CC extends wins to 40 over DeKalb
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 10:00 am
By JUSTIN BEASLEY, Courier Sports Writer
Tuesday's 63-33 home win over district foe DeKalb County gave Cannon County its 40th straight win over the Tigers.
The Lionette attack began early in the contest, as Cannon County led 12-2 after the opening quarter.
"When you're in a border rivalry game, anything can happen. We've won a lot of games in a row over DeKalb County," head coach Michael Dodgen said. "They come in with a focus and they want to try to beat you and try to end the streak."
The Lionettes' run continued into the second stanza as Cannon County put together an 11-4 run, and inflated its lead to 32-13 at the end of the half behind eight second quarter points from Kendra Maynard.
Maynard finished with 16 points on 5-of-12 shooting. Kelli Davis tallied 15 points.
Defensively, Cannon County (16-5, 3-4) held DeKalb to 28 percent shooting (14-of-50), including nine turnovers in the opening quarter and one made basket.
"I thought defensively we were probably as good and as focused as we've been in a couple of weeks," Dodgen said. "I thought we played four solid quarters. (We) got after it."
DeKalb 02 11 10 10 33
DeKalb: Jailyn Bolding 8, Maggie Knowles 11, Ashli Chew 9, Loren Cripps 5.
Tigers sweep Lionettes
Ola Obi is arguably the best all-around player that District 8-AA has to offer.
She showed why Friday night for the second time against Cannon County this season.
Behind Obi's 25 points, Central Magnet swept the Lionettes on the season with a 66-48 win at Cannon County.
A slow start doomed the Lionettes (16-6, 3-5), falling behind 10-1 into the first four minutes, and trailing by as much as 16-3 in the opening quarter.
"We got to quit digging holes," Dodgen said of the sluggish first quarter.
After a 3-pointer from Kaylee Hayes, Cannon County pulled to within five points with a 19-14 deficit, the closest the Lionettes could cut down the lead the entire game.
Up a dozen at the half, Central Magnet would add to its lead with a 10-2 run to open the second half. Obi finished with nine of the 17 Tiger points in the third quarter.
Central Magnet: Sophie Fielder 8, Jaci Sullivan 3, Ola Obi 25, Claudia Smith 19, Becca Stockton 9, Catherine Faulk 2.
Former Cannon County standout and current Middle Tennessee fresh-man Abbey Sissom scored a career-high 17 points off the bench for the Blue Raiders in their 77-75 home overtime loss to Southern Miss Thursday.