Rhea County Sweeps Ooltewah In Non-District Make-Up Game

Saturday, January 11, 2014 - by Special to Chattanoogan.com

EVENSVILLE, Tenn. – Rhea County’s Jessee Wallis and Julie Brown combined for 37 points, surpassing Ooltewah’s entire team total, and propelled the Lady Golden Eagles to a 58-32 non-district basketball victory over the Lady Owls on Friday afternoon.

Wallis scored 22 points and Brown added 15 for the Lady Eagles, who led 38-17 at halftime thanks to a 30-point second quarter.

Shelby Thurman added 10 points for Rhea County.

India Corley scored 12 points for the Lady Owls.

For the second straight year, Rhea County’s boys made the Owls’ trip to Evensville rather unpleasant, cruising to a 70-50 victory.

The Golden Eagles jumped on Owls early and built a 40-18 advantage at halftime.

Rashun Freeman led Ooltewah with 13 points, including three 3s.

SUMMARIES

BOYS

Ooltewah                            4 14 16 16 – 50

Rhea County                      20 20 16 12 – 70

Ooltewah (50) – Johnson 6, Boyd 7, King 8, Fritz 8, Montgomery 5, Williams 3, Rashun Freeman 13.

Rhea County (70) – Paul 8, N. Patterson 18, Harrison 7, B. Patterson 21, Hunter 4, L. Hill 12.

3-Point Goals: Ooltewah 8 (Freeman 3, Frtiz 2, Montgomery, Williams, King); Rhea County 3 (B. Patterson 2, Harrison 1.

GIRLS

Ooltewah                            9 8 10 5 – 32

Rhea County                      8 30 16  14 – 58

Ooltewah (32) – Taylor 3, Cooper 2, H. Hall 1, Baker 1, India Corley 12, R. Jones 3, Henderson 8, K. Cox 2, Cain, A. Jones, G. Hall, Thompson, Reed, C. Cox.

Rhea County (58) – Revis 5, Loden 3, Jessee Wallis 22, Shelby Thurman 10, Julie Brown 15, Amber Levi 13, Freeman, Miles, Keen, McClendon, Rader, Carder.

3-Point Goals: Ooltewah 3 (Taylor, Corley, R. Jones); Rhea County 5 (Brown 2, Revis, Wallis, Levi).

(E-mail Larry Fleming at larryfleming44@gmail.com)


                


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