Lions Knock Down Wildcats, Lionettes Fall To Oakland

The Cannon County Lions played their best all around game of the year by far as the Lions thumped the Monterey Wildcats 77-41 Thursday night in the Silver Bracket Semifinal of the Sundrop Romp Christmas tournament at Boyd Christian School.  The Lions hit 25 of 49 including 5 of 13 from three point land.  Three players hit double figures led by Jarrett Melton’s 15 points.  Cory Henley added 11 and Matthew Turney turned in his best performance in a Lion uniform as the Senior scored 10 points including two three pointers.  Cannon County will participate in the Silver Bracket Final game Friday morning at 10:30 at Warren County High School The Oakland Lady Patriots went into the girls semifinal with one loss and after a wild classic showdown with the Cannon County Lionettes their loss record stayed in tact.  The two teams exchanged the lead 12 times and tied 5 times in the game.  The largest lead in the game was a short lived 7 points.  Cannon outshot Oakland connecting on 19 of 44 from the field while the opponents hit 16 of 36.  However it was opportunities at the free throw line that allowed Oakland to win.  The Lady Patriots shot 17 of 23 from the charity stripe while Cannon was only awarded 4 free throws connecting on three of them.  Oakland won the game 54 to 53 Abbey Sissom paced the Lionettes with 27 points and Joanna Young added 11.  Cannon fell to 11-3 on the year.  They will now play Warren County in the consolation game scheduled for today at 12:00 noon.
WBRY will broadcast the games live beginning at 10:15 this morning.