Champs!!! Lionettes Roll In Finals; Sissom MVP

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SANDESTIN, Fla. - Cannon County capped an outstanding week of basketball with a convincing 68-26 thrashing of White Plains (Ala.) in the championship game of the Sandestin Beach Basketball Classic Thursday.

After answering stiff challenges against teams with a combined 27-1 record in the first two games of the Classic, the Lionettes roared to a rather easy win in the title game. Cannon County won its ninth straight and improved to 15-1.

Emily Sissom, who netted nine points in the finals, was named Classic MVP. Her 21 points against Ponce De Leon in the semifinals were critical to reaching the title game. Taylor King, an All-Classic selection, and Abbey Sissom led Cannon County with 16 points each.

"When you are away from home for the holidays like we have it makes it good when you can bring something home to the Town of Woodbury and Cannon County," Lionettes Head Coach Michael Dodgen said. "I'm proud of the team. We came in here with the mindset of winning this tournament and doing what we needed to do. The way the bracket set up we knew the first two games could be the toughest."

Getting into the championship game was no easy task but Cannon County answered all challenges and continued its surge into the second half of the season. The Lionettes return to action when they play host to Warren County at Harris Gymnasium Tuesday at 6 p.m.


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December 30, 2010 at 10:30pm
That's awesome!!
December 30, 2010 at 10:32pm
We are so proud of you!!!
December 31, 2010 at 2:14pm
Congratulations, this puts us on the map!! Proud of you all.
January 01, 2011 at 5:46am
wonderful!!!! u helped make our holidays much better. very proud of all of you all.
January 01, 2011 at 11:51am
congratulatons Lionettes!
January 01, 2011 at 7:38pm
January 02, 2011 at 11:42pm
bb21 We are so proud of all of the Lionettes!! Congrats Girls!
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