Junior Bulldogs outlast Ross Robinson

from staff reports

   KINGSPORT -- Grand theft may be against the law, but the Hampton Junior Bulldogs were rewarded because of it Monday night.
   Hampton's Jordan Honeycutt came up with a big steal, then scored the winning layup as the Bulldogs defeated Ross Robinson 34-32 in overtime.
   The basket was made with eight seconds left.
   Honeycutt led the Bulldogs with 10, while Cody Ford poured in six for Hampton.
   The 'Dogs trailed at halftime by a score of 14-11, then surged to a 21-19 lead at the end of three quarters.
   Hampton is now 6-3 overall, and 3-0 in conference play. The Bulldogs will be back in action against Keenburg tonight.
   Central 45
   Little Milligan 17
   Justin Jaynes and Sammy Joe Maricle proved to be a formidable one-two combination, scoring 13 and 12 points, respectively, to propel the Comets to victory.
   Rodney Armstrong chipped in eight points for Central, which blew open a close game by outscoring the Buffaloes 34-7 in the second half.
   Austin Harper topped the Buffaloes with eight points, followed by Jamie Burchett with seven.
   Girls
   T.A. Dugger 54
   Unicoi County 26
   It's appropriate that T.A. Dugger's nickname is the Cyclones. On Monday night, the eighth-grade girls basketball team was very destructive to its opponent.
   The Lady Cyclones (5-1, 6-1) went on a 13-0 run in the third quarter that propelled them to the win.
   T.A. Dugger outscored the Patriots 33-11 in the second half.
   Cameron Crapps led the Lady Cyclones with 18 points, while Katie Hubbard added 12 for T.A. Dugger.
   T.A. Dugger 53
   Unicoi County 26 (7th Grade)
   Doug Fritz is like the Harlem Globetrotters. He never loses.
   Fritz remained undefeated as a junior high coach Monday night when his Lady Cyclones (6-0, 7-0) rolled over the Lady Patriots.
   The Lady Cyclones led 31-9 at halftime, and never looked back.
   Brittany Smith, Michaela Pietrowski and Victoria Hopson each scored 10 to lead T.A.D.
   Hopson had five rebounds, five assists and five steals, while Pietrowski totaled seven rebounds.
   Little Milligan 48
   Central 22
   Using a 16-point performance by Jessica Price as a springboard, the Lady Buffaloes got the job done in an elementary basketball game on Monday afternoon.
   Danielle Gilbert added 12 points to the Little Milligan effort, while Pam Montgomery made a solid contribution of 10 points.
   The Lady Buffs dominated the first half of play, outscoring the Lady Comets 20-5.
   Billijean Campbell was tops for Central, scoring seven.
   Central (B-team) 31
   Little Milligan 5
   Ashley McWalters and Campbell had 10 points apiece for the Lady Comets, who shut out Little Milligan 17-0 in the first half.
   Andrea Tinsman tallied all five points for the Lady Buffaloes.