Jackets sting Blue Devils

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By Goose Lindsay

The Kingston Yellow Jackets and Lady Jackets traveled to Harriman last week and both squad came away with relatively easy wins.

The Lady Jackets took the floor first and cruised to a 53-48 victory. The final game of the evening featured more scoring as Kingston rolled past the Blue Devils, 75-59.

Both teams will be at home to start this week as Kingston hosts Sequoyah on Monday while Harriman entertains Oakdale on Tuesday.

Girls Game

The Lady Jackets built a double-digit lead early and never looked back on their way to a 15-point victory.

Kingston’s hot start featured a solid long range shooting as Kalli Sampson and Harli-Blaine Oran each buried a three-pointer in the opening period to lead Kingston to a 17-6 lead after eight minutes of play.

Sampson. Oran and Rachel Layne combined for 13 of Kingston’s 17 points in the opening frame while Jadah Gallaher scored four points for the Lady Devils.

The Lady Jackets added six points to their lead in the second period as they outscored the Lady Devils 15-9 in the frame to make the score 32-15.

Oran stayed hot in the second period as she buried two more three-pointers.

Harriman played much better in the second half, but the Lady Devils couldn’t make a run at the Lady Jackets.

Kingston outscored Harriman 16-15 in the third period to make the score 48-30.

Alison Mossing buried a pair of three-pointers and scored six points for Kingston while Madison Duncan led the Lady Devils with four points.

Harriman did outscore Kingston 8-3 in the final period to cut the final margin to 15 points, 53-38.

Eight players scored for Kingston on the night with Oran (12 points), Sampson (11 points) and Mossing (8 points) leading the way.

Gallaher, Haley Goldston and Ivory Peddicord scored seven points each to lead the way for Harriman.

Kingston (53) Sampson 11, Layne 6, Mossing 8, Oran 12, Baggett 6, Thurman 4, Strahan 2, Nunley 4.

Harriman (38) Goldston 7, Peddicord 7, Gallaher 7, Boyd 3, LaRue 3, Duncan 4, T. Sells 6, L. Sells 1.

Boys Game

Brandon Griffis and Hunter Golliher scored 22 points each in leading the Jackets to a 16-point victory over the Blue Devils.

Griffis and Golliher both started strong as Griffis buried two three-pointers and scored 10 points while Golliher added a third three-pointer and seven points in leading Kingston to a 21-13 lead after eight minutes of play.

Harriman’s Xavier Howard buried a three-pointer of his own and scored seven points in the opening frame.

Kingston added five points to their lead in the second period, making the score 36-23 at halftime.

Five different players scored for Kingston in the second period with Golliher scoring seven more points to lead the way.

Howard led four Blue Devils in scoring in the second period with four points.

Howard had a huge third period with 11 points, but that was about all the good news for Harriman in the frame as Kingston won the period, 24-13, to make the score 60-36 with eight minutes left to play.

Griffis paced Kingston in the frame with seven points while Quint Gasque added six. Golliher and Sampson also chipped in four points each in the frame.

Harriman did get hot from outside the arc in the fourth quarter, draining five three-pointers, but it was it wasn’t enough as Kingston went on to the 16-point victory.

Chase Randolph and Chase Hamby hit four of Harriman’s five three-pointers in the final period.

Besides Griffis and Golliher, Gasque (8 points), Sampson (6 points) and Jordan Huddleston (6 points) did the most damage for Kingston.

Howard led all scorers on the night with 27 points while Randolph added 13. Hamby and Chris Workd scored six points each.

Kingston (75) Gasque 8, Sterling 4, Huddleston 6, Griffis 22, Hughes 3, Colquitt 4, Sampson 6, Golliher.

 Harriman (59) Howard 27, Lunsford 3, Works 6, Randolph 13, Williams 4, Hamby 6.