Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

January 17, 2013

CCHS loses twice to district foe White County


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CROSSVILLE — The Cumberland County High School basketball teams dropped a pair of District 6AAA games Tuesday night to White County. The Lady Jets were beaten 59-55, while the Jets lost 65-42.

White County 59, CCHS 55: The Lady Jets trailed 11-7 midway through the first quarter, before Makenzie Iles converted a layup to trigger a 10-5 run to take a 19-16 advantage by quarter's end.

Iles had six points for the Lady Jets, who were six of 13 from the field with one turnover, while holding the Warriorettes to seven of 13  with four turnovers. Gina Dick, Sloane VanWinkle and Rebekah Teeple combined for 13 first-quarter points.

A jumper by Courtney Smith swelled the lead to 23-18 early in the second quarter, but the Warriorettes finished the quarter with a 15-5 run for a 33-28 lead at the break. Kelsie Roberts had seven points for White County, who was six of 13 from the field and four of four from the charity stripe, while CCHS was three of eight from the field and three of four from the chartiy stripe.

Iles scored eight third-quarter markers to help the Lady Jets outscore White County 12-9 to slice the deficit to 42-40 by quarter's end. CCHS was six of 11 from the floor and zero for two from the free throw line, while White County was two of nine from the field and three of six from the charity stripe.

CCHS would tie the game three times in the third quarter at 42-42, 44-44 and 51-51, before a layup and two free throws by Amber Hudgens would give the visitors a 55-51 advantage.

The Lady Jets sliced the lead to 57-55 with 41.4 seconds left in the contest, but were unable to convert a tying or go-ahead basket. Kelsey Roberts sealed the victory with two free throws with 10.8 seconds left in the game.

Free throws were the difference in the contest. CCHS was 22 of 47 from the field and eight of 16 from the free throw line, while White County was 19 of 33 from the floor and 16 of 20 from the charity stripe.

Leading the Lady Jet cause was Iles (22 points, two rebounds, two assists, two steals), Dick (six points, three rebounds, three steals), Hyder (10 points, four rebounds, three assists), Sloane VanWinkle (five points, one rebound, three assists, two steals), Skylar VanWinkle, Teeple (six points, six rebounds, one steal), Kelsie Eldridge, Kassidy Sommer (two points, three rebounds, one assist, one steal) and Courtney Smith (four points, one rebound).

White County 65, CCHS 42: The Warriors jumped out to a 9-2 lead with 4:18 left in the first quarter, as the Jets missed their first three shots from the field and committed three turnovers.

White County finished the quarter with a 15-4 run for a 24-6 lead, as they were 10 of 17 from the field with four turnovers, while the Jets were three of 12 from the field with eight turnovers.

Jon Elmore, Dylan Qualls and Tayler Houston each had two points for the Jets.

CCHS outscored White County 12-11 in the second quarter, behind Diego Poore's  10 points. The Jets were five of 15 from the field with three turnovers, while White County was five of 13 with three turnovers. There were no free throws attempted in the first half, as the Warriors took a 35-18 lead at the break.

White County outscored CCHS 14-13 in the third quarter to take a 49-31 advantage, hitting five of 11 from the field and three of five from the charity stripe, while CCHS was six of 17 from the floor and one of two from the free throw line.

Poore and Cameron O'Rourke each had four points for the Jets.

The Warriors finished the game with a 16-11 fourth quarter to take the victory.

For the Jets, it was one of their poorest shooting nights for the season, hitting 17 of 62 from the field, including four of 22 from long range, while White County was 25 of 55 from the floor.

Leading the way for the Jets were Elmore (two points, one rebound, one steal), Poore (17 points, four rebounds, one assist, two steals), Brian Young, Qualls (six points, five rebounds), J.J. Miller (five rebounds), Tanner Christopher (three points), Austin Brown (one rebound, one steal), Houston (four points, two rebounds, one steal), Smith (three points, two rebounds, one assist), Ross Martin, Brandon Myers, Logan Parsons (three points, three rebounds, one steal), O'Rourke (four points, four rebounds) and Ty Tabor (two rebounds, one assist).

Schedule: The Jets travel to Warren County tonight for a District 6AAA double-header with the Pioneers and Lady Pioneers and to SMHS tomorrow night.