Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

January 16, 2014

SMHS-CCHS rivalry continues tonight at CCHS

By Ed Greif
Sports editor

CROSSVILLE — Cumberland County will host Stone Memorial tonight in the renewal of the series which began during the 2006-’07 season, but besides county pride, one other thing has been added to the rivalry — District 6AAA supremcy.

The Lady Panthers (0-3, 9-9) lead the series 11-3, but the Lady Jets (2-1, 17-1) won both games last season 57-38 and 64-52.

Coach Radhika Miller’s team is tied for first in District 6AAA with White County (2-1, 12-6), Rhea County (2-1, 14-4) and Cookeville (2-1, 9-9), while Warren County (1-2, 15-8) is fifth and the Lady Panthers are sixth.

The Lady Jets, despite their 62-58 loss at Rhea County, are  tied for ninth in this week’s Class AAA poll with the 15-1 Farragut Lady Admirals.

The Panthers (3-0, 14-4) have a 13-1 series edge over the Jets (2-1, 7-9). CCHS won the first game of the series 45-44, but have dropped 13 straight games to SMHS.

SMHS leads the district, followed by White County (2-10, 14-4), Cookeville (2-1, 13-8), CCHS, Warren County (0-3, 6-15) and Rhea County (0-3, 3-10).

In other district action tonight, Cookeville visits White County and Warren County travels to Rhea County.

The Tennessee Shooting Stars basketball team, the 2013 70-74 Senior Olympic national champions will be performing at halftime of the girls game Friday night, and will play again during the Feb. 4 contest at SMHS.

The Cumberland County cheerleaders competition team will be performing at half-time of the boys game. The squad is still seeking donations for its trip to the national championships Feb. 8-9 in Florida.

CCHS-SMHS basketball series

2006-’07

Lady Panthers 52, Lady Jets 49

Jets 45, Panthers 44

Lady Panthers 60, Lady Jets 48

Panthers 61, Jets 53

2007-’08

Lady Panthers 60, Lady Jets 35

Panthers 64, Jets 61

Lady Panthers 50, Lady Jets 35

Panthers 52, Jets 47

2008-’09

Lady Panthers 50, Lady Jets 44

Panthers 62-, Jets 46

Lady Jets 51, Lady Panthers 32

Panthers 57, Jets 47

2009-’10

Lady Panthers 62, Lady Jets 47

Panthers 65, Jets 51

Lady Panthers 46, Lady Jets 40

Panthers 61, Jets 49

2010-’11

Lady Panthers 44, Lady Jets 39

Panthers 54, Jets 50

Lady Panthers 49, Lady Jets 27

Panthers 87, Jets 51

2011-’12

Lady Panthers 59, Lady Jets 56

Panthers 54, Jets 50

Lady Panthers 67, Lady Jets 48

Panthers 78, Jets 71

2012-’13

Lady Jets 57, Lady Panthers 38

Panthers 64, Jets 56

Lady Jets 64, Lady Panthers 52

Panthers 67, Jets 35

Schedule: CCHS travels to Cleveland Saturday night for a rematch with the District 5AAA foes. The games will be played at Lee University, beginning at 5 p.m. CST, instead of at Cleveland Middle School as previously reported. Cleveland High Schools gym was permanently  closed in December due structual and safety concerns.

CCHS will return home Tuesday to face White County and will host Warren County next Friday for homecoming.

Beginning with tonight’s game with SMHS, CCHS plays six out of its next 10 at home, while SMHS plays  five out of its next 10 games at home.

SMHS hosts Alcoa Saturday beginning at 3 p.m. and travels to Warren County Tuesday and to Cookeville next Friday. SMHS will celebrate homecoming Jan. 30 against Lancaster Christian.

SMHS split their games at Lancaster Christian Tuesday night. The Panthers defeated Lancaster Christian 65-59, while the Lady Panthers lost 93-71. No other information was received on the games.