Lionettes Win Second Game Of Season

The Cannon County Lionettes fans caught a glimpse of what the rest of the season could be like as long as Kelli Davis and Autumn King carry the team on their shoulders.  The duo helped the Lionettes Tuesday night hold off a Macon County run by continually breaking a full court press in the fourth quarter.  Post player Maleah Scott also benefited from the tandem after she was found multiple times deep inside the paint for easy layups.  Scott and Davis both finished with 18, King with a game high 22 as the Cannon County Lionettes beat Macon County to earn their second win of the season and first win in District 8-AA play 77-61.  Addie Hale came off the bench to score 9 points on three three pointers as the Lionettes started settling into their roles as a team.  Cannon’s overall record is now 2-6 and 1-1 in District 8-AA. The Macon County Tigers boys basketball team returned a lot of players from last year’s squad.  Coming into the game the Tigers were expected to be in the thick of the District 8-AA race and even more so since they knocked off Livingston last Friday.  Cannon came into the game looking to rebound after a tough overtime loss to Central Magnet of Murfreesboro Friday night.  The game in the first quarter went back and forth between the two teams and it looked like at first it was going to be a close game.  However Macon County used a little run midway through the second quarter to open up a 14 point lead in which Cannon could not close the gap in and Macon County starts the district play with a 76-49 win over the Lions.  Once again the Lions struggled from 3 point range.  Briar Jakes led the team with 15 points while Austin Martin finished with 11.  Macon County placed 5 players in double figures.  The Lions fall to 3-5 overall and 0-2 in District play.  Next up for the Lions and Lionettes is a trip to nearby Carthage for a district 8-AA battle against Smith County Friday night.