While the rain was coming down outside, the pins were falling on the inside of Olympia Lanes as Cherokee paid a visit to Greeneville.
In boys’ action Cherokee jumped out to a fast 6-2 advantage, although it was only by 17-pins (931-914). Seth Manis (180), Dawson Pridemore (175), and Jacob Henry (162) paced the Chiefs, while Trey Gudger (197), Grant Litchfield (181), and Jon Gilbert (179) were tops for the Devils. In the first Baker game, the Chiefs would collect the 177-172 win and stretch their lead out to 8-2. The second Baker game would also go Cherokee’s was 209-128, giving them a commanding 10-2 lead. Fighting against the momentum that was stacked against them, the Greene Devils came storming back by taking the next three Baker games 186-114, 227-154, and 171-153 to cut the deficit to 10-8. The overall difference in the match would come down to the final pin totals from the Baker games and the final pin totals. Greeneville would collect those bonus points and collect the win 13-10, running their overall record to 3-9.
On the girl’s side, the Lady Chiefs would come out firing and take a 6-2 lead behind Cierra Laster’s 169 and Lauren Winegar’s 153. Alexis Marante’s 139 and McKenzie Hopson’s 116 were the top scores for the Lady Devils. Cherokee would then continue the momentum into the Baker games and sweep all five games (133-119, 133-97, 147-114, 157-95, and 138-126) and seal the 21-2 win to close out their season. Greeneville will have their final match on Monday when they square off with Chuckey-Doak at 4 p.m.
The Greeneville girls basketball team started District 2-2A play on Tuesday with a dominant 59-24 win over Claiborne.
The started with the Lady Devils jumping in front 26-5 in the first quarter behind 10 points from Lauren Bailey, and from there Greeneville only pulled away.
Bailey finished the night with 12 points. Anna Shaw led the Lady Devils with 14 points. Tambryn Ellenburg was also in double figures with 11 points. Lindy Carter had nine points while Kyla Jobe and Abby Adkins each had four points.