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Favorites advance in county tournament

The top four seeds moved on in the first round of the seventh- and eighth-grade county tournament on Saturday at James A. Cawood Elementary School.

Top-seeded James A. Cawood routed Green Hills 42-5 in the opening game as James McMiliian came off the bench to lead the Trojans with 11 points.

Jonah Swanner poured in 19 points as Cumberland coasted past Evarts 36-23.

John Long led the Wildcats with nine points.

Thomas Jordan and Cooper McHargue each scored 10 as Rosspoint defeated Cawood 49-12.

Dylan Hicks led the Comets with eight points.

Wallins closed the first round with a 57-35 win over Black Mountain. Tanner Griffin scored 12 and Cadyn Duncan added 10 to lead the Devils.

Zack Burgan paced Black Mountain with 17 points.

The semifinals are set for Tuesday at James A. Cawood as the Trojans face Cumberland at 5:30 and Rosspoint takes on Wallins at 7 p.m.

The championship and consolation games will be played Thursday at Harlan County High School.

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Wallins (57) — Cadyn Duncan 10, Gavin Napier 4, Tanner Griffin 12, Josh Sergent 5, Daniel Carmical 9, Hunter Collett 5, Teddy Saylor 2, Caden Saylor 2, Lane Grubbs 2, Ethan Kinder 2, Brian Miller 4.

Black Mountain (35) —Ryley Mefford 4, Zack Burgan 17, Gabe O’Rourke 3, Johnny Barton 5, Drake Harris 4, Jeremiah Madden 2.

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Rosspoint (49) — Thomas Jordan 10, Cooper McHargue 10, Isaac Kelly 6, Tye Howard 3, Noah Brewer 8, Bryan Howard 2, Devin Johnson 2, Carter Howard 4, Gage Boggs 2, Dakota Turner 2.

Cawood (12) — Matt Daniel 1, Skylar Lorenz 3, Dylan Hicks 8.

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Cumberland (36) — Brayden Blakley 9, Landon Phillips 3, Jonah Swanner 19, Nazareth Sanchez 5.

Evarts (23) — Jayden Burkhart 2, Chuckie Blackshire 4, Chase Sizemore 6, John Long 9, Hunter Napier 2.

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James A. Cawood (42) — Nathan Daniels 4, Cameron Lester 2, Jeremiah Clem 9, Tristant Cooper 6, Jared Rhymer 2, Gavon Spurlock 2, Ethan Rhymer 2, James McMillian 11, David Farley 2, Leland Deal 2.

Green Hills (5) — Garrison Huff 1, Austin Crain 2, Dylan Simpson 2.