Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Area Sports

February 20, 2014

Jets finish fourth in district tournament Tuesday night

CROSSVILLE — The White County Warriors used a 20-0 first quarter run in route to a 72-38 victory over the CCHS Jets in the consolation game of the District 6AAA Tournament Tuesday night at Cookeville High School.

White County was eight of 12 from the field with two turnovers, while Cumberland County was zero for 14 from the field with six turnovers. Kordell Henderson had eight points for White County.

Cade Crossland opened the second quarter with a jumper for a 22-0 lead, but David Elliott's jumper with 6:52 was the first points of the game for the Jets. This started an 11-4 run to slice the Warrior lead to 26-11 with 3:15 left in the half.

Two free throws by Jacob Fresh keyed a 14-2 run to finish the half for the Warriors to raise the lead to 40-13.

Elliott had six points for the Jets, who were five of 17 from the field with three turnovers in the second quarter. Tanner Christopher added three points, while Alex Dixon was two for two from the charity stripe, and Logan Parsons had two points.

A 19-13 third quarter gave the Warriors a 59-26 lead, as they were nine of 15 from the field with five turnovers.

Diego Poore had two three-pointers for the Jets, who were four of 16 from the field and three of four from the charity stripe, all by Elliott. Drew Vaden and Parsons each scored two points.

White County outscored CCHS 13-12 in the final quarter to make the final score 72-38. Tanner Christopher had four points for the Jets, who were four of 13 from the field with four miscues, as Coach Will Foster cleared his bench in the final eight minutes.

Statistical leaders for the Jets were Jordan Graham (one rebound), Poore (six points, one rebound, one assist), Elliott (11 points, five rebounds, one steal), Alex Dixon (four points, two rebounds, two assists), Christopher (seven points, three rebounds, two steals), Austin Brown (one rebound, one steal), Nolan McLain (three points,  one rebound, one steal), Cade Smith (three rebounds, one assist), Brandon Myers (two points, two rebounds, one assist), Blake McLaughlin (two rebounds, one assist) and Parsons (four points, two rebounds). Ty Tabor and Tyler Daugherty also played.

Parsons and Poore also received their All-Tournament awards following the contest.

The Jets will travel to District 5AAA champion Walker Valley Saturday at 6 p.m. CST for the opening game of the Region 3AAA Tournament, while White County will play runner-up Cleveland at 6 p.m. CST at Cleveland Middle School. The winners advance to the region semi-finals Tuesday night at Cookeville High School.

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