Last Monday night in the Dog Pound the Basketball games were hard fought but Macon County was far and away the best team in both the boys and girls contest.
In the girls game the Lady Tigerettes jumped out to a 11-0 lead after the first quarter and from that point on the outcome of this contest was pretty much decided. The Tigerettes jumped out to this lead because of their speed advantage and size not to mention their full court defense in what must seem like they start guarding you when you come out of the dressing room.
First half scoring for the Lady Tigerettes was led by Kinsley Green with 8 points followed by Paige Clark and Luci Allen with 6 points each. Jenna Russell had 3 points followed by Keeley Clariday with 4 points. Lady Bulldog scoring in the first half saw Bailey Morgan with 2 points while Cayley Tuck also had 2 points while Macy Raines made a free throw.
The second half of this game was much the same as the first half, just different players, as both teams substituted their entire bench. Kinsley Green led the Tigerettes in scoring for game high totals of 12 points. Totals for the other Tigerettes were Luci Allen-8 points-Paige Clark and Kyndall Bullington with 6 points each-Jenna Russell-5 points-Sara Carter and Keeley Clariday with 4 points each-Allie Dixon made a free throw to round out the Lady Tigerettes scoring.
Scoring totals for the Lady Bulldogs-Cayley Tuck had 4 points as did Bailey Morgan and Kaylena Hatcher. Tamra Murphy and Amber McCarter had 2 points each, as did Caylie Gann while Macy Raines finished with 1 point. Your final score MCJH GIRLS 45-RBSJH GIRLS 19.
The boys game was very similar in style as the girls game with a up tempo style by both teams and a run and gun offense that caused play to look a little ragged at times.
Macon County came out with a very get-it-and-go offense and this caused the smaller kids from Red Boiling Springs some early problems. The Tigers grabbed a first quarter lead behind the scoring of Seth Carlilse who knocked down 9 first quarter points while Dawson Brawner was taking care of the boards, scoring 5 points. Michael Ashburn knocked down a long 3 pointer for the Tigers as they took a 19-7 lead after the first quarter.
The Tigers offense slowed down a bit in the second quarter but the Bulldogs could not take advantage as they managed only 4 points while the Tigers put 12 points on the scoreboard. The Tigers lead at the halftime by a score of 31-11. The Bulldogs got first half scoring from Michael Tirjan with 5 points and 3 points from Josh Tirjan. Chase Long had 2 points while Bailey Anderson Made a free throw. The Tigers got second period scoring from Seth Carlisle with 6 points and 4 points from Kenderick Carter and 2 points from Riley Phillips
Kenderick Carter took over the game from this point, getting rebounds and stealing the ball plus running the offense for the Tigers. He also scored 6 big points to give him 10 points for the game. Dawson Brawner got into the scoring column in the third quarter by hitting 2 big shots to give him 9 points for the game.
Fourth quarter scoring for the Tigers was Riley Phillips with 4 points while Cole Carnahan, Dylan Butler and Bryson Smith each scored 2 points. The Bulldog offense got 11 points from Elijah Byfield and a nice 3 point shot by Kaleb Stacey.
As the season starts to wind down for both of these teams can look forward to post season action as both squads will probably head for the TNT State tournament that is held every February but the next post season tournament for these teams will be the Highland Rim Tournament that starts on January 9th and will be played in Westmoreland.