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Page 6 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 Sports Features Lady Wave Steal Game at q00astlewood Down by 18 (60-42) points entering the fourth quarter Clintwood roared back forcing 16 Castlewood turnovers, on their way to a stunning 75-74 comeback win. Katlyn Phillips (22 points) and Kayla Mullins (19 points) sup- plied the offensive punch ,while Ivy Gulley, Samantha Stevens, and Phillips drove the defense. As the second period began the Lady Devils held a 13- 11 lead and began to push away from Clintwood. McKinley Isaacs and Korey Purtee scored with driving laY ups, and Kacie Jessee hit two at the foul line follow- ing a steal by Haley Crabtree. Kristen Fletcher hit a baseline jumper for the Lady Wave and following another pair at the line for Castlewood's Jessee, Phillips would connect inside. But Clintwood would not fmd the bottom of the net for near- ly 5 minutes. Sydney Elam and Lexie Kennedy nailed three's for the Lady Devils and Caitlyn Fleming and Purtee would come up with steals in the paint denying Clintwood's offense. Taylor Fleming's basket broke the scoring drought for the Lady Wave and with Stanley's score as time ran out Castlewood held a 40-24 half time lead. The Lady Devils lead would go as higi as 20 points three times in the third as scores by Isaacs, Crabtree, and Kennedy appeared to put the game away for Castlewood. Kayla Mullins as it looked with 6 minutes left in the third was the only Lady Wave who had interest in flipping the score board. Mullins hit a pair at the line, and with Clintwood's next possession she tossed in a short jumper. Scores by Clintwood's Taylor Fleming and Phillips cut the margin to 14 and another trip to the line by Mullins had the Wave within 13. The Lady Devils would close the period and relax their fans getting scores by Fleming and a closing triple by Crabtree giving Casttewood an 18 point, 60-42, lead to end the quarter. The Lady Devils got the first two in the deciding fourth quarter with a pair of free throws by Jessee. The tide began to change when Stevens stole a Blue Devils inbounds pass under the Clintwood goal. Stevens handed off to Phillips for a score and just seconds later Gulley forced a Castlewood turnover at half court result- ing in a lay up by Mullins. A basket by Isaacs with an assist coming from Crabtree looked to get the Devils back on track but it was not to be. The Lady Wave held Castlewood without a field goal over the next 4:48 and Phillips and Stevens would com- bine for 9 steals in the run as Clintwood got within 4 with just under two minutes to play. Gulley's put back of her own miss tied the score with 1:18 to play, then Phillips runner gave Clintwood their first lead of the evening. Castlewood rushed the ball up the court and got a bomb from Kennedy putting Castlewood back up by 1 point. Gulley put the Wave back in front when Samantha Stanley tapped away the inbounds pass right to Gulley for the lay up. Castlewood pushed the ball up court and drew a foul sending Haley Crabtree to the line. Crabtree sank the pair giving the Lady Devils a slim 74-73 lead. Down by 1 Clintwood raced up the court and with less then 10 seconds Phillips snagged a rebound and dropped in the put back giving the Lady Wave the 75-74 winner and a tie for first in the Cumberland conference. Scoring: Clintwood 75- Gulley 10, Fletcher 2, Mullins 19, Fleming 8, Stanley 8, Stevens 6, Phillips 22. Castlewood 74- Crabtree 14, Purtee 4, Kennedy 9, Elam 3, Scarberry 2, Jessee 15, Fleming 7, Isaacs 20. Pre Garae Change Brings Devils Win A pre-game adjustment in the Blue Devils defense helped Castlewood hold off Rye Cove leading scorer Uriah Addison (team high 19) long enough for the visit- ing Devils to post a 69-57 Cumberland conference win. Addison and Luke Rlioton dropped 3's for the Eagles in the first but Castlewood countered with a Brad Traverse three pointer and 6 points from Dillon Trent to lead 15-12 ending the first frame. Dakota Grizzel would deliver in a big way for his Blue Devils. To go along with 10 points and 9 rebounds Grizzel swatted away 9 shots, two in the second period as the Eagles drove into the paint. Trent would get the rebound from one of those blocks and find J.J. Statzer for a score, Traverse would convert the other into a long triple giving the Devils a four point edge. Rhoton responded sending in a Rye Cove three point- er. Addison and Trent traded buckets, then Chris Purcell drained a trio of free throws as the half ended with Castlewood leading 31-25. Collin Moore sparked the Blue Devils with a trey to open the second half. Hill answered with a deuce for the Cove. Grizzel made himself known again, dropping in a lay up, then pulling down an offensive rebound handing off to Trent (21 points) for two. Get your local sports news in the Clinch Valley Times. BASKETBALL ... Here's some action from Castlewood basketball game from last Friday night. Casflewood's inverted triangle and two defense was at its best throughout the third. Grizzel blocked or changed 4 shots it the quarter and he