Lady Cyclones hold off late Lady Devil surge, 55-46

Published 12:36 am Friday, February 14, 2020

The Elizabethton Lady Cyclones are finally showing signs of returning to the same level of play as they were when they started their roll at the end of last season taking the district title and advancing to the regional final.
That could be a bad sign for the rest of the Three Rivers Conference when the district tournament kicks off next week at Sullivan East High School.
On Wednesday night, the Lady Cyclones struck quickly in the first half to build a 28-19 lead and showed the ability to regroup late in the fourth quarter when the Lady Blue Devils made a run to take a 55-46 win to close out their regular season.
With Kaylen Shell, Lina Lyon, and Renna Lane knocking down a trey each in the first quarter, the Lady Cyclones took a 15-8 lead at the first stop of the contest.
Kaitlin Bailey had seven points in the second quarter to ensure that the Lady Cyclones would remain in front at intermission.
Elizabethton fell into a small scoring slump in the third period that allowed the Lady Blue Devils to shave five points off the lead as Unicoi Co. outscored the home team 12-7 in the frame making it a 35-31 game heading into the final eight minutes of play.
The Lady Blue Devils continued to make a run and actually took a three-point lead with around three minutes left in the contest before a timeout from Elizabethton head coach Lucas Andrews turned the tide back in his team’s favor as the Lady Cyclones reclaimed the lead just seconds later and remained in front the rest of the way.
Morgan Headrick led the Lady Cyclones offensively as she totaled 17 points in the contest. Bailey finished close behind with 15 points as the twin towers managed to successfully work inside and out to guide their team to a win.
Shell finished the contest with eight points while Lyon ended her night with seven. Lane finished with six points and Kelsie Winters closed out the scoring ledger with two points.
Podvin led the Lady Blue Devils with 14 while Bailey finished with 13.
With the win, the Lady Cyclones moved to 17-10 on the season and 8-4 in conference play while the Lady Blue Devils fell to 13-14 overall and 3-9 in Three Rivers Conference play.

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