Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

November 26, 2012

Lady Jets finish 1-1 in Murmaid Mattress Classic


Staff writer

CROSSVILLE — The Cumberland County High School Lady Jets split a pair of games in the Murmaid Mattress Classic over the weekend at Cleveland High School to improve their record to 1-5.

The Lady Jets defeated Chattanooga Baylor 49-39 Saturday morning to snap their five-game losing streak, after seeing a five-game winning streak over the host Cleveland Lady Raiders end, 57-42, Friday night.

CCHS 49, Baylor 39: Sloane VanWinkle led the Lady Jets with 17 points, four rebounds, two assists and three steals, followed by Makenzie Iles (11 points, seven rebounds, four assists and eight steals). Rounding out the scoring were Gina Dick (four points, two rebounds, two assists, one steal), Alli Hyder (four points, two rebounds, two assists, one steal), Skylar VanWinkle (three points, four rebounds, one assist), Rebekah Teeple (two rebounds, one assist), Kassidy Sommer (one assist, two steals) and Courtney Smith (six points, three boards).

After four first-quarter lead changes, Gina Dick converted two free throws to trigger a 5-2 run to give her team a 9-7 lead after the first eight minutes.

The Lady Jets opened the second quarter with a 9-2 run to take a 18-9 lead with 4:59 left in the half; however, three-point buckets by Iles and Sloane VanWinkle sparked an 8-5 run to give the Lady Jets a 26-14 lead at the break.

CCHS was nine of 26 from the field with 10 turnovers in the first half, while holding Baylor to four of 17 from the floor with 13 turnovers. Seven of Baylor turnovers were steals by Iles, while Sloane VanWinkle had three thefts.

CCHS was five of eight from the floor in the third quarter to outscore Baylor 14-11 to take a 40-25 advantage.

A trey by Iles in the opening stages of the final quarter gave CCHS a 43-25 lead, but Baylor 8-0 run to slice the Lady Jets'  lead to 44-33 with 5:20 left in the contest.

CCHS went to a four-corner offense, but were outscored 6-5 in the final 2:53 to take their first win of the season.

CCHS was 12 of 43 from the field with 16 turnovers, while holding Baylor to 15 of 48 from the field with 17 turnovers. Free throwing was the key. CCHS was 13 of 16, while Baylor was nine of 10.

Cleveland 57, CCHS 42: The Lady Raiders led 10-6 after one quarter and outscored CCHS 25-11 in the second quarter to take a 35-17 advantage at the break.

The Lady Raiders were 10 of 22 from the floor and 11 of 18 from the charity stripe with nine turnovers in the first half, while CCHS was five of 20 from the field and seven of 12 from the charity stripe with 17 turnovers.

Cleveland would outscore CCHS 14-12 in the third quarter for a 49-29 advantage, hitting three of 11 from the field and nine of 13 from the charity stripe. CCHS was five of seven from the floor and two of five from the free throw line.

CCHS outscored Cleveland 13-8 in the fourth quarter for the final margin of 57-42.

Leading the way for the Lady Jets were Makenzie Iles (10 points, six rebounds, one assist, three steals), Gina Dick (seven points, four rebounds, three assists, one steal), Alli Hyder (four points, four rebounds, two assists, one steal), Sloane VanWinkle (10 points, four rebounds, two assists, three steals), Victoria Lee, Madi McLaughlin, Skylar VanWinkle (three points, four rebounds, one assist), Rebekah Teeple (three points, three rebounds, one assist), Kelsie Eldridge (two points, one assist, two steals), Kassidy Sommer (two points, one assist, two steals) and Courtney Smith (one point, one rebound, one steal).

CCHS will return to the court at Clarkrange Friday night, before playing four of their next six games at home, beginning Dec. 4 with Upperman, Dec. 7, Kingston for homecoming and Dec. 11, Upperman.