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Tuesday Around UC Sports Nation: Upperman, Livingston Sweep District Games

The Upperman Lady Bees lost their one and only district game in the first half of the regular season schedule. They made sure they were not going 0-2 to open the second half of the season on Tuesday night. Jayla Cobb came one steal shy of a triple-double, with 10 points, 11 assists and nine steals, as Upperman crushed the Class AA defending State Champion, Macon County Tigerettes, 72-20. Brooklyn Crouch the Lady Bees (14-2) with 21 points, while Abigail Johnson almost reached a double-double, with 14 points and nine rebounds. The win by the Lady Bees snapped a three-game winning streak for the Tigerettes (3-12).

The Upperman Bees, meanwhile, completed a district sweep with a hard fought, 55-51 win over the Tigers in the nightcap. Rex Davis scored 24 of his game-high 29 points in the second half, as the Bees (6-6) earned their first district win of the season.

While Upperman was taking care of business at home in their district doubleheader, Livingston Academy did the same on the road in Smithville against DeKalb County. The Lady Wildcats (14-2) won for the ninth time in ten games, as they defeated the Lady Tigers (9-7), 54-45, while the Wildcats had to go to overtime to put away the Tigers, 63-61. Hayden Ledbetter scored 15 points, while Brody Coffee added 14 for the Wildcats (8-7). Connor Close led DeKalb County (8-7) with a game-high 17 points.

Elsewhere Tuesday night, the Warren County Lady Pioneers won their 11th consecutive game with a 51-31 blowout of Siegel. The Lady Pioneers (15-2) open district play Friday night at home against Franklin County.

Celeste Reed scored 18 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in White County’s 58-40 victory over Stone Memorial. Emery Baragona knocked down 16 points as Cumberland County topped Clarkrange, 45-34, while Shayla Wood had 20 points and six rebounds in Pickett County’s 53-32 win over Clinton County, KY. Cookeville (17-0) stayed unbeaten with a 45-31 win at York Institute.

On the boys’ side, Kole Torres reached 1,000 points for his Cumberland County playing career in the Jets’ 76-43 rout of Clarkrange. Jackson Inman, Cole Conaster and Reece Crockett all joined Torres in double figures in the win.

Joshua Heard had 25 points, eight rebounds and five assists in Cookeville’s 60-48 win over York Institute. Nic Smith led the Dragons with 23 points. Tre Monette scored 21 points, and Roman Cueves added 18 as Jackson County pummeled Trousdale County, 62-36. Meanwhile, Pickett County earned their first win over Clinton County, KY, since 2018, as they ran past the Bulldogs, 64-50. Zach Amonett had 22 points in the win.

Here’s a look at Tuesday night’s Upper Cumberland scoreboard (* denotes district game):

Cookeville 45
York Institute 31

Cumberland Co. 45
Clarkrange 34

Jackson Co. 44
Trousdale Co. 31

*Livingston Academy 54
DeKalb Co. 45

*Bledsoe Co.
at Monterey

Pickett Co. 53
Clinton Co., KY 32

*Upperman 72
Macon Co. 20

Van Buren Co. 43
Sequatchie Co. 40

Warren Co. 51
Siegel 31

*White Co. 58
Stone Memorial 40


Cumberland Co. 76
Clarkrange 43

Cookeville 60
York Institute 48

*Livingston Academy 63
DeKalb Co. 61 (OT)

Jackson Co. 62
Trousdale Co. 36

*Bledsoe Co.
at Monterey

Pickett Co. 64
Clinton Co., KY 50

*Stone Memorial 61
White Co. 58

*Upperman 55
Macon Co. 51

Van Buren Co. 57
Sequatchie Co. 54

Siegel 64
Warren Co. 44

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