CCHS girls defeat Warren Co.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 12:28 pm
Cannon Boys Fall
For the Cannon Courier
In the previous two meetings this season between the Cannon County Lionettes and the Warren County Lady Pioneers, Warren County was able to notch two wins over the Woodbury team.
Cannon County played without the services of a few key players in those losses. Autumn King missed the November game due to a concussion. Kelli Davis and Haylee Mooneyham missed the Sonic Shootout last week with an injury and sickness respectively.
That was in 2015. On Tuesday night January 5th the two non-district rivals met once again, this time the Lionettes were healthy and this time the end result was different.
Warren County got out to a 13 -8 end of first quarter lead but unlike the other two chapters of this years book, the Lionettes didn't let the game get away from them and stayed close to Warren not allowing them to lead by any more of a margin than five points in any stage of the game.
The Lady Pioneers stayed one step ahead of the Lionettes until in the last two minutes of the game when Cannon County went on a 9-0 run and a layup by freshman guard Tori Knox off of a inbound steal gave the Lionettes the only lead change of the second half.
Maleah Scott was able to tip the inbound pass and a hustling Autumn King rushed to receive the errant ball. King hit a cutting Knox in the lane for the easy two to grab the lead and the Lionettes kept the momentum.
"The pass was supposed to go to my offensive assignment and she beat me to the ball but Maleah was able to tip it." Autumn King said after the game "I was able to get it and get it to Tori for the layup."
The Lionettes who struggled at the free throw line throughout the Sonic Shootout right before the end of 2015, showed improvement on their home floor. Led by Scott's 11-12 performance, the Lionettes finished 20-28 from the charity stripe another stat proving cruical for the win.
Kelli Davis led all scorers with 21.
The Lionettes will play the highly ranked Upperman Lady Bees in a road game on Tuesday January 12th.
Game Stats: Cannon County 49 Warren County 43
Cannon County (8-10) 49-Davis 21, Scott 11, King-7, Mooneyham-5, Gaither-3, Knox-2
Warren County 43 Crouch-9, Winfree-6, Hitchcock-6, Smith-5, Eckenrod-5, Wright-4, Moore-3, Cathcart-3
Team Stats: Cannon County 2PT FG: 7-21, 3PT FG: 5-13 Total :12-34. FT: 20-28
Warren County FG Total: 14-40 FT: 8-15
The Cannon County Lions boys basketball team couldn't stop the inside punch of Warren County's big man Trevor Gaines and the outside scoring threat of Isiah Grayson as the Lions started out 2016 Tuesday January 5th with a loss to Warren County 65-55.
Even though Cannon had three players in double figures with Austin Duggin and Austin Martin each with 15 and Briar Jakes with 13 they couldn't overcome Warren County attacking the boards and getting several second chance shot opportunities. Gaines finished with 25 points making him the leading scorer for both teams.
The Lions had their chance to climb back into the game but just like the stats have shown most of the season they had four or five bad possessions in which the opposite team in this case Warren County takes advantage of to put the game away.
"I told our team after the game that once they fully understand that we have the ability to win ballgames but we have to stop making fundamental mistakes that will end up with us losing these games," Lion Head Coach Matt Rigsby said.
The Lions will take their 6-12 overall record and 0-4 district mark to Baxter Tuesday January 12th to meet the Upperman Bees in a district 8-AA battle.
Game Stats: Warren County 65 Cannon County 55
Cannon County (6-12) 55-Martin-15, Duggin-15, Jakes-13, Miles-7, Bryson-3, Fann-2
Warren County 65-Gaines-25, Grayson-19, Hobbs-5, Golden-4, Soloman-4,Calbert-4, Yates-2, Wilson-2
Team Stats: CC: 2PT FG-11-28 3PT FG-8-23 Total 19-51 FT: 9-13
WC: 2PT FG 26-42 3 PT FG: 2-9 Total 28-51 FT: 7-14