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Warriors defeat Rebels; Eagles still unbeaten

Posted on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 11:44 am

SPORTS CORRESPONDENT
Jody Hargis
Last Monday night (Nov. 12) the St. Andrews – Sewanee Lady Mountain Lions upset the second place Palmer Lady Bulldogs 26 – 24 on a last second shot. Last Thursday night (Nov. 15) the Monteagle Lady Hornets avenged an earlier loss to the Tracy City Lady Eagles 35 – 23 to highlight Big 8 girls’ action last week.
The North Lady Warriors continue to roll with victories over Pelham and Coalmont. Tracy City defeated Swiss Memorial. Monteagle held off Coalmont to get two victories last week. Pelham held off SAS, while Palmer rebounded with an easy victory over Swiss Memorial.
November 12
MES 25 CES 20
The Monteagle Lady Hornets held off a late Lady Rebel rally to defeat host Coalmont 25- 20. Kathryn Lusk led the winners with 11 points. Allyson Dickerson led the Lady Rebels with 16 points.
NES 48 Pelham 24
The North Lady Warriors hit quickly as they usually do with a 14 – 2 first quarter. They slowly extended the lead the rest of the way. Jalie Ruehling scored 17 points to lead the way, while Carlee Smartt added 12 points for North. Stevie King had 10 points for Pelham.
SAS 26 Palmer 24
Lady Mountain Lion Madison King to the basketball coast to coast and hit a driving layup just before the buzzer to give SAS their come from behind upset of the Lady Bulldogs 26 – 24. King scored 17 points to lead her team to victory. Maci Freeman scored 11 points for Palmer.
TCE 33 SMES 24
The Lady Eagles used a 14 – 3 run to break a halftime tie on their way to the 33 – 24 victory over the Lady Wildcats. Abby Nunley and Angelia Sanders scored 11 and 10 points, respectively to lead Tracy City. Haley Smith led Swiss Memorial with nine points.
November 15
NES 72 CES 4
The Lady Warriors improved to 8 – 0 as they overwhelmed the Lady Rebels 72 – 4. Jalie Ruehling led the way with 22 markers, while Carlee Smartt and Wrylee McDaniel scored 16 and 12 points, respectively. Allyson Dickerson and Tori Meadows scored two points each for Coalmont.
Pelham 27 SAS 26
The Lady Tigers jumped out to a 7 – 0 lead after one quarter and led by 10 points at 27 –
17 with just over two minutes remaining in the contest. The Lady Mountain Lions rally fell short and the Lady Tigers kept pace with the Palmer Lady Bulldogs in the loss column of the standings. Kati Beth Davidson led the winners with eight points, while Madison King led SAS with nine points.
Palmer 42 SMES 11
The Lady Bulldogs got back on the winning track with the season sweep of the Lady Wildcats. Palmer raced to a 23 – 2 halftime lead and never looked back. Maci Freeman scored 18 points to lead the way, while Sophie Layne added 12 points. Haley Smith led Swiss Memorial with eight points.
MES 35 TCE 23
The Lady Hornets avenged their season opening loss to Tracy City with the 35 – 23 victory. Monteagle outscored their hosts 24 – 16 in the second half to pull away. Mallorie Meeks scored 12 points and Kiera Buchanan scored 10 points to lead Monteagle. Angelia Sanders led Tracy City with 11 points.