The MCHS Tigers and Tigerettes traveled to Clay County this past Friday to take on the Bulldogs. The Tigerettes grabbed a win and the Tigers dropped another to Celina.
The Tigerettes opened this game with some great defense. They held Celina to one out of six baskets in the first period. Celina was five of thirteen in the second and was trying shoot themselves back into the game. At the half the Tigerettes had this one well in hand and led by a score of 32-19. The second half proved more of the same as Coach Beam cleared his bench. Final score was MCHS 56 Celina 32.
Scoring were: Kelsey Gregory 10, Terra Pryor 22, Briley Driver 5, Leah Anderson 5, Whitney Wilburn 4, Reese Shrum 2, Lyndsey Belton 5, and Marisa Owens 3. Jade Ellis and Kassidy Brooks played but did not score. Kailyn Brooks was sick and did not play.
The Tigers still have starters Aaron Carter and Trey McPherson unable to play. This game was fairly close in the first period as the Tigers led after one 11-10. However Celina went on a run in the second and led by five at the half 21-16.
In the third, the Tigers hit a spell when the baskets would not fall. They blinked and were behind by as much as thirteen. They cut the lead to four at one point by Clay County built it back to ten, midway thru the fourth period. Clay County held off the Tiger rally and picked up their second victory over Macon by a final score of 46-42.
Scoring were: Dillon McCormick 2, Austin McClard 3, Peyton Clark 6, Dalton Shrum 7, Tyler Clark 12, Justin Tucker 3, Daniel Gregory 3, and Mayson Shrum 6. Evan Perrigo played but did not score.
The Tigers host Station Camp on the 18th and Trousdale County on the 21st. The boys will also be playing in the Nera White Tournament and the girls will play in the PJPII Classic over the holiday break.