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Tigerettes drop close one, Tigers beat Smith County


The weather also played a big factor in high school sports this week.

Macon County played the Smith County Owls on the 19th and were scheduled to play at Livingston on the 22nd.

On Tuesday Jan 19th the Smith County Owls came to town. The Lady Owls have some decent wins under their belt and look to go farther than district play. Once again the Tigerettes would have to play this game with only six available players. With only the outside shot available the Tigerettes shoot 3 of 11 behind the arc and 2 of 11 inside and trail 13-27 at the half. You absolutely cannot fault the effort from these young ladies as they battle back from a 15 point deficit to trail 25-36 after three. The Tigerettes battled back to tie the game 40-40 with 3 minutes to go. However two missed shots and a turnover allowed the Lady Owls to ice the game with four made free throws. Final score is Macon 40 Smith Co 46.

Scoring for Macon was: Jenna Russell 5, Kassidy Brooks 11, Kyndal Bullington 10, Keeley Clariday 6, and Lyndsey M. Belton 8. Mattie Goolsby played but did not score.

The Owls are also trying to make a push toward the post season. However, the Tigers were going to show fans a glimpse of what most believe their true potential is. They came out with continuous pressure and focused offense. Ashburn would sink three consecutive free throws to give the Tigers a 29-21 lead at the half. Macon would balloon the lead to 21 late in the third quarter behind strong scoring from Ashburn and McPherson. However, the old, sloppy Tiger allowed the Owls to cut the lead to 9 midway in the 3rd period. However, Macon would fend off the Owl advance and take home the win 78-65. Of special note is a perfect performance of 13 of 13 from the free throw line in the game by Michael Ashburn.

Scoring for the Tigers was: Trace McPherson 18, Tyler Carlisle 12, Michael Ashburn 18, Matt Austin 9, Seth Carlisle 8, Heston King 6, Clay Carnahan 5, and Riley Phillips 2.

On Friday Jan 22nd Macon County was scheduled to travel to Hog-Eye country. Well any of you in this area know very well that no one was out on the road travelling on that Friday. Due to the weather, the district games will be rescheduled as necessary.

This week Macon County is supposed to play Cannon County at home on Tuesday Jan 26th and then travel to face a tough Upperman program on Friday Jan 29th.