Rosspoint, JACES roll into 7-8 county semifinals

Cawood, Green Hills also advance


John Henson

Green Hills guard Ethan Huff drove around a Wallins defender in county tournament action Saturday. Huff scored 15 points in the Falcons’ 38-20 victory.

By John Henson, Managing Editor

Rosspoint’s Cole Cornett worked around a Black Mountain defender for two of his 20 points in the Wildcats’ 57-20 win. (John Henson)

The two top seeds rolled into the semifinals on Saturday in the seventh- and eighth-grade county tournament at James A. Cawood Elementary School.
Top-seeded Rosspoint struggled early against Black Mountain before pulling away in the second half for a 57-20 victory. Cole Cornett scored 20 and Gunnar Johnson added 17 for the Wildcats.
Shemar Carr led Black Mountain with 17 points.
Green Hills also overcame a slow start to down Wallins 38-20 as Dalton Halcomb scored 17 and Ethan Huff added for the Falcons.
Izack Saylor led Wallins with eight points.
Brady Smith scored 22 as Cawood edged Evarts 43-41 in a double-overtime thriller.
Brady Freeman led Evans with 21 points.
James A. Cawood downed Cumberland 53-29 as Landon Brock scored 18 for the Trojans. Kaden Jones and Bryson Bryant added 11 and 10 points, respectively.
Hayden Grace scored 15 and Kayden Adams added 10 for the Redskins.
Rosspoint will play Green Hills and Cawood will take on James A. Cawood in the semifinals on Tuesday.
Rosspoint (57) — Cole Cornett 20, Brayden Morris 5, Gunnar Johnson 17, Colby Shepherd 4, Hayston Hensley 5, Drew Sergent 2, Hunter Stevens 2, Will Duncan 2.
Black Mountain (20) — Shemar Carr 17, Evan Jones 2, Jamison Cupp 1.
Green Hills (38) — Dalton Halcomb 17, Ethan Huff 15, Gibson Wilder 4, David Halcomb 2.
Wallins (20) — Izack Saylor 8, Ryan Day 7, Eli Noe 5.
Cawood (43) — Brady Smith 26, Hunter Moore 8, Ben Cochran 5, Mason Stewart 2.
Evarts (41) — Brady Freeman 21, Dakota Maggard 7, Brandon Middleton 6, Landon Kirby 4, Kobe Noe 3.
James A. Cawood (53) — Landon Brock 18, Kaden Jones 11, Bryson Bryant 10, Thyler Coots 8, Colton Delaney 5, Logan Smith 1.
Cumberland (29) — Hayden Grace 15, Kayden Adams 10, Camden Middleton 2, Bo Eldridge 2.

Wallins guard Ryan Day found a teammate in county tournament action Saturday. (John Henson)