The Cumberland County High School basketball teams dropped a pair of District 6AAA basketball games Friday night at White County, as the Lady Jets were beaten 62-30 and the Jets dropped an overtime thriller 79-74.
White County 62, CCHS 30: Alli Hyder's three-point basketball gave the Lady Jets an early lead, but the Warriorettes hit five of 13 shots from the floor to outscore CCHS 16-5 to take a 16-8 advantage after one quarter.
The Lady Jets were three of 12 from the field with three turnovers.
Both teams scored nine points in the second quarter, as the Warriorettes hit nine of 10 free throws for their only points, as the Lady Jets held them to zero for four from the field with three turnovers.
CCHS was four of 10 from the field. Sloane VanWinkle led CCHS with five points, while Rebekah Teeple added four markers. The Lady Jets did not make an appearance at the charity stripe in the first half, while White County was 11 of 13 from the free throw line.
White County continued its torrid play, hitting 10 of 11 from the field to outscore CCHS 25-7 to take a 50-24 lead after three quarters. The Lady Jets were three of nine from the field with four turnovers and one for four from the charity stripe.
An 18-6 fourth quarter gave White County the 62-30 victory.
Leading the way for the Lady Jets were McKenzie Iles (four points, one rebound, two steals), Maddi Potter (two rebounds), Gina Dick (two points, one assist), Alli Hyder (six points, three rebounds, one steal), Sloane VanWinkle (seven points), Victoria Lee (two rebounds, one assist), Madi McLaughlin, Skylar VanWinkle, Rebekah Teeple (six points, eight rebounds, one steal), Bailey Davis (one point), Kelsie Eldridge (one rebound), Kassidy Sommer (two points, four rebounds, one assist, five steals) and Courtney Smith (two points, two rebounds).
White County 79, CCHS 74: White County converted five of eight free throws to outscore CCHS 12-7 in overtime to take the 79-74 victory, after the Warriors' Kane Young hit a short jumper at the buzzer to tie the game a 67-67 at the end of regulation.
Dylan Qualls and Tayler Houston each scored five points in a 10-2 Jet run to open the game, but White County came back with a 7-0 run to slice the lead to 10-9. Three-point baskets by Houston and Logan Parsons gave the Jets a 16-9 lead by quarter's end.
Diego Poore scored five points in the second quarter, as the Jets outscored the hosts 16-13 to take a 32-22 lead at the break. CCHS was 12 of 21 from the field and one of four from the free throw line in the first half with five turnovers, while White County was eight of 26 from the field and three of four from the charity stripe with seven turnovers.
White County opened the second half with a 7-0 run to slice the lead to 32-29, but another Houston jumper helped the Jets to a 9-2 run for a 43-31 advantage with 3:23 left in the third quarter.
Back-to-back three-point plays helped the Warriors finish the quarter with an 8-3 run to slice the deficit to 46-39.
The fourth quarter became a battle of attrition, as both teams would go to the charity stripe, with the Warriors converting 13 of 16 free throws to the Jets' nine of 14, as the hosts battled back from a seven-point deficit.
Parsons gave CCHS a 67-65 lead with the first of two free throws with 3.6 seconds left, but Young threw up a shot as time expired for the tying bucket.
White County built a 74-70 lead on two free throws by Dalton Nash, but Parsons hit a trey with 1:12 left to slice the lead to 74-73. He stole the ball with 1:13 left and converted the first of two free throws to tie the game at 74-74. White County finished the game with a 5-0 run for the final margin.
Leading the Jets were Poore (seven points, three rebounds, two assists, one steal), Qualls (22 points, nine rebounds, three assists, five steals), J. J. Miller (three rebounds, one assist, one steal), Austin Brown, Alex Dixon (one assist), Houston (21 points, two rebounds, one steal), Cade Smith (one rebound, one steal), Parsons (19 points, seven rebounds, one steal) and Cameron O'Rourke (four points, rebounds, two steals).
Schedule: The Jets close out the home season this week, by hosting Warren County in the final District 6AAA contest and Rhea County Saturday for senior night. They close out the regular season at Cookeville, Feb. 11.