Owls net big victory at Norris

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By Dwane Wilder

LaFollette Middle School’s boys picked up a big district basketball win Monday night at Norris.

The Owls prevailed 39-25 behind the scoring of Austin North, who led with 15 points, and Roston Letner, who had 12. Also scoring for LaFollette was Jeffrey Herrell and Jacob Monday with five points each, and Shaun Phillips with two.

The Lady Owls suffered a 46-21 setback at Norris. Marie Roach led LaFollette with 10 points, followed by Faith Evans with six, Kendra King and Chelsey Finkenbine two each and Summer Daniels one.

Evans and King each had six rebounds. Roach made three steals. At halftime, the Lady Owls trailed by only four points, 17-13.

Last week, LaFollette’s girls split with the Oak Ridge schools, losing 41-27 to Robertsville while defeating Jefferson, 32-21.

Finkenbine scored eight points against Robertsville, followed by Evans and Guy with six each, King five and Kassie Kibler two. Kaci Mitchell led all scorers with 13 points for Robertsville.

In the win over Jefferson, King led the scoring with 15 points, followed by Roach with seven, Guy six, Evans and Daniels two each. Guy led LaFollette with 12 rebounds against Robertsville and seven against Jefferson.

Asia Anderson topped Jefferson’s scoring chart with seven points.