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University High nabs key win over Cloudland

Johnson City Press • Updated Jan 13, 2018 at 12:08 AM

ROAN MOUNTAIN — With Charlie Vargo pouring in 15 points and Joseph Harless collecting 14, University High defeated Cloudland 67-56 in a key Watauga Valley Conference contest Friday night at Sonny Smith Gym.

Marshall Fleenor had 10 points while Kaleb Meredith followed with nine for the Jr. Bucs, who managed to gain some breathing room after leading 32-29 at halftime.

University High’s Jake Hubbard pulled down 11 rebounds while Vargo amassed eight.

Robert Leeper’s 17 point, 17-rebound double-double topped the Highlanders. Conner Birchfield followed with 11 points.

Sullivan East 58

Johnson County 52

MOUNTAIN CITY—The Patriots erased a 10-point, third-quarter deficit to get the job done in a Three Rivers Conference matchup.

Adam Davison pumped in 18 points and Ethan Whitley 16 for the Patriots. Adding 11 for East was Mason Johnson.

Finishing as Johnson County’s high man, Zack Eller sank six threes for all 18 of his points. Blake Atwood chipped in nine.

The Longhorns knocked down 10 3-point shots, but finished 4 of 14 from the foul line.

Sullivan North 59

Unaka 42

KINGSPORT—Thomas Brown and Matt Burk combined for 38 Sullivan North points, with each player netting 19.

The Golden Raiders basically took care of business in the opening half, outscoring Unaka 32-13.

The Rangers got a big night from Isaac Hill, who amassed 29 points and four 3-pointers.

Dobyns-Bennett 79

Tennessee High 48

KINGSPORT—The Indians took command with a 27-6 first quarter and Marae Foreman led a balanced Indians output with 13 points.

Charlie Browder tallied 11 and Abiah Releford 10 for D-B. The Vikings were paced by Nolan Wishon with 10.

GIRLS

Providence Academy 73

ACTS School 50

Madi Runnels put on a strong offensive display with 25 points, propelling the Lady Knights to a convincing victory over the Warriors.

Christen Sholes pitched in 12 points and Jordan Spano 10 for Providence, now 10-3 on the year. Courtney Stover chipped in eight points while Madison Ball grabbed seven rebounds.

Topping ACTS was Eden Chapman with 21 points. Mackenzie Yarber and Elainna Peay added 13 and 11, respectively.

Cloudland 48

University High 25

ROAN MOUNTAIN—Stacia Wilson dropped in 11 points and Trinity Vines 10 as the Lady Highlanders moved into a four-way tie for first place in the Watauga Valley Conference.

Gracie Crabtree netted a team-high 11 for the Lady Jr. Bucs. Sarah Fisher scored seven with the aid of two 3-pointers.

Unaka 68

Sullivan North 22

KINGSPORT—The Lady Rangers outscored North 24-3 in the first quarter and kept on rolling to grab a share of first place in the Watauga Valley.

Myah Parlier poured in 18 points for Unaka, which shot an impressive 22 of 23 from the free throw line. Lexi Garland, Cydney Forney and Savannah Tipton each contributed nine points.

North’s Kaitlyn Vaughn and Kailey Crawford tallied six points apiece.

Sullivan East 40

Johnson Co. 23

MOUNTAIN CITY—While Johnson County was more than adequate on the defensive end, Sullivan East came through with a shut-down effort to secure a Three Rivers triumph.

Kylee Wolfe scored 15 points on five 3-pointers and Kayla Honaker tossed in 12 points for the Lady Patriots.

The Lady Longhorns were topped by Courtney Brooks with 14 points.

North Greene 46

Hampton 34

HAMPTON—Katie Bolton supplied 17 points and Katilynn Franklin 16 for the Lady Huskies, who expanded a one-point halftime edge by outscoring league foe Hampton 13-4 in the third quarter.

Shyanne Tuelle paced the Lady Bulldogs with 15.

Sullivan South 68

Happy Valley 46

ELIZABETHTON—The Lady Warriors were unable to keep pace with Sullivan South, which got 15 points from both Mollie Leslie and Halle Dykes.

Hannah Clark contributed 12 points on four 3-pointers as the Lady Rebels withstood Adrienne Henegar’s 26-point barrage. Henegar hit seven times from 3-point range.

Dobyns-Bennett 61

Tennessee High 32

KINGSPORT—With the Lady Indians placing five players in double figures, an attractive Big Seven Conference matchup turned into a one-sided affair.

Britney Griffith, Jaden Fullen and Courtney Whitson all poured in 12 points for the winners while Lily Griffith and Meg Francis scored 10 apiece.

For the Lady Vikings, it was Adison Minor leading the attack with 11 points. LynLeigh Rhodes added 10.

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