Both of the basketball teams at Macon County High School had a good week against two region opponents.
Macon traveled to Watertown and hosted Cannon County.
On Tuesday Dec 4th Macon traveled to Watertown. The girls came out hot for a change and managed to lead 26-14 at the end of the 1st period. They doubled up their score and this game was pretty much over as the Tigerettes led 52-32 at the break.
Macon scored 27 in the 3rd and 11 in the 4th as Coach White emptied his bench. The Tigerettes won 90-46 and played an impressive game. They shot 37 of 63 (58%) and 7 of 16 (43%) behind the arc. The defense created 18 turnovers and they scored 20 points off of those turnovers in the game.
Scoring was: Keeley Carter 29 points and 11 rebounds, Abby Shoulders 14 pts, Marah King 8, Jalynn Gregory 7, McKaylee Mix 7, Taylor Ward 7, Jamie Ashburn 6, Emily Ashburn 5, Graci Scott 5, and Myle Crowder 2. Briea Crouch and Kinsley Arnett both played but did not score.
The boys played a close game until the final quarter. Macon led 16-15 after the 1st period then trailed 20-21 at the break. The Tigers came out and pulled away late to win 43-31. The telling stat of the game is Macon shot 5 of 16 (31%) from three point range while Watertown was 1 of 13(7%).
Scoring was: Kelton Ballou 10, Clay West 8, Cameron Welch 8, Lake Reid 7, Connor Johnson 7, and Ethan Jenkins 3. Brandon Jones, Braydee Brooks, Noah Hale, Noah Likens, and Dawson Shrum all played but did not score.
On Friday night Dec 7th Macon hosted Cannon County. The girls took a little time to get warmed up. After leading 14-13 at the end of the first quarter, the Tigerette ¾ press started bothering the Lady Lions. Macon moved out to a 40-22 halftime lead and never looked back. Macon forced 19 Cannon turnovers and shot a blistering 10 of 19 (52%) from behind the arc enroute to a 72-51 win.
Scoring was: Carter 21, Gregory 21, King 13, J. Ashburn 6, Shoulders 6, Mix 3, Crouch 1, and Arnett 1. E. Ashburn, Crowder, Scott, and Ward all played but did not score.
The boys game was much like the girls. Macon led after the first quarter 15-10 and pried the game open in the 2nd to lead 30-17 at the break. Macon shot 23 of 47 (48%) and 8 of 20 (40%) behind the arc cruising to a 65-40 win.
Scoring was West 14, Johnson 12, Reid 10, Welch 10, Ballou 9, Gavin Clayborne 4, Jenkins 4, and Jones 2. Likens, Shrum, Hale, Brooks, Landon Colter, Cody Cothron, and Kyson Herald all played but did not score.
This week Livingston comes to town on Tuesday Dec 11th before they begin Christmas tournament play in the David Lipscomb Classic Dec 14th and 15th.