along with Traverse and Moore collected several key rebounds as the Blue Devils went in front to stay. Statzer, Moore, and Trent tossed in threes and Traverse tallied 4 points. Jalen Hammonds 4 points and Hill's two at the line kept the Eagle's in reach as the period ended with Castlewood leading 50-36. Rhoton's three pointer and a deuce by Jeremy Carter cut the deficit to 9. Chris Purcell's jumper gave the Devils an 11 point lead. Addison broke free for a long deuce and Rhoton drilled a triple, but the Blue Devils would hold the lead with a series of free throws by Trent, Grizzel, and Purcell. With under 2 minutes left Addison drained a pair of jumpers but Castlewood closed with a shot in the lane by Grizzel and two more at the line by Purcell to hold on for the 69-57 win. Scores: Rye Cove 57 Addison 19, Hill 11, Dockery 2 Hammonds 4, Rhoton 15, Carter 6. Castlewood 69 - Grizzel 10, Traverse 11, Trent 21, Moore 7, Statzer 8, Purcell 12. Lady Devils Rip Rye Cove L Castlewood raced to a 20-7/-n-st quarter lead en route to a 66-30 beating of Rye Cove. All 5 starters scored in the period as Castlewood's pressure dominated the Lady Eagles. The Devils captured 5 steals in the second and earned 9 of their 15 points in the quarter off those take- aways. Haley Hillman scored 7 of her team high 11 in the period for the Lady Eagles. Castlewood led 35-17 at the break. The Lady Devils relinquished just 2 field goals in the third frame, while McKinley Isaacs (19 points) matched The Lady Eagles output of 6. Haley Crabtree led the Devils pressure defense which collected 3 steals and held a 52-23 lead ending the third. Caiflyn Fleming tallied 7 points in the final quarter as the Lady Devils closed the game by doubling the Lady Eagles 14-7. With the win Castlewood remains undefeated in Conference 48. Scores: Rye Cove 30 -Lucindy Lawson 9, Vivian Roller 3, Haley Hillman 11, Hannah Gains 7. Castlewood 66 - Crabtree 6, Purtee 8, Couch 6, Kennedy 4, Elam 6, Scarberry 2, Jessee 2, Fleming 11, Higgins 2, Isaacs 19. Clintwood Upsets Blue Devils Dalton Dahley dropped four triples and totaled 16 points and the Green Wave stunned the Blue Devils with a 64-45 Cumberland win at Castlewood'Friday night. Coming off a big road win at Rye Cove earlier in the week, the Devils came out flat and were not able to get into their game plan. However, returning from an injury, Austin Turner (13points) got his Green Wave teammates out of the gate quickly scoring on a short jumper then handing out 2 assists as Clintwood took a 6-2 lead. Nate Mullins (13points) scored on a put back and Blake Boggs (14 points) dialed up a three giving the Wave an 11-4 lead. Tyler Austin's (13 points) three cut the lead to 13-9 ending the first quarter. Castlewood showed a spark of life in the second period, when J.J. Statzer sank a three pointer and Dakota Grizzel blocked a shot then scored on an assist by Tyler Austin get- ting the Blue Devils within a basket of Clintwood. Turner responded scoring 12 footer and the free throw. Dahley followed with his first bucket of the game ,a short two along the base- line, off the steal from Mullins. Another .three by Clintwood and Statzer and 2 from Austin helped the Devils get with- in 7, 32-25 at the half. The Green Wave surged out of the halftime break getting an opening triple by Dahley followed up by Turner's steal and lay up. Castlewood got a basket from Brad Traverse and the Green Wave answered quickly, when Boggs buried a long three. Dahley's rebound and score gave Clintwood a 15 point lead. The Green Wave lead would reach 18 points in the third but baskets by Purcell and Cornett dropped the lead to 50-37 ending the quarter. The Green Wave allowed Castlewood only 4 free throws and held the Devils without a field goal for the ftrst 7 minutes of the fmal period. Nate Mullins bagged 4 points, 3 rebounds, and a steal in the quarter and Dahley tallied 5 points and a blocked shot as Clintwood cruised to the 64-45 win. Castlewood travels to Eastside Tuesday. Scoring: Castlewood 45- Grizzel 3, Traverse 6, Austin 13, Statzer 8, Kilgore 2, Purcell 7, Cornett 2, Proffitt 4. Clintwood 64- Boggs 14, Reynolds 2, Dahley 16, Nate Mullins 13, Chandler Mullins 6, Turner 13. Eastside sweeps Twin Springs The Eastside boys and girls basketball teams earned a sweep in varsity competition Friday at Twin Springs. The Lady Spartans dumped the Titans outscoring their hosts 63-28. The boys won the night cap 66-35 and remain undefeated in conference 48 play. Hitting, Throwing clinic in February Castlewood baseball will be hosting a hitting and throwing clinic on February 1, 8, 15. 8-10 year olds will be from 9-10 am; the 11-12 year olds will be from 10:15- 11:15 am; and the 13-14 year olds will be from 11:30- 12:30. The clinic will be in the gym at Castlewood. For more information please contact Coach Brock Funk at 276-870-8471. Participants will need their glove and their bat. ! 'i i KOOO Hile Ireeear 4-Ri All-Season zectien timed naay Trea est TRI-COU.HTY TIRE, INC. 276 792-9501 lf18 [qt Sverde Odve, n?  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