CONNELLY SPRINGS – McDowell High School’s two junior varsity basketball teams earned a sweep Thursday night on the road at East Burke.
In junior varsity girls action, McDowell used a dominant first quarter to easily slide past the Lady Cavaliers 58-19. The Lady Titans, now 3-0 on the season, scored the first 13 points of the game, extended their lead to 23-4 in just over one quarter and were never challenged in the contest.
Peyton Koone scored a game-high 17 points. Madi Smith added eight points and Marianna Carson netted seven points.
Clementine Miller chipped in with five points. Katie Baker and Makiya Burgess scored four points each. Kassie Banks and Sydney Strode had two points each and Aubrey Goode finished with one point.
McDowell 55, East Burke 47 (jayvee boys)
In junior varsity boys action, nine different Titans scored in an eight-point victory on the road at East Burke.
McDowell (5-0) was ahead 20-18 at the half and used a 35-29 second-half advantage to pull out the victory. Colby Effler scored 11 points to lead the Titan Jayvees. Zavion Bianchini (11 rebounds) netted eight points and Riley Moore (10 rebounds, 3 assists) had six points.
Gavin Davis and Eli Crawley scored five points each. Mason McPeters (5 rebounds), Payton Rose (7 rebounds), Jandon Robbins and Kamden Silver finished with four points apiece.
McDowell will continue its current road swing Tuesday at R-S Central (5 p.m. jayvee boys only).