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Boone bests Cherokee in Big Seven action

Jeff Birchfield • Updated Jan 25, 2020 at 10:30 AM

Daniel Boone set an early tone by scoring the first seven points of the game in a 56-50 Big Seven Conference boys basketball victory over Cherokee on Friday night at Bobby Snyder Gym.

Colby Backus powered his way to a 15-point performance to lead the Trailblazers. Cade Norris finished with 14 points and Jared Adkins ended with 11.

Breiydon Gilliam was the leading scorer for Cherokee with 12 points. Carter Metz and Jonathan Fulkerson each scored seven.

Happy Valley 64, Johnson County 44

ELIZABETHTON — Dylan Willis poured in 21 points as the Warriors snapped their double-digit losing streak, romping to the win over the Longhorns.

With a couple more players returning to the lineup from injury, Happy Valley rolled to a 32-14 halftime lead. Will Tittle scored 13 points, Blake Young came through with 10 points and Landon Babb accounted for eight.

Lucas Phillips paced Johnson County with 13 points. Zack Parsons scored 10.

Sullivan North 61, Cloudland 39

ROAN MOUNTAIN — Trey Williams authored an 18-point performance to lead the Golden Raiders to the road win over the Highlanders.

C.J. Mardis was a force inside with 14 points and Bryson Vance ended with eight pionts.

Hunter Shell was the leader for Cloudland with 14 points. Conner Birchfield finished with 13 points.

West Greene 68, Providence Academy 54

Ethan Turner led a trio of Buffaloes in double figures with 18 points in the win over the Knights.

Allen Vaughn netted 17 points and Jacob Stimmel scored 16.

Toby Crabtree harvested 15 points for Providence. Sam McAllister also hit double figures with 11 points, while Chris Miller scored eight.

Tri-Cities Christian 64, ACTS 54

Drew Correll finished with 20 points and seven rebounds as the Eagles improved to 12-5 on the season.

Gavyn Etter knocked down four shots from 3-point range in an 18-point performance and Adam Pigeon totaled 10 points, 10 rebounds and six assists.

Andre Fancher had 12 points to lead ACTS, which received 11 from Isaiah Chapman.

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GIRLS

Daniel Boone 46, Cherokee 33

The Lady ’Blazers put on a defensive clinic in the first half, trapping the Lady Chiefs often and limiting them to eight points.

Cherokee mounted a big comeback in the second half, cutting the lead to nine points with less than two minutes to go.

Jaycie Jenkins and Maddie Bunting put the game away with a pair of late scores. Jenkins finished with a game-high 25 points, while Bunting was next on the list with eight points.

Macy McDavid scored 11 points to lead Cherokee, which also got an eight-point effort from Destiny Jarnigan.

Johnson County 49, Happy Valley 30

ELIZABETHTON — Sadie Stout and Taylor Cox combined for 33 points and the Lady Longhorns held the Lady Warriors to 19 points over the first three quarters.

Stout had 18 points, while Cox continued to produce big numbers with 15 points.

Shalyn Whitson and Jaiden Clark each scored nine points to lead Happy Valley.

Cloudland def. Sullivan North, forfeit

ROAN MOUNTAIN — Decimated by injuries and illness, the Lady Raiders was forced to forfeit Friday's Watauga Valley Conference game against the Lady Highlanders, due to not having enough players available.

West Greene 55, Providence Academy 43

Megan Daniels scored a dozen points and Madi Brown added 10 as the Lady Buffaloes charged past the Lady Knights.

Christen Sholes had 24 of Providence’s points, with 15 of them coming from 3-point range. Sholes achieved a major career highlight by hitting the 1,000-point mark (1,011) with the Lady Knights.

Katie Cross had nine points and five steals for Providence. Callie Burchette totaled seven blocked shots to go with eight rebounds while Madie Ball accumulated nine boards and Mary McAllister eight.

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