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The Kingston Yellow Jackets and Lady Jackets opened the 2012-13 season Tuesday night with a pair of close losses against White County in a pair of TSSAA Hall of Fame games at Kingston.
The Lady Jackets got their season started with a 61-51 loss, while Colt Narramore’s debut ended in a tough 62-60 setback.
Both teams will be in action again on Saturday when they play more TSSAA Hall of Fame games at Anderson County.
A slow start cost Kingston dearly in their 10-point loss to the Warriorettes.
White County came out hot from beyond the three-point arc, draining five triples in the first period of play. Kingston hit two of their own, but trailed 20-8 after the first quarter.
Kingston played much better after the first quarter, but could never make up the early deficit. White County outscored Kingston 15-13 in the second period, but the Lady Jackets won the third period, 17-12, to pull within 47-38 with eight minutes left to play.
White County, however, made five of six free throws in the final period to hold on for the 10-poin victory.
Harli-Blaine Oran (13 points) and Alison Mossing (12 points) scored in double figures for Kingston while White County’s Loren Foster led all scorers with five three-pointers and 19 points.
Kingston (51) Sampson 5, Mossing 12, Oran 13, Baggett 6, Thurman 6, Nunley 9.
Kingston’s Jordan Huddleston scored 35 points and pulled down six rebounds, but it wasn’t enough as White County picked up a 62-60 victory.
Tuesday’s game was close throughout as both teams scored 18 points in the first quarter before White County took a 28-25 lead into halftime.
Kingston got those three points back in the third period, tying the score at 40, but the Warriors had just enough down the stretch to pick up the two-point victory.
Besides Huddleston’s big night, Brandon Griffis recorded a double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds for Kingston.
A.J. Wilkerson paced White County with 18 points with Kordell Henderson adding 14.
Kingston (60) Gasque 2, Huddleston 35, Griffis 13, Sampson 5, Golliher 2, Hughes 3.