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Trojans down Rosspoint to win tournament

James A. Cawood coach Kyle Jones is slightly superstitious, like many coaches, and wasn’t sure he wanted to take a team photo to celebrate the Trojans’ championship at the Black Bears Preseason Shootout on Saturday at Harlan County High School. Jones remembered the Trojans won last year’s tournament with a victory over Rosspoint in the finals but then fell to the Wildcats in the county tournament finals. Those two teams appear to be the early favorites once again after coasting into the championship showdown.

Jones eventually consented to the trophy photo after the Trojans posted a 35-29 victory over Rosspoint in a game that was close all the way until JACES pulled away down the stretch. Guard Ethan Rhymer scored six of his eight points in the fourth quarter. James McMillian led the Trojans with nine points.

Brayden Howard led a balanced Rosspoint attack with seven points.

James A. Cawood advanced to the finals with a 42-23 win over Wallins. Rhymer led the Trojans with 13 points.

Ethan Simpson scored 12 for Wallins.

Rosspoint rolled into the finals with a 40-11 win over Evarts

Carter Howard led Rosspoint with 10 points.

Sizemore led Evarts with four points.

Ashton Sizemore scored 13 as Evarts defeated Cawood 45-36 in the opening first-round game.

Hunter Clem paced the Comets with 19 points.

Rosspoint rolled past Cawood 50-19 led by by Colby Johnson with 13 points.

Wallins rallied in the second half for a 26-17 win over Cumberland. Lane Grubbs scored eight and Connor Daniels added seven for the Devils.

Alex Creech scored five to lead the Redskins.

Rhymer poured in 22 points as James A. Cawood defeated Black Mountain 55-35. Caleb Johnson added 10 for the Trojans.

Reggie Cottrell scored 17 to lead the Tigers.

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James A. Cawood (35) — Brennan Blevins 6, James McMillian 9, Ethan Rhymer 8, Jaycee Carter 5, Caleb Johnson 5, David Farley 2.

Rosspoint (29) — Carter Howard 4, Bryan Howard 2, Brayden Howard 7, Samuel Henson 3, Colby Johnson 4, Brody Napier 4, Blake Hensley 5.

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James A. Cawood (42) — James McMillian 5, Ethan Rhymer 13, Jaycee Carter 6, Caleb Johnson 6, Dalton Neff 4, David Farley 2, Luke Heflin 4, Dustin Jones 2.

Wallins (23) — Evan Simpson 1, Ethan Simpson 12, Lane Grubbs 2, Hunter Napier 1, Braydon Hensley 6, Tatten Rice 1.

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Rosspoint (40) — Carter Howard 10, Brayden Howard 2, Samuel Henson 4, Colby Johnson 2, Will Cassim 2, Daven Johnson 2, Brody Napier 4, Blake Hensley 2, Brody Branson 4, Luke Kelly 6, Brylee Harmon 2.

Evarts (11) — Aiden Reynolds 2, Ashton Sizemore 4, Drew Freeman 2, Hunter Napier 3.

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Evarts (45) — Terrin Bennett 3, Aiden Reynolds 4, Ashton Sizemore 13, Drew Freeman 8, Dion Brown 10, Grayson Grills 2, Jameson Wilkinson 2, Ben Coleman 3.

Cawood (36) — Hunter Clem 19, Jace Noe 4, Noah Allen 4, Daniel Noe 1, Matt Daniel 2, Gage Peck 3, Jason Fultz 2, Adam Grubbs 1.

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Rosspoint (50) —Carter Howard 9, Bryan Howard 8, Brayden Howard 4, Samuel Henson 2, Colby Johnson 13, Daven Johnson 3, Brody Napier 4, Blake Hensley 3, Luke Kelly 4.

Cawood (19) — Daniel Noe 2, Jace Noe 3, Matt Daniel 3, Hunter Clem 5, Jason Fultz 5

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Wallins (26) — Evan Simpson 2, Trenton Cole 6, Lane Grubbs 8, Connor Daniels 7, Hunter Napier 3.

Cumberland (17) — Darius Akal 3, Junior Sanchez 1, Steven Childers 2, Hunter Cornett 4, Alex Creech 5, Jonah Mumford 2.

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James A. Cawood (55) — James McMillian 4, Ethan Rhymer 22, Jaycee Carter 8, Caleb Johnson 10, Dalton Neff 4, David Farley 2, Luke Heflin 1, Dustin Jones 4.

Black Mountain (35) — Reggie Cottrell 17, Bradley Kelly 2, Jacob Clark 6, Cole Howard 2, Jeremiah Madden 6, Ray Splawn 2.