Lionettes To Play In Seventh Place Game After Falling To Warren County In Sonic Shootout

The Cannon County Lionettes might have lost to Warren County Tuesday morning in the second round of the 8th Annual Sonic Shootout at White County High School in Sparta Tennessee but they have good reason to be confident that the next time they see the team from McMinnville that they can get a win against their border rival.  After losing 40-28 at Warren County before Thanksgiving earlier this year without Autumn King in the lineup, King was in the starting five for the second contest between the two teams however missing from the roster was leading scorer Kelli Davis who suffered a hand injury in Monday’s game and Hayley Mooneyham a senior post player who normally gives solid minutes when in a game.  Mooneyham was ailing from a respiratory infection.  Even with the two players out of Tuesday’s game, Cannon kept pace with Warren in the first quarter as the teams traded the lead six times during the first period.  Warren held a two point lead 17-15 at the end of the quarter.  A second quarter collapse by the Lionettes would end up costing them the chance to tie the series at a game apiece when the Lady Pioneers exploded on a 17-0 run.  Free throws was another factor not only in the second quarter but in the entire game as the Lionettes hit 14 out of 24 attempts.  Lady Pioneers guard Saydee Winfree got in a zone hitting two consecutive three point shots to start the run.  Lionettes fell behind by as many as 17 before making a run of their own in the fourth quarter.  Maleah Scott was the catalyst in the comeback creating Lady Pioneer turnovers and turning them into points on the offensive end.  Cannon pulled as close as five before Warren closed things out.  Warren County advanced to the fifth place game with a 61-49 win over the Lionettes. Scott finished with a game high 16 points, Autumn King added 14, T Cannon will play in the 7th place game Wednesday morning at 9:30 at White County High School.