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Local H.S. Regional Basketball Action PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 1, 2011

By Misty Green
The Red Boiling Springs High School Bulldogs and the Macon County High School Tigers lost two close games last Saturday night, February 26, 2011, that ended each of their season in Regional play.


Every team that played in the challenges on Saturday night knew this game would be the last one in somebody’s season, so they each placed their best effort’s out on the line, which showed during the two neck-in-neck battles.
For the Bulldogs challenge, they kept the trail close in each quarter, shadowing 8-6 in the first quarter, 25-20 in the second quarter, 36-33 in the third quarter, before running out of time in the final period to suffer a 52-41 defeat by Clarkrange. The game saw four ties, with the last being at 33 each in the third quarter with 1:57 left on the game clock. The Bulldogs were trailing by two points with 4:19 left in the game, however the Buffalos were able to up their score with several free-throws and one 3-point shot.


The RBS Bulldogs ended their season 18-14 in regional play. Wes Grace led the Bulldogs with 20 pts., followed by Andrew Mullinix with 8, Aaron Francis 6, Jordan Meador 3, and Jordan Grace and Shelton Watson with 2 each.
For the Tigers challenge, another heartbreaker came for our other local boys basketball team, as Macon County (20-10) lost to Maplewood, (ranked 8th in the state at 22-4) by a score of 46-45.


Fans commented the Tigers played their best game this season as Macon County kept the score within points of their adversary, shadowing the Panthers 11-9 in the first quarter and 19-18 in the second quarter. The Tigers were able to take the lead in the third quarter 34-32, however Maplewood snuck past with a one-pt. advantage that ended the game. Dallas Grace led the Tigers with 18 pts., followed by Zack Billenstein with 9, Tyler Manning 8, Shawn Kemp 5, Mic Wise 3, and Andrew Kempf 2.

The Red Boiling Springs High School Lady Bulldogs and the Macon County High School Tigerettes won their first Regional challenges Friday night, February 25, 2011, and will advance to the second round Monday night, February 28, 2011.


The RBS Lady Bulldogs defeated Pickett County for the third time this season, by a final score of 69-45. Layce Colter led RBS with 25 pts., followed by Heather Jenkins with 11, Mackenzie Painter and Katie Hix with 10 each, Marina Evans with 6, Kaitlyn McCarter 4, Hannah Hollis 2, and Kalisha Lynch 1.


The RBS Lady Bulldogs will play Trousdale County for their next Region 4A game.


The MCHS Tigerettes defeated Whites Creek by a final score of 82-60. Katie Reid and Kelsey Gregory led MCHS with 18 pts., followed by Katelyn Bean with 12, Haley Harris 9, Kailyn Brooks 7, Terra Pryor 6, Katie Beth Meador and Whitney Wilburn with 4 each, and Macey Kemp and Alyssa Tuck with 2 each.


The Tigerettes will play Christ Presbyterian Academy for their next Region 5AA game.

 
Macon County Jr. Pro Basketball News PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, February 22, 2011

By David Phillips

We had 10 entertaining games once again this past Saturday as we are winding our league down. We had to move some of the games around for the other Jr High and high school games that were taking place so we began our day at 9:00. In the 1st game, Connie Shrum’s team won over Dewayne Cook’s team 46-19. For Connie, Cayden Shrum had 11, Heston King had 10, Kendrick Carter had 7, Cole Carnahan and Isaac Belton had 6 each, Seth Barber had 4 and Jared Hill had 2. For Dewayne, Kelton Ballou had 10, Josh Hauskins had 5 and Trent Cook had 4.

The 2nd game had Brian Long’s team defeating Barry Polston’s team 36-20. For Brian, Owen Goodman had 13, Chase Long had 11, Michael Tirjan had 6, Josh Tirjan had 4 and Johnathan Pruitte had 2. For Barry, Kade Allen had 7, Spencer Hogin had 5, Ben Burrow had 4, and Landon Polston and Ryan Carver had 2 each.

The 3rd game had Laura Ward’s team winning over Chris Crowder’s team 7-4.  For Laura, Taylor Ward, Madilyn Goodall and Sierra Stafford had 2 each and Briley Morgan had 1.  For Chris, Haley Davis had 4.

The 4th game had Joey Wilkerson’s team defeating Matt Wilson’s team 9-0.  For Joey, Chloe Donoho had 6 and Kennedy Fleming had 3.  There was no points scored on Matt’s team but there were several girls that did a good job defensively.

