KINGSPORT — Sullivan South’s boys got off to a fast start against David Crockett while the Lady Rebels broke open their game against the Lady Pioneers with a fast finish on Tuesday.
Even though South’s varsity basketball teams took different routes, each squad ended up with a dominant a Big 8 Conference victory to its credit. South’s boys jumped ahead 32-8 and cruised to a 64-40 victory over the Pioneers. The Lady Rebels trailed 39-38 in the third quarter before responding with a 30-4 run to secure a comfortable 68-51 result.
Key to the boys’ game were the Pioneers’ 20 turnovers and the easy transition points the Rebels got as a result of those miscues.
Michael Harr paced South with 14 points and Ryan Headrick added 10. Dustin Day and Jeremy Houston led Crockett with seven points each.
In the girls’ game, the Lady Pioneers overcame a shaky start to grab a lead over the Lady Rebels midway through the third period. But Kayla Tipton put her team on her back and led South to victory.
Tipton scored 11 of her game-high 21 points in the third period, helping the Lady Rebels put together a 17-0 run that provided some much-needed breathing room.
Morgan Seymore and Courtney McKenzie each added 10 points for South. Heather Scalf scored 15 points to pace Crockett and Kaylie Foster had 12 points on four 3-pointers.
For the complete story, check out the Dec. 12 Times-News sports section.