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Horns 'hammered' by Lady Cyclones 98-26

By: Tim Chambers
Tomahawk Sports Editor
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You can expect a mismatch basketball game when one team is rebuilding and the other one is favored to contend for another state championship. And thus was the case on Friday night at Elizabethton High School. The Lady Cyclones ran roughshod over Johnson County 98-26 inside of Treadway Gymnasium.
“There weren’t many highlights for the Longhorns on this night.
Michala Cretsinger scored early in the game on a nifty runner and freshman Destiny Cole provided a three-point play.  The Cyclones had more highlights than Carters had liver pills.
They scored 32 points in the first quarter and 39 more during the third frame. It was the Marosite twins that did a big part of the damage.
ETSU signee Kayla Marosites scored 18 points in the first quarter to help Elizabethton build a convincing 32-2 advantage. It was all downhill from there.
She finished the game with 26 points, 12 rebounds and five steals. Twin sister Kelci Marosites ended the contest with 20 points, five rebounds, six assists and three steals. She too has signed to play for the Lady Bucs next year.

To make matters worse they had no way of shutting down 6’3 senior center Emily Schubert. Her 10 points, 10 rebounds, five steals and five assists complimented the Cyclones’ inside game. Emily Kiser added seven points and seven rebounds in limited play. Brittany Campbell scored 13 points in a reserve role.
Kelsie Terrill led the Longhorns with eight points. Cole added five points, four rebounds and two steals. Courtney and Brittany Brooks led the rebounding with four apiece.
“The majority of our team is freshmen and sophomores so it was tough playing against them,” said Brittany. “It was scary coming in here and knowing how good they were. But we played better at times than I thought we would.”
Twin sister Courtney was satisfied with their play.
We came in here expecting them to play well and they did,” added Courtney. “But we didn’t play bad in the first half either. We couldn’t stop them in the third quarter. They have an unbelievable team.”

​Elizabethton 98, Johnson County 26​

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