County tourney tips off, but second night postponed due to snow

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By Dwane Wilder

Opening night of the Campbell County Elementary/Middle School Basketball Tournament went off without a hitch.
The second night, however, was a different story.
Snow and extremely cold temperatures forced postponement of Tuesday’s round of games until Wednesday, which was originally planned as an off night for teams. Games will continue on Thursday according to the regular schedule.
During Monday night action, Jellico won an exciting game against Elk Valley in the boy’s small middle school division. Austin Plank scored a game-high 21 points, including the go-ahead free throw with 13 seconds left, to rally the Blue Devils to a 38-37 victory.
Dillon Marlow and Caney Minton led Elk Valley with 15 and 14 points, respectively. Marlow took the final shot of the game but the ball rolled off the rim as the buzzer sounded.
Jacksboro advanced to Saturday’s large elementary school boy’s championship game with a 32-18 triumph Monday night over Valley View. Logan Berry and Jared Bane paced the Eagles with 13 and 11 points, respectively. Ben Arnold carried the Bobcats with 8 points. In boy’s small elementary school games, Wynn defeated Jellico, 27-6, with Nathan Johnson scoring 13 points for the winners. Perkins led Jellico with 4 points. White Oak defeated Elk Valley, 29-23, in the other boy’s small elementary division game. Shelby scored 12 points and Hall 11 to lead White Oak. Christian Moore and Austin Studdard led Elk Valley with 8 points each.
Regular season wrap-up
In games played during the final week of the regular season, the Christian Academy of Campbell County split a pair of games with visiting Jacksboro.
The Lady Warriors improved to 13-0 with a 26-7 victory. Katie Wells led the winners with 8 points, followed by Alexis Foster with 6, Alecee Barnum and Rachel Howard 4 each, Emily Russell and Carissa Nance 2 each. Cheyenne Madison scored 4 points for Jacksboro (1-8 overall), while Raelynn Mynatt had 2 and Megan Williams 1.
Jacksboro scored a 40-39 victory over the previously unbeaten Warriors (9-1).
Berry and Bane led the Eagles (7-2) with 16 and 15 points, respectively. Matthew Laxton paced the Christian Academy with 12 points, followed by Trent Graves with 11 and Carter Wells 10.