Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

December 23, 2013

Lady Jets extend winning streak to 12 games

By Ed Greif
Sports editor

CROSSVILLE — The Cumberland County High School basketball teams traveled different directions to play in tournaments over the weekend.

The Lady Jets traveled to Lawrenceburg Friday and Saturday and swept a pair of games from host Lawrence County Friday 64-59 and Collinwood Saturday 63-52 to extend their winning streak to 12 games.

The Jets split their two games in the Seahawk Classic in Hilton Head, SC, beating Buford, SC Saturday 68-55 and losing 63-58 to host Hitlon Head 63-58.

Lawrence County Classic

Lady Jets 64, Lawrence 59: The game was tied 16-16 after the first eight minutes, but Lawrence County took a 34-29 lead at the break with an 18-13 second-quarter run.

The Lady Jets then outscored the hosts 16-12 to slice the lead to 46-45 after three quarters and finished off the hosts with a 19-13 fourth quarter to extend their win streak to 11 games.

Leading scorers for the Lady Jets were Destiny Carlton (17), Makenzie Iles (12), Gina Dick (9), Rebekah Teeple (90, Alli Hyder (80), Kelsie Eldridge (5) and Victoria Lee (4).

Carlton had four three-pointers, while Dick, Eldridge, Iles and Teeple had one each.

Lady Jets 63, Collinwood 52: It was the same scenario in the second game, as the score was tied 10-10 after one quarter, but the Lady Jets outscored Collinwood 22-16 in the second quarter for a 32-26 lead at the break.

Collinwood used a 13-12 third quarter to slice the lead to 44-39 by quarter's end, but CCHS finished the game with a 19-13 fourth quarter for their 12th straight victory.

Leading scorers for CCHS were Teeple (19), Carlton (14), Iles (14), Hyder (6), Dick (5), Lee (4), Skylar VanWinkle (3) and Eldridge (2).

Teeple had four three-point baskets, while Carlton had two and Iles and VanWinkle had one each.

Schedule: The Lady Jets will play in the Jon Loden Dec. 227, 28 and 30 at Midway High School. They open play at noon CST Friday against Dade County, GA.

Seahawk Classic

"We played very tough in both games and play Severn High School,  MD, for third place today (Monday)," said Coach Will Foster, whose team improved to 5-7 with the 1-1 mark in the tournament.

CCHS 68, Buford, SC 55: CCHS led 18-5 after the first quarter, but things slowed to a snail's pace in the second, as both teams tallied only eight markers, with CCHS maintaining a 26-23 advantage.

Things picked back up in the third quarter, as the Jets outscored Buford 23-20 for a 49-43 lead and finished off the game with a 19-12 fourth quarter for the victory.

The statistical leaders were Logan Parsons (21 points, seven rebounds, two steals, two assists), Diego Poore (13 points, five rebounds, three steals, five assists), Cade Smith (16 points, one rebound, three assists), Alex Dixon (five points, one rebound, three assists), Tyler Daugherty (three points, one rebound, one steal, one assist), Tanner Christopher (three points, two rebounds, three assists), Ty Tabor (three points, one rebound, one steal), Austin Brown (two points, one assist), David Elliott (two rebounds), Drew Vaden (two rebounds), Blake McLaughin (two points) and Brandon Myers (one rebound).

Hilton Head, SC 63, CCHS 58: The hosts led 171-3 after one quarter and stretched the lead to 36-29 at the break. CCHS used a 20-16 third quarter to  slice the gap to 52-49, but an 11-9 fourth quarter gave the hosts the victory.

Statistical leaders were Poore (20 points, three steals, two assists), Parsons (12 points, four rebounds, two assists), McLaughlin (eight points, four rebounds, one steal), Smith (seven points, one rebound, one steal), Christopher (three points, one rebound), Tabor (two points, two rebounds), Brown (three points, one rebound), Daugherty (two points, two rebounds), McLain (one point, one rebound) and Dixon (one rebound, four assists). Vaden also played.

Schedule: After playing for third place Monday afternoon, the Jets will take a break until they host the Chattanooga Patriots Jan. 3 at 7:30 p.m., after the Lady Jets' contest at 6 p.m.