Cyclones step out of conference to sweep two from Boone

Published 11:54 pm Tuesday, December 8, 2015


GRAY—The contest began ominously for the Elizabethton Cyclones as they were given a technical for coming out for pre-game warm ups incorrectly allowing Daniel Boone the early 1-0 advantage on a Ryan Keever free throw.

From that point, Coach Lucas Honeycutt’s team gained momentum to take a 58-43 win over the home standing Blazers.

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The Cyclones (4-3) led 14-12 at the first stop behind four points from post Bo Pless and three each from Michael Robinson and Adam Cornett.

Elizabethton continued to gain space in the second period behind a strong defensive effort and six points from Robinson to take a 26-17 lead into the locker room.

“I thought the defense was what I liked the best,” said Honeycutt about the effort his team gave. “We have been lacking defensive rotation and it was much better tonight. We also rebounded the ball really well. I like to see that.”

Pless dropped in four more points in the quarter to give him eight for the half.

Meanwhile, Keever continued to do it all for the Blazers as he accounted for 10 of the 17 points scored by Boone in the half.

Alex Percell chipped in with five for the Blazers as well.

Boone had some pep in their step coming out from the break and outscored the Cyclones in the third period 17-15.

Keever led the way with five points while Percell, Gabe Sanders, and Evan Scanlan netted four points apiece.

Pless added five more to his scoring column in the period while teammates Robinson and Jalen Smith accounted for four points each.

Elizabethton poured it on offensively in the final eight minutes of the contest behind six more from Robinson who finished the contest as the game-high scorer with 19 points and added nine rebounds.

Pless had a monster game as well finishing with 16 points and 16 boards to lead the Cyclones to 46 total rebounds in the contest. Jalen Smith added eight points in a contributing role.

“Those two guys are capable of doing a lot of things for us,” added Honeycutt in reference to Pless and Robinson. “Michael can help get the ball up the court while Bo always seems to get in the right position when we need it.”

Keever led Boone with 16 points. Percell added nine points while Gabe Sanders dropped in eight.

The Cyclones are back in action Friday at Science Hill following the girls contest.




Daniel Boone….25

It was all Lady Cyclones from the opening tip as Coach Len Dugger’s team brought out the long guns early hitting six treys in the opening quarter to take a 24-11 lead after one and cruised the rest of the game hitting a total of 14-of-20 three-point attempts.

It was Kayla and Kelci Marosites once again doing most of the damage for the Lady Cyclones as Kayla led all scorers with 22 points while Kelci totaled 15 points.

The Lady Cyclones (5-0) also received double-digit scoring from Emily Kiser with 13 points. Melenda Perry, Haley Burleson, and Emily Schubert scored five points apiece in a large contributing role.

Elizabethton pulled down 35 rebounds in the contest paced by Schubert with eight.

“We wanted to speed up the game because we thought they would be deliberate and patient with us,” said Cyclone head coach Len Dugger. “We came out and started the game shooting the ball as we did was phenomenal. Even for a college team that would have been phenomenal.”

“We wanted to play someone new out of our conference,” added Kelci Marosites. “We have been working on our three’s in practice.”

“We have been working on those three’s as a team,” concurred Kayla Marosites. “Schubert could have stepped out there and hit a three tonight.”

The Lady Cyclones will be in action Friday and Saturday at Science Hill against Knox Webb and Christian Academy of Knoxville. Game time Friday will be 4 pm Friday and 2:30 Saturday. The boys will follow the girls each day.



Elizabethton, 67-25

Elizabethton…..24   10   17   16 – 67

Daniel Boone……4     4   12     5 – 25

Elizabethton (67)

Ka. Marosites 22, Ke. Marosites 15, Kiser 13, Schubert 5, Perry 5, Burleson 5, Lyon 2.

Daniel Boone (25)

Culbertson 6, Riddle 6, Carmichael 1, Jenkins 4, Fugate 6, Pearce 2.

3 pt. goals. EHS 14 (Ka. Marosites 6, Ke. Marosites 5, Perry, Kiser 2)  Boone 0. Fouled Out: None.


Elizabethton, 58-43

Elizabethton……14   12   15   17 — 58

Daniel Boone……12     5   17     9 –  43

Elizabethton (58)

Cornett 5, Robinson 19, Mushayamunda 2, McCrary 4, Smith 8, Wilson 2, Norwood 2, Pless 16.

Daniel Boone (43)

Percell 9, Keever 16, Sanders 8, Turner 1, Cloyd 2, Hegler 3, Scanlan 4.

3 pt. goals. EHS 2 (Cornett, Pless)  Boone 4 (Percell, Keever 2, Hegler). Fouled Out: None.