Cloudland 66, Unicoi 63 (Boys)
The ‘Landers rose to the occasion on Tuesday night.
Cloudland used a 12-0 run in the fourth quarter to rally for a lead in their first game of the season.
It was the debut of Tyler Chambers as head coach for the ‘Landers.
CHS took a 14-10 lead after a quarter of play. The Blue Devils answered by running out to a 10-point lead before Cloudland trimmed it to five points at the half.
In the third quarter, the ‘Landers had to rally from a double-digit deficit but trimmed the Unicoi advantage to six points after three complete quarters.
The ‘Landers, however, erased the deficit with the 12-0 run and then held on for the win.
Bentley Gilbert led the way for Cloudland with 22 points, while Victor Hicks and Caleb Sluder added 12 points apiece.
Elijah Blair and Dylan Shell had 10 and seven points, respectively.
Cloudland 45, Unicoi County 41 (girls)
The Lady ‘Landers jumped out early and then held off a pesky Unicoi squad on Friday night.
Cloudland used a 10-0 run in the first quarter to take a 13-7 lead and then pushed the advantage to 24-14 at the half.
In the third quarter, CHS extended the advantage to 17 points. Unicoi, however, battled back to cut into the CHS lead, but Cloudland was able to hold on for the road win.
Gracie Freeman had 15 points to pace the CHS attack, while Jasmine Birchfield finished with nine points.
Mandy Benfield and Heaven Caraway had eight points apiece for the Lady ‘Landers.
Volunteer 60, Elizabethton 52 (boys)
The Cyclones were unable to overcome a second-half Volunteer run on Tuesday evening.
After a back-and-forth first half, Volunteer stopped a 10-0 third-quarter run by Elizabethton that saw EHS take a 38-35 lead with just under four minutes to play in the third.
The Falcons went on a 17-1 run over the final three minutes of the third quarter and the first two minutes of the fourth to get some breathing from the Cyclones.
The Cyclones continued to battle and cut the deficit to three points but were unable to get back in front in the final minutes.
Kaleb Hambrick led Elizabethton with 16 points. William Willocks added 15 points for the Cyclones.