LaFollette Middle School’s varsity basketball teams opened the New Year with a bang Monday night by sweeping Livesay at Harrogate.
The Lady Owls won by 10 points, 31-21, to improve their record to 7-6 this season.
Guards Kendra King and Chelsey Finkenbine led LaFollette in scoring with 11 and 10 points, respectively.
Amber Guy, a seventh grade post player, had a great all-around game for the Lady Owls with seven steals, five rebounds, four blocked shots and two points.
LaFollette broke an 8-8 tie early in the second quarter and took a 17-11 lead by halftime.
Finkenbine hit a 3-pointer at the third quarter buzzer to give the Lady Owls a 27-18 advantage.
Also scoring for LaFollette was Summer Daniels with four points and Faith Evans and Marie Roach with two each.
Genna Lake topped the Livesay scoring chart with nine points.
The Lady Owls made 24 steals during the game.
LaFollette’s boys picked up a 43-29 win to improve their record to 7-6 overall.
Austin North paced the Owls with 11 points, followed by Roston Letner and Shaun Phillips with nine each, Jeffery Herrell six, Ethan Jeffers and Seth Sheehan four each.
Garrett Tucker led all scorers with 12 points for Livesay.
The game was tied 6-6 in the first quarter before LaFollette went on a 9-0 run to take the lead for good. By halftime, the Owls were comfortably ahead, 27-12.
LaFollette got bogged down in the third period, but still managed a double-digit lead, 35-24, going to the fourth quarter.