Cyclones split pair in Doubletree Roundball action against Knox Webb

Published 11:02 pm Friday, December 11, 2015


JOHNSON CITY— The Elizabethton Cyclones paired off with Knox Webb in the annual DoubleTree Roundball on Friday from Science Hill High School, splitting the contest as the Lady Cyclones won going away 76-25 while the boys were handed a 59-46  defeat.

In the opening game, the Lady Cyclones (5-0) started out uncharacteristically slow before dissecting the Spartans with an inside and outside attack that Webb had no answer for defensively.

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“We started out slow, and we told them we might not shoot as well tonight as we did against Boone,” stated Elizabethton head coach Len Dugger. “We may have took a couple of shots too quickly. Emily Kiser showed a lot of energy, toughness, and grit tonight.

“After that, everyone started to really pick it up,” added Dugger.

Kiser came with her ‘A’ game early as she attacked the Spartans in the opening quarter, while  driving for two baskets in the paint and then stepping beyond the arc for a three to score seven in the opening quarter.

Haley Burleson added four points to stake the Lady Cyclones to a 16-9 lead after one quarter of play.

Haylee Luttrell’s trey was the lone bright spot for the Lady Spartans in the period.

Things really got rolling in the second period for Elizabethton as the Marosites sisters finally dialed in their radar which wasn’t a good thing for the Lady Spartans.

Kelci Marosites was smooth as silk as she drained three treys in the quarter while adding a free throw to account for 10 of the 22 points scored by ‘Betsy.

Kayla Marosites, who had her struggles early on, finally started to play like her old self and knocked down a pair of triples along with a field goal for eight points.

Defensively, the Lady Cyclones were frustrating Webb with their full court press resulting in several turnovers and a lackadaisical effort offensively for the Lady Spartans as they could muster only six points leading to the half.

Elizabethton led 38-15 as the half ended.

The Lady Cyclones put the proverbial nail in the coffin in the third quarter as Elizabethton blitzed the Lady Spartans 26-5.

Kayla Marosites found her groove and stroked the cotton for 13 points in the stanza. After a subpar effort in the opening half, post Emily Schubert came out with zest to her game as she dropped in seven points, including a three-point play on a hustle play.

With the big advantage, Dugger went to his bench in the final eight minutes and still outscored Webb 12-5 down the stretch.

Kiser’s five points showed the way before going to the bench early in the period. Ashley Depew drained a three-pointer while Autumn Lyon and Brittany Campbell scored a field goal each.

Kayla Marosites was the game’s leading scorer with 23 points followed by sister Kelci with 17 points. Kiser continued her double-digit scoring work as she would tally 16 on the night.

Schubert finished with seven.

Kayla Marosites added 12 rebounds, two steals, and two blocks in the contest. Schubert finished with nine boards as the Lady Cyclones outrebounded the Lady Spartans 34-15 on the night.

Kiser came away with three boards, two steals and led with five assist.

“I definitely felt like I needed to pick it up,” said Kiser of her effort. “Webb was one of the better teams that we have played. We have practiced really hard to be able to go four quarters.

“We had to keep going as hard as we could against a team like that,” added Kiser

Emily Wyrick scored seven while Micah Scheetz and Luttrell each registered six points for Webb.


Knox Webb……59


The athletic Spartans of Coach Ricky Norris was just too much for the Cyclones to lock down as Webb built a 30-22 halftime advantage then managed to stay one step ahead of the Cyclones down the stretch to take the win.

Webb’s Chase Ridenour, who was unstoppable for most of the contest, knocked down four treys in the third quarter to pick up a game-high 23 points.

Charles Wyrick netted seven in the win for Webb as well.

Michael Robinson’s 17 points paced the Cyclones (4-4) in the contest. Bo Pless and Jalen Smith reached double figures as well with 13 and 10 respectively.

The teams were back in action Saturday evening swapping opponents as the Cyclones squared off with Christian Academy of Knoxville in day two action.



Elizabethton, 76-25

Elizabethton…..16   22   26   12 – 76

Knox Webb..……9     6     5     5 – 25

Elizabethton (76)

Kayla Marosites 23, Kelci Marosites 17, Emily Kiser 16, Emily Schubert 7, Melenda Perry 2, Haley Burleson 4, Autumn Lyon 2, Brittany Campbell 2, Ashley Depew 3.

Knox Webb (25)

Evey Gatterfield 2, Haylee Luttrell 6, Emily Wyrick 7, Micah Scheetz 6, Kayleigh Hames 4.

3 pt. goals. EHS 12 (Kayla Marosites 5, Kelci Marosites 4, Emily Kiser 2, Ashley Depew). Webb 1 (Haylee Luttrell). Fouled Out: None.


Knox Webb 59-46

Knox Webb..……14   16   15   14 – 59

Elizabethton……..6   16   14   10 – 46

Knox Webb (59)

Charlie Wyrick 7, Guthrie Bouchard Dean 2, John Read 11, Ben Bailey 6, Myles Rasnick 7, Luke Trotter 1, Chase Ridenour 23.

Elizabethton (46)

Michael Robinson 17, Tre McCrary 6, Jalen Smith 10, Bo Pless 13.

3 pt. goals. Webb 7 (Chase Ridenour 4, Charlie Wyrick 2, Myles Rasnick). EHS 6 (Michael Robinson 3, Tre McCrary 2, Bo Pless). Fouled Out: None.