Livingston powers past Lions

By TONY STINNETT/Courier Sports Editor

Cannon County couldn’t secure its fourth straight District 8-AA win against Livingston Academy; however, the Lions continued to show improved play during a 64-50 setback.

The Lions (11-12, 5-4) maintained their fourth-place spot in the league standings despite the setback. They also were far more competitive against the Wildcats in the second meeting of the two teams.

Cory Henley led the Lions with 23 points and Jarrett Melton poured in 15 more. Tanner Larson finished with eight points.

In the end, Livingston was too much inside.

Mason Ramsey powered in 32 points to lead the Wildcats. Brock McCoin scored 10 and Wade Eldridge added nine.

Cannon County was on top 13-7 early and trailed 29-21 at halftime.

“I really thought we had a good approach to this game,” Cannon County Head Coach Matt Rigsby said. “We competed and we gave ourselves a chance to win. Even though we didn’t the result we wanted, I thought we continued to play well overall.”

Cannon County trailed 36-32 in the third quarter but went six minutes without a field goal. The scoring lapse coincided with guard Tommy Mitchell and forward Alex Davenport having to leave the game with a busted mouth, and nose, respectively, for more than six minutes.