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Page 6 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 Sports Features Eastside Tops Lady Raiders in 61-4:5 Win Three Lady Spartans notched double figures and the . early season struggles appeared gone as Eastside earned a 61-45 Cumberland district win. i Erin Stanley led the way with a game high 22 while Lindsay Dean added 14 and Kaylee Jones pitched in 12. Jaz Bay (a team high 18) got the Lady Raiders off to a good start with 4 quick points and Burton gathered a 17 - 13 lead after 1 quarter. Eastside answered the challenge behind Stanley and Dean outscoring their guests 20-8 over the next 8 minutes. The Lady Spartans kept up the pressure in the third lift- ing the lead to 16 as the third period ended 51-35. Eastside and Burton matched 10 point scores in the 4th period, making the final score 61-45. The Lady Spartans move to (1-0) in the district and Burton drops to (0-1). Scores: J. I. Burton- Bay 18, Fultz 11, Beaty 13, Thacker 1, Culbertson 2. Eastside - Jones 12, Dean 14, Stanley 22, Stallard 8, Powers 5. Spartans, hang on to b00;at Raiders, 67-60 Eastside raced to a 23-1 lead in the first quarter and held on to beat J. I. Burton Tuesday night 67-60. Scores by Wes Yeary (a team high 23 andl4) and Matt Green (11) gave the Spartans a 6-0 lead. Then a sure lay up by Burtons Alex Keys (10) rimmed out and the Raiders would not find the net in the first quarter. Eastside got scores from Ryan Milgrim, Green, Yeary and Austin Buchanan to take the 23-1 lead going to the 2nd quarter. However, as soon as Keys' lay up spun through the net early in the second Burton was alive and ready to play. The Raiders, led byKeys and Ervin Beaty (game high 24), got baskets by Keys, Beaty, Austin Johnson, and triple by Tre Adams outscoring the Spartans 17-11 in the quarter. The Raiders also held Eastside leading scorer Derrick Cusano to a single field goal in the half. Buchanan's steal and assist gave Yeary another bucket keeping Eastside in a, for the moment, comfortable lead. With 4 points' more from Beaty and a Green score Eastside went to the half up 34-18. J.I. Burton came out of the break at full speed, forcing Eastside into an up-tempo game. The Raiders tightened up their defense and forced several turnovers in the period earning scores from Beaty, Keys, and Johnson. Burton worked the game into single digits late in the third with another three by Adams then cut the deficit to 5 with Beaty's lay up. Eastside managed to stay in front 47- 41 getting a score by Buchanan from Green. Head coach Patrick Damron sent the right message during the quarter break. The Spartans lifted their play to match the pace of the game and were able to keep the surging Raiders just far enough away. The game stayed in single digits until a basket by Matt Green with 4:31 remaining put Eastside in front 55-45. Baskets by Nelson Tare and Beaty brought the game to within 4 points with under two minutes but Ben Yates' hit 1 of 2 and Ryan Milgrim hit the front of a pair of 1 and 1 's and Eastside would close with a 67-60 win. Scores: J.I. Burton - Beaty 24, Keys I0, Tare 7, Adams 8, Johnson 6, Van Ness 5. i Eastside- Yeary 23, A. Buchanan 13, Green 11, Milgrim 6, Yates 5, Cusano 5, Banks 2, Counts 2. Castlewood Beats Lady Raiders, 63-44 The Lady Devils began Friday's festivities with a con- Wincing 63-44 win over visiting J.I. Burton on Calvin Talford night at CHS. All 12 Lady Devils got into the scoring column paced by Sydney Elam's 18 (all 3's). Jaz Bay led the Lady Raiders with 18. Castlewood grabbed the lead midway through the first ?with a basket from McKinley Isaacs (12)'and went up 14- 16, ending the period with a steal by Haley Crabtree giving 'Kacie Jessee an easy 2. Burton got as close as three points itwice in the second quarter, once when Bay converted an offensive rebound for a lay up. The second time when Cristian Fultz tallied along the base line. Jessee's 10 foot- er gave Castlewood a 5 point 24-19 edge going to the half. Isaacs got the Lady Devils into the scoring column '.with a bucket on the Devils first possession of the half. mother Devils score by Jessee followed a basket by the Lady Raiders Kelsey Culbertson. But the game turned in he Lady Devils favor when