MCJHS Defeats Lady Bulldogs 44-5 & RBS Bulldogs Claim 35-31 Victory over Macon’s Tigers
By: Misty Green
The heat was on during the Macon County Junior High School basketball challenge against the visiting Red Boiling Springs Bulldogs last Monday, November 15, 2010.
In the girls game… The Macon County Tigerettes were ready for action as they opened the first quarter with an 11-0 advantage over the Lady Bulldogs.
It was the middle of the second period before RBS’ Alexis Ouellette marked two points on the visitors score board, followed by a free throw by Kaitlyn McCarter.
The Tigerettes continued to rain down points and before the halftime break, Macon County held an 21-3 advantage over Red Boiling Springs.
Ouellette marked the final two points for the Lady Bulldogs in the third quarter, and in the end, the hosting Tigerettes were able to claim the win. Macon 44, RBS 5.
Briley Driver led the Tigerettes to victory with a total of 14 points, followed by Abi Welch with eight points, Leah Anderson with seven points, Reese Shrum with six points, Emilee Harris with five points, and Kassidy Brooks & Logan Hernandez with two points each.
In the boys game… The Tigers were the first team to strike in the first quarter, with a 3-pt. shot by Alex Hill, followed by two points by Brett Davis. RBS’ Nick Deckard picked up the Bulldogs first point of the night on a free throw, caused by Hill.
By the end of the first quarter, Macon County held the lead with a score of 13-6, and by halftime, the Tigers acquired a 17-13 advantage over the Bulldogs.
Returning from the break, Coach Dustin McKinney’s Bulldogs came alive and immediately narrowed the trail with a 3-pt. shot by Skyler Holden. Tiger Alex Hill answered with a lay-up.
The next basket by Bulldog center Dallas Greanead inched the score to 19-18, followed by Red Boiling Springs first lead of the night with two points from Brince Crouch.
RBS’ Skyler Holden’s 3-pt. ability shined in the third quarter, nailing three tres and a lay-up to lead the Bulldogs in scoring for that period.
Before the end of the third quarter, Tiger Larken Whittemore had fouled out of the game, and the Tigers were now trailing six points by their visitors. RBS 31, MC 25.
Tiger Sebastian Brawner opened the final period with two-points, followed by two points from Evan Perrigo.
Bulldog Alex Mullinix answered with a lay-up and two free throws, RBS leads 35-29 with 2:49 left in the game.
The game clock continued to tick as Macon County tried to recover some points, however the Bulldog defense was firm in their objective to limit the Tiger’s scoring opportunities.
With less than one minute to play, Tiger Sebastian Brawner nailed a two-point shot, yet Red Boiling Springs held out until the end for the 35-31 victory over Macon County.
Skyler Holden led the Bulldogs to victory with 13 points, followed by Alex Mullinix with 11 points, Dallas Greaned with five points, Nick Deckard with three points, Brince Crouch with two points, and one point from Zane Roberts.
The Tigers were led by Brett Davis and Evan Perrigo with nine points each, Alex Hill with five points, Sebastian Brawner with four points, and Larken Whittemore and Matt Austin with two points each.