McMinnville Not Kind To Cannon Ballclubs

With the first full day of the Cannon County Winter Break scheduled for December 20th, the Cannon County Lionettes and Lions basketball teams might have started their break a little early.  Friday night the Lionettes took their 10-0 record into nearby McMinnville to face Warren County.  The Lionettes were sluggish throughout the game and after allowing Warren County to hang in the game, the Lady Pioneers used it to their advantage to jump out to a nine point fourth quarter lead.  Cannon was able to close within one but clutch free throw shooting by the Lady Pioneers gave them the upset 39-36.  Abby Jakes was the leading scorer in the loss with 15 points.  Lionettes now drop to 10-1.  The Lions were looking to come back strong after a heartbreak loss to Dekalb Tuesday night.  They were able to stay close to Warren County until a flurry of turnovers resulted in Warren County points to open a 16 point Pioneer lead at the end of the third quarter.  Cannon was able to close within 9 points but Warren won by 10.  65-55.  Cory Henley led the Lion attack with 15.  Lions and Lionettes will open Sun Drop Romp Christmas Tournament play Thursday starting at 4:30 in the afternoon.