Even though they entered the holiday season with a 1-8 record, the Cannon County Lions boys basketball team earned their way into the winner’s semifinal bracket of the Sonic Shootout in Sparta Tennessee Tuesday at White County High School with a exciting 77-74 win over Trousdale County. The game itself had 10 lead changes and four ties. The Lions were able to hit free throws down the stretch and kept a cushion of a lead in the fourth quarter. Late in the fourth however Trousdale started to come back scoring 7 unanswered points to pull within one. Cannon broke a full court press and led to a Trey Fann dunk to go up by three as the Lions protected the lead to win their second game of the year 77-74. The Lions move into the winner’s bracket where they will play tonight at 6:30 against Tullahoma who was blown out of their game with the host team 84-26.
Tennessee Tech basketball signee Riley Masters who plays at Cookeville High School was held to only five points in the first matchup of Cookeville and Cannon County back in November. Last night at the Sonic Shootout in Sparta at White County High School, she made sure that she made up for that unusual game by dominating the inside scoring 20 points to lead the Cookeville Lady Cavs to a 60-45 win over the Lionettes. The Lionettes fell behind by 14 at half and never closed the gap. Maleah Scott led the Lionette scorers with 12 points. Cannon will meet Bledsoe County this morning at 11:00 WBRY will broadcast both the girls game at 11 and the boys game at 6:30 tonight on AM-1540/FM 107.1 WBRY and streaming online at wbry.com