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North, Lunsford power JACES past Tigerettes

Keely North scored 17 points and Taylor Lunsford added 12 as visiting James A. Cawood (11-1) claimed a 37-27 win Thursday at Black Mountain in seventh- and eighth-grade basketball action.

Hannah Turner led the Tigerettes with 11 points.

Ella Karst scored 12 and Skyler Shepherd added 11 as the 12-1 Trojanettes rolled to a 35-10 win in the fifth- and sixth-grade game.

Hannah Kirby paced Black Mountain with four points.

Black Mountain won 3-2 in a fourth-grade game.

The two teams play again on Tuesday at James A. Cawood.

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James A. Cawood (37) — Keely North 17, Taylor Lunsford 12, Aaliyah Elliott 4, Star Hardy 4.

Black Mountain (27) — Hannah Turner 11, Autumn Howard 6, Hanna Pace 5, Isabell Kirby 5.

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James A. Cawood (35) — Ella Karst 12, Skyler Shepherd 11, Kylie Jones 8, Fayisah Fields 2, Madison Daniels 2.

Black Mountain (10) — Hannah Kirby 4, Haley Welch 2, Tristan Pace 2, Kytalynn Brock 2.

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Black Mountain (3) — Chelsey Cottrell 3.

James A. Cawood (2) — Madison Daniels 2.

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Evarts holds off Cawood for its 11th straight victory

Evarts survived one of its toughest tests in what is now an 11-game winning streak to open the season. Jaylin Smith scored 21 points and Alexis Branson added 12 as the Lady Cats won 52-42 on Thursday at Cawood.

Lauren Smith led the Lady Comets with 21 points.

Kylie Noe scored 22 points and Abbi Fields added 17 as Cawood rolled to a 50-20 win in the fifth- and sixth-grade game.

Drucilla Brown led Evarts with seven points.

Cawood plays host to Green Hills on Thursday. Evarts will be at home against Wallins on Tuesday.

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Evarts (52) — Jaylin Smith 21, Alexis Branson 12, Aaliyah Cloud 10, Jaylin Preston 6, Madison Jones 3.

Cawood (42) — Lauren Smith 21, Leann Engle 8, Scarlett Rowe 5, Gracie Simpson 3, Courtney Simpson 3, Kaylee Buell 2.

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Cawood (50) – Cheyanne Rhymer 2, Kylie Noe 22, Taylor Clem 2, Abbi Fields 17, Kaylee Clark 5.

Evarts (20) – Ashley Preston 5, Allie Kelly 6, Drucilla Brown 7, Alexis Freeman 2.

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Evarts (4) — Macy Jones 2, Daisha Marlowe 2.

Cawood (4) — Maddie Middleton 2, Cassie Bowling 2.

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Whitehead explodes for 22 as Lady Falcons down Wallins

Serenity Whitehead poured in 22 point as Green Hills knocked off Wallins 27-22 in seventh- and eighth-grade basketball action.

Taytum Griffin led the Lady Devils with 20 points.

Wallins returns to action Tuesday at Evarts. Green Hills plays at Cawood on Thursday.

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Green Hills (27) — Serenity Whitehead 22, Destiny Middleton 4, Lilly Caballero 1.

Wallins (22) — Taytum Griffin 20, Emilee Eldrige 2.