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Lady Warriors and Eagles Clinch Regular Season

Posted on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 11:26 am

SPORTS CORRESPONDENT
Jody Hargis
The North Lady Warriors and the Tracy City Eagles secured regular season championships with their wins last week in Big 8 action. Both teams are 12 – 0 with two regular season games left after the new year, and their nearest competition has three losses.
In other action last week the SAS Mountain Lions earned two victories over Monteagle and North. Monteagle and Coalmont boys also were victors. On the girls’ side, Palmer, Pelham, and Monteagle earned victories, while the Lady Mountain Lions of SAS split a pair of games last week.
Girls’ Summaries
SAS 31 MES 27
Last Tuesday night the Lady Mountain Lions traveled to Monteagle and held off the Lady Hornets 31 – 27. Madison King was unstoppable as she poured in 23 points to lead the victory. A 12 – 5 third quarter proved to be the difference. Mallorie Meeks scored 12 points for Monteagle.
Pelham 38 CES 11
The Lady Tigers improved to 8 – 3 on the season and remain a half of a game out of second place with the 38 – 11 win. Abi Seagroves scored eight points to lead a balanced attack for Pelham. Allyson Dickerson scored five points to lead the Lady Rebels.
MES 33 SMES 30
The Lady Hornets pulled this game out that had been close from the tip off. The Lady Hornets scored only three points in the fourth quarter, but they were enough to earn the 33 – 30 victory. Mallorie Meeks led the victorious Lady Hornets with 14 points. Peyton Meeks led the Lady Wildcats with 14 points, as well.
NES 52 SAS 16
The Lady Warriors also gained the top seed in the Big 8 tournament with the 52 – 16 victory. North is looking for their fifth consecutive tournament title. Jalie Ruehling led the win with 21 points. Carlee Smartt scored 15 points to help the cause. Madison King, Ava Carlos, and Laura Crigger all scored four points for SAS.
Palmer 35 TCE 11
The Lady Bulldogs maintained their hold on second place with a 9 – 3 record with the 35
– 11 victory. The Lady Bulldogs limited the Lady Eagles to eight points through three quarters then emptied their bench in the fourth quarter. Maci Freeman led the Lady Bulldogs with 15 points, while Sophie Layne scored 10 points. Shelby Nunley led the Lady Eagles with five points.
Boys’ Summaries
SAS 56 MES 46
The Mountain Lions used a 29 – 18 difference in the second and third quarters to earn the season sweep of the Hornets. Kyler Cantrell led the way with 20 points, while Spears Askew scored 15 points. Jacob Church with 20 points and Caden Rose with 10 points led the Hornets.
Coalmont 66 Pelham 30
The Rebels scored 33 points in each half and limited the Tigers to only 11 second half points to earn the home victory. Jathan Yokley exploded for 31 points to lead the way, while Luke Henry added 15 markers. Parker Geier led the Tigers with 11 points.
MES 39 SMES 37
The Hornets rallied in the fourth quarter to earn their victory 39 – 37. Monteagle had dropped several games in the waning minutes of games this season, but this time they were able to overcome a small deficit to win the game. Jacob Church led the way with 16 points, while Caden Rose scored 15 points. Dylan Sanders led the Wildcats with 15 points.
SAS 46 NES 30
The Mountain Lions won for the second time in three days and earned the season sweep of the Warriors 46 – 30. The win pulled SAS within a half of a game of second place with the win. Ethan Hargis and Cecil Rodgers led a balanced attack with 13 points each. Kyler Cantrell chipped in with 10 points. Jarod Huntley led the Warriors with 11 points.
TCE 51 Palmer 28
The Eagles earned the number one seed in the Big 8 tournament with the 51 – 28 victory. The Eagles limited the Bulldogs to single digits in three of the four quarters to slowly pull away for the win and the season championship. Sam Parson led the way with 17 points. Brendan Marsh added 14 points, while Jr. Crisp added 10 markers. Braden Hornbuckle led Palmer with 13 points and Johnathan Nolan added 10 points.