Black Mountain survives Trojanettes’ upset bid, to meet Rosspoint in finals


Black Mountain’s Madalyn Bennett was guarded by James A. Cawood’s Maddy Fields in tournament action Friday. Black Mountain advanced to the finals with a 22-21 win.

By John Henson, Managing Editor

After winning all eight of their regular season games by an average of almost 26 points, the Black Mountain Tigerettes may have forgotten what it was like to play in a close game.
The James A. Cawood Trojanettes provided a scary reminder Friday in the semifinals of the fifth- and sixth-grade county tournament at the S.H. Rowland Gymnasium, pushing Black Mountain to the buzzer before falling 22-21. JACES had a couple of chances late to win the game but was unable to convert.
Rheagan Halcomb scored 10 points to pace the 9-0 Tigerettes.
Abby Elliott poured in 15 for the Trojanettes.
Black Mountain will play Rosspoint on Saturday at 1:15 in the county championship game at Harlan County High School. Rosspoint advanced with a 27-10 win over Wallins in last night’s second semifinal game. Shasta Brackett led the Lady Cats with nine points.
Reagan Landa and Kendall Brock each scored four to pace Wallins.
Black Mountain (22) — Addison Campbell 2, Rheagan Halcomb 10, Kirra Snelling 2, Julia Vick 6, Aubrey Madden 2.
James A. Cawood (21) — Carmen Thomas 2, Abby Elliott 15, Addy Davis 4.
Rosspoint (27) — Jaylee Cochran 4, Emmalynn Branson 4, Kayleigh Templeton 2, Lauren Lewis 2, Shasta Brackett 9, Reagan Clem 4, Jaycee Simpson 2.
Wallins (10) — Reagan Landa 4, Kendall Brock 4, Olivia Johnson 2.

Rosspoint’s Lauren Lewis was chased by Wallins’ Kendall Brock and Raegan Landa in semifinal action Friday at the fifth- and sixth-grade county tournament.