Lionettes To Battle For Tournament Title Tonight

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Cannon County's Emily Sissom drives past a Franklin Co. defender in Sonic Shootout action Tuesday in Sparta.
SPARTA — Cannon County's girls reached the championship game of the Sonic Shootout Tuesday by defeating Franklin County 58-53.

The Lionettes will face the Warriorettes of host White County at 7:30 tonight with the tournament title on the line.

Emily Sissom led the scoring for Cannon County against Franklin Co. with 18 points, while Lauren Ruehlen added 14.

The Lionettes improved to 12-0 on the season. It was a close contest throughout as Cannon County held a slim one-point edge after the opening stanza, 14-13, and the game as tied at 35 at the half.

SCORING: Emily Sissom 18 points; Lauren Ruehlen 14; Taylor King 9; Ashley Campbell 9; Chelsey Payne 4; Abby Jakes 2; Lindsey Reed 2.

The Lions of Cannon County suffered a 55-52 setback to Daniel Boone High in their game Tuesday. They will face McMinn County at noon today for third place.

The Lions fell behind 18-10 at the end of the first quarter against Daniel Boone and were unable to recover from the early deficit.

SCORING: Cody Ruehlen 12 points; Justin Davenport 11; Jared Nave 8; Colin Jones 5; Brian Cripps 5; T.J. Mitchell 4; Andrew Woodin 4; Ethan Womack 3.
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