Kingston slams Scott in sweep

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By Nick Williams

The Kingston Yellow Jackets hosted Scott Thursday night instead of Friday because of weather, and the Jackets dominated from the opening tip.  

The Lady Jackets protected the rim with 10 blocks in cruising to a 64-30 win while the Jackets ran the floor to blow past the Highlanders, 66-47. 

Girls Game

Both teams started slow, but Kingston took the lead  at 4-3 midway through the first quarter. Late in the first quarter, Kalli Sampson got a few big steals that led the Lady Jackets to some quick points.

Kingston went into the second quarter up 15-3.  

Sydney Nunley protected the rim with some big blocks early in the second quarter to help Kingston extend their lead. Kingston's defense was really getting to Scott in the first half as the Lady Jackets were playing stellar ball on both ends of the floor. By the time the half ended, Kingston led 36-14.

Kingston started the third quarter on a 5-0 run. Kingston's Nunley stepped up in the third keeping Scott out of the paint, picking up four of her eight blocks on the game. 

Kingston continued to pour it on in the third as they entered the fourth period up 47-23.  

It was much of the same in the fourth as Nunley continued the block party around the rim and the Lady Jackets pushed the lead and cruised, winning by a final score of 64-30. 

Boys Game 

Kingston won the tip and started fast getting a few quick baskets. Things settled down as the first quarter went on, but late in the period Hunter Golliher ran the floor to push the led to 13-2 going into the second. 

Kingston started out the second quarter on fire as it was the best quarter on both ends of the floor. The Jackets rolled off two bigs runs scoring 23 points in the second to go into halftime, leading 36-11.

Kingston came in the third quarter and kept the offense alive. Midway through the third quarter, however, Scott went on a scoring streak., but Kingston’s Jordan Huddleston got two huge blocks to stop the Highlander run.  

The fourth started out with the Highlanders going on another run, but Golliher hit some jumpers late to seal the deal for the Jackets. 

Kingston won by a final of 66-47. 

Aaron Sampson led Kingston on the night with 16 points while Golliher (14 points) and Brandon Griffis (11 points) also scored in double figures.

 Kingston (66) Gasque 6, Huddleston 6, Griffis 11, Colquitt 6, Golliher 14, Hutson 3, Hughes 1, Anderson 3, Sampson 16.