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JV tourney day 2 features great games

Day two of the 2017 Claiborne County Junior Varsity Middle School Tournament got underway Dec. 12 at Powell Valley Elementary School and after a great first night of games the tournament stepped it up a little by bringing in the number one seeds. There were three games on the schedule, with the first one being HY Livesay versus Forge Ridge on the girl’s side of the bracket.

The Lady Eagles had a great start and pulled out to a 12-0 first period lead. Forge Ridge found their offense during the second period but Livesay kept scoring as well. At the half, the score was 18-8. Livesay forced a running clock during the third period and held a 30-8 advantage going into the final period. Livesay finished strong and held off the Lady Indians winning by the final score of 32-10. Leading Livesay in scoring was Kaylee Irvin with 12, Gracie Noah had 10, Shelbie Medely had eight and Hadyn Beeler dropped in two points. Abby Woods led the Lady Dragons with 10 points.

The second game of day two featured the SMMS Blue Devils and the Clairfield Eagles. This game started off fast as the two teams went up and down the court to a six-all tie at the end of the first period. The Eagles stayed right with the Devils until late during the second period. At the half SMMS led 17-10. The third period was one in which the two teams continued to battle with the Devils staying ahead by around nine points. At the end of the third SMMS led 25-14. SMMS was just too strong despite a very good effort from the Eagles. The Eagles won the game 34-28. Leading the Devils and all scorers on the night was Isiah Gerrels with 21. Landon Poore had six, Landen Lowe had five and Zack Martin finished with two points. Clairfield’s Brayden Painter led the Eagles with 20 and Nate Marlow had eight points.

The third and final game of day two featured the Lady Owls of Springdale battling the Lady Blue Devils of SMMS. Springdale grabbed the early lead and led 7-2 after one period of play. SMMS had Springdale rattled during the second period and finished the half only six points behind at 16-10. The Lady Devils pulled to within two just out of the locker room and seemed to have the momentum. SMMS took the lead by one point at the 3:20 mark. Springdale rallied and led at the end of the third period 20-19. With two minutes left the Lady Blue Devils missed the chance to tie the game but the Lady Owls used free throws to stay out front. Free throws iced it for the Lady Owls, who won 24-21. Ily Bussell led Springdale with 12 points, Madison Ferguson had eight, Allie Jones had three and Jacey Ferguson had one point. Genesis Bailey scored seven to lead the Lady Blue Devils and three others each had four including Emma Ray, Preslee Delph and Ereaunna Ford.