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Lee sweeps past youthful Twin Springs

December 17th, 2013 10:47 pm by Greg Peters

Lee sweeps past youthful Twin Springs

Twin Springs' Cori Gilmer (14) fires a pass past Lee defender Sam Ely (23) during Tuesday's non-district game in Nickelsville. (Ned Jilton II photo)

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NICKELSVILLE — Lee High took advantage of Twin Springs’ youth en route to a non-district basketball sweep Tuesday.

Strong opening quarters by both the girls and boys played a big part in both Generals wins.

The Lady Generals opened up a 16-2 advantage after one quarter on their way to a 55-32 win.

Sam Ely and Mackenzie Arney led Lee (7-3) with 16 and 12 points, respectively. Jasmine McCloud scored 11 for Twin Springs (0-5).

Lee’s boys raced out to a 20-6 first-quarter lead and turned back all Twin Springs challenges in a 57-41 victory.

Kemp Yeary led all scorers with 17 points and Zach Eldridge added 12 for the Generals.

That early deficit was too much for the Titans (1-3) to overcome, though they got as close as nine points, 37-28, in the second quarter. Follow-up turnovers and errant passes aided the Generals (7-3), whose lead ballooned to as many as 23 points.

“I’m more disappointed in our defensive intensity,” said Lee coach Brady Yeary. “I’ve said all along if you score 50, 55 points you’ve got a good chance to win. It’s the defensive intensity that I want because you can create offensive opportunities.” 

 Ethan Darnell led Twin Springs with 10 points.

For an expanded version of this article, please see Wednesday's print edition or our electronic edition.

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