'Betsy, Cloudland prove victorious on hardwood

from staff reports

   B.J. Miller pumped in 15 points, including a trio of shots behind the three-point line, and Vince Redd equaled that total with 15 points of his own to lead Elizabethton to a 52-39 win over Sycamore on Friday night.
   The game stayed close throughout most of the contest with the Cyclones holding a 27-23 halftime advantage. Their defense clamped down in the final two quarters allowing just 16 points, the second half.
   Jordan Lambert also reached double digits for Elizabethton with 10 points, while Walter Brown with eight and Lester Bailey with four rounded out the scoring.
   Logan Pierce headed the Sycamore attack with 18 points as the War Eagles fell to 8-3 on the season.
   The Cyclones remain perfect on the year with a 7-0 record before heading into the Arby's Classic next Thursday after the Christmas break.
   Cloudland 65
   CAK 62
   Cloudland scored their first victory of the season on Saturday with a 65-62 win over Christian Academy of Knoxville.
   Robbie Tolley led the Highlanders (1-6) with a game-high 20 points. Josh Johnson pumped in five treys with a total of 17 points and Cole Gouge added 10 for other double-digit efforts.
   Craig Cooke chipped in nine, Mark Byrd seven and Aaron Stocton two to round out the scoring for the Highlanders, who led 29-25 at the half.
   Cloudland (girls) 75
   CAK 26
   Cloudland's girls continued an early season hot streak with a 75-26 rout over Christian Academy of Knoxville.
   Tara Hanson led the Lady Lander assault with a game-high 19 points. Stachia Johnson had nine points, while Holly Blair and Jessica Ledford each scored eight for Cloudland.
   The Lady Highlanders put the game out of reach early, running out to a 22-2 lead at the end of the first quarter. Amy Storie had seven points, as Nikki Webb and Heather Banner each scored six in helping Cloudland improve to 8-1 on the season.