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'Page 6 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, January 28, 2016 t' Ugly incident averted What could have been an ugly incident at the ~Castlewood-Twin Springs "boys' basketball game on Tuesday, January 19 was ,aVerted by quick action by game officials, school offi- ~cials and .two Scott County deputies. The incident began mid- way through the first peri- od when Kyle Kennedy of Castlewood and Tyler Collins of Twin Springs got into a shoving match on the "Blue Devils end of the floor. '. The officials got !between the two players and the coaches walked them to the dressing room.Both teams left their benches but both schools' principals got control of their players and got them back to their benches with- out further incident. Several fans from both schools went onto the floor but they were escorted out of the gym by the deputies without any trouble. Both Kennedy and .Collins were ejected from .IJae game and according to Nathan Breeding, Castlewood's principal, the .two players will each miss ,their team's next two ,games. That is a VHSL rule. Isaacs leads Lady Devils McKinley Isaacs dropped in 10 of her game high 20 in the final quarter leading Castlewood to a 50-37 win at Twin Springs Tuesday. Sydney Strange chipped in 11 points and Lauren Couch added 10 points for the Lady Devils. Abby Castle and MacKenzie Warner each totaled 11 points for the Lady Titans. Castle dropped in a trey l~reaking an 8-8 first quar- ter tie. The Lady Devils 'would get 6 points from Strange and 4 from Lauren ~Couch to open a lead on the host Lady Titans. Castle hit again from long range late in the second but tallies by Cassidy Fleming and -tsaacs made the halftime score 22-18 Castlewood. Warner and Castle com- bined for 10 in the third period as the Lady Titans Castlewood's Trey Phillips #20 goes up for a away. Castlewood hit only 3-8 free throws down the stretch but were able to hold tla~e ball for 1:42 of the remaining 2:21 left in the game. "It's an intense match up," said Titans coach John McCrary. "The trade off we got from the extra curricu- lar activity was not good for us, our best player was out of the game. They played really and our kids played hard. We were off the whole ball game, we couldn't make a shot and we missed 15 free throws. That's the game in a nut- shell." Scores Castlewood 56- Milgrim 13, Mabry 2. Strange 2, Statzer 16, Phillips 14, Justus 4, Baker 1, Cornett 4. Twin Springs 42- Sluss 7, Collins 3, Dougherty 13, Matthews 6, McNew 1, J. Hillman 3, Darnell 9. Thursday Castlewood scored a 62-56 win over Rye Cove. Lady Spartans get by Burton Eastside's 11-0 third quarter run turned a 5 point shot. Castlewood coach Casey Johnson, there "are no easy wins in this conference any night." Jeremiah Statzer led three Blue Devils in double figures scoring 16 points. Trey Phillips contributed 14, and Tyler Milgrim added 13 points. Garrett Dougherty. paced the Titans with 13 points. Castlewood led 8-6 with 2:04 remaining in the first quarter when a shoving match between Castlewood's Kyle Kennedy and the Titans Tyler Collins broke out on the floor. Both benches emptied but no other play- ers got involved. Several fans also charged out onto the floor. The incident was quickly controlled by the referees, coaches, officials from both schools, and Scott County deputies. Kennedy and Collins were both ejected and quickly escorted off the playing floor by members of their respective coaching staffs. A couple of fans were also escorted from the building. Phillips and Roy Mabry tacked on baskets for Castlewood making the score 12-6 Castlewood after 1 quarter. Thomas Sluss scored on 4 of 6 free throws early in the second frame and Izaiah Matthews hit a short deficit into a 40-34 lead and an eventual 63-53 win over rival J.I. Burton Thursday at Eastside. The Lady Spartans and Lady Raiders are tied atop the Cumberland Conference. Hannah Wyrick led the way for Eastside with 27 points,8 rebounds, and 5 assists. Kaylee Jones post- ed another double double scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds and Emily Moore chipped in 10 points. Gracie Mullins paced the Lady Raiders with 26 points and Brooklyn Barnette added 8 