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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

MCHS Splits Wins With Westmoreland at home on Saturday

By Misty Green

The Macon County High School Basketball teams traveled to White House on January 18, 2011 and returned home with their third District 9AA victories.

In the girls game… The Tigerettes improved to 15-1, 3-0 after defeating the Lady Blue Devils of White House by a final score of 57-33.

Macon County trailed 16-12 in the opening quarter, but before the halftime break they were back on top with a 24-19 advantage. The Tigerettes continued to dominate White House in the last half of the game, leading 38-29 in the third period, before taking home the win. White House dropped to 3-9 in the regular season, and 1-2 for district play.

Tigerette Katelyn Bean led the Tigerettes to victory with 19 points, before fouling out mid-way through the fourth quarter. Bean was followed by Katie Reid with 18 points, Terra Pryor with nine points, Kailyn Brooks and Haley Harris with four points each, Katie Beth Meador with two points, and Michaela Thompson with one point.

In the boys game… The Tigers improved to 12-6 after defeating the Blue Devils of White House with a final score of 46-41.

After the first quarter of play, Macon County held an 11-9 advantage over White House, which continued throughout the second half, 21-18. The Blue Devils trailed Macon County 33-28 in the third period, before being handed their first district loss by a final score of 46-41.

Tyler Manning led the Tigers to victory with 21 points, including four three-pointers, followed by Zack Billenstein with 11 points, Dallas Grace with six points, Trey McPherson with five points, Mic Wise with two points, and Andrew Kempf with one point.
MCHS vs. Westmoreland

Due to the recent snow and game cancellations, the Macon County High School Basketball teams juggled their schedule and was able to compete in another District 9AA game on Saturday, January 22, 2011.

The Macon County High School gymnasium was packed with fans as the girls game between Macon County and Westmoreland got underway.

The Lady Eagles led the opening quarter 13-10, and before the halftime break, the Tigerettes were trailing 23-21. Each team added 14 points to their score in the third quarter, however the Lady Eagles was able to dominate the last period to take a 52-47 District 9AA win over Macon County.

“We were having to play catch up all night, and we got in foul trouble early on with Katelyn Bean,” Head Coach Jeff Beam stated after the game,” adding, “she had to spend a lot of time over there with us, and were not a real good team when she has to stay on the bench.”

“I’m not going to make excuses, I thought Westmoreland played hard and did a good job defensively. I did think the fourth quarter, that we were going to close the gap on them, when they started missing some free throws, but we didn’t capitalize and make the lay-ups and some of the free throws that we needed to.”

Westmoreland’s final 15 points put in during the fourth quarter, were comprised solely on free throws, not making one shot from the field. “What causes that, is your having  to play catch up. We never got the lead. Early on, we got up to about four, but we never did break it out and get that 6-0 or 8-0 run, and that’s important in these kind of ball games.”

“I told the girls in the locker room that you have to go back to work, because this basketball team has been through a whole lot with injuries and things like that, but we have to bring it together and get better.”

Knowing that Macon County has to face Westmoreland one more time in District 9AA play, Coach Beam commented, “All your really doing now is playing for seed in the tournament, and tonight I didn’t feel like we played our best, having six turnovers in the first half, that we don’t normally do.”

“I also thought we put them on the foul line way too much,” Coach Beam added. “I told the girls we need to stop lay-ups and not put them on the foul line, and I didn’t think we did a good job of sliding over and taking charge. This is something that we’re going to have to build on, and it’s not like it’s the end of the world, it’s a ball game. It’s early in the year, and we’ll get back to practice.”

“We have got Sycamore on Monday, January 24, weather permitting, and right now I don’t think you can make excuses. I tell them they have got to pick their intensity up, and in the last few games, I feel like we were kind of flat. I thought in the third quarter, we were about to get that lead and pull away a little bit, but we just didn’t hit some of the shots, made some turnovers, and gave them some easy baskets.”

“Sycamore has probably not lost a game. I’m sure that they are excited, probably seeing that Westmorland has beat us at home. So we’re not going to make excuses, we’re just going to have to get to work and get better, and bring our intensity level up in this next game.”

“Hume Fogg is on the schedule for Tuesday, January 25, and depending on the weather, it might be one of those things that we have to move Hume Fogg to play a district game, but as for right now everything is a go.”