The 5th game had Brian Long’s winning over Donnie Crawford’s team 15-14.  For Brian, Logan Williams had 11 and Samuel Reid had 4.  For Donnie, Tanner Gann had 12 and Logan Whittemore had 2.

The 6th game had Derek Meador’s team defeating Greg Cline’s team 21-12.  For Derek, Isaac Meador had 9, Connor Trent had 8 and Ryan Underwood had 4.  For Greg, Lake Reid had 6, Brody Clariday had 4 and Hayden Blankenship had 2.

The 7th game had Wes Clayborne’s team winning over Grace & Manning’s team 22-14.  For Wes, Elliot McGuire had 12, Gavin Clayborne had 4 and Landon Colter, Carson Pedigo and Wesley Carver all had 2 each.  For Grace & Manning, Connor Johnson had 12 and Alex Villanveva had 2.

The 8th game had Shawn Carter’s team defeating Shayron Jenkins’ team 23-18.  For Shawn, Keeley Carter had 12, Morgan Carter had 4, Krista Perkins had 3 and Keeley Clariday and Bailey Porter had 2 each.  For Shayron, Kristen Shoulders had 5, Chloe Cliburn had 4, Taylor Woodard had 3 and Kara Bowman, Bailey Tucker and Tamra Murphy had 2 each.

The 9th game had Kylie Clark’s team winning over Anthony Bullington’s team 15-8.  For Kylie, Sydney Henson and Cayley Tuck had 4 each, Bailey Morgan had 3 and Abby Tuck and Lauren Henson had 2 each.  For Anthony, Allyssa West and Kyndal Bullington had 4 each.

The final game had Jason Marsh’s team defeating Donnie Crawford’s team 25-3.  For Jason, Houston Stafford, Matthew Murphy, Aaron Colter and Dawson Brawner had 4 each, Devon Dillehay had 3 and Dalton Marsh, Landon Wix and Jerryn Howser had 2 each.

 
TNT Tournament Play PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, February 22, 2011

By Misty Green

Jr. Bulldogs Semi-Final Action

The RBS Jr. High Bulldogs advanced to the semi-final game against Dibrill on Friday, February 18, 2011.
The Bulldogs improved their record to 19-4 for the 2010/2011 season after claiming a 34-31 win over Dibrill.
The Bulldogs opened the semi-final game with a 11-6 lead over Dibrill, which continued throughout the half time break, 17-15.
Dibrill picked up the pace to out score the Bulldogs  23-21 by the end of the third quarter.
The final round of play was a hot one, as baskets were being answered on both sides of the court.
A three-point shot by Skyler Holden just moments into the fourth quarter helped RBS get back on top, 24-23, but one minute later, Dibrill landed their own three to lead 26-24.
Dallas Greanead then picked up a free throw to shadow 26-25. Dibrill added three free-shots to change the lead their way, 29-25. Alex Mullinix nailed a two-point basket with 2:05 left in the game, inching closer 29-27.
Greanead prevented a basket under the goal at 1:25, followed by a two-point shot by Zane Roberts to knot the battle at 29 each. Dibrill answered with two points of their own to lead 31-29. With less than one minute to play, Mullinix re-tied the game at 31. RBS forced a full court press with three seconds left remaining on the game clock, that led to a three-point winning shot by Alex Mullinix, RBS 34, Dibrill 31.
Alex Mullinix led the Bulldogs with 15 points, followed by Zane Roberts with 11 points, Skyler Holden with five points, and Dallas Greanead with three points.
The Bulldogs advanced to the Championship game on Feb. 19, and became the runner-ups of the TNT Class 2A boys division. See next week’s edition for the full story.

