Last week in the Big 8 was a mixture of make-up games and regularly scheduled games. The big game in the boys came last Monday night when the Swiss Memorial Wildcats went to Monteagle and won the battle of the unbeatens with a 61 -29 victory over the host Hornets. The Tracy City Eagles won one game and lost one last week, while North and Pelham each won their games. Monteagle rebounded from their first loss of the season to defeat St. Andrew’s – Sewanee on Tuesday night. The Wildcats of Swiss Memorial also won last week over Tracy City.
On the girls’ side of things, the North Lady Warriors ran their record to 10 – 0, with a victory at Palmer. The Lady Hornets won two games against Swiss Memorial and St. Andrew’s – Sewanee to remain one game back in the lost column. The Coalmont Lady Rebels, SAS Lady Mountain Lions, and Swiss Memorial Lady Wildcats all secured victories last week.
The Big 8 will play tonight and Monday night in regular season action and the Jingle Bell Classic will be played during the last week of school prior to Christmas Break. More details will be provided in next week’s edition of the Grundy County Herald.
Girls’ Games from November 28 through December 1
MES 46 SMES 14
The Lady Hornets overmatched their visitors from Swiss Memorial behind the offensive firepower of Ashley Green and Kaylee Lawson. Green continues to be hard to stop as she scored 24 points. Lawson added 13 markers to support the Lady Hornet cause. Jacie Grooms led the Lady Wildcats with five points.
MES 40 SAS 20
The Lady Hornets picked up where they left off against Swiss by doubling up on the visiting Mountain Lions. Ashley Green once again was unstoppable as she poured in 25 points to lead the victory. Madison King led SAS with nine points.
SAS 28 TCE 14
The Lady Mountain Lions bounced back from their loss at Monteagle with a victory over the Lady Eagles of Tracy City. The one – two punch of Lakin Laurendine and Madison King was more than their visitors could handle. Laurendine scored 14 points and King 12 points to go along with a strong defensive effort to lead the victory. Alyssa Parson led the Lady Eagles with nine points.
NES 38 Palmer 13
The Lady Warriors used a balanced scoring attack and a tenacious defense to defeat their hosts 38 – 13. McKenzie Broadway led the scoring with 10 points, but the story was the Lady Warrior defense limiting the Lady Bulldogs to five points through the first three quarters. Faith Coffelt led the Lady Bulldogs with five points.
CES 37 Pelham 17
The Coalmont Lady Rebels used a balanced scoring attack to pull away from the Lady Tigers 37 – 17. Katie Brown and Charlsie Campbell led the victors with eight markers each. Trinity Taylor led the Lady Tigers with seven points.
SMES 33 TCE 18
The Lady Wildcats got the season sweep of the Lady Eagles with a 33 – 18 victory. It was the Lady Wildcats third victory on the season. Bailey Dempsey led a balanced attack with nine points. Alyssa Parson led the Lady Eagles with eight points.
Boys’ Games from November 28 through December 1
SMES 61 MES 32
The Wildcats jumped on their hosts 20 – 6 after one quarter in route to prove who was the superior team in the Big 8. The Wildcats continued their dominance throughout the next two quarters before they gave way to their bench in the 61 – 32 victory. Thaddaeus Blackburn led the win with 19 points. Jaden Ruehling and Kase King gave plenty of support with 16 and 11 points, respectively. Summer Dees, the Hornets leading scorer, led the hosts with 11 points.
MES 41 SAS 30
The Hornets rebounded from their tough loss on Monday night to pull away from the SAS Mountain Lions 41 -30. After leading 19 – 17 at the half and 24 – 20 after three quarters, the hosts used a 17 -10 fourth quarter to pull out the victory. Summer Dees led the charge with 20 markers. Nathan King and Cam Weaver led the Mountain Lions with eight points each.
TCE 41 SAS 25
Gage Reeves and Jacob McElroy were too much for the Mountain Lions as the Eagles won
41 – 25. Reeves scored 15 points to lead the way with his outside shooting and driving to the basket, while McElroy added 12 points in the paint to help the Eagle cause. Nathan King led the hosts with 13 points.
NES 42 Palmer32
The Warriors went to Palmer and won a hard fought game 42 – 32. Braxton Norris led the winners with 20 points. Ben Freeman scored 18 points and Gavin Totherow tossed in 11 markers to lead the hosts.
Pelham 41 CES 20
The host Tigers used a 19 – 2 spurt in the second quarter to pull away from the visiting Rebels. Bailey Hill led the winners with 16 points. Junior Parks added 10 points to the winning cause. Colton McDaniel and Ty Bray led the Rebels with six points each.
SMES 52 TCE 23
The Wildcats finished off the week in battles with the top teams in the Big 8 with a 52 – 23 win over the Eagles. Jacob Shrum led the Wildcats with 14 points. Jaden Ruehling and Kase King once again gave plenty of support with 12 and 10 points, respectively. Gage Reeves led the Eagles with 16 points.