Purple Dragon Fire Hits Lions and Lionettes Friday

Mark Jamestown Tennessee down as another stop on the district tour that the Cannon County basketball teams would rather avoid.  York Institute hosted the Lions and Lionettes basketball teams in district 8-AA action Friday night.  In the girls game, the Lionettes knew that the Dragonettes post players would pose problems.  Cannon County’s stingy defense cause over 19 Dragonette Turnovers.  The Lionettes shot 16 of 48 from the field but York was sent to the free throw line and ended up hitting 15 of 19 from the charity stripe and hung on to win 46-43.  Abbey Sissom led all scorers with 24 points.  Macy Clements substituting for Lindsay Reed who fouled out of the game missed a potential game tying three point attempt.  It was a tough shot to make as the buzzer sounded to end the game.  Six ties and seven lead changes highlighted the boys game.  Both teams made 21 field goals in the game however just like the girls game York Institute converted 19-28 from the free throw line while Cannon only had 6 attempts as York beat Cannon 61-51.  Cory Henley’s 13 and Jarrett Melton’s 12 paced the Lions even in the loss. Cannon County Lionettes are now 7 and 2 with a 1-2 mark in the District.  The Lions are 3-6 with a 1-2 record in District 8-AA play.  Both teams will head back to Robert A Harris Gymnasium  to face their rival and district opponent Dekalb County Tuesday.