Kingston stings Sweetwater

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By Goose Lindsay

Tuesday night was a good night for the Kingston Yellow Jackets and Lady Jackets as both rolled to victories over visiting Sweetwater.

Kingston’s girls put together their best performance of the season in cruising to a 68-40 victory. The final game of the evening was closer, but the Jackets still came away with a 50-36 victory.

Kingston will be on the road Friday when they visit Cumberland County.

Girls Game

Sydney Nunley posted a huge double-double Tuesday, scoring 18 points and pulling down 18 rebounds in leading Kingston to the 28-point victory.

Nunley, however, didn’t start strong as it was Lauren Baggett scoring six points in leading the Lady Jackets to an 18-9 lead after eight minutes of play.

Nunley did have a big second quarter. She scored nine points while Harli-Blaine Oran added five and the trio of Alison Mossing, Taylor Thurman and Baggett scored four each in giving the Lady Jackets a 44-24 lead at halftime.

Raven Jefford tried to keep Sweetwater close as she buried two three-pointers and scored 15 points in the first half.

Sweetwater played better in the third quarter, but they couldn’t make a run at Kingston as the Lady Jackets took the frame 10-9 to make the score 54-33 with eight minutes left to play.

Kingston put the finishing touches on their 28-point victory by outscoring Sweetwater 14-7 in the fourth quarter.

Baggett also scored in double figures for Kingston as she scored 10 points on the night while Mossing dished out six assists. 

Jefford paced Sweetwater with 20 points and eight steals while Mandalyn McNabb added seven points and four steals.

Sweetwater (40) Jefford 20, Mashburn 1, McNabb 7, Burgess 6, Thomasson 4, Ervin 2.

Kingston (68) Baggett 10, Thurman 8, Nunley 18, Sampson 5, Mossing 4, Layne 8, Oran 5, Barnett 2, Strahan 2, Cornellison 6.

Boys Game

It wasn’t easy, but the Jackets completed the sweep with a 14-point victory over the Wildcats.

Kingston’s Jordan Huddleston got off to a quick start Tuesday. He scored eight points in leading Kingston to a 13-8 lead after eight minutes of play.

Nick Wicker and Brandon Clark scored four each for Sweetwater in the opening frame.

The second quarter would be played to a 13-all draw, but that was good enough for Kingston to take a 26-21 lead at halftime.

Clark led all scorers in the period with eight points while Huddleston scored five for the Jackets.

Kingston scored 13 points again in the third period, but this time they held Sweetwater to nine, making the score 39-30 with eight minutes to play.

Brandon Griffis buried a three-pointer and scored five points in the period for Kingston. Terrell Johnson matched that total for the Wildcats.

Kingston’s defense held Sweetwater to six points in the final period and that allowed the Jackets to pull away for the 50-36 victory.

Huddleston (19 points), Griffis (11 points) and Golliher (10 points) scored in double figures for the Jackets while Clark scored 18 points for Sweetwater.

Sweetwater (36) Wicker 5, Watson 2, Yates 2, Johnson 9, Clark 18.

 Kingston (50) Gasque 6, Huddleston 19, Thompson 2, Griffis 11, Sampson 2, Golliher 10.