The Cumberland County and Stone Memorial basketball teams concluded their home-and-home series Tuesday by splitting their District 6AAA games, as the Panthers defeated the Jet 76-52, while the Lady Jets beat the Lady Panthers 78-45, which was the same score as the previous meeting at CCHS.
The Panthers scored the same number of points - 76 - as in their win Jan. 17 in the and gave up three points less - 52 - than the 55 allowed at CCHS.
SMHS 76, CCHS 52: Four Panthers were in double figures — Luke Matthews (20), Justin Simmons (15), Tyler Yoder (14) and Gage Spence, while Mason Baucom (5), Brandon Thomas (3), Mitchell Ball (6) and Collin Russell (3) rounded out the scoring. Tristan Norman, Nathaniel Sexton, Chandler VanNatter, Taylor Orme, Frank Heilmeir and Parker Hill also played.
Diegon Poore (11 points, five rebounds, one steal) and Logan Parsons (11 points, two rebounds) led the Jet attack. Other statistical leaders were Jordan Graham (one steal), David Elliott (two points, three rebounds, two steals), Alex Dixon (one rebound, two assists, one steal), Tanner Christopher (one assist), Austin Brown (four points), Tyler Daugherty (two points), Cade Smith (nine points, one rebound, two steals), Brandon Myers (one point), Blake McLaughlin (four points, four rebounds) and Ty Tabor (eight points, four rebounds, one assist). Drew Vaden and Nolan McLain also played.
Two baskets by Simmons helped the Panthers roar out to a 12-0 lead, but baskets by Smith and Brown put the Jets on the boards with under 2:30 left in the first quarter. SMHS finished the quarter with a 5-2 for a 17-6 advantage.
Tabor buried a jumper to open the second stanza for the Jets, but two buckets by Matthews staked the Panthers to a 27-11 advantage; however, the Jets reeled off seven unanswered points to slice the Panther lead to 27-18 with 3:58 left in the half.
After a timeout, SMHS finished the quarter with an 8-4 run to take a 35-22 lead at the break.
CCHS was seven of 25 from the field with four turnovers, while SMHS was 14 of 23 with three turnovers.
Yoder scored nine points in the third quarter to help the Panthers outscore CCHS 18-15 for a 53-35 advantage, as they were seven of 16 from the field with two turnovers. CCHS was seven of 19 with two turnovers. Smith had five points for the Jets, while McLaughlin added four markers.
Matthews had the hot hand in the fourth quarter for the Panthers, scoring nine of his team's 23 points to finish the game with a 23-15 run for the final margin of 76-52. The 76 points were the same total as in their previous win at CCHS. Parsons had seven markers for the Jets.
CCHS 78, SMHS 45: Destiny Carlton led the Lady Jets with 17 points, six rebounds, five assists and two assists, followed by Makenzie Iles (12 points, one rebound, four assists, six steals), Gina Dick (11 points, three rebounds, three assists, three steals), Alli Hyder (five points, four rebounds, two assists, two steals), Victoria Lee (four points, four rebounds, two steals), Madison McLaughlin (two points, two assists), Sydney Clark (one rebound), Skylar VanWinkle (thre points), Rebekah Teeple (eight points, seven rebounds, two assists, one steal), Klaire Varney (two points, one rebound, one assist), Bailey Davis (three points, one rebound) and Courtney Smith (four point, three rebounds, one assist). Lindsey Norrod also played.
Statistical leaders for the Lady Panthers were Tiffany Cokkinias (three points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals), Kirsten Potter (10 points, three rebounds, one assist, two steals), Lacey Melton (eight points, four rebounds, three assists, one steal), Riley Hunt (two points, three rebounds), Abby Griffin (three points, three assists, one steal), Bailey Rutledge (12 points, two rebounds, one assist, two steals), Courtney White (one rebound, one steal), Sidney Early (two pints, one rebound, one assist), Sam Gray (two points) and Jenna Beaty (one rebound). Jordan Thompson, Hailey Coudriet and Brittany Brun also played.
Potter gave the Lady Panthers an early 2-0 lead, but a jumper by Teeple sent the Lady Jets on a 7-0 run for a 7-2 lead with 5:24 left in the quarter. A bucket by Melton cut the gap to 7-4, but a jumper by Dick helped CCHS finish the stanza with a 13-11 run for a 20-15 lead by quarter's end.
Hyder and Carlton had five points each for the Lady Jets, who were eight of 15 from the field with three turnovers, while SMHS was six of 13 with six turnovers. Rutledge had seven points for the Lady Panthers.
Iles had six of 12 points in an 18-6 second quarter to swell the advantage to 38-22 at the break. CCHS was was five of 13 from the field with one miscue, while SMHS was three of 12 with five turnovers. Potter had four points for the Lady Panthers.
The Lady Jets outscored SMHS 18-11 in the third quarter to build a 56-32 lead, as they were eight of 15 from the field with four turnovers, while holding SMHS to four of 14 from the field with four turnovers. Dick, Carlton, Teeple, Eldridge and Iles did all of the scoring for CCHS.
Cokkinias, Potter, Melton and Rutledge had points for SMHS.
Two fourth quarter treys by Carlton gave CCHS a 62-34 lead with 7:02 left in the game. After the timeout, CCHS used a 12-4 run to swell the lead to 74-38 with two minutes left in the contest.
A layup by Gray helped SMHS finish the game with a 7-4 spurt for the final margin of 78-45.
Schedule: CCHS travels to White County tonight for the final District 6AAA game and will close out the home schedule for senior night Saturday against Monterey. CCHS is scheduled to make up a game at Clarkrange Feb. 11.
SMHS closes out their home schedule this weekend against Warren County tonight and Clarkrange Saturday, before traveling to Warren County Monday for their district finale.