The Tigerettes were led by Kelsey Gregory with 19 points, followed by Katie Reid with 13 points, Katelyn Bean with nine points, Kailyn Brooks with five points, and Haley Harris with one point.

The Tigerettes dropped to 15-2 for the season, as the Lady Eagles improved to 17-2.

In the boys game... The Macon County High School Tigers exploded the first quarter of the game against Westmoreland 17-9 and never looked back for a final victory score of 63-47.

The Tigers improved to 13-6 for the season, as the Eagles dropped to 6-13.

The Tigers were led by Dallas Grace with 20 points, followed by Zack Billenstein with 13 points, Trey McPherson with 11 points, Shawn Kemp with five points, Brantley Russell with four points, Tyler Manning and Mic Wise with three points each, and Aaron Carter and Andrew Kempf with two points each.

Brantley Russell takes two-free shots in the game against the Eagles. Photo By Misty Green

MCHS has scheduled their Homecoming Ceremony for February 1, 2011 at 5 p.m., with the game to be played against Greenbrier immediately following.

Jr. High Tigerettes Defeat Southside in J.C.H. State Tournament PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, January 25, 2011

By Marcus R. Darnell

Coach Jeff Beam’s Macon County Junior High School Tigerette Basketball team has achieved an exceptional 2010-2011 season, standing unblemished at 14-0, as they continue end of season play. Congratulations girls and Tigerette coaching staff for putting your best foot forward and representing Macon County in a positive way! Photos By Marcus R. Darnell

The Macon County Junior High School girls basketball team traveled to Murfreesboro on January 17th to participate in the 37th Annual James C. Haile Invitational State Tournament. Coach Jeff Beam’s team faced off against Southside from Lebanon in the large school division of the tournament.

The Jr. High Tigerettes started strong. They quickly jumped out to a 4-0 lead but the girls from Southside battled back to tie the game at 10-10 by the end of the first period. Macon County went a little cold and found themselves trailing 18 to 20 at the half and unable to capitalize on the 10 team fouls of their opponents. After halftime Coach Beam turned up the pressure, switching defenses early and often.

Briley Driver made a steal as the third quarter ended with a score of 27 to 26 and the Macon Jr. High team in the lead. Strong defense and rebounding from Emily Harris, Leah Anderson, Marisa Owens, and Driver freed up Reese Shrum to score 12 of her 17 points in the 4th period to secure the win. The final score was MCJHS 41, Southside 34. The Jr. High Tigerette now stands at 14-0.

Scoring was Briley Driver 4 pts., Emily Harris 8 pts., Leah Anderson 4 pts., Reese Shrum 17 pts., Marissa Owens 4 pts., and Lindsey Belton 4 pts. Brooklyn McClard and Logan Hernandez played but did not score.

The girls will face the winner of Watertown and DeKalb County in the championship game on January 29th at 4 p.m. at Middle TN Christian in Murfreesboro.

Good Luck Tigerettes!

The crowd goes wild after Tigerette #42 Reese Shrum nails an unsuspected three-point shot  late in the fourth quarter, to take the final lead of the State Tournament game against Southside. Macon County won by a score of 41-34.

Tigerette #12 Briley Driver

Jr. Pro Basketball Games - Saturday, January 22nd PDF Print E-mail
Monday, January 24, 2011

Photo By Misty Green

By David Phillips

We finally were able to begin our basketball league for the season even though the snow was still lying around in places.  The 1st game of the day was a 6-8 girls’ game and had Joey Wilkerson’s team winning over Chris Crowder’s team 25-2.  For Joey, Allie Cliburn had 10 points, Keleigh Wilkerson had 6, Chloe Donoho had 5 and Kailen Donoho and Kennedy Fleming had 2 each.  For Chris, Haley Davis had 2 points.

The 2nd game was a 6-8 girls’ game and had Nathan Gregory’s team defeating Laura Ward’s team 29-6.  For Nathan, Jalynn Gregory had 12 points, Savannah Colvin had 8, Abby Shoulders had 6 and Allexis West had 3.  For Laura, Briley Morgan had 4 points and Madisyn Goodall had 2.

The 3rd game was a 6-8 boys’ game and had Grace and Manning’s team winning over Brian Long’s team 22-6.  For Grace and Manning, Connor Johnson had 11 points, Braydee Brooks had 7 and Alex Villanveva had 4.  For Brian, Logan Williams and Samuel Reid had 3 points each.

