Top seeds advance


By John Henson - [email protected]



All four top seeds moved on to the semifinals in the opening round of the county fifth- and sixth-grade tournament on Saturday at James A. Cawood Elementary School.

Top-seeded Wallins raced to 17-2 lead after one quarter on the way to a 52-27 win over Green Hills.

Josh Sergent came off the bench to lead the Purple Devils with 13 points.

Andrew Hensley and Ethan Caldwell led Green Hills with 12 points.

Cooper McHargue hit four 3-pointers in a 12-point effort and Thomas Jordan added 11 points as Rosspoint downed Evarts 38-23.

Zack Potter paced Evarts with 14 points.

After leading by only point at halftime, Black Mountain pulled away in the second half for a 44-28 win over Cawood.

Jayden Ward led the Tigers with 23 points. Austin Tindell scored 13.

Adam Boggs paced the Comets with 11 points.

Jordan Akal scored 17 points in his return from a hand injury to lead Cumberland past James A. Cawood 47-20. JonahSwanner added 11 points for the Redskins.

Tristan Cooper led JACES with 11 points.

Wallins will play Rosspoint at 5:30 p.m. on Monday and Black Mountain will take on Cumberland at 7 p.m. in the semifinals. The championship game is slated for Tuesday.

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Wallins (52) — Carter Howard 8, Caydon Brock 4, Daniel Carmical 4, Jesse Cottrell 2, Carl Pacholewski 6, Tanner Griffen 5, Gavin Napier 2, Dalton Blakley 2, Ethan Kinder 2, Josh Sergent 13, Kaden Saylor 2, Luke Catteral 2,’

Green Hills (27) — Andrew Hensley 12, Shane Merrill 3, Ethan Caldwell 12,

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Rosspoint (38) — Thomas Jordan 11, Tye Howard 7, Cooper McHargue 12, Conner Blevins 8.

Evarts (23) — Zack Potter 14, Dylan Middleton 2, Jayden Burkhart 3, Chuckie Blackshire 2, Hayden Jones 2.

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Black Mountain (44) — Tristan Cochran 5, Jayden Ward 23, Austin Tindell 13, Brayden Hayes 3.

Cawood (28) — Braden Cox 3, Austin Johnson 2, Dylan Hicks 8, Ethan Rhymer 4, Adam Boggs 11.

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Cumberland (47) — Jaeden Gist 8, Jonah Swanner 11, Cullen Whitaker 1, Brayden Blakley 4, Justin Moyers 2, Jordan Akal 17, Braxton Jarvis 2, Layden Stanton 2.

James A. Cawood (20) — Tristan Cooper 11, Michael Long 6, Jaycee Carter 3.

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By John Henson

[email protected]

Reach John Henson at 606-909-4134

Reach John Henson at 606-909-4134

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