The CCHS-SMHS rivalry continued Monday night, as the two freshmen teams battled at CCHS, with the Jet freshmen winning 53-43, while the Lady Panther freshmen won 51-41.
CCHS 53, SMHS 43: Kenny Brewer and Diego Poore tallied 15 and 13 points, respectively, to lead the Jets to their 10-point victory. Rounding out the scoring were Austin Brown (8), Tyler Daugherty (6), Jordan Buckner (5), Blake McLaughlin (5) and Brandon Myers (2).
Leading scorers for SMHS were Taylor Orme (10), Mitchell Ball (7), Collin Russell (4), Parker Hill (6), Morgan Whited (7), Brad Smith (2) and Tayler Smith (2).
The Jets built a 12-2 first-quarter lead, saw it diminish to 12-6, before finishing the quarter with a 7-3 run to make the score 19-9.
Brewer had six points for the Jets, who were eight of 13 from the field and two of five from the charity stripe. Ball had five points for the Panthers, who were four of 10 from the floor.
CCHS stretched the lead to 26-13 on a Brewer jumper, but Orme scored four points in a 6-0 run to slice the deficit to 26-19. CCHS finished the quarter with a 5-3 spurt to take a 31-22 lead at the break.
The Jets opened the third quarter with a 6-0 run for a 37-22 advantage, but the Panthers concluded the quarter with a 6-4 spurt to slice the lead to 41-28.
CCHS built a 53-34 lead with 2:16 left in the game, but the Panthers ended the game with a 9-0 spurt to make the final score 53-43.
SMHS was 17 of 40 from the floor and four of 12 from the charity stripe with 11 turnovers, while CCHS was 19 of 37 from the floor and 13 of 24 from the charity stripe with nine turnovers.
SMHS 51, CCHS 41: The Lady Panthers placed three players in double figures — Faith Van Ruden (14), Abby Griffin (10) and Megan Hayes (10) — in route to their win Monday.
Rounding out the scoring were Kirsten Potter (8), Tiffany Cokkinias (4) and Emilee Huckabee (5).
Gina Dick led the Lady Jets with 17. Rounding out the scoring were Kassidy Sommer (4), Bailey Woods (5), Victoria Lee (2), Skylar VanWinkle (2) and Bailey Houston (9).
There were six lead changes in the first quarter, with SMHS taking a 17-15 advantage at the end of the frame.
The Lady Panthers were six of 11 from the floor, including five of seven from long range — two each by Van Ruden and Griffin and one by Cokkinias.
The Lady Jets were six of 15 from the field, including two of six from three-point range — one each by Woods and Houston.
SMHS built the lead to 21-15, but CCHS cut the gap to one-point twice (21-20 and 23-22); however, the Lady Panthers would take a 25-22 lead at the break.
CCHS was three of 10 from the field, while SMHS was three of eight.
Neither team had their shooting touch in the third quarter, as SMHS was three of 11 and CCHS was one of 10, with the Lady Panthers taking a 33-26 lead.
SMHS outscored CCHS 18-15 in the fourth quarter, as the Lady Panthers were five of seven from the floor and eight of 17 from the charity stripe, while CCHS was five of 18 from the field and two of five from the free throw line.