The 4th game was a 6-8 boys’ game and had Wes Clayborne’s team defeating Greg Cline’s team 20-2.  For Wes, Landon Colter and Carson Pedigo had 6 each, and Gavin Clayborne and Elliot McGuire had 4 each.  For Greg, Brody Clariday had 2.

The 5th game was a 6-8 boys’ game and had Derek Meador’s team winning over Donnie Crawford’s team 28-17.  For Derek, Isaac Meador had 17, Connor Trent had 6, Ryan Underwood had 3 and Oakley Stinson had 2.  For Donnie, Tanner Gann had 8, Logan Whittemore had 5 and Ty Lowhorn and Tyler Jones had 2 points each.

The 6th game was a 9-12 girls’ game and had Shawn Carter’s team defeating Chad Shoulder’s team 13-2.  For Shawn, Keeley Clariday and Bailey Porter had 4 points each, Keeley Carter and Krista Perkins had 2 each and Sydney Kemp had 1.  For Chad, Marah King had 2 points.

The 7th game was a 9-12 girls’ game and had Kylie Clark’s team winning over Shayron Jenkins’ team 23-16.  For Kylie, Lauren Henson had 10, Macy Raines had 6, Kameron Clark had 4, Bailey Morgan had 2 and Cayley Tuck had 1.  For Shayron, Kristen Shoulders had 6 and Chloe Cliburn and Tamra Murphy had 5 each.

The 8th game was a 9-12 boys’ game and had Connie Shrum’s team defeating Barry Polston’s team 41-17.  For Connie, Cayden Shrum and Kendrick Carter had 14 points each, Heston King had 8, Cole Carnahan had 3 and Seth Barber had 2.  For Barry, Spencer Hogin had 8 points, Ben Burrow had 4, Landon Polston had 3 and Kade Allen had 2.

The 10th game was a 9-12 boys’ game and had Jason Marsh’s team defeating Joseph Cross’s team 24-16.  For Jason, Dawson Brawner had 12, Houston Stafford and Aaron Colter had 4 each and Devon Dillehay, and Landon Wix had 2 each.  For Joseph, Cameron Welch had 5 points, John Russell had 4, Carson Brawner had 3 and Stephen Lancaster and Hayden Wright had 2 each.

I hope that the weather will continue to work with us and enable us to continue on schedule with our season.  We want to wish all the Macon County basketball teams good luck in their seasons as they get close to postseason time.  Until next week, keep shooting those hoops and see you on the court!

RBS High School Basketball ~ Homecoming This Friday Night! PDF Print E-mail
Monday, January 24, 2011

By Misty Green

The Red Boiling Springs High School Basketball team had previously re-scheduled the January 11th District 8A meeting with Friendship Christian for this past Thursday, January 20, 2011, however the threat of accumulating snow, which also caused Macon County schools to close at noon, cancelled the make-up game with the Commanders.

On Saturday, January 22, 2011, the Red Boiling Springs Basketball teams were scheduled to face Westmoreland in a regular season game, however they juggled their schedule with neighboring teams to allow Macon County to face Westmoreland in for their previously cancelled district game.

Red Boiling Springs has rescheduled the Friendship Christian game for Thursday, February 3, 2011 at home.

This Friday night, January 21st, RBS will hold their Basketball Homecoming Ceremony, which should begin around 5 p.m. The games against The Webb School will immediately follow. Come out and support the Red Boiling Springs Red & Grey Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs!

Local High School Basketball District Standings as of January 24, 2011 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, January 24, 2011

Women’s District 9AA Standing

Westmoreland     4-1   18-3
Sycamore           3-0   9-9
Macon County   3-1   15-2
White House       1-2   3-9
Goodpasture       0-3   6-9
Greenbrier          0-4   7-11

Men’s District 9AA Standings

Sycamore            3-0     14-5
Macon County    2-0     11-4
White House        2-1      10-7
Westmoreland      1-2     3-10
Goodpasture        0-1     5-8
Greenbrier           0-4     7-8

Women’s District 8A Standings

Friendship Christian      5-0    14-4
Red Boiling Springs    3-0   18-3
Trousdale County          3-2    12-9
Watertown                   1-4    11-8
Gordonsville                 0-6    6-13

Men’s District 8A Standings

Friendship Christian        5-0         15-2
Gordonsville                   3-3         5-15
Red Boiling Springs     2-1         14-6
Trousdale County            1-4         4-16
Watertown                     1-4          9-8

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