Lady Blue Devils finish fourth in 2-A

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By Dwane Wilder

Jellico High School’s girls will travel to Hampton tomorrow (Fri.) night for a first-round regional basketball game after finishing fourth in the District 2-A Tournament.

The Lady Blue Devils (6-23 overall) fell 60-39 Monday night to Washburn in the district girl’s consolation game at Rutledge.

“Our girls did a lot more this year than people thought they would,” said Lady Blue Devils’ coach Harold Sanders.

“Nobody thought this team would get to regionals. They made a lot of youthful mistakes throughout the year but, at the same time, they got better each game.

“I’m proud of them.”

Jellico qualified for the region tournament with a 58-44 first-round victory over the J. Frank White Academy. Kayla Bolton scored a game-high 19 points and hit five 3-pointers as the Lady Blue Devils recorded their highest offensive output of the season.

Amber Barton, Noel Tiller and Ashley Gulley chipped in eight points each, followed by Ashley Ouimette and Mikayla Marlow with four each, Karli Creekmore and Ariel King two each.

Clarissa Medley led all scorers with 27 points for the J. Frank White Academy.

A 70-29 loss to Cosby dropped to the Lady Blue Devils into the consolation game. Bolton paced Jellico with eight points, followed by Gulley with six, Marlow five, Barton and Tiller four each, and Ouimette two.