By KEITH READY
Cannon County's Grammar School Basketball teams have almost finished the regular season. With final matchups on the horizon for Thursday January 21st, the six schools got in their final regular season game week Monday and Thursday matchups.
Monday January 11th the schedule was highlighted by the girls Short Mountain and Eastside game.
Short Mountain's Lexie Deese hit a free throw that gave the Lady Bears a one point lead with three seconds left in the game and Short Mountain hung on to win 34-33.
Deese was the leading scorer with 22 points. In other girl games between the schools Katie Hancock's 14 points led the way for Auburntown as they breezed by Westside 45-23. Katelynn Duggin finished with 11 points for the Lady Knights while the Lady Eagles were led by Miranda Early's 10 points.
Anna Grace Sissom contributed a game high 15 to help the Woodland Lady Warriorettes remain undefeated in county place beating Woodbury Grammar School 47-18. Abbye Moore poured in 9 points for the Lady Cubs.
Shawn Matheny scored 29 point of Eastside's 48 points as the Tigers beat Short Mountain 48-35 to spotlight Monday's action of boys basketball. Wade Love used his 6'2" height advantage to score 21 points in the Westside 57-21 win over Auburntown.
The Brady Bunch ruled the scoring of Woodland's win over Woodbury Grammar in a close 46-43 Woodland win. Brady Bryson scored 19 as Woodland's leading point getter while Brady Smith matched Bryson's 19 points for the Woodbury Cubs.
Thursday January 14th, the Short Mountain Bears got a win in close fashion against Woodbury Cubs 42-39. Duncan Cook scored 21 points in the win while AJ Glenn finished with 18, and Luke Alexander contributed 15 in the loss. Woodbury's girls won the opening game of the two game set 45-23. Abbye Moore had 11 for the Lady Cubs and Lexie Deese ended up with 15 points for the Lady Bears.
It was all 21's for the two leading scorers of the Woodland Lady Warriorettes 47-33 win over Auburntown. Kristin Fann poured in 21 for Woodland and Katie Hancock matched it for Auburntown. Both Woodland Girls and Westside Boys clinched the top spot of the regular season with wins Thursday.
Blake Bush shot lights out as Woodland's boys beat Auburntown 57-24. Bush finished with 24 points in the win. Auburntown was led by Brendan Reed with 7.
Auburn girls were extra busy this week as they participated in the first round of the James C. Haile State Invitational Tournament which is played over the next two weeks at Middle Tennessee Christian School. Madison Gaither and Katie Hancock led Auburntown to an easy 44 to 18 opening round win over Carroll Oakland Friday night January 15th. Both teammates scored