In two nights of basketball action this past week, the Macon County Tigers got one lone win for both the programs at MCHS.
On Tuesday Dec 6th Macon County travelled to Westmoreland. The Lady Eagles got off to a fast start and led 21-13 at halftime. Westmoreland shot 41% from the field, out rebounded the Tigerettes, and committed eight less turnovers en route to a 54-30 win.
Scoring for the Tigerettes was: Karly Ramsey 8 points, Laityn Kirby 7, Kadence Walrond 6, Natalie Green 4, Cadence Carter 4, and Katie Shockley 2. Alexis Bandy, Chloe Solomon, and Kaylee Slayton all played but did not score.
The Tigers ended up in a dogfight against the Eagles. Both teams struggled to get points early in the game. Macon led 8-2 heading into the second period and only 16-13 at the break. Westmoreland came flying back to lead 27-20 heading into the final period. The Tigers picked the right time to surge, in part to two late free throws and the go ahead basket by Brady Driver. Macon gets a good win over Westmoreland by a score of 36-33.
Scoring for the Tigers was: Brady Driver 12 points, Dalton Hudson 11 points, John Krantz 9 points, Braylon Flowers 2 points, and Cason Gregory 2 points.
On Friday Dec 9th Macon played in their first region contest against Cumberland County. Again the Tigerettes found points hard to come by. They were only able to muster five points in each of the first two quarters and trailed 10-22 at halftime. Macon committed 22 turnovers in part to a full court press from the Lady Jets. Cumberland would cruise to a 62-30 win.
Scoring for the Tigerettes was: Karly Ramsey 9, Allie Thompson 7, Natalie Green 5, Katie Shockley 3, Chloe Solomon 3, and Kaydence Walrond 3. Laityn Kirby, Cadence Carter, and Alexis Bandy all played but did not score.
The Tigers simply let one slip away. This was a hard fought game by both teams. However, midway through the third quarter to midway through the last period Macon missed eight consecutive free throws and a host of three foot shots around the bucket. The inability to put away the Jets when they had the opportunity enabled Cumberland to hit a second chance shot at the buzzer to steal a win by a 40-39 score.
Scoring stats were not available.
This week Macon is scheduled to host a make-up game on Dec 12th against Clay County and are scheduled to travel to Livingston Academy on Dec 16th. Action both nights is scheduled to start at 6 pm.