|MCHS travels to Hendersonville, hosts Gordonsville|
|Wednesday, December 12, 2012|
Macon County traveled to Hendersonville on December 4th and hosted Gordonsville on December7th. The Tigers split their games and the Tigerettes grabbed two more wins.
The MCHS Tigerettes came ready to play the Lady Commanders. In the opening period four of the five starters scored and Kailyn Brooks got 6 of her game high 21 points. Cold shooting by Hendersonville and solid defense by the Tigerettes staked them to a 29-17 halftime lead.
The second half saw more of the same. Timely three pointers by Brooks, Terra Pryor, and Briley Driver kept the lead at 10 after three, 44-34. Coach Beam was able to get everyone into the game and coast to a 61-46 victory.
Scoring were: Kelsey Gregory 9, Kailyn Brooks 21, Terra Pryor 14, Briley Driver 8, Leah Anderson 2, Whitney Wilburn 2, and Lyndsey Belton 5. Reese Shrum, Marisa Owens, Jade Ellis, Kassidy Brooks, and Abi Welch all played but did not score.
The Tigers didn’t fare as well. This game hinged on shooting and this wasn’t the night for MCHS. Hendersonville goes 7 for 13 in the first and MCHS converts only 4 of 15 shots in the second and Macon finds themselves in a hole, behind 16-37 at the half.
MCHS just couldn’t carve into the lead and stop Hendersonville scoring. Despite Macon converting 11 of 17 free throws in the second half, they just couldn’t stop the Commanders. Final score Hendersonville 61 MCHS 45.
Scoring were: Aaron Carter 4, Trey McPherson, Dalton Shrum 7, Tyler Clark 10, Dillon McCormick 2, Justin Tucker 5, Austin McClard 3, and Bret Davis 1. Peyton Clark, Daniel Gregory, Mayson Shrum, Evan Perrigo, Trace McPherson, and Tyler Carlisle all played but did not score.
Last Friday night Macon hosted Gordonsville. The girls game was a spirited contest that featured some tough and rumble play on both sides. Both teams had numerous turnovers in a sloppy opening period. Despite an early technical foul from the Macon bench, Gordonsville only led 13-12 after one. The Macon defense stiffened and balanced scoring from five different players pushed Macon to a 33-23 halftime lead.
Despite good shooting from Gordonsville in the second half, Macon held on the lead. Four of the five starters from Macon scored in double figures and MCHS defeats Gordonsville by a final score of 62-48.
Scoring were: Gregory 10, Brooks, 18, Pryor 14, Driver 10, Anderson 3, Shrum 2, Wilburn 4, and Belton 1. Owens and Ellis played but did not score.
The intensity in Nera White Gymnasium continued into the boy’s game. With Trey McPherson out with the flu and Aaron Carter sidelined with a hip injury, Coach Welch got great quality play from McCormick, McClard, and Tucker. Both teams turned up the “D” and Macon led 9-8 after one. In the second, Macon made the most of their opportunities and pulled away to a 31-21 halftime lead.
MCHS withstood a rally at the end of the third period as Gordonsville made a run and cut the lead to 42-33 after three. Following a hard foul and a technical foul from the Gordonsville bench, Senior Tyler Clark made 3 of 4 free throws in a row and Macon held on to grab the 59-49 victory.
Scoring were: McCormick 8, McClard 4, Peyton Clark 3, Dalton Shrum 17, Tyler Clark 15, Tucker 6, Gregory 3, and Perrigo 2. Mayson Shrum played but did not score.
Macon County High will have only one game this week as they travel to Clay Co on Friday December 14th. Game time is scheduled for 6 pm.