Cubs oust Jacksonville from county tournament
by Lori Tippets
Jan 29, 2014 | 739 views |  0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Jacksonville Golden Eagles played the Alexandria Valley Cubs in the county tournament last week, the fourth time the two teams have squared off against each other this season, and once again, the Cubs prevailed, beating Jacksonville 79-52 to eliminate them from the tournament.

Jacksonville was able to take an early 18-15 lead over the Valley Cubs at the end of the first quarter, but from there it was all Valley Cubs. Alexandria outscored Jacksonville 64-34 overt the next three quarters for the win.

Sid Thurmond had a game high 21 points for the Golden Eagles. Teammate Cam Horton was the only other Eagle in double figures with 15. Horton and Thurmond were both named to the All-Tournament team.

Also scoring for Jacksonville were Tay Ackles with six points, Jackson Bell, five, Lavontae LaCount, 3, and Elijah Cunningham scored two.

Earlier in the tournament the Eagles beat Faith Christian 70-50 to advance to face Alexandria.

Jacksonville overcame a rocky first quarter to outscore Faith Christian 32-14 in the second quarter and 17-4 in the third quarter to go on for the win.

Horton scored 18 for Jacksonville with Ackles adding 16, Thurmond, 12 and Bell 10.

Savon Parker chipped in six points, and Payton Sims and Riven Hill both had four points each.

In the area tournament, Jacksonville, the No. 4 seed will face off against No.1 seed Hokes Bluff on Feb.7 at 6 PM.

The winner will face the winner of the Alexandria-Cherokee County game.

All games will be played at Hokes Bluff.
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