Evarts knocks off Wallins in county tourney action

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John Henson

Rosspoint’s Addison Gray worked toward the basket as Black Mountain’s Chelsea Cottrell defended in action from the county tournament on Monday. Rosspoint advanced with a 24-18 victory.

By John Henson, Managing Editor

Two of the top seeds advanced but third-seeded Wallins fell to Evarts in the opening round of the seventh- and eighth-grade county tournament at James A. Cawood on Monday.
Evarts, seeded sixth after four straight trips to the county finals, knocked off the third-seeded Lady Devils 25-22. Ashley Preston and Drucilla Brown each scored six to lead the Lady Cats.
Whitley Teague paced Wallins with 10 points.
Rosspoint won 24-18 in the opening game, led by seven points each from Lyndsey Skidmore and Hayleigh Vanover.
Jayden Parker led Black Mountain with 10 points.
Cawood rolled past Cumberland 30-8 as Cheyanne Rhymer poured in 18 points.
Top-seeded James A. Cawood will play Rosspoint at 5:30 p.m. and Evarts will play Cawood at 7 in the semifinals on Thursday. The consolation and championship games are set for Saturday at Harlan County High School, starting at 5 p.m.
The fifth- and sixth-grade county tournament opens Tuesday at JACES with James A. Cawood playing Cawood at 6 p.m. Wallins plays Evarts at 7 p.m. and Rosspoint takes on Cumberland at 8 p.m.
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Rosspoint (24) — Lyndsey Skidmore 7, Hayleigh Vanover 7, Peyton Lunsford 4, Brianna Howard 2, Kaitlyn Daniels 2, Addison Gray 2.
Black Mountain (18) — Jayden Parker 10, Haley Welch 6, Kytlynn Brock 2.
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Evarts (25) — Ashley Preston 6, Drucilla Brown 6, Hannah Kirby 4, Destiny Williams 4, Tori Robinson 2, Tristan Pace 2, Macy Jones 1.
Wallins (22) — Whitley Teague 10, Whitney Noe 7, Savannah Hill 4, Hailie Hensley 1.
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Cawood (30) — Cheyanne Rhymer 18, Maddi Middleton 8, Alley Stewart 4.
Cumberland (8) — D’Anna Cook 4, Akira Lee 2, Bethany Robbins 2.