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Jackets split with AAA Jets

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By Goose Lindsay, Sports Editor

The Kingston Yellow Jackets and Lady Jackets traveled to Crossville Friday night and would come away with a split against Cumberland County.

Kingston’s girls opened the evening with a 62-52 loss against the Lady Jets. Cumberland County appeared well on their way to a sweep in the final game of the night until an incredible fourth quarter rally gave the Jackets a 52-47 come-from-behind victory.

Girls Game

Kingston played well against the Class AAA Lady Jets, but they couldn’t make enough plays to pull off the road upset.

The first quarter was a battle between the balance of Kingston and Cumberland County’s Makenzie Iles. Iles scored eight points in the period, but six different Lady Jackets scored in the opening period as Cumberland County led 15-14 after eight minutes of play.

Cumberland County scored 15 points again in the second period, but Kingston couldn’t keep pace. Taylor Thurman scored six in the frame for Kingston, but the Lady Jackets were outscored 15-10 in the frame, making the score 30-24 at halftime.

The third period would see Kingston’s offense pick up the pace, but the Lady Jackets couldn’t slow the Lady Jets. Both teams scored 16 points in the frame, leaving Cumberland County on top 46-40 entering the fourth quarter.

Kalli Sampson buried a pair of three-pointers to lead Kingston in the third period while Iles scored seven points for the Lady Jets.

Sampson and Haley Cornellison scored five points each for Kingston on the final period, but it wasn’t enough for a Lady Jackets rally as Cumberland County went on to the 10-point win.

Sampson led Kingston on the night with 14 points while Thurman and Sydney Nunley added 10 each.

Iles (22 points), Gina Dick (16 points) and Rebekah Teeple (10 points) scored in double figures for Cumberland County.

Kingston (52) Sampson 14, Layne 4, Mossing 3, Garrett 2, Thurman 10, Cornellison 9, Nunley 10.

Boys Game

The Kingston Yellow Jackets saved their best to last Friday and the result was a 52-47 come-from-behind victory.

Kingston trailed for much of the evening as Cumberland County led 15-11 after one period of play and 29-20 at halftime.

Hunter Golliher and Quint Gasque scored six points each for Kingston in the first half while Tayler Houston scored 10 for Cumberland County.

The third period would be Cumberland County’s highest scoring period as the Jets outscored Kingston 16-15 in the frame to take a 45-35 lead into the final period of play.

Cumberland County, however, couldn’t seal the deal. Sparked by six points from Trae Colquitt and five each from Jordan Huddleston and Brandon Griffis, the Jackets stormed back, outscoring the Jets 17-2 in the final frame to steal away the five-point victory.

Huddleston (15 points) and Griffis (10 points) scored in double figures for Kingston.

Dylan Qualls (13 points) and Houston (12 points) led the Jets in defeat.

 Kingston (52) Gasque 8, Huddleston 15, Griffis 10, Colquitt 8, Sampson 2, Golliher 9.