Jr. Tigerettes ~ TNT Runner-Up

The Macon County Jr. High Tigerettes were able to pave their way through the Class 4A girls division of the TNT State Tournament to face Robert Ellis Middle School for the Championship title this past Saturday, February 19.
The game was tied at eight points each after the first quarter of play, and by the halftime break, the girls of Robert Ellis had acquired a two-point lead, 14-12. Returning to the third period, the Macon County Tigerettes found themselves trailing 26-19 after a few turnovers. The Tigerettes picked up the pace in the fourth quarter of play, with points made my Leah Anderson, Marissa Owens, Reese Shrum, and Emilee Harris, to shadow Robert Ellis 33-30 with 1:35 left in regulation. Moments later, Robert Ellis added one free throw to their score to lead 34-30. Reese Shrum was able to inch the Tigerettes closer with two free shots of her own, with 32.9 on the game clock. Two-points from Tigerette Emilee Harris tied the game at 34 each with 10.8 left to play.
Macon County then fouled Robert Ellis, giving them a one point lead, 35-34. The Tigerettes raced to their side of the goal with time for one last play, however the last scoring attempt failed, and Robert Ellis claimed the win.
Reese Shrum led the Tigerettes with 13 points, followed by Leah Anderson with 11 points, Emilee Harris with four points, and Briley Driver and Marissa Owens with three points each. The Tigerettes ended the season with an outstanding 19-1 record for the season. See next week’s edition for additional Jr. Tigerette TNT highlights.

 
Local High School Basketball District Tournament Action PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, February 22, 2011

By Misty Green

RBS Bulldogs

The #3 seeded Bulldogs (17-13) was routed to the consolation bracket after being defeated by #5 seeded Gordonsville (8-19) in the first round of District 8A Tournament play, with a final score of 44-42.

On February 18, the Red Boiling Springs High School Bulldogs competed in the first round of the District 8A Tournament at Gordonsville High School against the hosting Tigers.
The outcome of this game was interesting as the two earlier matches between these two teams this season, held one win/loss by the hands of the other team.
Opening the game, Gordonsville led 12-6, and by the halftime break, the Bulldogs were trailing 24-17.
The Tigers carried their advantage throughout the third quarter, (38-28), however the Bulldogs came alive in the final period, out scoring the Tigers 14-6, yet falling short two points by the final buzzer. Red Boiling Springs 42, Gordonsville 44.
Wes Grace led the Bulldogs with 18 points, followed by Jordan Meador with six points, Andrew Mullinix with six points, Shelton Watson with six points, Jordan Grace with four points, and Aaron Francis with two points.
The Bulldogs will now face Watertown for third place in the District 8A Tournament on Tuesday, February 22 at 6 p.m.
See next week’s edition for more Bulldog action.

 RBS Lady Bulldogs

The #1 seeded Lady Bulldogs improved their record to 27-4 after defeating #5 seeded Gordonsville (9-19) in the first round of District 8A Tournament play, with a final score of 56-47.

On February 17, the Red Boiling Springs High School Lady Bulldogs competed in the first round of the District 8A Tournament at Gordonsville High School against the hosting Lady Tigers.
RBS led the opening quarter 11-6, and by the halftime break, Gordonsville was still trailing 23-18. The Lady Bulldogs out-scored the Lady Tigers 13-9 in the third quarter. Each team put in 20 points during the last quarter, however the RBS Lady Dawgs were able to claim the victory with a final score of 56-47.
Lady Bulldog senior Layce Colter was still able to lead the team to victory with a total of 20 points, followed by senior Heather Jenkins with 13 points, and senior Mackenzie Painter with five points. Morgan Burgener also recorded 13 points in the victory, followed by Marina Evans with three points, and Kalisha Lynch with two points.
The Lady Bulldogs will now advance to the championship game on Monday, February 21, 2011 against Friendship Christian.
RBS claimed a close win over FC (65-60) on February 1, 2011.
See next week’s edition for more Lady Bulldog action.

MCHS Tigers

The #2 seeded Tigers (19-9) was routed to the consolation bracket after being defeated by #3 seeded White House (16-9) in the first round of District 9AA Tournament play, with a final score of 43-37.

On February 19, the Macon County High School Tigers competed in the first round of the District 9AA Tournament at Vol-State College against White House.
The Blue Devils were trying to avenge the two losses suffered at the hands of the Tigers earlier this season, so they picked up the intensity from tip off.
White House led 13-9 after the first quarter of play, however the Tigers returned before the halftime break to force a 20-way tie.
The Blue Devils out scored the Tigers by two points in the third quarter (11-9), and stepped up their defensive/offensive game to claim a 43-37 victory over Macon County.
Zack Billenstein led the Tigers with eight points, followed by Dallas Grace and Trey McPherson with seven points each, Tyler Manning and Mic Wise with five points each, Shawn Kemp with three points, and Andrew Kempf with two points.
The Tigers will now face Westmoreland for third place in the District 9AA Tournament on Tuesday, February 22 at 6 p.m.
See next week’s edition for more Tiger action.

MCHS Tigerettes

The #1 seeded Tigerettes improved their record to 24-2 after defeating Goodpasture (12-13) in the first round of District 9AA Tournament play, with a final score of 62-46.

