Thursday Round-up: Cloudland, Unaka sweeps on road; Hampton splits



Hampton 57, Chuckey Doak 38 (girls)
Hampton pulled away in the fourth quarter to take a nonconference win on Thursday night.

After jumping out to an 18-7 lead at the end of the first quarter, the Lady Bulldogs saw the Lady Black Knights methodically erase the deficit to take a 32-29 lead into the final quarter. Hampton, however, answered quickly and efficiently outscoring CD 28-6 in the quarter to take the win.

Stephanie Campbell had 23 points to lead Hampton, while Trinity Camillo scored 10 points. Hannah Collins and Leeanne Guinn had nine and six points, respectively.

Chuckey Doak 53, Hampton 46 (boys)
The Bulldogs were unable to tie the game in the final minute and dropped a tough decision to the Knights.

Hampton stayed in striking distance the entire game – trailing 14-13 at the end of the first quarter – and tied the game at 29-29 at the half. The Black Knights edged ahead in the third and held on for the win in the final quarter.

Matt Hughes had 11 points and Jonah Jones and Jordan Bentley had 10 points apiece. Garrett Vines added with seven points.

Cloudland 55, Rockwood 18 (Girls)
The Lady ‘Landers jumped out to a 21-4 lead in the first quarter and never looked back as CHS cruised to a road victory.

Cloudland was paced by Mandy Benfield’s 12 points – 10 of which came in the first quarter. Kenzie Birchfield had 10 points, while Gracie Freeman and Trinity Vines and eight and seven points, respectively.

Cloudland 44, Rockwood 41 (boys)
Cloudland erased a 10-point halftime deficit to take a slim lead over the Tigers. The ‘Landers trailed 12-7 at the end of the first quarter, and saw Rockwood extend the lead to 24-14 at the break.

CHS, however, battled back as Hunter Shell powered the CHS offense to take a 33-32 lead at the end of the third quarter. Cloudland held on to the win over the final eight minutes.

Shell had 17 points – all of which came in the second half – while Elijah Blair added eight points.

Unaka 45, Wartburg 43 (Girls)
The Lady Rangers held on for a slim victory over Wartburg on Thursday night.

Neither team could get separation in the first half as the game went to the break knotted up at 16-16. The Lady Rangers took a one-point lead into the fourth and then Myah Parlier and Savannah Tipton helped secure the win.

Parlier finished with 20 points to lead Uanka, while Tipton had eight points. Jada Whitehead added seven points.

Unaka 58, Wartburg 46 (boys)
The Rangers ran out to a nine-point lead in the first quarter and never looked back.

Unaka raced to a 20-11 first-quarter advantage as John Ramsey and Ryan Johnson each hit three 3-pointers. The Rangers maintained a 29-20 lead at the break.

In the second half, Unaka kept Wartburg at bay to take the victory.

Ramsey had 19 points, while Johnson tallied 18 points. The duo combined for nine 3-pointers in the game.


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