Rhea County Falls To Cookeville, 67-56, In 6-AAA Consolation Game

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - by Special to Chattanoogan.com

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Cookeville Lady Cavaliers’ five-pronged offensive assault was way too much for Rhea County’s Amber Levi on Tuesday night.

Cookeville place five players in double figures and raced past the Lady Golden Eagles in the District 6-AAA basketball tournament’s consolation game at Cookeville High School.

The loss dropped Rhea County to fourth place and it will travel to Bradley Central, the District 5-AAA champion, for a Region 3-AAA first-round game on Friday at 7 p.m.

Levi scored a game-high 30 points, but no other Rhea County player managed more than seven points.

The Lady Cavaliers (14-16) had four players – Sydney Marek, Karagan Turner, Sydney Bean and Zoe Sims – score 14 points. Toiya Gwynn added 10 points.

Cookeville, which outscored Rhea County, 24-7, in the fourth quarter, will play at McMinn County on Friday.

The 6-AAA boys’ and girls’ championship games will be played Wednesday night.

Rhea County, which raced to a 23-13 lead after one quarter, fell to 22-8 with the loss.


Rhea County                          23 9 17 7 – 56

Cookeville                             13 17 13 24 – 6

Rhea County (56) – Revis 5, Loden 5, Wallis 7, Thurman 2, Brown 6, Amber Levi 30, Rader 1, Freeman, McClendon, Davis.

Cookeville (67) – Sydney Marek 14, Odom 1, Karagan Turner 14, Sydney Bean 14, Toiya Brown 10, Zoe Sims 14, Smith.

3-Point Goals – Rhea County 6 (Levi 4, Gwynn 2, Bean 2), Cookeville 8 (Sims 4, Gwynn 2, Bean 2).

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





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