Tuesday Round-up: Warriors and Lady ‘Landers take wins with strong second halves



Daniel Boone 52, Unaka 48 (boys)
The Rangers came up short in a hard-fought battle.

After the teams played to a 13-13 tie after the first quarter, Unaka took control by outscoring the Trailblazers 14-6 in the second quarter. Daniel Boone, however, repaid the favor by erasing the Unaka lead in the third stanza.

Unaka kept battling but saw Daniel Boone take the lead for good with nine seconds remaining in the game.

Will Sexton finished with 16 points, while Joseph Slagle had 13 points. Devin Ramsey finished with eight points.

William Blount 62, Hampton 59 (boys)
Hampton dropped another tight battle at the Maryville Christmas Classic on Tuesday.

A day after taking host Maryville to the wire, the Bulldogs saw William Blount eke out a tight win on the second day of the event.

The Bulldogs led 16-15 after a quarter of play, but the Govs used a quick run to take a 31-26 advantage into the half. Hampton, however, continued to stay within striking distance to the final horn.

Morgon Lyons had 18 points to lead the way, while Conor Jones added 11 points.

Happy Valley 54, Chuckey-Doak 48 (boys)
The Warriors broke into the win column on Tuesday night.

HV got things cranked in the third quarter and never looked back as they outscored the Black Knights 30-13 in the second half.

Alex Lunceford had 17 points to lead the way. Blake Young scored 14 points, while Andrew Clawson tallied 13 points.

Cloudland 45, Daniel Boone 32 (girls)
The Lady ‘Landers hit the pedal in the third quarter and rolled past the Lady Trailblazers.

After holding an 11-9 lead at the end of the first quarter, Cloudland was limited to just three points in the second stanza while taking Daniel Boone to just six points.

CHS came alive in the third as they outscored the Lady Trailblazers 21-9 to take command of the game.

Gracie Freeman had 18 points, including five 3-pointers, to led the way for Cloudland. Mandy Benfield finished with 15 points, while Jasmine Birchfield had nine points.


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