By Ed Greif
The Cumberland County High School basketball teams traveled to Woodbury Tuesday to face the Cannon County Lions in a TSSAA Hall of Fame contest, but came home on the short end of the scoreboard.
The Jets lost 71-53, while the Lady Jets lost 65-51.
Cannon County 71, CCHS 53: CCHS trailed 14-12 after one quarter, but the Lions used a 24-8 second quarter to extend the lead to 38-20 at the break. Both teams scored 33 points in the second half, with the hosts taking the victory.
Tayler Houston led the Jets with 17 points, one steal and two assists, followed by Logan Parsons with 14 points, five rebounds and two steals.
Rounding out the scoring were Cameron O'Rourke (four points, six rebounds, two steals, one assist), Diego Poore (two points, two rebounds, three steals, one assist), Cade Smith (four points, three rebounds, two steals), J.J. Miller (five points, one rebound, three steals), Bryan Young (two points, two rebounds, two assists), Dylan Qualls (two points, two rebounds), Alex Dixon (three points, one rebound, one assist), Ty Tabor (two rebounds) and Tanner Christopher (one assist, one steal). Jon Elmore, Austin Brown and Brandon Myers also played.
Cannon Cannon 65, Lady Jets 51: Cumberland County led 14-13 after one quarter, but the Lady Lions outscored CCHS 40-23 over the next two quarters for a 53-37 lead. The Lady Jets finished the game with a 14-12 fourth quarter for the final margin.
Leading scorers for the Lady Jets were Sloane VanWinkle (17), Kassidy Sommer (10), Gina Dick (9), Rebecca Teeple (6), Makenzie Iles (6), Ali Hyder (6) and Skylar VanWinkle (3).
The Jets and Lady Jets will each be playing two more Hall of Fame games at Clarkrange Saturday, before officially opening the season at Upperman Tuesday night.