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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

MCHS Basketball Teams Claim White House Victories

By Misty Green

The Macon County High School Basketball teams hosted White House for a District 9AA challenge and were able to improve their record with two wins.

In the girls game... The Tigerettes achieved a 38-18 advantage over the Lady Blue Devils by the halftime break, which continued throughout the second half for a 65-36 victory.

Kailyn Brooks led the Tigerettes with 15 points, followed by Katie Reid with 13 points, Katelyn Bean with 10 points, Haley Harris with six points, Michaela Thompson with five points, Terra Pryor with four points, Jade Ellis and Whitney Wilburn with three points each, and Kelsey Gregory, Katie Beth Meador, and Alyssa Tuck with two points each.

In the boys game... White House outscored Macon County in the first three quarters of play to hold a 36-34 advantage going into the final round.

The Tigers achieved their first lead of the night with a  3-pt. basket by Andrew Kempf with four minutes left to play.

Both teams continued to add points, as the final minutes of the quarter continued to tick away. White House found themselves in a jam when the Tigers had acquired a one-point lead with 11.3 on the clock. On the next White House possession, they threw the ball out of bounds, giving it back to the Tigers. Dallas Grace was fouled at 8.6, but missed the free-throw. White House had the ball, however Grace stepped up to steal the pass, nailing the last two buzzer points of the game for a 50-47 district win.

Zack Billenstein led the Tigers with 14 points, followed by Dallas Grace with 12 points, Tyler Manning and Trey McPherson with eight points each, Andrew Kempf and Mic Wise with three points each, and Brantley Russell with two points.

MCHS picks up 2 wins in Westmoreland

By Mark Darnell

The Tigers and Tigerettes of Macon Co. picked up two road wins this past Friday night at Westmoreland. With the victory the girls claimed the regular season district title and the boys finished second.

Coach Beam’s girls came out seemingly on a mission. Both teams had a great deal of defensive intensity and Macon County had pretty even scoring in the first quarter. Reid hit a shot at the end of the period to make the score Macon 12 Westmoreland 2. 

In the second quarter, 3 pt shooting by Harris and Gregory pulled the Tigerettes away early in the quarter. The Tigerettes hit a rough spot with a little sloppy play which led to some foul concerns. However, at the half Macon had opened their lead to 27 to 7 over the Eagles.

The third period was a little slow. Harris and Bean scored 9 of 11 MC points in the quarter as Brooks ran the floor. As Macon picked up their pressure the third period ended with Macon leading 38 to 12 and in full control.

Coach Beam emptied the bench and the entire roster played in the game. With the starters out, the game ended with a final score of 48 to 24 for the MC win.

Scoring were Gregory 10 pts, Brooks 4 pts, Reid 9 pts, Bean, 6 pts, Harris 11 pts, Thompson 4 pts, Wilburn 4 pts. The entire team played.

The Tigers picked up right where the Tigerettes left off. Macon came out with unbridled defensive intensity and ran away scoring the first 12 points of the game. Kempf and Grace contributed great defensive play. At the end of the first buzzer the score was Macon 25 Westmoreland 13.

In the 2nd Macon kept on firing. Kemp made one rain to run out the lead. However, the game Eagles battled back to cut the lead to 11 points. The half ended  with the score 35 to 23 with the Tigers over the Eagles.

The Tigers hit a little bump in the road. Manning and Billenstien picked up their  3rd fouls fairly early in the quarter. Tiger turnovers allowed the Eagles to cut the lead to 38-30. However, Billenstien’s 3 pt. bucket seemed to pick the Tigers back up. The third period ended with Macon leading the Eagles 45 to 37.

The Eagles cut the lead to 7 at the beginning of the last quarter. However McPhearson made a block and run-out lay-up to take the lead back to eleven. A 3 point bucket by Billenstien and 3 the old fashioned way by Manning left no doubt. Final Score Macon 61 Westmoreland 50.

Scoring for the Tigers Billenstien 15 pts, Manning 13 pts, McPherson 7 pts, Grace 11 pts, Kemp 7 pts, Kempf 2 pts, Russell 4 pts, and Carter 2 pts.


Macon County High School 2011 Basketball Homecoming Court PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, February 8, 2011


The 9th Annual Macon County High School Basketball Ceremony was held on February 1, 2011. Members of the cheerleading squad, and players from the boys and girls basketball teams elected the above representatives as the 2011 Homecoming Court. Freshman Representatives Dillon McCormick and Jade Ellis, Junior Representatives Dallas Grace and Katie Reid, Mr. & Miss Basketball Shawn Kemp and Sarah Belton, Senior Representatives Zack Billenstein and Katie Beth Meador, and Sophomore Representatives Trey McPherson and Kelsey Gregory. Photo By Misty Green

Buzzer Beater Wins James C. Haile Championship PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, February 8, 2011

By Misty Green

The Macon County Junior High School Tigerettes paved their way through the James C. Haile Invitational Basketball Tournament to face Dekalb County in the championship game on January 29, 2011.

