Favorites advance to semifinals in 5-6 county tournament


Chris Jones

Wallins’ Mason Howard raced down the court in county tournament action Saturday against Black Mountain at James A. Cawood Elementary School.

The top four seeds rolled into the semifinals of the county fifth- and sixth-grade tournament with opening-round wins Saturday at James A. Cawood Elementary School.
Top-seeded James A. Cawood downed Green Hills 41-14 as Logan Smith paced the Trojans with 14 points.
Brayden Lucas Huff scored all 14 for the Falcons.
Wallins, seeded second, downed Black Mountain 42-18 as Ryan Day scored 15 and Eli Noe added 11 for the Purple Devils.
Noah Whitaker led Black Mountain with 11 points.
Third-seeded Evarts downed Cawood 34-7. Dakota Maggard scored 15 and Brenton Bargo added 13 for the Wildcats.
Masyn Stewart led Cawood with six points.
Rosspoint, seeded fourth, defeated Cumberland 30-16 as Hayston Hensley led the Cats with 11 points.
Hayden Grace paced Cumberland with nine points.
James A. Cawood will play Rosspoint at 5:30 and Evarts will take on Wallins at 7 in semifinal action Monday at JACES. The championship and consolation games are set for Saturday at Harlan County High School.
Wallins (42) — Eli Noe 11, Ryan Day 15, Tanner Daniels 4, Taylor Daniels 2, Mason Howard 6, Noah Ledford 2, Gunnar Mills 2.
Black Mountain (18) — Noah Whitaker 11, Cain Napier 2, Ryan Phillips 5.
James A. Cawood (41) — Easton Engle 4, Bryson Kelly 1, Logan Smith 14, Tyhler Coots 6, Andrew Vance 3, Win Cooper 4, Liam Smith 2, Adrian Fields 2, Mason Jones 5.
Green Hills (14) — Brayden Lucas Huff 14.
Rosspoint (30) — Trey Creech 5, Hayston Hensley 11, Hudson Faulkner 5, Ridge Lewis 7, Blake Johnson 2.
Cumberland (16) — Hayden Grace 9, Brayden Howard 1, Carson Clark 2, Riley Fuson 2, Bryce Saylor 2.
Evarts (34) — Tanner Russell 2, Kobe Noe 4, Brenton Bargo 13, Dakota Maggard 15.
Cawood (7) — Masyn Stewart 6, Ryan Housley 1.

Wallins’ Elijah Caudill guarded Black Mountain’s Noah Whitaker in action from the fifth- and sixth-grade county tournament. Wallins advanced to the semifinals with a 42-18 victory. (Chris Jones)