Undefeated grammar school teams win again
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KEITH READY
For The Cannon Courier
The two undefeated grammar school basketball teams stayed that way after Thursday night's January 7th return to the hardwood as the Woodland hosted the Westside teams in both teams' first game back since the Christmas break.
In the girls game the Westside Lady Eagles enjoyed a short lead in the first quarter before the Woodland Warriorettes went on a 13-0 run to put the game away early in a 56-23 win. Three Woodland Warriorettes scored in double figures led by Kristin Fann's 18 points.
Anna Grace Sissom finished with 12 and Jessie Kauffman added 10 in the win that kept Woodland undefeated in the county standings. Abbie Maynard scored 9 for the Lady Eagles
The boys game was another close one in the series between the two schools. Westside's Gus Davenport was able to handle the Woodland full court press late in the game as Westside took a close lead and opened it up to double digits before the two minute mark of the game and ended up winning 46-39. Woodland's Joel Smith hit three long distance three point shots and finished with a game high 17 points in the loss for the Warriors. Brady Bryson finished with 11. Three players ended in double figures for the winning Eagles team. Gus Davenport poured in 14 points.
Brady Cunningham added 13 and Wade Love scored 12 points in the win.
Box Scores:
Girls: Woodland 56 Westside 23
Woodland-Fann-18, Sissom-12,Kauffman-10, Melton-4, Judkins-2, C.Blanton-2, Mason-2, George-2 Smithson-2, Sellars 2
Westside-Maynard-9, McClure-4, Logan-8, Nichols-2
Boys: Westside 46 Woodland 39
Westside-Davenport-14, Cunningham-13, Love-12, Phillips-5, Campbell-2
Woodland-Smith-17, Bryson-11, Bush-7, Powell-2, Muse-2
In other games Thursday
Katie Hancock scored 16 points as the Auburntown Lady Knights beat Short Mountain 47-7. Lily Ellis scored 3 to lead the Lady Bears.
The boys contest went into overtime when Auburntown's Josh Stans-bury hit a 3 pointer shot with the clock winding down to tie it at 37. With the extra stanza, Auburntown picked up the win over Short Mountain 50-41 outscoring the Bears 13-4. Braxton Gilley led all scorers for Auburntown with 18. Stansbury finished the game with 10. Luke Alexander scored 14 for Short Mountain while AJ Glenn contributed 13.
Lacon Parton led the Eastside Lady Tigers with 10 points but it wasn't enough to beat the Woodbury Lady Cubs as Abbye Moore's 14 and Amanda Blanco's 13 points notched a win 39-20 over the Eastside School.
The boys game between the two schools went down to the wire. Woodbury escaped with a 31-29 win over Eastside. Shawn Matheny was a scoring machine for the Tigers with 18 points while Jacob Brock had 11 points for the Cubs.
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