LaFollette girls, Jellico boys win elementary school games

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By Dwane Wilder

LaFollette and Jellico split a pair of elementary basketball games Thursday night at the LES Gym.
The Lady Owls (9-0 overall) kept their perfect county record intact with a 37-18 triumph over the Jellico girls (5-4 overall).
Julia Powell led the victory parade with 14 points, followed by Skylar Boshears with 10, Pressley Leach 8, Carmen Harris 2 and Meredith Rippy 1.
Emily Cummins paced Jellico with 9 points, followed by Morgan Bowlin with 4, Crystal Boozer 3 and Kendra Smith 2.
Jellico won the boy’s contest, 35-29. Sean Moses led a balanced attack for the Blue Devils (5-3 overall) with 9 points, followed by Derek Bowlin with 6, Bill Anderson 5, Adam Marlow 4, Isaac Mitchell 3, Matthew Heatherly and Tony Smith 2 each.
Brycen Letner led all scorers with 14 points for LaFollette (6-3 overall).
Seth Smith and Shawn Marcum scored six points each for the Owls, who played without 3 starters.
Bailey Lawson added 2 points and Dylan Berry 1 for LaFollette.
Jellico held a 16-11 advantage at halftime of the boy’s game.