Cannon County wasted no time in disposing of Marion County, improving to 2-0 with a 79-37 win against the visitors at Robert A. Harris Gymnasium Saturday (Nov. 17).
Cory Henley led a balanced scoring attack with 14 points and Tanner Larson was in double figures for the second straight game with 11.
Eleven Lions scored as the Lions came out strong and never let up. Promising sophomores Josh Ruehlen and Jacob Nave combined for 15 off of the bench. Ruehlen scored eight and Nave seven. Ethan Bryson had a second straight producive outing with seven points and seven rebounds.
The Lions led 18-8 after the first quarter and continued to pile it on throughout the game.
Henley poured in four first half 3-pointers, including three in the first quarter, to ignite the offensive uprising.
While Cannon County’s offense was crisp and converted several turnovers into easy transition baskets, the defense continued to stymie the opposition.
Cannon County limited Marion County to just 37 points.
“I’m proud of the effort we are getting from all of our players,” Cannon County Head Boys Coach Matt Rigsby said. “What I’m really pleased about is that we are having some success turning the opposition over and converting those mistakes into baskets. Finishing those shots is key and we have done that well early.”
Several Lions have been able to get game action early, which is also key.