Lionettes Roll To 5-0; Lions Caught In Fogg

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Jared Nave drives to the basket against Hume-Fogg Saturday night.
Saturday night, in their final games of the Mitch Wilson State Farm Classic, the Lions and Lionettes faced off against the Blue Knights and Lady Knights of Hume-Fogg.

The Lionettes fell behind 10-0, but once they found the range, they took control of the game hitting eleven 3-point shots on their way to a 70-38 win.

Cannon was held scoreless for the first 4:00 of the game, but three 3-point baskets by Emily Sissom got the Lionettes on track, and with a 3-point basket by Erica Melton and 28-seconds left in the quarter, the score was tied 12-12.

The Cannon defense created 7 turnovers in the second quarter and held the Lady Knights to 2 of 7 from the field. Offensively the Lionettes continued to hit from behind the 3-point line as the lead increased to 29-20 at the half.

The third quarter saw a balanced offensive attack with 5 Lionette players putting points on the board. With Cannon hitting 60% of their shots in the quarter, the lead was stretched to 47-28.

Cannon put 23 points on the board in the fourth quarter with eight Lionettes scoring. Cannon finished off the Lady Knights with their 70-38 victory, improving their season record to 5-0.

SCPORING: Emily Sissom 21 points; Erica Melton 12; Chelsey Payne 6; Taylor King 6;
Abby Jakes 5; Ashley Campbell 4; Lindsey Reed 3; Jordan Hollis 3; Lauren Ruehlen 3; Shelby Jordan 3; JoAnna Young 2; Ashley Basham 2

Lions cold, fall 49-41

The Lions were unable to overcome a cold night from the field as they fell to the Blue Knights, 49-41. The Lions fell behind in the first quarter, 8-2. Hitting only two field goals, they Lions found themselves trailing 13-5 at the end of the quarter.

Cannon slowly cut into the lead with Jared Nave hitting for 6 points, allowing the Lions to get within one, 15-14 at the 1:16 mark. The Lion defense held Hume-Fogg to 2 points in the quarter, and a 3-point basket by T.J. Mitchell at the buzzer put the Lions ahead, 17-15, for the first time in the game as the half came to an end.

The Lions shooting cooled considerably in the third quarter again hitting only 2 shots from the field. Hume-Fogg went on an 8-2 run to take the lead for good, at the 3:20 mark. The quarter ended with the Lions trailing 29-21.

Despite the efforts of Justin Davenport and Nave scoring 11 and 9 points respectively, the Lions were unable to get any closer than 8 points as they fell to the Blue Knights, 49-41.

SCORING: Justin Davenport 18 points; Jared Nave 15; T.J. Mitchell 5; Colin Jones 3

Friday action

Friday, November 27, the Cannon County Lions and Lionettes hosted the Mitch Wilson State Farm Classic at the Robert A. Harris Gymnasium.

The Lionettes played their first game against the Tigerettes from Gordonsville High School. Cannon started the game with a suffocating full court press which led to 12 Gordonsville turnovers. The Lionettes capitalized by jumping out to a 25-3 lead with 1:00 left in the first quarter. Emily Sissom led the first quarter surge with 9 points, followed by Taylor King with 6 points.

Cannon continued to shoot well in the second quarter with Erica Melton hitting for 8 points, and Sissom adding another 7. Seven Tigerette turnovers in the quarter, aided the Lionettes in extending their lead to 48-19 at the half.

The Lionettes came out in the third quarter burning the nets for another 22 points with King leading the way with 11 points, and Sissom adding 9. The Cannon defense held Gordonsville to 6 points in the quarter as their lead expanded to 70-25, on their way to a final score of 83-37.

SCORING: Emily Sissom 25 points; Taylor King 21; Erica Melton 10; Chelsey Payne 8;
Ashley Campbell 6; Abby Jakes 5; Shelby Jordan 4; Lindsey Reed 2; Lauren Ruehlen 2

In boys’ action, the Lions burnt the nets from behind the arch hitting 13 of 18 on their way to a 65-37 win over the Gordonsville Tigers. The Lions started the game with a 10-3 run at the 5:06 mark. Gordonsville fought their way back into the game tying the score at 12 with 1:15 remaining. Justin Davenport hit his second 3 of the quarter to give the Lions a 15-12 first quarter lead.

Cannon started the second quarter with a 9-2 run taking a 26-14 lead at the 3:45 mark on a Colin Jones 3-point basket. Cannon’s defense held the Tigers to under 20% shooting, and only 6 points in the quarter. The Lions extended their lead finishing the quarter with two Jared Nave 3-point baskets, giving the Lions a 34-18 lead.

The second half saw the Lion defense continue to control the game creating 9 Tiger turnovers, holding them to 19 points. Cannon was able to get all of their players into the game, with all but three scoring points, as they finished off the Tigers, 65-37.

SCORING: Colin Jones 15 points; Justin Davenport 12; Cody Ruehlen 8; Jarrett Melton 8; Jared Nave 5; T.J. Mitchell 4; Terry Koen 4; Ethan Womack 3; Andrew Woodin 2;
Brian Cripps 2; Brad Hutchins 2

Next up for both Cannon County teams is a road trip to Warren County on Tuesday night before returning home next Friday to battle York Institute.
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