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County champs crowned

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By Dwane Wilder

Eleven schools, five days and 24 games.

When the Campbell County Basketball Tournament concluded late Saturday afternoon at Jacksboro Middle, four champions had been crowned in each of the elementary and middle school divisions.

LaFollette Elementary, Jacksboro Middle and the Christian Academy of Campbell County each boasted two tournament titles while Elk Valley and Wynn got one apiece.

Jacksboro, LaFollette and Caryville finished first, second and third—respectively—in the elementary cheerleading competition.

Jacksboro swept rival LaFollette for large middle school championships on Friday night.

Whitney Williamson was named MVP after leading the Lady Eagles to a 33-25 victory in the girl’s title game. Williamson scored all 11 of her points in the second half while Krista Williams chipped in nine.

Kendra King and Marie Roach finished with nine points each for LaFollette, which led 13-11 at halftime. A little over halfway through the fourth quarter, Jacksboro took the lead for good.

Jacksboro also defeated LaFollette, 40-24, for the boy’s title.

Nick Bailey led all scorers with 18 points, a feat for which he was later named tournament MVP. Jacob Clowers added 10 points for the Eagles. Rolston Letner and Eric North paced the Owls with eight and seven points, respectively.

Leading by five at halftime, the Eagles made a big second half surge to turn the game into a rout.

Six championships were decided on Saturday.

Wynn edged Jellico, 10-8, in the girl’s small elementary division. Tournament MVP Heather Hill scored all 10 points for the Lady Bulldogs. Sarah Prewitt had half of Jellico’s points.

Dylan Marlow scored a tournament high 23 points to carry Elk Valley to a 37-28 triumph over the Christian Academy of Campbell County in the boy’s small elementary division. Marlow was also named tournament MVP.

Jacob McGuire topped the Warriors with 12 points.

LaFollette defeated Valley View, 23-21, for the girl’s large elementary title. Kassandra Phillips was named MVP after scoring nine points for the Lady Owls. Paxton Long had seven points to lead the Lady Bobcats.

In the boy’s large elementary division, MVP Dallas Griffith scored 10 points to carry the Owls to a 32-17 victory over Jacksboro. Jack Jeffers led the Eagles with nine points.

The Christian Academy of Campbell County swept the last two championship games on Saturday.

Sarah Matlock scored 14 points to lead the Lady Warriors past Wynn, 31-12, for a girl’s small middle school title. Matlock was also selected tournament MVP. Victoria England scored half of Wynn’s points.

Rusty Provins and Trevor Graves poured in 15 points each as the Warriors scored a tournament high 51 points in the boy’s small middle school championship game. Provins was named MVP for the Warriors, who defeated Wynn, 51-27.

Matt Broyles led the Bulldogs with 11 points.