Early season perfection for Cannon County
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By TONY STINNETT

Cannon County’s basketball teams capped off a busy week by winning three games in six days to remain perfect on the early season.

The Lionettes (5-0) made easy work of Portland, winning 78-30, in their second game of the Mitch Wilson State Farm Thanksgiving Classic at CCHS.

The Lions (5-0) also had little trouble disposing of Grundy County, 70-47, in their second game of the Mitch Wilson State Farm Thanksgiving Classic Saturday (Nov. 24).

Abbey Sissom continued her fast start to the season. She led a balanced scoring attack with 17 points. Rebekah Faulker scored 14 points and continued her solid play. Madison Walkup, Jordan Hollis, Kristen Hale and Erin McReynolds scored eight each and Abby Jakes tallied seven.

The Lionettes jumped out to a 21-3 first-quarter lead and never looked back.

The Lions had to work just a bit harder because they didn’t come out with a great deal of energy.

Cory Henley led the Lions with 21 points, including four 3-pointers, and Ethan Bryson finished with 10 points on 5-of-7 shooting.

Tanner Larson scored eight points on 4-of-6 shooting and collected seven rebounds. Larson and Bryson combined for 18 points and 10 rebounds.

Jarrett Melton finished with six points, three steals and two assists. Garrett McReynolds finished with four points and five rebounds. Josh Ruehlen supplied four points and dished out three assists.

The Lions only led 8-6 after one quarter but Henley scored 10 straight during a 10-0 second-quarter run.
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