On February 19, the Macon County High School Tigerettes competed in the first round of the District 9AA Tournament at Vol-State College against the Lady Cougars of Goodpasture.
Macon County led the opening quarter 21-16, and by the halftime break, the Lady Cougars were left trailing 32-26.
The Tigerettes continued to out score Goodpasture in the last two rounds of play (15-8 in the third quarter, and 15-12 in the fourth), to claim a 62-46 victory at the final buzzer.
Kailyn Brooks led the Tigerettes with 16 points, followed by Kaitlyn Bean with 11 points, Katie Reid with 10 points, Haley Harris with eight points, Kelsey Gregory with seven points, Terra Pryor with five points, Katie Beth Meador with three points, and Calamity Jane Coley with two points.
The Tigerettes will now face the Lady War Eagles of Sycamore in the Championship game of the District 9AA Tournament, on Monday, February 21, 2011.
MCHS claimed a close three-point win (74-71) over Sycamore on February 4, 2011.
See next week’s edition for more Macon County High School Tigerette action.

 
TNT 2011 State Tournament Play PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Jr. Tigerettes Defeat Springfield in 1st Round of TNT

By Misty Green


The Macon County Junior High School Tigerette Basketball team traveled to Springfield on February 5, 2011, to begin 2011 TNT State Tournament play.


They were paired against Dekalb County for their opening game and came out in full force against their opponent.
The Macon County defens prevented Dekalb County from even marking the scoreboard in the first half of the game, while adding 24 points to their lead.


In the third quarter, Dekalb returned to record 21 points, however Macon County kept a 35-21 lead. The Tigerettes added 15 points in the final round, allowing Dekalb ten, for a 50-31 victory.


Leah Anderson led the team with 19 points, followed by Emilee Harris with 10 points, Reese Shrum with nine points, Briley Driver and Abi Welch with three points each, Marissa Owens with two points, and Logan Hernandez and Kassidy Brooks with one point each.


The Jr. Tigerettes advanced to the semi-final round on February 12 against Livingston.

MCJHS Tigerettes Advance to TNT Finals


By Mark Darnell


The Macon County Jr. High Tigerettes advanced to the finals of the TNT State Invitational Tournament in Springfield with a victory over the previously unbeaten Livingston Tigers. The win also runs their record to 19-0 for the season.


In the first period, the girls came out a little tight. No one from either side wanted to break away. However by the time the period ended, Macon led 8 to 5 over Livingston.


The Tigerettes tried to pull away at the start of the 2nd quarter. Driver made a steal and a break-a-way lay up followed by a great assist from Harris to Anderson and the lead ballooned to 14-5 mid way in the period. To the credit of the Lady Tigers, they battled back to cut the score to Macon 17 Livingston 12 at the half.


In the 3rd, the Macon Tigers managed to hold on to the lead. Significant minutes by Belton and strong game management by Owens and Shrum were the keys to this section of the contest. At the end of the 3rd the score was Macon Co. 25 and Livingston 18.


In the final period the Tigerettes held on for the win. Livingston had no answer for the tandem of Harris and Anderson early. However the Lady Tigers battled back and cut the lead to 5 late in the game.  However two steals by Macon late in the contest sealed the victory. Final Score Macon 35 Livingston 26.


Scoring were Driver 2 pts, Shrum 9 pts, Owens 4 pts, Anderson 11 pts, and Harris 9 pts. Belton played but did not score. The Jr. High Tigerettes play in the finals of the TNT State Tournament this Saturday night.

RBS Jr. High School Bulldogs Advance to TNT Semi-Finals

By Misty Green


The Red Boiling Springs Jr. High Bulldogs played St. Henry in their first round of the TNT State Tournament on February 12, 2011.
The Bulldogs never trailed while playing against the Tigers, however the game saw several ties in the second quarter. The Bulldogs were up 29-18 at the end of the third period. Red Boiling Springs stood firm in the last quarter, defeating St. Henry 37-28 at the end of regulation.


Zane Roberts led the Bulldogs with 14 points and four-3-pt shots, followed by Alex Mullinix with eight points, Dallas Greanead and Nick Deckard with six points each, and Skyler Holden with three points.


With the win, RBS will now advance to the semi-final game against Debrail from Warren County on Friday, February 18, 2011 around 4 p.m.


RBS stands at 18-4 for the 2010/2011 season.

 
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