15 points to pace HV, and Noah Stevens pitched in 11 points. Blake Young added six points to the HV cause.

Sullivan North 47, Cloudland 42 (boys)
The shorthanded ‘Landers saw the Raiders eek out a win on the final day of the Kelly Services Christmas Classic at North.

The host Raiders took a 13-8 lead and maintained a six-point lead at the half. Cloudland closed the gap in the second half as the teams battled back and forth. North, however, grabbed control in the closing minutes to secure the win.

Robert Leeper had 17 points to lead Cloudland. Connor Birchfield and Triston Lacy had seven and six points, respectively.