Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Area Sports

February 1, 2007

Jets' basketball teams collect two wins vs. Rhea County

"We finally played an entire game. We got the win and (a shot at) a better seed in the district (tournament). We will try to move up from fifth to sixth," said CCHS basketball coach Scott Eggleston, whose team beat Rhea County 71-62 Tuesday night in a District 5AAA match to avenge their earlier 67-37 loss in Evensville.

"Rebounding was important. We held them to one shot (at the basket)," added Eggleston.

The Jets outrebounded Rhea County 43-22 and forced six turnovers, while CCHS dominated the offensive boards, getting a lot of second, third and even fourth shots at the basket.

CCHS also worked their offense, making crisp passes for some easy layups, especially, to Andrew Cravens and Andrew Houston, and cut down on their turnovers (16).

"Andrew Cravens did a great job blocking out. Andrew Houston and Joseph Blalock did a great job defending James Capps," noted Eggleston.

The duo held Capps to just nine points.

"Our intensity was up. It was a total team effort. The coaches gave us a great scouting report. A lot of people stepped it up tonight," added Cravens, who recorded a double-double (23 points and 11 rebounds) with three steals and four assists.

Houston, who was last week's PrepXtra Player of the Week, lived up to that recognition, by adding 14 points, eight rebounds and four assists.

Landon LaSalle also had a double-double (16 points and 10 boards).

The point total for both Cravens and Houston (37) matched the team's entire point total in the loss at Rhea County in December.

Three players were in double figures for Rhea County — Adam Pelfrey (18), Jeremy Haley (17) and Chris Roberts (10).

The first quarter started out as if it were going to be a "shootout at the OK Corral," as there were 15 lead changes, before the quarter ended in a 20-20 deadlock.

Cravens would tie the game for the Jets on a layup in the waning seconds.

Text Only
Area Sports
  • Parsons signing.jpg Parsons signs with Bryan College

    Cumberland County High School senior Logan Parsons will be joining older brother, Caleb, and former SMHS players Brandon Cole, Robert Trioino, Luke Matthews and Tyler Yoder at Bryan College in Dayton for the 2014-15 school year.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ledbetter greeted.jpg Ledbetter, Shaw lead Jets over Panthers 4-1

    CCHS senior baseball players Matt Ledbetter and Reed Shaw used their night to lead the Jets to a 4-1 District 6AAA victory over the SMHS Panthers at Jet Park Tuesday evening.

    April 24, 2014 2 Photos

  • Kerleys.jpg Lady Jets fall 14-2 to CAK

    The Cumberland County High School Lady Jet softball team posted a 2-3 record over the last week, after competing in the Duff Tournament at Cookeville last weekend and hosting Christian Academy of Knoxville Tuesday night for senior night.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Panthers shut out 13-0 at Powell

    The Stone Memorial Panther baseball team was shut out 13-0 at Knox Powell Wedneday afternoon in a non-district contest.

    April 24, 2014

  • 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

Marketplace Marquee
Must Read
Section Teases
Seasonal Content
AP Video
Raw: Obama Tours Gyeongbok Palace Swimmer Michael Phelps Back in Competition Raw: Obama Lays Korean War Memorial Wreath Obama Leads Naturalization Ceremony in Seoul Calif. School Bus Crash Hurts Driver, 11 Kids Country Club for Exotic Cars Little Science Behind 'Pollen Vortex' Prediction US Proposes Pay-for-priority Internet Standards Wife Mourns Chicago Doctor Killed in Afghanistan FDA Proposes Regulations on E-cigarettes Kerry Warns Russia of Expensive New Sanctions Mideast Peace Talks Stall on Hamas Deal Cody Walker Remembers His Late Brother Paul Grieving South Korea Puts Up Yellow Ribbons Raw: Kerry Brings His Dog to Work Raw: Girls Survive Car Crash Into Their Bedroom Three U.S. Doctors Killed by Afghan Security Yankees' Pineda Suspended 10 Games for Pine Tar Colleagues Mourn Death of Doctors in Afghanistan Ukraine Launches Operation Against Insurgents
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

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