Lionettes Shoot To Sonic Tournemant Title

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The Cannon County Lionettes display their first-place trophy.
SPARTA — The Cannon County Lionettes played host White County in the Sonic Shootout championship game Wednesday night. Both teams started with intense defensive pressure which led to several turnovers.

Cannon Co. fell behind early in the quarter, but fought back to tie the score at the 5:40 mark, 4-4. The Lionettes took the lead with Ashley Campbell hitting two foul shots and ended the quarter with a Chelsey Payne basket, giving Cannon a 13-6 lead.

The Lionettes extended their lead to 10, but a 3-point basket by White County cut the lead to 23-16 at the half. Cannon continued to build their lead in the third. With 1:25 remaining, the Lionettes led by 13, but a second 3-point buzzer shot by White County cut the lead to 37-27.

With five players putting points on the board in the fourth quarter, the Lionettes pulled out to a 62-47 victory, winning first place in the Sonic Shootout.

Their record now stands at 13-0, 2-0 district.

SCORING: Taylor King 16 points; Emily Sissom 14; Ashley Campbell 12 points, 11 rebounds; Lauren Ruehlen 7; Chelsey Payne 7; Erica Melton 4; Shelby Jordan 2.
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