Rosspoint, JACES advance to 7-8 county finals


John Henson

Rosspoint’s Gunnar Johnson was surrounded by defenders as he put up a shot in action from the seventh- and eighth-grade county tournament.

Rosspoint and James A. Cawood are headed for the showdown most expected when they meet against Saturday at Harlan County High School for the seventh- and eighth-grade county championship following semifinal victories Tuesday at James A. Cawood Elementary School.
Cole Cornett scored 18 points and Brayden Morris added 13 as Rosspoint downed Green Hills 49-35.
Ethan Huff and Dalton Halcomb led the Falcons, scoring 15 and 12 points, respectively.
James A. Cawood edged Cawood 36-31 in the second semifinal as Kaden Jones led the Trojans with 18 points,.
Brady Smith poured in 25 points for the Comets.
The Wildcats and Trojans will play at 7 on Saturday for the county title. Cawood meets Green Hills at 6 in the third-place game.
Rosspoint (49) — Cole Cornett 18, Brayden Morris 13, Gunnar Johnson 9, Rydge Lewis 4, Hayston Hensley 4, Grant Shelton 1.
Green Hills (35) — Ethan Huff 15, Dalton Halcomb 12, Brayden Lucas-Huff 6, David Halcomb 2
James A. Cawood (36) — Kaden Jones 18, Bryson Bryant 6, Thyler Coots 4, Colton Delaney 4, Landon Brock 4.
Cawood (31) — Brady Smith 25, Hunter Moore 3, Ben Cochran 3.