The Jr. Tigerettes improved their unblemished season record to stand at 15-0 after defeating Dekalb in the final moment of the championship battle with a final score of 32-30.

Dekalb County held a 15-13 advantage over the Tigerettes after the first half of play, however Macon County returned after the break to slip past their opponent, 24-21.

With 4.2 showing on the game clock in the fourth quarter, Macon County was trailing 30-29, when  Tigerette Brilley Driver nailed a 3-point shot to win the game.

Leah Anderson and Reese Shrum led the team in scoring with nine points each, followed by Emilee Harris with eight points, Briley Driver with five points, and Marissa Owens with one point.

Congratulations Girls!

RBS Teams Hold 2 District Contests with Friendship Christian PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, February 8, 2011

By Misty Green

On Tuesday, February 1, 2011, the Red Boiling Springs High School Basketball teams traveled to Lebanon, TN, to face the Commanders of Friendship Christian in District 8A competition.

Friendship Christian Lady Commanders led the first quarter 18-3, and before the halftime break, the Lady Bulldogs were trailing 31-15.

Coach Larry White’s halftime talk must have helped the Lady Dawgs get their game faces on, dominating the court 16-11 in the third quarter and outscoring their opponent in the fourth quarter 23-14, with less than one minute remaining in the game, FC 56, RBS 54.

Lady Bulldog Layce Colter made two free throws with three seconds left in regulation to help Red Boiling Springs (21-4, 4-1) rally from an 18-0 deficit to force an overtime period.

In the extra session, the Lady Bulldogs outscored Friendship (15-6, 6-1) 9-4.

Heather Jenkins, led all scorers with 29 points, including four 3-pointers, followed by Layce Colter with 23 points, including three 3-pointers, Mackenzie Painter with seven points, Marina Evans with four points, and Morgan Burgener with two points.

In the boys game... The Commanders had acquired a 16-12 advantage over the Bulldogs after the first quarter of play, and by the halftime break, the Bulldogs were left trailing 37-19.

Red Boiling Springs outscored Friendship Christian in the last half of the game 17-16 in the third quarter and 17-14 in the fourth, however they fell short of the victory by a final score of 67-53.

Wes Grace led the team with 23 points, including two 3-point shots, followed by Jordan Meador with 14 points, including four 3-point shots, Jordan Grace with six points, Andrew Mullinix with four points, David Williams with three points, Shelton Watson with two points, and Aaron Francis with one point.

Game 2 with F.C.

On Thursday, February 3, 2011, the RBS teams entertained Friendship Christian for their second district meeting of the season.
The Lady Bulldogs were able to claim their second victory over the Lady Commanders with a final score of 54-31.

This game was important as far as District 8A standings are concerned.

“I thought we played really, really well tonight,” Coach White commented. “The big thing about tonight was that we were so good defensively, and we had to improve that from the Tuesday night game. We did a good job on our post game. We changed some things defensively, and that made a difference. We did not come out pressing, and that was because we had the fight of our lives on Tuesday night, and I was concerned about fatigue. But when we did start pressing, it made a huge difference in the game. Morgan Burgener battled Jones on the post, Layce Colter helped out defensively tonight, and Heather Jenkins has been unbelievable these last two games on the offensive end of the floor, and the defensive end too.”

“I hope we have gotten everything back on track and we are where we want to be. We just have to win one of two games next week, to win the regular season outright, and get the top seed. That’s our goal for the year, and our second goal of the year was to go undefeated at home. The first thing you learn in coaching, is if you win them all at home and your 500 on the road, you’ll be really good, and we’re a little better than 500 on the road. Tonight was number 22 for us. We are starting to get things lined up for the tournament, because these regular season, are just glorified scrimmage games,” Coach White laughed.

The Lady Bulldogs were led to victory with 14 points from Layce Colter, followed by Heather Jenkins with 12 points, Morgan Burgener with nine points, Mayson Burgener and Marina Evans with six points each, Katie Hix with four points, and Hannah Hollis with three points.

In the boys game...
Friendship Christian stood undefeated in District 8A play, yet several times during this second challenge, the Bulldogs found themselves  trailing by three points.

Bulldog Jordan Meador struck first with a 3-point shot, that was answered with 11 points from Friendship Christian. Meador then nailed another three. The end of the first quarter score held Friendship leading 13-6.

The Bulldogs battled out each moment of the second quarter, to trail 29-22 at the half.

Friendship held an 11 point advantage at the end of the third quarter, and during the last quarter of play, RBS out scored their opponent 21-14, however they were unable to achieve the five points needed to win the game. The good four-quarter fight, ended with the Commanders claiming their last District 8A challenge with a 56-52 victory over Red Boiling Springs.

