Casey Burtnett, Michelle Smith and Rachel Isom combined for 48 points to lead the Cleveland Lady Raiders to a 67-59 victory over the CCHS Lady Jets in the championship game of the District 5AAA Tournament Friday night at Bradley Central High School in Cleveland.

The loss will pit the Lady Jets against the Ooltewah Lady Owls, the third-place finisher in District 6AAA, in the Region 3AAA Tournament this afternoon at 3:30 at Red Bank High School.

Cleveland faced Chattanooga Central in the tournament opener Monday afternoon.

"We shot poorly tonight," said CCHS Coach Tim Smith. "We played well defensively, but we couldn't get the ball to fall (into the basket). Cleveland has a good team."

Cumberland County was 15 of 51 from the field, including eight of 28 in the first half.

Casha Foster led the Lady Jets with 15 points, while Erica Martin, Chelsey Brown and Jennifer Hood added 13, 11 and 10 markers, respectively.

Despite hitting four of 18 from the field in the first quarter, the Lady Jets led 10-9 late in the stanza, but the Raiders finished with a 3-0 run for a 12-10 advantage.

Cleveland, playing without Kerri Simpson who was suspended from school due to a fight, was three of eight from the field.

A trey by Brown sliced the lead to 22-21 with 3:41 left in the half, but Isom would score eight of her 10 second-quarter point in the remaining 3:41 to help the Lady Raiders outscore CCHS 16-2 to take a 38-23 lead at the break.

CCHS was four of 10 from the field.

The Lady Jets opened the third quarter with a 7-0 run to slice the lead to 38-30 with 6:37 left, but a layup by Davis would send Cleveland on a 9-0 for a 47-30 advantage.

A three-point play by Foster and a trey by Lindsay Smith finished sliced the lead to 47-36 by quarter's end.

CCHS was five of 16 from the floor.

A scoring controversy occured in the third quarter.

During a 10-3 Lady Jet spurt that sliced the lead to 50-46, the official scorekeeper had credited a basket by Foster as a trey and then changed it to a two.

Both scoreboards by CCHS scorekeeper Kim Alley and the Cleveland scorer matched, but didn't jive with the official scorer.

One official had signaled for a three-pointer, but another signaled it as as two-pointer.

The fouls didn't match what was showing on the scoreboard. Hood and Lauren Elmore both fouled out in the fourth quarter.

CCHS continued their comeback, cutting the lead to 57-55 with 2:22 left in the game on a Brown layup.

Cleveland would hit eight of 12 free throws in the last 1:56 to secure the victory.

Foster, Hood and Martin were named All-Tournament, along with Alliyson Butler of Walker Valley, Tiffany Travis, Rhea County; Niala Harris and Shonda Smith, McMinn County; Jackie Pickel and Tiffany Johnson, Bradley Central; and Isom, Davis, Michelle Smith and Burtnett, Cleveland.

Scoring summary

Cleveland (67): Isom 13, Wells 7, Edwards 7, Burtnett 20, Davis 5, Smith 15.

CCHS (59): L. Smith 3, Brown 11, Foster 15, Henry 0, Martin 13, Elmore 7, Dishman 0, Bowman 0, Hood 10.

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