By: Tim Chambers
Tomahawk Sports Editor
BLUFF CITYThe beast of the East had their brooms busy inside the Dyer Dome on Tuesday. The Patriots swept Johnson County in four games winning the two varsity contests by a convincing margin.
The boys fell 84-52 while the girls were hammered 74-40.
Sullivan East 84
Johnson County 52
The Longhorns have been in nearly every game this year but that didnt happen on this night. Sullivan East jumped on top 18-9 after one quarter of play and never looked back while securing their easy win.
The game was a strange event from the get-go and probably should have never been played due to the weather forecast.
Snow began falling in Johnson County during the girls game causing concern of slick roads among school officials. That concern was suddenly turned into action during the second quarter of the boys game.
Assistant coach David Arnold gathered all the players on the bench and in the stands whose parents werent at the game and began the journey home before the roads got bad.
It was the best move that Johnson County made all evening. From that point it appeared as if they went through the motions.
They finished the contest with only a handful of reserves on the bench. At no time were they ever in the contest.
Bud Icenhour led the Longhorns with 13 points. Sean Lewis added 10 points and five rebounds. Caleb Throop chipped in with eight. Cody Bailie and Blake Atwood contributed six apiece.
East got a game high 23 points from Cole Greene including 12-of-12 from the foul line. Aaron Frye provided 14 points with 10 apiece coming from Gavin Grubb and Hunter Owens.
Sullivan East 74
Johnson County 40
The Lady Patriots cruised to its victory in the girls contest by flooding the floor with reserves for 32 minutes on senior night. Eleven Lady Patriots scored and four of them hit for double figures.
Johnson County fell behind 17-5 after one after East jumped on top 6-0.
The Lady Pats had a 34-13 halftime advantage that would balloon rapidly during the third quarter.
They outscored Johnson County 29-9 to go up 63-22 after three.
The Lady Longhorns did outgun East 17-11 in the final quarter.
Courtney Brooks and Kelsie Terrill had eight points each in the frame.
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