Macon County Junior High played host to Westmoreland on Monday Nov 28th in Lafayette. They managed to pick up two victories.
Macon looked a bit rusty coming off the holiday break and had a horrible time shooting in the first two quarters. Westmoreland led 11-6 and 15-13 at the break.
It became apparent that Macon was going to try and get more shots in the paint in the second half. After leading 29-22 heading into the final period, Westmoreland went cold shooting. After shooting 4 of 14 from the free throw line, point guard Sheridan Ellis made her last four free throws to ice this game. Final score Macon Co 40 Westmoreland 36.
Scoring for Macon was: Tori McClanahan 7, Vanessa Kirby 10, Sheridan Ellis 13, Allie Kate Austin 3, Ariana Jones 2, and Paige Shrum 5. Olivia Harris played but did not score.
Scoring for Westmorleand was: Gintre Freeman 24, Braelyn Walker 6, Pacy Pillows 3, Alexa Herald 2, and Layla Stephens 1. Jadeyn Cothron, Caitlyn Wix, and Leighton Viselli all played but did not score.
The Macon boys also looked a little rusty. Westmoreland made five of their seven shots in the first period and then started launching the long ball, with little success. The Junior Eagles led 11-8 after the first quarter. Macon simply made more shots and at the break the Junior Tigers led 19-15.
Both teams struggled to score in the second half. Macon was able to pus to an eight point lead but Westmoreland brought it back to four. The Junior Tigers forced some turnovers and pushed the lead back out to 27-17 heading into the final quarter. Macon maintained that lead and the final score was Macon Co 34 Westmoreland 24.
Scoring for Macon was: Aiden Barlow 2, Cooper Carlisle 13, Brennan Flowers 2, Jake Meador 2, Keenan White 6, Anthony Johnson 7, and Gage Haskins 2. Bradley Crawford, Josh Laws, Mason Wallace, and Eastin Newberry all played but did not score.
Scoring for Westmoreland was: Jackson Pardue 9, Zander Hodge 10, James Urell 2, and Andy Duffer 3. John Allen Leath, Cooper Epley, and Hayden Eakle all played but did not score.