Sullivan East’s girls came out with a poisonous game-plan. Elizabethton had the perfect antidote.
Freshman Kayla Marosites scored 13 of her game-high 20 points in the second quarter to key a turnaround from a seven-point deficit — and the Lady Cyclones coasted to a 60-36 victory in the District 1-AA Tournament girls semifinals Saturday afternoon at Treadway Gymnasium.
Along with Kayla, sister Kelci Marosites scored 11 and Sarah Bradley added 10 to cap the scoring for the Lady Cyclones, who face Happy Valley, a 47-28 upset winner over top-seed Unicoi, in Monday’s title tilt at 8 p.m.
“Both of them came in and gave us a spark,” Elizabethton coach Len Dugger said of the Marosites twins. “They knocked some balls loose, got some deflections — it was just huge the way the two twins and Melenda (Perry) came in. They were very steady for us.”