The Pelham Tigers won their second game of the season and avenged an earlier loss to the Monteagle Hornets with a 66 – 55 win last Thursday night. The Lady Tigers used a dominating second half to get the season sweep of the Monteagle Lady Hornets 32 – 23.
In other Big 8 action, the North Lady Warriors clinched at least a tie for the conference regular season championship with a 51 – 17 win over number two Palmer. In the other girls’ game SAS defeated Tracy City 34 – 12.
In boys’ action, Tracy City put a little distance between one of their contenders and themselves when they pulled away from SAS 36 – 29. North stayed within two games of the Eagles with a 35 – 30 victory over the improving Palmer Bulldogs.
Pelham 32 MES 23
The Lady Tigers outscored the Lady Hornets 16 – 7 in the second half to break a halftime tie. The score was 16 – 16 at the intermission. Emily Hill led a balanced attack with nine points for the Lady Tigers. Kathryn Lusk and Kiera Buchanan scored seven points each for the Lady Hornets.
NES 51 Palmer 17
The Lady Bulldogs hung tough against the Lady Warriors for a half as the teams went to halftime with the Lady Warriors leading 23 – 15. However, the hosts came out and raced past their visitors with a 22 – 0 third quarter to secure their 11th victory of the season. Jalie Ruehling scored 15 points to lead North. Wrylee McDaniel and Jaidys McDaniel scored 12 and 11 points, respectively to help the Lady Warriors cause. Maci Freeman led the Lady Bulldogs with seven points.
SAS 34 TCE 12
The Lady Mountain Lions roared out to an 8 – 0 lead after one quarter and stretched the lead to 18 – 5 at halftime and never looked back. Madison King scored 14 points to lead SAS to the victory. Abby Nunley scored 5 points for the Lady Eagles.
Pelham 66 MES 55
The Pelham Tigers put together one of the most explosive offensive displays of the season as they rallied past the Monteagle Hornets 66 – 55. A 24 – 10 second quarter got the hosts started and they continued their hot shooting with a 31 point second half. Parker Geier scored 21 points, mostly from the paint, while Andrew Luttrell added 18 points. Luttrell did most of his damage from the perimeter. Reagan Hershmen added 10 points for the Tigers. Jacob Church scored 22 points and Caden Rose scored 14 points for the Hornets.
NES 35 Palmer 30
The Warriors pulled out their hard fought game with the Bulldogs 35 – 30 behind post player Jarod Huntley. Huntley poured in 20 points to lead the home team to the win. Braden Hornbuckle led the Bulldogs with 12 points.
TCE 36 SAS 29
Sam Parson scored 14 of the Eagles 16 points in the third quarter to rally Tracy City to the 36 – 29 victory. Parson scored 23 points to lead the Eagles who trailed 14 – 12 at the intermission. Kyler Cantrell and Ethan Hargis scored eight points to lead the Mountain Lions.