The hardwood season continued in Roane County with a very physical, hard-fought contest between the Cherokee Lady Jackets and the Rockwood Lady Tigers that saw the Lady Jackets eke out a 27-25 win over their in-county rivals.
Cherokee gave the Lady Tigers a blanking in the first period with a 4-0 advantage.
A 6-0 tilt at one point gave Cherokee a 12-6 lead, but the Lady Tigers came roaring back to methodically chop their deficit down to 16-12 at the half.
Rockwood would use an 11-6 swing in the third period to take a 23-22 lead going into the home stretch.
After spending the first two weeks of the season on the road, the Rockwood Middle School Tigers and Lady Tigers opened the home portion of their schedule Monday night with a pair of victories over Spring City.