Lady Cyclones overpower South
BY IVAN SANDERS
STAR SPORTS EDITOR
Like a gold-medal Olympian distance runner who is given a 13-minute head start, the Elizabethton Lady Cyclones weren’t about to turn down an opportunity to get a good head start on the visiting Lady Rebels from Sullivan South inside John Treadway Gymnasium.
The Lady Cyclones had built nearly a 20-point lead before the Lady Rebels scored their first point with a little over three minutes left to play before the half as Elizabethton took a 28-6 lead to the locker room and never looked back in taking an easy 57-32 Three Rivers Conference victory.
Torrie Roberts had the hot hand early on for the Lady Cyclones scoring eight points in the first half of play. Lina Lyon sank seven points and Morgan Headrick added six as Coach Lucas Andrews squad built the 22-point lead after 16 minutes of action.
Elizabethton kept the offensive pressure up heading into the third period as the Lady Cyclones added another 23 points to their side of the scoreboard while South collected nine.
Senior McKendra Norris set the pace offensively as she scored seven in the third period. Roberts added six more to her night’s work while Lane knocked down four more.
South had their best quarter of the contest in the fourth when they outscored the home team 17-6.
Ariana Kerney helped the Lady Rebels to break out of their slump as she scored five in the final frame. Madison Bailey pitched in with four points.
For the contest, Roberts led all scorers with 14 points for Elizabethton. Lyon finished in double figures with 11 and Headrick also reached double digits with 10.
Kerney finished with a team-high 12 points to lead Sullivan South. Chloe Nelson finished with seven.
Sullivan South (32)
Bradlie Warner 6, Ariana Kerney 12, Allie Jordan 3, Madison Bailey 4, Chloe Nelson 7.
Kate Lee 2, Torrie Roberts 14, Marlee Mathena 4, Morgan Headrick 10, Renna Lane 5, McKendra Norris 9, Lina Lyon 11, Olivia Holly 2.
Sullivan South…. 0 6 9 17 – 32
Elizabethton…… 9 19 23 6 – 57