This past week basketball resumed play following the weather interruption for the past 14 days. Distinct foe White House came to town on Tuesday Jan 23rd.
The Tigerettes didn’t show a great deal of rust following the layoff. Macon led 18-13 after the first period. All five starters had scored by halftime and Macon led by as much as eight points before taking a 27-20 lead at the break.
The Tigerettes came back and maintained their lead. Heading into the final eight minutes Macon led 29-22. The Tigerettes built that lead to as much as ten points only to see the Lady Blue Devils cut it to four points. Free throws and some timely baskets enabled the Tigerettes to secure the win by a final score of 45-35.
Scoring for Macon was: Laityn Kirby 8 points, Kaydence Walrond 19, Natalie Green 6, Katie Jo Shockley 4, Kaylee Slayton 5, and Sheridan Ellis 3.
The Tigers were to face off on a really good Blue Devil squad. White House came out shooting the lights out of the ball and led 15-12 after the first period. Both teams heated up and after being down by as much as six Macon cut into that lead a bit. White House led 32-31 at the break.
Coming out of the locker room the Blue Devils cranked up their play. They slowly built a lead and maintained it with a 46-38 score heading into the final period. It is worth noting that Coach Michael Owens has his squad playing much better than the first of the year as the Tigers clawed their way back and willed the game into overtime at 57-57.
Again the Blue Devils got a lead and managed to hang on. White House gets a hard fought win in overtime by a score of 70-66. This was a really good basketball game.
Scoring for the Tigers was: Brady Driver 26 points, Dalton Hudson 16, John Krantz 3, Braylon Flowers 2, Cason Gregory 14, and McKade Mix 5. Logan Bandy played but did not score.
On Friday Jan 26 the Tigerettes defeated Greenbrier 49-35 while the Tigers, after trailing by as much as 26, lost 60-69 to the Bobcats.
This week Macon will travel to Station Camp on Jan 29, host Station Camp on Jan 30, and host Portland on Feb 2. All three games are district games for Macon County.