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Cloudland eliminated in quarterfinals

Staff report • Mar 15, 2007 at 1:33 AM

MURFREESBORO - Cloudland ran into a buzzsaw Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the TSSAA Class A boys state basketball tournament at Middle Tennessee State. The Highlanders were eliminated 55-33 by Culleoka.

Leading 23-12 at the half, the Warriors outscored Cloudland 19-5 in the third quarter to take control of the contest.

Demario Williams led Culleoka (31-6) with 18 points.

Cody Hughes had 11 points for the Highlanders (20-14) who shot just 27 percent (13-of-47).

Other Class A winners included Chattanooga Arts & Sciences over Westside 62-52 while Humboldt beat Wartburg Central 68-59 and Tennessee Temple upended East Literature 47-34.

In Class AA action, Liberty of Jackson blasted Fulton 72-47. White House took on Dyer County in the late game.

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