Lionettes Edge Livingston, Lions Clawed By Wildcats
Tuesday, February 9, 2010 10:08 pm
The girls came went down to the wire, with the Lionettes squeaking out a one-point win.
Cannon County took a 16-13 lead after the first quarter, but the Lionettes fell behind by one at the break, 23-22.
The Lionettes grabbed the lead back after three, 32-30, and battled the Lady Wildcats to the wire for a 41-40 win.
Cannon County bounced back from only its second loss of the season to up its record to 22-2 and 7-1 in the district, while Livingston Academy fell to 21-7 and 6-2.
The Lionettes will play Aaron Academy Friday night at home in a non-district battle, then close out the regular season next Monday at Upperman.
SCORING: Lauren Ruehlen 13 points; Erica Melton 9; Emily Sissom 7; Taylor King 6; Ashley Campbell 4; Chelsey Payne 2.
In boys action, the Lions fell behind early and could not recover against district leader Livingston Academy.
The Wildcats (21-6, 8-0) led 17-9 after the first quarter and 28-18 at the half. Cannon County trailed 49-34 after three before finally falling 76-55.
The Lions stand in fourth place in district with a record of 3-6 and are now 15-9 overall.
SCORING: Colin Jones 19 points; Justin Davenport 12; Andrew Woodin 9; Jared Nave 7; Cody Ruehlen 6; Jarrett Melton 2.