Cannon boys, girls lose final regular game of season
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 3:25 pm
KEITH READY / The Cannon Courier
The Cannon County Lionettes entered their last regular season game Saturday February 13th in Livingston with an opportunity that if they won this game against the Lady Wildcats, it would be enough to propel them to the fifth seed of the district tournament. The Lady Wildcats however shut that type of thinking down real quick in the first quarter as they got out to a 26-0 run to start the game ending the first quarter with a 36-9 lead.
The Lady Cats then subsituted their starting five in the second quarter and the Lionettes outscored the second unit 14-6 but Livingston still took a 42-23 lead into the locker room. With the starting five back out on the floor for Livingston in the third quarter, the Lady Cats increased the lead to 29 before eventually closing out the game winning 67-34. Maleah Scott scored 15 to lead the Lionettes despite their loss. Cannon County finishes the regular season 10-19 and 4-10 in District 8-AA
The Cannon County Lions wanted to add one more win to their district record Saturday when they met the Livingston Wildcats.
Entering the game at 2-11 in District play, the win wouldn't change anything in the standings or the tournament seeding but the Lions definitely wanted to finish the regular season on a positive note especially when it came to getting a district win in a tough place to play. Austin Martin scored 6 points in the first quarter to help give the Lions a 17-13 lead at the end of the period. Livingston quickly caught up and tied the game at 33 each before halftime. Briar Jakes scored 10 points in the third stanza that allowed Cannon a three point cushion going into the fourth 53-50. In the final two minutes of the game Livingston converted a couple of turnovers into baskets giving them the 68-63 win over Cannon County. Austin Martin led the Cannon with 24 points.