Lionettes Edge Livingston, Lions Clawed By Wildcats

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Colin Jones led the Lions with 19 points Tuesday. (Ronny Burks photo)
Livingston Academy's basketball teams came ready to battle Tuesday night when they entered into the Lions (and Lionettes) Lair at Cannon County High School.

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.
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