By Ed Greif
The Cumberland County basketball teams will take the Thanksgiving holiday off after splitting a pair of games with Region 3AAA foe East Hamilton Tuesday night in Chattanooga.
The Lady Jets won their sixth-straight game with a 81-40 decision over the Lady Hurricanes (0-4), while the Jets fell to 2-4 with a 67-49 setback to the Hurricanes (1-3).
Lady Jets 81, East Hamilton 40: Makenzie Iles and Destiny Carlton tallied 20 points each to lead the Lady Jets. Iles had three rebounds, eight steals and one assist, while Carlton chipped in three rebounds, three steals and two assists.
Rounding out the scoring were Lindsey Norrod (one point, one rebound), Gina Dick (four points, one rebound, one steal, two assists), Alli Hyder (two points, two rebounds), Victoria Lee (six points, five rebounds, three steals, two assists), Madison McLauglin (one rebound, one assist), Sydney Clark (two points), Skylar VanWinkle (two points, three rebounds, one assist), Rebekah Teeple (three points, five rebounds, two steals, one assist), Klaire Varney (nine points, three rebounds, one steal, one assist); Kelsie Eldridge (three points, four rebounds, three steals, two assists), Bailey Davis (one steal, one assist) and Courtney Smith (three points, six rebounds).
CCHS led 21-10 after one quarter and extended the lead to 41-24 at the half. A 27-11 third quarter swelled the lead to 68-35, and the Lady Jets sealed the victory with a 13-5 fourth quarter.
The Lady Jets were 28 of 74 from the field, including nine of 27 from long range, and 16 for 24 from the free throw line with 39 rebounds, 22 steals and 15 assists.
East Hamilton 67, Jets 49: The Hurricanes flew out to a 13-4 lead and extended the advantage to 35-16 at the break. East Hamilton used a 16-10 third quarter to raise the deficit to 51-26, but the Jets won the fourth quarter with a 23-16 run for the final margin of 67-49.
Leading scorers for the Jets were Cade Smith (21), Diego Poore (7), Tyler Daugherty (4), Blake McLaughlin (3), Austin Brown (5), Alex Dixon (1), Jordan Graham (2), Drew Vaden (5) and Tanner Christopher (1). Also playing were Nolan McClain, Elliott and Myers. Poore was the leading rebounder with three.
The Jet junior varsity won 71-69 in overtime. Jordan Graham led the way with 18 points followed by Drew Vaden (16) and Nolan McClain (10).
Schedule: Cumberland County will open District 6AAA play Dec. 6 at Warren County.
CCHS Junior Varsity 55, Clarkrange 42: The CCHS junior varsity defeated Clarkrange 55-42 last Friday night.
"A good win considering this was our first game. Our team defense was much better in the second half," said Coach Blaine Moore.
Ty Tabor led the Jets with 11 points, three points and four steals, followed by Drew Vaden (10 points, two rebounds), David Elliott (nine points, three steals), Nolan McLain (seven points, four rebounds, one steal, two assists), Jordan Graham (five points, one rebound, one steal, five assists), Alex Dixon (five points, two rebounds, two steals, two assists), Brandon Myers (six points, three rebounds, one steal) and Mason Houston (two points, one rebound). Tristan Partridge and Cason Graham played.
Schedule: The junior varsity teams return to the court Dec. 6 at Warren County and travel to Cookeville Dec. 13. JV action begins at 4 p.m. both nights.
CCHS freshman 36, Warren County 66: The CCHS freshmen opened the 2013-'14 season Nov. 21 with a 66-36 loss at Warren County.
"We definitely showed our inexperience. Our turnovers and poor rebounding on both ends were the two things that concern me the most; however, there were enough things that let me that will get better," said Coach Blaine Moore.
Kevin Flores led the Jets with nine points, four rebounds and two steals, followed by Ben Tabor (four points, one assist), Cason Graham (seven points, four rebounds), Tristan Partridge (four points, one rebound, one steal, one assist), Mason Crisp (four points, one rebound, one steal), Jake Moore (four points, two rebounds, one steal) and Mason Houston (six points, four boards, one assist).
Schedule: The freshmen teams will travel to Cookeville Monday night, before beginning a four-game homestand Dec. 5 against Rhea County.