Seahawks, Bucs split

from staff reports

   KINGSPORT -- It was a close game at halftime, then with three quick strokes, Brittany Wells sent Cedar View Christian on its way to victory.
   Wells nailed back-to-back-to-back 3-pointers to start the third quarter, and the Lady Seahawks went on to register a 67-35 victory over University School in girls high school basketball on Monday night.
   The score was 16-14, in favor of Cedar View (2-1), at the half, but the Lady Seahawks outscored the Lady Bucs 15-5 in the third quarter to take control.
   Wells was tops in the scoring department for Cedar View with 23 points, while Hannah Ayers handed the boards by grabbing 14 rebounds.
   University (1-1) was paced by Kate Crowe with 11 points.
   University School 67
   Cedar View 35
   Darryl Collins connected for 12 points and teammate Matt Tillman pitched in 10 as the Bucs upped their record to 2-0.
   Cedar View (1-2) played University to a tight first quarter -- the Seahawks trailed 11-8 -- but the Bucs gradually pulled away over the final three stanzas.
   Jeremy Dorton turned in a strong performance for the Seahawks, collecting 18 points and 14 boards.
   Sullivan Central 75
   Knox Catholic 71
   BLOUNTVILLE -- With John LeSueur and Zach Frye doing the heavist damage, the Cougars built up a fat first-half lead that survived a furious Knox Catholic rally in the fourth quarter.
   LeSueur tossed in 11 of his team-high 17 points in the first quarter, then Frye scored eight of his nine points in the second as Sullivan Central established a 49-30 halftime advantage.
   It was 63-43 Cougars at the end of the third, but Central had to hang on at the end with the Irish outscoring the home team 28-13 in the final period.
   Matt Dunford contributed 16 points to the Cougar cause. Charlie Davis, with 18 points, and Drew Franklin, with 16 points and three 3-pointers, showed the way for Catholic, which got 12 points from Brett Connor and 11 from Matt Parton.