The Cannon Courier
The Lions dropped two games last week against Macon County (76-49) at home and at Smith County (62-50). It was the fourth loss in a row for the CCHS boys' basketball team as they remain winless in District 8AA (3-6, 0-3).
At home against MCHS, senior forward Austin Martin hit a trey, with 4:49 left in the first half, to cut the lead down to 20-16. That would be the closest the Lions would come in the contest as the Tigers blew it open to take a 36-22 advantage at the break.
Midway into third quarter, though trimming the Tigers' lead to nine at 40-31 after a basket by senior guard Briar Jakes, MCHS went on a lengthy 10-2 run to break it open and eventually pulled away for the win. Jakes finished with 18 points in the loss.
Three nights later, the losing streak continued at SCHS and the lights literally went out on the Lions.
Midway through the opening quarter, a delay in the contest was caused by the light literally going out in the SCHS gym. At this point in the game the Lions were only down five points and were able to fight back to tie the game after the delay.
Nonetheless, the Owls pulled away for the 62-50 win as the Lions remained winless in District 8AA.
Freshman Charlie Parrish led CCHS with 13 points, while Martin added 11 in the loss.