The Macon County Junior High Tigers opened their basketball season this week. They split a pair of games at home against Trousdale County and Mt. Juliet.
On Tuesday October 30th MCJHS hosted Jim B. Satterfield Middle from Trousdale County. In the girls game, MCJHS came out fast scoring 10 points and only allowing Trousdale three shots. After the first period the score was 10-2. Action heated up in the second as Macon had all five of their starters scoring and they led 26-2. The Tigerette defense proved too much and they went on to win by a final score of 44-2. Macon went 21 of 45 from the field and did not record a single three pointer.
Scoring were: Paige Clark 6, Jenna Russell 2, Sarah Carter 8, Kyndal Bullington 6, Kinsley Green 6, Luci Allen 2, Allie Dixon 4, Kammie Yates 8, and Mallory Owens 4. Keeley Clariday, Mattie Goolsby, and Krista Perkins played but did not score.
In the boy’s game, the junior Tigers picked up where the girls left off. The game was pretty much decided at the half and MCJHS Coach Wes Claiborne was able to empty the bench. Tigers win by a final score of 45-16 over Jim B. Satterfield Middle.
Scoring were: Kendrick Carter 9, Michael Ashburn 11, Seth Carlisle 8, Dawson Brawner 3, Heston King 7, Cayden Shrum 4, and Bryson Smith 3. Tyler Gann, Riley Phillips, Chance Presley, Dylan Butler, and Matt Young all played but did not score.
On Thursday November 1st, Mt. Juliet Middle came to town. The Junior Tigerettes opened playing hard and took a comfortable halftime lead at 21-14. However, Mt Juliet cranked up both their offense and defense, outshooting and out defending Macon and took home the victory by a final of 35-33.
Scoring for Macon were: Clark 11, Carter 5, Bullington 8, Green 2, Allen 4, and Clariday 3. Russell played but did not score.
Eighth grader Kendrick Carter came out firing and led all boys scoring in the first quarter. However some stingy defense took the Junior Tigers in at the half down 22-24. After taking the lead at the end of the third, Mt Juliet Middle sinks 11 of 13 free throws in the fourth quarter to seal the victory and defeat Macon by a final score of 47-39.
Scoring for Macon was: Carter 16, Ashburn 5, Carlisle 11, Brawner 1, King 4, and Phillips 2. Gann, Shrum, and Presley all played but did not score.
This week MCJHS travels to Jackson County on the 5th and hosts Westmoreland on the 8th.