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The Kingston Yellow Jackets and Lady Jackets made the short trip to Loudon Friday night to take on their heated rivals, but the trip back from Loudon was a long one as the Redskins and Lady ‘Skins picked up a sweep in the District 4-AA affair.
Kingston’s girls lost by 14 at home against Loudon, but the Lady Jackets did much better on the road. Friday’s rematch went to overtime, but in the end it was Loudon picking up the 51-47 victory.
Kingston’s boys were going for a sweep of the Redskins, but Loudon salvaged the split with a 63-53 victory.
Kingston outscored Loudon 44-41 from the floor Friday night, but the Lady Redskins won the battle from the charity stripe, 18-11, and that was the difference as Loudon won in overtime, 51-47.
Both teams scored 10 points in the first period of play, but Loudon dominated play in the second period on their way to a 25-15 lead at intermission.
Sydney Nunley led Kingston in the first half with seven points.
Nunley caught fire in the third period, scoring 10 points, and that scoring spree allowed the Lady Jackets to pull within 36-35 entering the fourth quarter.
Things remained tight in the final period with Kingston using an 8-7 advantage in the frame to force overtime.
Loudon, however, took the lead in overtime and made six of eight free throws to secure the narrow victory.
Nunley had a monster night for Kingston in the loss with 22 points, 14 rebounds and six blocks.
Aspen Jordan (20 points, 8 rebounds) and Zoe Grimes (16 points, 11 rebounds) led the Lady Redskins to the victory.
Kingston (47) Sampson 9, Mossing 3, Oran 3, Thurman 2, Cornellison 8, Nunley 22.
Loudon’s girls used an advantage from the charity stripe in picking up the win, but in the final game of the evening it was the three-point arc that aided the Redskins. Loudon hit nine triples on the night compared to three from Kingston, and the result was a 10-point victory.
Loudon hit three of those treys in the first quarter in building a 15-13 lead after eight minutes of play.
Loudon hit three more bombs in the second period, but they couldn’t add to their advantage as Kingston trailed just 31-29 at halftime.
Jordan Huddleston led Kingston on the night with nine points.
Loudon’s three-point barrage slowed in the third period, but Kingston could not take advantage.
The Redskins hit two more triples in the third period in taking a 43-39 into the final period of play.
The final period would see Kingston get three-pointers from Brandon Griffis and Aaron Sampson, but Loudon added six points to their lead in putting the finishing touches on their 10-point victory.
Huddleston led Kingston in defeat with 13 points.
Kingston (53) Gasque 9, Huddleston 13, Hughes 3, Griffis 8, Colquitt 5, Sampson 7, Golliher 8.