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Lady Cyclones sweep Happy Valley in Wednesday thriller

BY NIC MILLER
STAR CORRESPONDENT
It was an inter-county matchup at Elizabethton High School Wednesday as he Elizabethton Lady Cyclones would take on their opponent from just down the road – the Happy Valley Lady Warriors in both junior varsity and varsity affairs.

The junior varsity contest would start first and the Lady Cyclones came out of the gate running on all cylinders both offensively and defensively, racking up points while holding their opponents to only four points in the first quarter.

The second quarter, however, was much different as the Lady Warriors rallied back and made the game much more manageable. Going into the break it was the Lady Cyclones on top, 29-19.

The third quarter saw scoring from both teams be evenly distributed, but it was the fourth quarter attack from the Lady Cyclones that was the final blow. In the end, it was Elizabethton going on to win the first game by a score of 53-34.

In the win, the Lady Cyclones were led by Marlee Mathena with 18 points followed by Maddie Fowler who scored 15 points, and Katie Lee who put up eight in the contest.

For the Lady Warriors, Scarlett Zedi led the effort with 15 points while Marcida Moore dropped nine points. Gabby Wood and Kadie Bailey contributed four points.

After a quick intermission, it was time for the varsity contest and both teams came out firing, but soon after it was the Lady Cyclones taking control for the remainder of the first quarter and a majority of the second period.

At the half, Elizabethton had the lead, 31-14.

The Lady Cyclone lead continued to grow in the third quarter before the Lady Warriors began to make a comeback in the final stanza.

However, it wouldn’t be enough as Elizabethton held on for the win by a score of 57-45

In the win, the Lady Cyclones were led by Morgan Headrick who put up 24 in the contest followed by Lina Lyon who scored 18 points, and Renna Lane who dropped seven points.

In the effort for the Lady Warriors, Olivia Absher led the charge with 14 points along with Kadie Bailey who contributed 12, and Gabby Wood who scored nine.