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University High falters down stretch

Johnson City Press • Dec 22, 2018 at 11:14 PM

HILTON HEAD, S.C. — Completely foiled in the fourth quarter, University High dropped a 61-48 decision to Rock Ridge (Va.) on Saturday at the Seahawk Holiday Classic.

The Buccaneers were outscored 22-3 over the final eight minutes.

Charlie Vargo was the lone man in double digits for UH, pouring in 12 points. Jake Hubbard, Colin Daniel and Marshall Fleenor added nine apiece, with Hubbard also grabbing seven rebounds.

Kaleb Meredith totaled six rebounds to go with his seven points.

UH couldn’t slow down Rock Ridge’s Alex Fitch, who nailed seven 3-pointers in a 38-point effort.

The Bucs will be back in action today in Hilton Head, meeting Alabama’s Calhoun High at 1:30 p.m.

ARBY’S LADIES HOLIDAY HOOPS

Sullivan East 65

Independence, N.C. 50

BRISTOL—Kayla Honaker hit for 17 points, Hayley Grubb added 16 and Sullivan East took measure of Independence (N.C.) in the fifth-place contest.

Two additional Lady Patriots reached double figures, with Riley Nelson netting and Kylee Wolfe 10. BraLin Milton’s 17 topped the scoring for Independence, which got 10 from Ayanna Anderson.

The Lady Patriots opened the fourth quarter with an 11-0 run to attain a 61-41 lead.

In other Arby’s games involving local teams, Sullivan South beat Spring Valley (W. Va.) 72-48 for third place and Tennessee High upended Hedgesville (W. Va.) 56-48 in the seventh-place tilt.

The championship game was won by Scott County (Ky.), 69-36 over Lebanon (Va.).

Sullivan South 72

Spring Valley, W. Va. 58

BRISTOL—Sullivan South captured third place as Alex Harris knocked down seven of her team’s 11 3-pointers in a 23-point performance. Going 11 of 14 from the free-throw line, teammate Mollie Leslie scored 20.

Haley McComas pitched in 15 points, Ella Edwards 14, Caroline Asbury 12 and Brea Saunders 10 for Spring Valley, which trailed by just two points (31-29) at halftime.

Tennessee High 56

Hedgesville 48

BRISTOL—A trio of solid scoring outputs paved the way for the Lady Vikings, who salvaged seventh place.

Kenzie Nickles had 14 points, Annie Hayes 13 and Riley Fritts as Tennessee High withstood a 22-point effort (six 3-pointers) from Hedgesville’s Meghan Kerns.

Scott County, Ky. 69

Lebanon, Va. 36

BRISTOL—Led by Maaliya Owens with 16 points, Scott County finished its romp to the championship trophy.

Maleah Williams closed followed Owens by scoring 14 while Kenady Thompkins tossed in 10.

Lebanon’s Avery Price tallied 12.

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