Lady Tigers drop Unaka

from staff reports

   Overcoming a two-point halftime deficit, Keenburg's Lady Tigers snared a 24-18 home victory over Unaka in junior high basketball play Monday evening.
   Down 12-10 at intermission, Keenburg came up big in the third stanza, outscoring the Lady Jr. Rangers 8-2.
   Brooke Bunton poured in eight points for the Lady Tigers, and Natasha Bunton tallied seven.
   Kayleigh Elsea carried the scoring load for Unaka, netting nine.
   T.A. Dugger 47
   Church Hill 15
   Hannah Fritz turned in a 12-point effort on Monday and the Lady Jr. Cyclones of T.A. Dugger cruised past Church Hill.
   Jasmine Treadway and Kelly Culler played solid supporting roles for T.A. Dugger on offense, scoring nine and seven points, respectively.
   The Lady Cyclones placed nine players in the scoring column.
   T.A. Dugger 29 (JV)
   Church Hill 7
   In the seventh-grade contest, eight T.A. Dugger players were able to score as the Lady Cyclones registered a convincing triumph.
   Mariah Pietrowski led the way for TAD, netting eight points. April Davis contributed six for the Lady Cyclones, who blanked Church Hill in the opening quarter, 10-0, and allowed only two second-half points.
   Unaka 58
   Keenburg 42
   Putting three players in double-digit scoring, Unaka battled its way to victory at Keenburg.
   Jeff Peters showed the way for the Jr. Rangers (6-1), scoring 22 points, as was followed by Tyler Walsh with 14 and Adam Colbaugh with 13.
   Peters also amassed 14 rebounds and nine assists.
   The game was tied at 13 after the first quarter of play, then Unaka raced to a 34-20 halftime advantage.
   Cody Marley was high man for the Tigers, netting 12 points. Jordan Lambert added nine, with Johnny Glass scoring eight.
   T.A. Dugger 27 (JV)
   Church Hill 22
   CHURCH HILL -- Julian Smith's 13 points and T.A. Dugger's furious fourth-quarter rally resulted in a Jr. Cyclone victory in a seventh-grade contest.
   The Jr. Cyclones were actually blanked 8-0 in the first quarter and 21-12 after three quarters of play. However, TAD went into overdrive in the final stanza, outscoring Church Hill 15-1.
   Kendall Wash and Skylar Dugger added four points apiece for the Jr. Cyclones, who evened their record at 3-3.
   C-Hill won the varsity contest 41-31.