Tigers Sweep Swain, Devils Split
Three of four county basketball teams won Tuesday night in away action.
Rosman took both games at Swain in Smoky Mountain Conference action.
And at North Henderson, the Lady Blue Devils avenged an earlier loss to the Lady Knights, but the boys’ team fell in the nightcap.
The Lady Tigers rolled to a 72-57 victory in a warmup to the SMC tournament at Robbinsville this week.
Candace Petit led the team with 24 points. Baylee Bagwell and Selina Hoxit each scored 17. Hoxit had 23 rebounds. Rosman is now 14-10 overall, 3-9 in the SMC.
In the boys’ game, Rosman held off a third quarter rally to win 64-58.
Hunter Reese led with 22, followed by 21 for Brandon Lonic. Kline Dalton added 11.
In Brevard’s game at North Henderson, the Lady Blue Devils rolled to a 45-30 victory.
Senior Katie Kiser scored 15 to lead Brevard. Peyton Bailey and Brittany Berkshire each scored 10.
In the boys’ game, the Blue Devils pulled to within two in the final minute but could not rally in a 67-63 loss.
Nate McNeill led Brevard with 17 points.
The Blue Devils host Pisgah in the season finale Thursday night.