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Prep roundup: Sullivan North sweeps Providence Academy

From staff reports • Dec 11, 2019 at 12:30 PM

JOHNSON CITY — Isaiah Pruitt and Christian Hill each scored 17 points as the Sullivan North boys basketball team rolled to a 58-36 road win over Providence Academy.

Trey Williams was penned for nine points in the final tally as the Golden Raiders jumped out to a 13-2 lead at the end of one quarter and didn’t look back.

Sam McAllister scored 11 points in the second half and 13 overall to lead Providence. Chris Miller and Caleb Zepeda tied for the next highest for the Knights with six points apiece.

Cloudland 56, Avery County 30

ROAN MOUNTAIN — Cloudland used a balanced attack of four players in double figures to romp to a win over neighboring Avery County, N.C.

Bentley Gilbert scored 11 of his team-high 13 points in the first half as the Highlanders raced out to a 31-19 halftime lead.

Cloudland got even tighter with the defense in the second half, limiting the Vikings to four field goals.

Hayden Shell and Elijah Blair both wound up with a dozen points and Conner Birchfield accounted for 10 points.

Silas Barinowski hit four shots from 3-point range to score 12 for Avery County. Zeke Greer matched the total for a team high.

Cosby 52, Elizabethton 43

COSBY — The Eagles ended the game on a 13-0 run to overcome the short-handed Cyclones.

Braden Shaffer hit a pair of free throws to give Cosby a fourth-quarter lead it wouldn’t relinquish.

William Willocks was the leading scorer for Elizabethton with 16 points. Donta Earnest chimed in with 10 points, followed by Seth Carter with nine and Nicholas Wilson with eight.

Hampton 56, Unicoi County 53

ERWIN — Jordan Bentley drove the lane for a team-best 17 points as the Bulldogs pulled out the win against the Blue Devils.

Hampton was clutch at the free-throw line hitting 6-of-8 in the fourth quarter. Garrett Vines finished with 12 points, all coming in the second half.

Unicoi County’s Brock Thompson nailed six shots from 3-point range for a game-high 22 points. Lucas Slagle hit double figures with 10 points.

GIRLS

Sullivan North 41, Providence Academy 39

Taylor Cochran hit a pair of free throws to put the Lady Raiders up by three points with six seconds left and then fouled the Lady Knights before they could get off a potential game-tying, 3-point shot.

Riley Absher hit a free throw to put North up by one earlier. Lilly Crawford paced the Lady Raiders with 11 points and Maddy Winters scored 10 as North rallied from a nine-point deficit late in the third quarter.

Christen Sholes finished with a game-high 22 points to lead Providence.

Cloudland 54, Avery County, N.C. 25

ROAN MOUNTAIN — Gracie Freeman had a 15-point output to lead the Lady ’Landers over the Lady Vikings. Kenzie Birchfield netted nine points, while Jasmine Birchfield and Heaven Caraway each scored six.

Avery County had four players — Hannah Crosby, Reagan Hughes, Alexis Stines and Emree Hoilman —finish with four points.

Elizabethton 56, Cosby 30

COSBY — Lina Lyon strung together a 15-point performance as the Lady Cyclones dominated the secnod half against the Lady Eagles

Morgan Headrick totaled 14 points and Kaylen Shell added 11 as Elizabethton ended the game by outscoring Cosby 15-2 in the final period.

Brayln McGaha scored 11 points to lead the Lady Eagles.

Unicoi County 55, Hampton 29

ERWIN — Ashton Vance and Tenley Holt each had 15-point scoring efforts to lead the Lady Devils to the win. Vance tallied seven points in the third quarter as Unicoi County pulled away to a 45-18 advantage.

Hampton saw nine different players score, but none more than four points. Madison McClain, Hannah Collins, Skylar Hicks and Destini Milhorn all reached the four-point mark.

Abingdon 61, Virginia High 38

ABINGDON — Peyton Carter was red hot from downtown, as she knocked down eight 3-pointers as part of a 33-point effort to lift the Lady Falcons over Virginia High at home in a non-district battle. Emily Breeding added 12 points.

Maria Wilson scored 17 points, including three 3-pointers, for the Lady Bearcats.