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Lady Rangers breeze into Region 1-A semifinals

Johnson City Press • Updated Feb 23, 2018 at 11:00 PM

ELIZABETHTON—Myah Parlier filled the Snavely Gym nets with 26 points Friday night, leading Unaka to a 67-22 rout of Washburn in the Region 1-A quarterfinals.

Parlier and most of the other Lady Rangers regulars didn’t play in the fourth quarter as Unaka already had the game well in hand. Erica Potter contributed 11 points to the victory, with Lexi Garland chipping in eight.

Sierra Bailey’s 11-point effort paced the Lady Pirates.

Unaka meets Cosby in Monday’s semifinals at Cocke County.

Cloudland 53

Greenback 45

GREENBACK—The Lady Highlanders got the job done on the road behind a 20-point outing by Stacia Wilson.

Trinity Vines added 12 points and Jasmine Birchfield 11 for Cloudland, which benefitted from a good start (17-7 first quarter).

Megan Lemons paced the Lady Cherokees with 18 points, including three 3-pointers. Mackenzie Lett added 10.

Cosby 44

Hampton 36

COSBY—Cosby ended Hampton’s season behind a 19-point showing by Bralyn McGaha.

Megan Miller had 11 for the Lady Eagles, who never trailed until Shyanne Tuelle sank a corner 3-pointer with less than four minutes to go in the fourth quarter. Down 36-35, Cosby then closed the game on a 9-0 run.

Stephanie Campbell, with 12 points, and Tuelle, 10, paced the Lady Bulldogs.

Region 1-AA

Sullivan Central 55

Grainger 49

BLOUNTVILLE—The Lady Cougars converted six of nine 3-point shots in the third quarter to turn an 11-point halftime deficit into a 40-37 edge entering the final period.

Nailing three of those third-quarter threes, Avery Leming finished the night with five 3-pointers in a 17-point performance. Peyton Sams netted 14 points for Central, which received 10 from Taylor Sanders.

Same nailed a pair of free throws with a minute to play, breaking a 49-49 tie.

Sydney McCubbins topped Grainger with 17 points, but was held to a single point after halftime.

Chuckey-Doak 52

Sullivan South 37

AFTON—The victory was a sound one for the Lady Black Knights, who outscored Sullivan South 33-16 in the opening half.

Chuckey-Doak’s Kassidy Holloway totaled 14 points, Taylor Sutherland 12 and Erica Lamb 10.

The Lady Rebels got nine points from Carissa Comsa. Hannah Clark and Alex Harris added eight apiece.

South Greene 84

Sullivan East 45

GREENEVILLE—Morgan Williams poured in 24 points, South Greene knocked down 10 3-pointers and the powerful Lady Rebels won convincingly over Sullivan East.

Williams accounted for three of those treys. Taylor Lamb and Braelyn Wykle finished with 15 and 14 points, respectively, for the winners.

Kylee Wolfe produced 11 points, including three 3-pointers, in leading the Lady Patriots. Kayla Honaker scored nine and Megan Ollis eight.

Region 1-AAA

Dobyns-Bennett 36

Morristown East 33

KINGSPORT—Jaden Fullen helped overcome foul trouble for standout Courtney Whitson, leading the Lady Indians with 10 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.

The Lady Indians survived despite not scoring a basket in the second quarter. They managed just three free throws, but trailed only 11-8 at halftime. Whitson finished with four points and three rebounds.

Mattie Bryant had a game-high 14 points to lead the Lady ’Canes.

Jefferson County 56

Cherokee 15

DANDRIDGE—Ryleigh Fritz tallied a dozen points and Alexa Gramann had 11 as nine players scored for the Lady Patriots in the blowout win.

It was 31-8 at the half and Jefferson County scored the first 17 points of the second half.

Harper Russell led Cherokee with six points.

TACA BOYS

Tri-Cities Christian 76

Pleasant View 34

NASHVILLE—Forcing 57 turnovers, the Eagles had no trouble with Pleasant View in the TAACS state semifinals.

While Isaac Hatfield pitched in 20 points in the one-sided win, Drew Morrell packaged 14 points, seven rebounds and seven steals,

Caleb Rose and Aaron Rose chimed in with 12 and 11 points, respectively, for TCC (15-9). Willy Shen totaled six steals.

Today’s championship game is set for 2:30 p.m.

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