Lions Basketball Teams Split Series Against Dekalb

Rivalries are supposed to be about the competitiveness between two schools who don’t like each other.  Last night the Cannon County Lionettes
squashed any competitive hopes that the Lady Tigers attempted to display.
The Lionettes only allowed 6 Dekalb points in the first half and ended up
winning 64-33.  Abbey Sissom was the focus of the Dekalb defense so Jordan
Hollis stepped up with her best career night of 16 points including two
three pointers.  The Boys game was what rivalry was all about.  The Lions
led throughout the game until the second half when Dekalb took advantage
of a few Cannon turnovers and gave themselves a ten point cushion.  Cannon
would come back but end up falling short 51-45.  Cory Henley had a team
high 13 points.  Jarrett Melton once calmed down contributed 9 points in
the loss.
The Lionettes are now 8-2 with a 2-2 mark in the district.   The Lions are
3 and 7 with a 1-3 District 8-AA record.  Both teams will be in action
Friday traveling to Manchester to play Coffee County High School