points. Bamette scored on back to back three pointers that gave the Lady Raiders a 13-10 lead at the end of the first quarter. Kacie Culbertson's lay up made the score 15-10 Burton with the first "basket of the second quarter. Eastside responded with 4 straight from Jones then 4 from Wyrick vaulting the Lady Spartans to an 18-15 lead. Gracie Mullins hit a two and a free throw that tied the score at 20. Wyrick's lay up with :08 seconds remaining gave Eastside a 27-24 lead at the half. "We knew they had quick guards that would make tough match ups for us 1 on 1," said Eastside coach Barry Ruff. "We tried to spread them out and make them jump shooters and hold them to one shot which we did a lot of the time, but every sec- ond chance point they got hurt us." The Lady Raiders got off to a quick start in the third quarter using a 10-2 run, Gracie Mullins tallied 4 points with a jumper and a put back, Barnette scored on a jumper and Kemia Beaty scored inside giving Burton a 34-29 lead. Kelly Sykes (10 rebs) three point play broke the run, Moore tossed ~ ~ short jumper~;~ and Wyrick ~bagged 6 in a row to put Eastside in front. "It was the turning point of the game," said Ruff, "they went up 5 then we went on an 11-0 run to lead by 6." Eastside led 44- 39 heading to the fourth quarter. Moore's deuce made the lead 46-39 12 seconds into the fourth but back to back scores by Gracie Mullins cut the Lady Spartans to 46-43 with just over 6 min- utes left to play. Wyrick Eastside's Seth Boles shoots over Burton's Caleb Williams. Burton's Brooklyn Barnette and Eastside's Kelly Sykes and #12 Kaylee Jones battle for a loose ball. and Moore put up a 6-0 run for Eastside giving the Lady Spartans a 52-43 lead. The Lady Raiders got within 6 points with 49 sec- onds left but would not score another basket. Jones put back made the final 63- 53. "Eastside played a real- ly good game," said Burton head coach Jared Coffey, "they did a good job in the first half with their zone. We did a better job attack- ing in the second half but when they needed to make a shot they made it and when we needed to make a shot we didn't. I never felt like we were in control of the game even when we had the lead, hats off to Eastside they played a'real- ly good game tonight." Scores Burton 53-R. Mullins 6, G. Mullins 26, Shepherd 2, Culbertson 7, Beaty 4, Bamette 8. Eastside 63- King 4, Sykes 7, Wyrick 27, Jones 15; Moore 10. Spartans knock off Raiders The Spartans drained a season high 11 three point- ers and tossed in a three point play in their 71-53 win over J.I. Burton Continued on page 7 two tying the score at 12 ~gained the lead. Strange _~ored 5 in the quarter for all. The Devils bounced back with 8 straight for a :Castlewood and a dosing 20-12 lead. Dougherty l ::i:~:?:: iii~ii:?~ii~:i~:i~;~~/~: iiNEW ~N~W :three, couch pointerkept thebY LadySam traded a pair of treys with [~~~~~~ i I Devils within two of theCastlewood and the Titans:! i .... ~.:~ ::: i!ili ........ John Hillman bagged [ I ~ I .............. ~ :~ lead, 35-33, as time another three ball to end I i ii~/~ iiiliii::~i~iii:::::: expired, the quarter with i i Castlewood gave one of Castlewood in front 27-21. 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',Couch 10, Strange 11, ',Fleming 3, Isaacs 20. ~, Rye Cove defeated the i ,Lady Devils Thursday 57- 149. ! : Devils win at : Twin Springs I , Castlewood closed the 'third quarter on a 14-4 run 'to pull away from the iTitans, en route to a 56-42 'Cumberland win Tuesday 'fit Twin Springs. "It was a ,huge win for us, said scoreless for almost 3 min- utes of the period. Jake Justus broke through with a pair at the charity stripe. A Statzer steal gave Milgrim a three pointer that sparked the 14-4 run that turned the game in the Blue Devils favor. Castlewood led 41- 29 entering the fourth quar- ter. The Titans responded with a 6-2 run that cut the lead to 8 with 5:32 left to play. " We did a good job of milking the clock tonight, said Johnson, they made a run and cut it to 8. We ran some time off the clock and hit a shot and got it to 10, took some more time off and shrunk the game." Statzer sank two bombs from the wing and Phillips made the lead 53- 37 with a driving lay up with 2:21 that put the game