Elam entered the contest with little more than 4 minutes left in the frame. Castlewood ted by 6 when Elam tossed in her triple giving the Lady Get your local sports news in the Clinch Valley Times. HALL OF FAME ... School and community officials along with friends and family were on hand last week when Calvin Talford was honored as the first inductee into Castlewood High School's Hall of Fame. See story on front page. Devils a 9 point margin, Elam backed that up with anoth- er the next trip down the floor lifting Castlewood to a 12 point lead. Four more would drop for Elam in the fourth as the Lady Devils pulled away to gain their 6th straight win. Scores J.I. Burton- Bay 18 , Fultz 11 , Beaty 6, Thacker 2, Spriggs 3, Culbertson 4. Castlewood- Crabtree 2, Purtee 1, Couch 4, Ellis 2, Hubbard 4, Kennedy 2, Elam 18, Scarberry 4, Jessee 8, Fleming 2, Higgins 4, Isaacs 12. Eastside Girls, B oy s win p air at Thomas Walker Devils 00velcome Talford home with 67-( 2 win Castlewood's boys capped off the night of Celebration giving, Hall Of Fame honoree Calvin Talford, and their fans an exciting 67-62 Cumberland conference win over visiting J.I. Burton Friday Night at CHS. In much the same way as Talford's teams of the mid 1980's excited the Blue Devil's faithful (minus the high wire act) the 2013 version pleased the fans this special Friday evening. Castlewood broke a 9 all tie late in the first with a pass from Tyler Austin (a game high 26) to Brad Traverse (8 Points) giving the Devils an 11-10 lead to close the first. Castlewood built a quick 6 point lead in the second get- ting a three from Austin. At the 5:05 mark of the quarter the Burton fans were awarded with a celebration of their own when Raiders standout Ervin Beaty (16 points) tal- lied in the lane hitting the career 1000 point mark. Beaty's field goal, followed by a score by Kevin Van Ness, got Burton within two. Collin Moore hit a late trey for Castlewood and the Devils held a 32-28 lead at the half. Dylan Trent and Austin supported by Traverse's board work dueled Beaty, Van Ness, and Austin Johnson to a virtual tie throughout the 3rd period. Trent's driving lay up gave Castlewood a very slim 46-45 lead going to the final period. Austin scored from a steal and assist by Trent. Trent tallied the next possession for Ca stlewood making the Blue Devils lead 5. Van Ness scored for Burton followed by an old school three point play by Beaty to tie the score. With 6:32 left in the game the Raiders took their first lead of the game, 52-50, on a bucket by Beaty. Castlewood coach Mark Dockery called a time out and the Blue Devils adjusted their pressure defense. A trap by Collin Moore and Dakota Grizzel forced a Raiders turnover leading to a score by Austin. Van Ness answered with a pair at the line. With 3:29 left in the game Austin slipped a hand in and stripped the ball away from a Raider guard at mid court then hit a streaking Trent who dropped a lay up putting the Blue Devils in front to stay. Scores by Traverse and anoth- er by Trent capped the 6-0 run. With time fading under 2 minutes Johnson gave his Raiders life with a long three pointer cutting the Castlewood's lead to just 2. Austin would seal the game away shooting a perfect 6-6 at the line helping the Devils to the 67-62 district win. Scores: J.I. Burton - Beaty 16, Johnson 15, Keys 4, Van Ness 13, Adams 3, Davis 2, Tate 5 ,Thompson 4. Castlewood Austin 26 ( 4 steals, 10 assists), Trent 17, Grizzel 4, Traverse 8 (8 rebounds), Stallard 2, Moore 8, Purcell 2. The Lady Spartans got past host Thomas Walker Friday at TWHS 71-42. Erin Stanley paced Eastside with a game high 24. Eastside moves to 5-6 overall but 2-0 in league play. Eastside rolled to an 85-68 win at Thomas Walker getting 7 triples and 35 total from Derrick Cusano. Wes Yeary and Matt Green controlled the lane for the Spartan s each scored 18 with Yeary totaling 15 boards and Green grabbing 14. Eastside and Castlewood meet Wednesday at CHS to battle for the top spot in conference 48. Game time is 6:00 pm. Kingsport Speedway Meet and Greet set Saturday, Jan. 18 With the recent announcement of new management at Kingsport Speedway, a meet and greet will be held on Saturday, January 18. 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