Kingston splits with Wartburg; Harriman slams Vikings

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By Goose Lindsay

The Kingston Lady Yellow Jackets put together perhaps their best performance of the season Monday night in rolling past Wartburg, 74-41. 

Kingston made quick work of the Lady Bulldogs as they jumped out to a 28-5 lead after eight minutes of play. 

Wartburg never threatened the Lady Jackets after the opening period as Kingston went on to a 46-20 lead at halftime and a 65-27 lead after three periods of play.

The Lady Bulldogs did win the final period by five points, but that didn’t put much of a dent in Kingston’s lead.

Makisha Fuller led Kingston on the night with 22 points. Makayla Cordell (13 points) and Haley Cornellison (12 points) also scored in double figures for the Lady Jackets.

Kellie Kidd (14 points) and Kristie Phillips (10 points) scored in double figures for Wartburg.

Kingston (74) Eason 3, Cordell 13, Fuller 22, Smith 8, Mossing 2, Neal 3, Oran 2, Neal 3, Gaines 2, Pankey 4, Cornellison 12.

Boys Game

Sixty-eight points will win a lot of games in high school basketball, but 68 points wasn’t enough for the Kingston Yellow Jackets Monday night as Wartburg put up 81 points against Stephen Plemons’ squad.

Wartburg came out on fire Monday as the Bulldogs scored 26 points in the first period and 24 more in the second. Kingston scored 17 points in each of the first two periods, but still trailed 50-34 at halftime.

Kingston’s defense was better in the second half, but they were unable to make a run at the Bulldogs. Wartburg outscored Kingston 16-15 in the third period before the Jackets cut four points off the Bulldogs lead in the final period.

Four Bulldogs scored in double figures on the night, led by Cody Goodman’s 23 points. Zach Shannon was next in line with 16 points while Alex Fountain and Brad Richardson added 14 each.

Derek Basler buried four three-pointers and scored 16 points to lead the way for Kingston. Robbie Szozda (14 points) also scored in double digits for the Jackets.

Kingston (68) Szozda 14, Basler 16, Griffis 8, Mossing 5, Fielden 8, Clower 8, Huddleston 9.

Harriman vs. TSD

In a boys only game, Jeff King’s Harriman Blue Devils traveled to Knoxville and crushed Tennessee School for the Deaf (TSD), 76-25.

Harriman did get off to a bit of a slow start as they led just 15-11 after eight minutes of play, but the rest of the night belonged to the Blue Devils.

Harriman won the second period, 21-6, and they followed that up with a 24-2 advantage in the third period. The Devils put the finishing touches on their 51-point victory with a 16-6 run in the final period.

Xavier Howard led Harriman on the night with 27 points. Darius Gallaher (14 points) and Ben Davis (10 points) also scored in double figures for the Blue Devils.

Jordan Webb scored 13 points for the Vikings.

 Harriman (76) Howard 27, Upton 5, Gallaher 14, Davis 10, Eleam 5, Lunsford 2, White 2, Love 2, Hamby 5, Randolph 2, Nelson 2.