Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Area Sports

February 20, 2014

Lady Jets claim district tournament crown

CROSSVILLE — The Cumberland County High School Lady Jets hit 11 of 16 free throws in a 25-17 fourth-quarter rally to defeat the White County Warriorettes 52-47 to claim the District 6AAA basketball tournament crown Wednesday night at Cookeville High School.

The Lady Jets (26-4) will host Cleveland tonight at 7 in the opening round of the Region 3AAA Tournament, with the winner advancing into Monday night's semi-final against the Cookeville/McMinn County winner at Cookeville High School.

The large contingent of fans from Cumberland County saw the Lady Jets trail 6-0 early in the first quarter, but Destiny Carlton triggered a 6-0 run to knot the score at 6-6. The two teams exchanged points the remainder of the quarter, until a trey by Gina Dick gave CCHS a 10-8 lead by quarter's end.

The Lady Jets were four of 14 from the field with three turnovers, while White County was three of 11. Courtney Smith came off the bench to haul down five rebounds for the Lady Jets, while Dick had five points.

There were five lead changes and five ties in the second quarter, as White County outscored CCHS 10-9 to knot the score at 19-19 at halftime. Both teams were cold from the field — CCHS, four of 13, and WCHS, four of 11.

The same scenario occurred in the third quarter — three lead changes and two ties, before White County took a 30-27 advantage by quarter's end.  CCHS was four of 12 from the field, while White County was four ofnine, as both teams controlled the tempo of the game.

A jumper by Bella Taylor gave the Warriorettes a 32-27 early fourth-quarter lead, but Carlton, as the Jet student body called "that's our freshman, scored a basket after an offensive rebound and two free throws to start a 8-0 run to give the Lady Jets a 35-32 advantage  with under five minutes left in the contest.

With the score tied 37-37, Iles buried a trey on a pass from Kelsie Eldridge to give the Lady Jets the lead for good, followed by steal for a lay-up by Rebekah Teeple for a 42-37 advantage with 1:28 left in the contest.

At that point, White County committed five straight fouls to put the Lady Jets at the free throw line. Dick converted two freebies for a 44-37 lead with 1:15 left.

After Taylor scored the next four points for the Warriorettes to slice the lead to 44-41, a three-point play by Teeple with 45.4 seconds left gave CCHS a 47-41 lead. The Lady Jets converted five of eight free throws in the 31.6 to seal the championship.

Carlton, Iles, Teeple and Dick were named to the All-Tournament team. Dick was the tournament MVP.

Leading the way for the Lady Jets were Iles (six points, four rebounds, one assist, two steals), Dick (15 points, four rebounds, three assists, three steals), Alli Hyder (two points, one steal), Carlton (13 ponts, four rebounds, two assists, six steals), Victoria Lee (three rebounds), Teeple (eight points, five rebounds, one steal), Klaire Varney (four rebounds, one assist, three steals), Eldridge (two points, one rebound, one assist) and Smith (six points, seven rebounds). Skylar VanWinkle also played.

Tip-off for tonight's region opener at CCHS is at 7 p.m. There will be no reserve seats and no county passes will be honored. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. CCHS defeated Cleveland twice during the regular season.

1
Text Only
Area Sports
  • John Martin.jpg Burns’ single gives SMHS walk-off 4-3 win over Jets

    Wayne Burns' two-out, RBI single in the bottom of the 11th inning gave the Stone Memorial Panther baseball team a 4-3 win over the CCHS Jets in District 6AAA action on Panther field Monday night.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Few openings remain for Exchange Club tourney

    With a few days left, the Lake Tansi Exchange Club has very few openings for its  28th annual benefit golf tournament Saturday, at 1 p.m. at the Lake Tansi Golf Course. All paid entries must be received by 5 p.m. Thursday.

    April 22, 2014

  • Elementary golf teams post victories

    The Cumberland County elementary golf teams posted two more victories over the last few days.

    April 22, 2014

  • TAD Center hosts Pitch, Hit & Run competition

    The TAD Center will host a free Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run competition sponsored by Scotts, for area youth May 3 at 9 a.m. at Garrison Park.

    April 22, 2014

  • Tori Kerley.jpg Lady Jets fall to Lady Cavs

    The Plateau Classic champion Lady Jets hosted District 6AAA foe Cookeville last Thursday night, but the Lady Cavaliers spoiled the party with a 8-1 victory.

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lady Panthers go 3-3 for the week

    The Stone Memorial Lady Panthers finished last week with a 3-3 record, after playing in the Plateau Classic and playing district games with Rhea County and White County.

    April 21, 2014

  • Jets go 1-2 over spring break

    The CCHS Jet baseball went 1-2 over spring break to improve to 17-10 on the season, after losing to Greeneville 3-2 in eight innings last Thursday, beating Cocke County 7-1 last Friday and losing 10-4 to Knox Carter last Saturday.

    April 21, 2014

  • Track teams compete in Chattanooga Optimist meet

    The track and field teams from Cumberland County and Stone Memorial high schools competed in the Chattanooga Optimist Southeastern U.S. Invitiational Friday afternoon at Walker Valley High School.

    April 21, 2014

  • overall.jpg Clay Crushers host Server Shoot-on-the-Mountain

    The third annual Doug Server Shoot-On-The–Mountain was held April 5 at the Sportsman Club on Shorty Barnes Rd.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • OH GOOD GRIEF: Martin out as Vol hoop coach

    The University of Tennessee's beleaguered head basketball coach, Cuonzo Martin is gone. Martin resigned Tuesday to become the head coach at the University of California, which won the 2010 PAC-10 championship under retiring coach Mike Montgomery.

    April 17, 2014

Marketplace Marquee
Must Read
Section Teases
Seasonal Content
Parade
AP Video
SKorea Ferry Toll Hits 156, Search Gets Tougher Video Shows Possible Syrian Gas Attack Cubs Superfans Celebrate Wrigley's 100th Raw: Cattle Truck Overturns in Texas Admirers Flock to Dole During Kansas Homecoming Raw: Erupting Volcanoes in Guatemala and Peru Alibaba IPO Could Be Largest Ever for Tech Firm FBI Joining Probe of Suburban NY 'Swatting' Call U.S. Paratroopers in Poland, Amid Ukraine Crisis US Reviews Clemency for Certain Inmates Raw: Violence Erupts in Rio Near Olympic Venue Raw: Deadly Bombing in Egypt Raw: What's Inside a Commercial Jet Wheel Well Raw: Obama Arrives in Japan for State Visit Raw: Anti-Obama Activists Fight Manila Police Motels Near Disney Fighting Homeless Problem Michigan Man Sees Thanks to 'bionic Eye' S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Weather Radar