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MCHS Wins at Hume Fogg & Goodpasture

By Misty Green
The Macon County High School Basketball teams hit the road last week to face Hume Fogg in a regular season game and Goodpasture Christian in District 9AA action.

On Tuesday, January 25, 2011, the MCHS Tigerettes defeated Hume Fogg by a score of 58-43. Tigerette Haley Harris found her three-point groove against Hume Fogg, nailing three 3-pointers to lead Macon County to victory with 14 points, followed by Kelsey Gregory with 11 points, Kailyn Brooks with nine points, Terra Pryor with seven points, and Katelyn Bean and Michaela Thompson with four points each.

The Tigers also claimed victory at Hume Fogg, winning by a final score of 63-37. Zack Billenstein led Macon County to victory with 13 points, followed by Dallas Grace with eleven, Shawn Kemp with eight, Trey McPherson with seven, Tyler Manning and Mic Wise with six points each, Andrew Kempf with four, Brantley Russell with three, Jacob McClard and Dalton Shrum with two points each, and Aaron Carter with one point.

On Friday, January 28, 2011, the Macon County teams traveled to Goodpasture Christian for their sixth District 9AA  challenge and returned home with two more victories.

The MCHS Tigerettes won by a final score of 59-48 and Tigers won by a final score of 70-44. These games will be published in next week’s edition of the Macon County Chronicle.


RBSHS Defeats Middle TN Heat

By Misty Green
The Red Boiling Springs High School Basketball teams hosted the players from Middle Tennessee Heat on Monday, January 24, 2011 for two regular season games. The Middle Tennessee Heat Basketball teams are comprised of home schooled students, in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee.

In the girls game… The RBS Lady Bulldogs gained a 23-3 advantage over the Lady Heat, and by halftime, the RBS Lady Bulldogs were up 42-13. After the last half of play, Red Boiling Springs improved their season record to 19-3 with a 76-28 victory.

Layce Colter recorded 24 points to lead RBS to victory, followed by Mackenzie Painter with 13 points, Morgan Burgener with 11 points, Marina Evans with eight points, Heather Jenkins with six points, Hannah Hollis and Mayson Burgener with five points, and Katie Hix with four points.

In the boys game… The RBS Bulldogs improved to 15-6 after outscoring the Middle TN Heat with a final score of 55-41.
The Bulldogs led the first quarter 14-8, and by halftime they had acquired a 23-13 advantage.

Red Boiling Springs continued to dominate their visitors, to claim a 55-41 victory by the final buzzer.

Wes Grace led the Bulldogs to victory with 27 points, followed by Jordan Meador with 12 points, Andrew Mullinix with nine points, David Williams with four points, and Erin Francis with three points. 


Watertown Pockets District 8A Wins from Red Boiling Springs

By Misty Green
The Red Boiling Springs High School Basketball teams traveled to Watertown for District 8A competition and returned home with two losses.

“We just didn’t play very well,” Lady Bulldogs Head Coach Larry White commented, after the Lady Bulldogs were defeated by Watertown, 54-44.

“We got out-hustled tonight, and out played,” he added. “We started the game 7-0 right off the bat and then we made about three mistakes that cost us baskets, when to be honest about it, should have been about 14-0.”

“I don’t want to take anything away from Watertown, they really did a good job with their offense and we didn’t do a very good job playing defense.”

“Here’s the deal, if we don’t  play any better than we played tonight, then we aren’t going to go anywhere, we aren’t going to do anything, and we aren’t going to beat very many people. We had this same thing last year, that we lost to Gordonsville and Friendship after beating them convincingly, and maybe that’s part my fault, I don’t know, but I hope I can find the answer.”
“I pointed this out to my girls tonight, as a team, we are a 72% free-throw shooting team. I’m going tomorrow and figure out what kind of percentage we are shooting when we’ve lost, and it’s going to be bad. Tonight… as poorly as we played, if we step to the foul line, we need to make those big shots. We didn’t make any big shots down the stretch tonight, and last year we were Mister Big Shot, and that’s what we have got to start doing again. We’ve also got to be more consistent, and playing more games in a row, I think that will help us.”

Layce Colter led the Lady Bulldogs in scoring with 18 points and two three’s, followed by Katie Hix with ten points and 11 rebounds, Morgan Burgener with five points, Mackenzie Painter and Heather Jenkins with four points each, and Marina Evans with three points.

In the boys game… The RBS Bulldogs held a 19-8 advantage over the Blue Devils after the first quarter of play, but before the halftime break, Watertown was able to sneak in a 27-25 shadow.

The Bulldogs kept the lead until the beginning of the fourth quarter, when Watertown took their first lead, breaking the 37-point tie.

Wes Grace answered with two-points, followed by a three from the Tigers. Grace added a lay-up, followed by a three point shot from Andrew Mullinix to lead 44-42 with 2:43 left in the game.

Watertown responded with two points with one minute left to play. Jordan Grace was then fouled, however the Tigers were under the foul-free-throw limit and no shots were taken.

Watertown added two points to their lead with a pair of free-throws to lead 48-44.

With just moments from the final buzzer sounding, Jordan Meador nailed a three-point shot, however the Bulldogs were short one point to tie the game, and was defeated by a final score of 48-47.

Wes Grace led the RBS Bulldogs with 19 points, followed by Andrew Mullinix with three 3-pointers for a total of nine points, Shelton Watson with eight points, David Williams with six points, and Jordan Meador with five points.