Jordan Meador led the Bulldogs with 14 points, including four 3-pointers, followed by Andrew Mullinix with 11 points and three 3-pointers, Wes Grace with nine points and one 3-point shot, Aaron Francis with two 3-point shots for six points, Shelton Watson with four points, and Jordan Grace with two points.

RBS Hosts Pickett Co.

On Friday, February 4, 2011, the RBS teams entertained Pickett County. The Lady Bulldogs won, 59-42, and the Bulldogs were defeated 46-42.

H. Jenkins led the RBS girl’s team with 16, followed by L. Colter 15, M. Painter 10, M. Evans 4, H. Hollis 4, Mo. Burgener 3, K. Hix 3, K. Jenkins 2, and K. McCarter 2.

S. Watson led the RBS boy’s team with 12, followed by J. Meador 11, A. Mullinix 10, W. Grace 6, and A. Francis 3.

MCHS Basketball Teams Claim Homecoming Victories Over Greenbrier PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, February 8, 2011

By Misty Green

The Macon County High School Basketball teams had two successful homecoming District 9AA challenges last Tuesday night, with the Tigerettes defeating Greenbrier by a final score of 90-40, and the Tigers winning their game, 64-49.

The Lady Cats were held to a low five points after the opening quarter, and by halftime, Macon County had achieved an impressive 45-12 lead. Unwilling to let down their guard, the Tigerette team continued to dominate their opponent in the third period, leading 75-25, before winning with a 50-point victory over Greenbrier, MC 90, GHS 40.

The Tigerettes improved their season record to 19-2, as Greenbrier fell 7-14.

Macon County also hit an impressive 3-point streak during this game, nailing 13 of their three-pt. attempts by Kailyn Brooks (3), Kelsey Gregory (4), Haley Harris (1), Katie Beth Meador (1), Alyssa Tuck (2), and Whitney Wilburn (2).

The Tigerettes were led to victory with 20 points from Kelsey Gregory, followed by Katelyn Bean and Whitney Wilburn with 12 points each, Haley Harris with 11 points, Kailyn Brooks with nine points, Alyssa Tuck with eight points, Michaela Thompson with seven points, Katie Reid with four points, Katie Beth Meador with three points, and Jade Ellis and Terra Pryor with two points each.

The MCHS Tigers improved to 16-7 after defeating Greenbrier (8-12) by a final score of 64-49.

Greenbrier led the Tigers 24-16 in the opening round, however the Tigers made a seven-point comeback by Tyler Manning to lead 34-31 with two minutes remaining on the scoreboard.

Greenbrier added a lay-up at 56.3 to trail by one point. Trey McPherson was fouled under the goal to inch Macon County’s lead, 36-34 with 3.6 on the game clock. The Bobcats in-bounded the ball to end the first half of play, and with one last attempt, tied the game at 36 each.

The Tigers returned in the third quarter, and denied the Bobcats all but one 3-point shot, while putting in a 15-point team effort from Zack Billenstein, Trey McPherson, Dallas Grace, Shawn Kemp, Tyler Manning, and Mic Wise.

Greenbrier tried to make a comeback in the last quarter, with their closest trail being at six points, however with five minutes remaining, the Tigers continued to press forward to seal the 64-49 victory.

Tyler Manning led the Tigers in scoring with 16 points, followed by Dallas Grace with 15 points, Zack Billenstein with 11 points, Trey McPherson with nine points, Shawn Kemp with five points, Mic Wise with four points, and Brantley Russell with two points.

MCHS @ Sycamore

The MCHS Basketball teams traveled to Sycamore on Friday, February 4th for their second meeting with the War Eagles.
The Tigerettes improved to 20-2 after slipping past Sycamore (14-10) in the first half of the game, and eventually claiming a 74-71 victory by the final buzzer.

Kelsey Gregory led Macon County to victory with 20 points, followed by Katelyn Bean with 18 points, Kailyn Brooks with 14 points, Haley Harris with 13 points, Katie Reid with five points, and Terra Pryor and Katie Beth Meador with two points each.

The MCHS Tigers dropped to 16-8 after a nine-point defeat from Sycamore, 72-63.

Dallas Grace led the Tigers with 18 points, followed by Tyler Manning with 17, Trey McPherson 10, Brantley Russell 7, Shawn Kemp 6, Zack Billenstein 3, and Mic Wise 2.

MCHS Defeats Goodpasture

On January 28, MCHS traveled to Goodpasture Christian for a District 9AA  challenge and the Tigerettes won by a final score of 59-48, and Tigers won by a final score of 70-44.

Katie Reid led the Tigerettes with 25 points, followed by Kelsey Gregory with 15 , Katelyn Bean six, Kailyn Brooks five, and Haley Harris and Terra Pryor with four points each.

Tyler Manning led the Tigers with 22 points, followed by Dallas Grace with 14, Trey McPherson and Zack Billenstein eight each, Andrew Kempf and Mic Wise six each, and Tyler Clark, Shawn Kemp, and Justin Tucker with two points each. 

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