Paducah Tilghman and Community Christian Academy played their second boys-girls doubleheader in as many days Saturday afternoon at Joseph Estes Gymnasium. The Tornado teams came up victorious against both sets of Warriors.
In the girls' game, Karlee Humphrey dominated under the basket with 31 points in a 75-25 triumph for the Lady Tornado. The boys played the first game and Tilghman made 12 3-pointers on its way to an 80-24 win.
Early on in the girls' contest, Tilghman was content to be a two-player force. If it was not Humphrey getting the ball and making the shot, it was fellow junior Alex Kohler. They scored the first 12 points of the game before Payton Carter got a free throw and a basket for CCA.
Alli Clinard and Lyndsey Meadows kept the Lady Warriors in it with a basket and a three, respectively, to make the score 14-8, Tilghman. That was as close as CCA would get. After Tilghman called a timeout, Humphrey closed the first quarter with seven more points as the Lady Tornado led 24-12 going into the second quarter.
The game got further out of the Lady Warriors' reach in the second. Humphrey scored another nine points while Joya Smith and Lily Shapiro each chipped in with six. CCA could only manage five points; all from Audrey Peyton on a pair of free throws and a trey.
Kohler finished with 15 points for the Lady Tornado while Carter and Meadows shared high-scoring honors for the Lady Warriors with six points each.
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Paducah Tilghman 24 50 69 75
Community Christian 12 17 22 25
TILGHMAN- Humphrey 31, Kohler 15, Jo. Smith 8, Shapiro 7, Shaw 5, Gardner 4, Donelson 3, Ja. Smith 2, Horne, Slagle, Mayes, Debrakins, Patterson, Myers.
Field goals 33/54. 3-pointers 4/7 (Humphrey 2, Donelson, Kohler). Free throws 5/11. Record 11-2.
CCA - Meadows 6, P. Carter 6, Peyton 5, Hunt 4, E. Carter 2, A. Clinard 2, Wade, Arnett, E. Clinard, DeJarnatt.
Field goals 9/36. 3-pointers 3/7 (Meadows 2, Peyton). Free throws 4/7. Record 6-4.
For the boys, it was almost all about shooting from behind the arc. The Tornado hit six treys in the first quarter alone. Andre Strayhorn sank two of the first three. Sayveon McEwen got the other early one and hit two back-to-back to close the opening frame, where Tilghman built a 27-7 lead.
Michael Davis took over from the inside in the second quarter with eight Tilghman points. Parker Belt nailed a three of his own and added two more baskets that quarter. The half ended with the Tornado up 50-17. Tilghman then scored the first 13 points of the second half to start the running clock.
McEwen led the Tornado with 19 points and five 3-pointers while Strayhorn had 15 points and four treys. Davis wound up with 12 points and Tineal Robinson led the Warriors with 10 points.
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Paducah Tilghman 27 47 68 80
Community Christian 7 14 16 24
TILGHMAN- McEwen 19, Hawkins 4, Dunigan 6, Hart 4, Strayhorn 15, Armstrong 5, Prather 4, Warfield, Mayes, Belt 7, Davis 12, Bakehouse 4.
Field goals 32/64. 3-pointers 12/26 (McEwen 5, Strayhorn 4, Dunigan 2, Belt). Free throws 4/8. Record 8-4.
CCA - Schroader 3, Rommelman, Wingfield 3, B. Smith 4, Robinson 10, C. Smith 4, MIller, Bell, Browning, Breedlove.
Field goals 8/32. 3-pointers 3/12 (Robinson, Schroeder, Wingfield). Free throws 5/6. Record 3-6.