Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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December 14, 2012

Upperman Bees sting CCHS teams Tuesday

CROSSVILLE — The Cumberland County basketball teams concluded their three-game homestand Tuesday night by hosting Upperman teams from Baxter, but the Bees stung CCHS by sweeping the double-header.

The Lady Bees defeated the Lady Jets 43-40, while Bees stung the Jets 76-53.

Upperman 43, CCHS 40: Makenzie Iles led the Lady Jets with 12 points, six rebounds and four steals, while Kassidy Sommer chipped in 12 points and nine rebounds.

Rounding out the stats were Maddi Potter, Gina Dick (five points, six reounds, one assist, two steals), Alli Hyder, Sloane VanWinkle (three points, one rebound, one assist), Skylar VanWinkle (one rebound), Rebekah Teeple (six points, 10 rebounds), Kelsie Eldridge (one point, one rebound, one steal) and Courtney Smith (four rebounds).

Klaudia Hull led the Bees with 27 points.

Teeple gave the Lady Jets an early 2-0 lead, but the Lady Bees took an 8-4 advantage  with 1:51 left in the quarter. Sommer scored the Lady Jets' next five markers for a 9-8 lead with 29.5 remaining. Klaudia Hull's layup at the buzzer put Upperman ahead 10-9.

The Lady Bees took a 13-9 lead on a Klaudia Hull trey, but Iiles scored eight markers in a 12-0 run to put CCHS ahead 21-13 with 2:05 left in the half. Upperman finished the quarter with a 3-0 run to give CCHS a 21-16 lead at the break.

For the half, CCHS was seven of 19 from the field with 11 turnovers, while Upperman was eight of 22 with nine turnovers.

Teeple scored two third-quarter buckets to give the Lady Jets a 26-18 lead with 5:46 remaining, but a trey by Ashley Medlin triggered a 13-5 run to tie the game at 31-31 by quarter's end.

A Sommer's lay-up gave the Lady Jets a 40-39 lead, but another Klaudia Hull trey put the Lady Bees ahead 42-40 with 40 seconds left in the contest. Kenzie Martin missed the front end of two one-plus-ones within a 10 second span, but the Lady Jets were unable to convert into points.

Klaudia Hull made the second of two free throws with 4.9 seconds left for a 43-40 lead, but the Lady Jets couldn't get a tying trey.

For the game, CCHS was 15 of 45 from the floor and seven of 15 from the charity stripe with 12 turnovers, while Upperman was 15 of 42 from the field and four of eight from the free throw line with 15 turnovers.

Upperman 76, CCHS 53: Upperman placed four players in double figures — Joseph Jones (17), Cody DeVillaneuva (20), Dylan Hedgecoth (12) and Tyler McWilliams (10) — in route to the victory.

All 15 Jets saw action, led by Logan Parsons with 10 points and four rebounds. Rounding out the scoring were Jon Elmore (one point),  Diego Poore (six points, three rebounds), Bryan Young (three rebounds, J.J. Miller, Tanner Christopher (two points), Austin Brown (seven points, one rebound), Alex Dixon (three points), Tayler Houston (seven points, two rebounds), Cade Smith (five rebounds), Brandon Moore (one point), Ross Martin (two points), Cameron O'Rourke and Ty Tabor (five points, three rebounds).

The Bees hit their first four shots to take a 9-2 lead, before Jet coach pulled his five starters. Elmore hit the first of two free throws to trigger a 6-0 run to slice the deficit to 9-8, but a jumper by DeVallineva started a 9-4 run to give the Bees a 17-13 lead by the break.

Dixson's desparation shot at the buzzer for a trey gave the Jets fans some hope at the end of the quarter; however, Upperman would outscore CCHS 25-13 in the second quarter to swell the lead to 42-30 at the break.

CCHS was 13 of 24 from the field with 11 turnovers in the first half, while Upperman was 15 of 27 from the field with four turnovers to account for the big lead.

A 20-9 third quarter gave the Bees a 61-39 advantage, and they finished the game with a 15-14 run for the final margin.

CCHS was 17 of 56 from the field and eight of 13 from the free throw line, while Upperman was 30 of 46 from the floor and 22 of 32 from the charity stripe.

Schedule: CCHS travels to Kingston for a 5 p.m. game and then will host Stone Memorial Monday for four games — girls and boys junior varsity games (3 and 4:30 p.m.) and varsity games (6 and 7:30  p.m.), before going to Rhea County Dec. 18 for a double-header with future District 6AAA foe Rhea County.

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