Rhea County Girls Fall To Cumberland County, 74-70, In 6-AAA

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - by Special to Chattanoogan.com

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Cumberland County Lady Jets defeated Rhea County, 74-70, Monday night in the District 6-AAA basketball tournament semifinals at Cookeville High School.

The Lady Golden Eagles (22-7)  already had a Region 3-AAA tourney berth secured, but will have to hit the road again to face either Cleveland or Walker Valley on Friday.

Rhea County will play Cookeville on Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET in the consolation game.

Julie Brown led the Lady Golden Eagles with 18 points, Amber Levi scored 16 and Jessee Willis added 15.

The Lady Jets (25-4) placed four players in double figures. Makenzi Iles led the way with a game-high 21 points. Gina Dick scored 16 and Destiny Carlton and Klaire Varney each had 13.


Rhea County                           17 24 17 12 – 70

Cumberland County              15 26 18 14 – 74

Rhea County (70) – Revis 7, Loden 9, Freeman 2, Miles 2, Jessee Willis 15, Julie Brown 18, Thurman 1, Amber Levi 16.

Cumberland County (74) – Makenzi Iles 21, Gina Dick 16, Hyler 1, Destiny Carlton 13, Lee  4, VanWinkle 2, Klaire Varney 13, Smith 4.

3-Point Goals – Rhea County 4 (Levi 2, Revis, Loden), Cumberland County 8 (Varney 3, Dick 2, Iles 2, Carlton).

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

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