Clarkrange Sweeps Pickett Co.; Drop Two To Stone Memorial, and Split With Red Boiling

The Clarkrange High School basketball teams had some ups and downs last week, as the teams took two big wins over Pickett County on Tuesday, dropped two to Stone Memorial on Thursday, and split with Red Boiling Springs on Friday.

On Tuesday, the Clark-range teams hosted Pickett County in two big district games, and saw the Lady Buffaloes  crush the Lady Bobcats by the score of 62-25, while the Buffaloes took a solid 61-41 win over the Bobcats.

In the girls’ game, the Lady Buffaloes took a 15-10 first period lead, and pulled away to a 31-17 halftime advantge.

The Lady Bobcats went ice cold in the second half, scoring only 4 points in each of the third and fourth periods, while the Lady Buffaloes continued to pull away, holding a 47-21 lead going into the final frame, and cruising to the 62-25 win.

The Monday twins accounted for 44 of their team’s points, with Kassie Monday scoring 24, including four 3-pointers, and Kaylie Monday adding 20, including six 3-pointers.

Chloe Howard added 7, Gracie Bush 6, Zoie Winningham 3 points, and Mackenzie Pile 2 points.

Aaiyah Brown led the Lady Bobcat scoring with 6 points, with Kyndal Ludick adding 5, Abbi Bilbrey 4, Elly Smith 3, Chloe Burton, Bailey Evans and Jasmine Brown with 2 points each and Shayla Wood adding 1 point.

In the boys’ game, the Buffaloes jumped out to a 16-7 first period lead and never looked back, pulling away to a 35-19 halftime advantge, led 47-29 going into the final period, and outscored their visitors 14-12 in the final frame to post the 20-point win, 61-41.

Clarkrange had balanced scoring with four players in double figures, led by Keith Whited’s 15 points, with Nate Hall adding 13, Nick Hall and Daderick Phillips with 10 each, Seth Henderson with 9, and Gatlyn LaRue and Brandon Daugherty each adding 2 points.

Pickett County was paced by Zach Amonett with 13 points, with John Parker Reagan adding 12, Parker Gore with 8, Luke Smith 6, and Remington White with 2 points.

On Thursday, December 13 the Clarkrange teams traveled to Crossville to do battle with the state-ranked Stone Memorial Panthers and Lady Panthers, and came away on the short end of both games, as the Stone girls handed the Lady Buffaloes their first loss of the season by the score of 47-25, and the Panthers took an easy 63-29 win over the Buffaloes.

In the girls’ game, the Lady Buffaloes could not get anything going, and fell behind 11-4 in the first period and trailed 18-8 at the half.

The scoring drought for Clarkrange continued through the third period, which saw Stone outscore Clarkrange 13-5 to pull away to a 31-13 lead going into the final frame, where they held a 16-12 advantage to post the 22-point victory and hand the Lady Buffaloes their first loss of the season.

Kassie Mundy led the Clarkrange scoring with 11 points, with Chloe Howard adding 10, and Kaylie Monday and Mackenzie Pile adding 2 points each.

Emma Capps paced Stone as well as took game-high honors with 17 points, with Tessa Miller adding 11, Keyton Freytag 6, Annah Goss 5, Mattie Buck 4, and Emily Boyd and Chloe Roark adding 2 points each.

In the boys’ game, it was much like the girls’ as Stone took a 13-7 first period lead, extened that lead to 26-9 at the half, as the Buffaloes managed only 2 points in the second period.

Stone continued to pull away in the third period, outscoring the Buffaloes 13-12, to take a 43-21 advantage into the final period, where they went on a 20-8 run to win going away, 63-29.

Seth Henderson was the only Clarkrange player to score in double figures with 10 points, with Nick Hall adding 6, Daderick Phillips 5, Anthony Cottle 3, Michael Delk and Nate Hall with 2 points each, and Haden Smith adding 1 point.

Read all the story in this weeks Fentress Courier.