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Haysi senior Cody Yates (#10) hits a short one-handed jumper in front of Rebel defender Nathan Dotson (#14) for two of his game-high 18 points Friday night at Clinchco Elementary School. Sixteen of Yates' points came in the second half as the Tigers held off a comeback rally from the Rebels to earn a close and exciting 49-46 play-in win.  (Staff photo/Mike Stiltner.)

Haysi Earns Hardfought 49-46 BDD Tournament Play-In Win Over Rebels

by Lloyd Combs
Sports Reporter

   
More often than, talented sophomore Chris Fleming is the man Haysi relies on for offense in crunch time.
    With the season on the line, however, a senior, whose career was on the line, stepped to the front.
    Cody Yates scored 16 of his game-high 18 points in the second half to lead the Tigers past Hurley, 49-46, in the Black Diamond District tournament play-in game Saturday night at Clinchco Elementary School.
    A senior guard, Yates led a 9-0 run midway through the fourth quarter to give Haysi (9-14) the lead for good.
    He hit three driving layups in the final 3:45, including a go-ahead bucket that gave the Tigers a 43-42 advantage with 2:30 remaining. Yates added another key basket to make it 47-44 with 23 seconds remaining.

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Haysi Lady Tigers Take 63-29 BDD Tournament Play-In Win Over Hurley

by Lloyd Combs
Sports Reporter    

    
After a 10-day layoff, Haysi put the pressure on early and left little to chance.
    The Lady Tigers showed few, if any, effects from the layoff, handing Hurley a 63-29 setback in the play-in game in the Black Diamond District girls tournament play-in game Saturday at Clinchco Elementary School.
    The Lady Tigers held the Lady Rebels scoreless the first 11:49 of the game, building a 19-0 lead and using pressure defense to hold Hurley to just three points in the first half.
    Hurley (3-20) finally got on the board on a stickback by Patricia Citarelli with 4:11 remaining in the first half. Jazmine Counts scored 14 of her game-high 20 points before halftime, helping Haysi earn a 30-3 advantage at the break.
    Haysi forced 20 turnovers in the first half, including 11 in the opening period, and forced 29 turnovers overall.

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