Lionettes 7-10 Heading Into January

As a result of the two previous losses, the Lionettes were in the 7th
place game of the Sonic Shootout Wednesday. Their opponent McMinn County
out of Athens Tennessee came into the game a little disappointed after a
heartbreaking two point loss to Portland Tuesday afternoon. The Lionettes
showed fatigue after two difficult games and as a result spent most of the
game making fundamental mistakes, missing free throws while McMinn County
took their frustrations out on the Lionettes collecting a 64-41 win and
seventh place in the tournament. Cannon County committed 30 turnovers in
the game which was uncharacteristic of them coming into the contest.
Lionettes also once again showed frustration at the free throw line as
they only hit 15-26 from the charity stripe. Neither team wanted the ball
in the first quarter as the Lady Cherokees jumped out to a 10-5 lead. The
Lady Cherokees then started converting the Lionette turnovers to points as
they outscored Cannon 21-7 to lead by 19 at halftime. Maleah Scott scored
a team high 21 points in the loss and Autumn King finished with 15.
Cannon goes into 2016 with a 7-10 overall record.