Macon County High School Basketball
Basketball games are scheduled on Tuesdays and Fridays for Macon County High, but no games were played last week due to inclement weather on Tuesday, November 26th and no game on the regular schedule for Friday, November 29th, the day after Thanksgiving. Tuesday’s home game against Lebanon was cancelled due to a forecast of snow and ice and will be rescheduled. This week, the Tigers play an away game against Cannon County on Tuesday, December 3rd and a home game against Livingston on Friday, December 6th.
Red Boiling Springs High School Basketball
Dawgs and Devils Mix it Up
On Friday, November 22, 2013, Red Boiling Springs High School took on Jackson County. The Bulldogs played a great game against the Blue Devils keeping a respectable lead throughout all but the fourth quarter when the Devils nearly caught up. In the last few minutes of the game, the Dawgs regained the lead and won 49-41. Fans on both sides of the gym were sweating the accelerated fourth quarter and in their efforts to encourage their teams and relieve some of the anxiety, screaming. Loudly.
Head Coach Michael Owens said: “Everyone played well tonight. We had a great defensive effort. We did a good job on (Jackson County players) Hall and Davis and fronting the posts. We kept Jackson County from getting off to a good start and dominating the game. They got in foul trouble. We did a great job rebounding. Every time a shot went up we had five bodies on them and we kept them off the glass. We executed on offense. Everybody was focused. Coming off our loss to Merrol Hyde, it was a big game for us. Jackson County has an outstanding team with very talented players. It’s great for our guys to get a big win like tonight’s.”
#15 Alex Mullinix with 16, #12 Brince Crouch with 13 and #23 Ty Tuck with 10 were the leading scorers for the game. #25 Nick Deckard contributed 6 points and #11 Zane Roberts added 4. The Dawgs put 13 points on the board in the first quarter, 12 in the second, 8 in the third and 16 in the fourth.
Lady Bulldogs vs. Lady Blue Devils
The Lady Bulldogs had less luck against the Lady Blue Devils. They played hard but lost 49-60 to the top-ranked girl’s team. Head Coach Larry White said: “We came up with a defensive plan to try to stop Coe and Allen, their two top players and we did a good job with Coe. She only got 8 points. Allen got 19. That’s too many. But the other players for Jackson played really, really well. They shot the ball well. We just did not do a very good job, our perimeter people especially. We had a lot of overshots and missed opportunities. We had a chance to knock some 3’s down and didn’t take it. Jackson is going to be ranked in the top two with Clarkrange. We’ve already played both of them. I think we’ve improved every time and we will get better as we go down the road.”
In Friday night’s game, the Lady Dawgs put 5 points on the board in the first quarter, 10 in the second quarter and 6 in the third. They rallied in the fourth quarter, adding 19 and keeping Jackson County to 6. But it wasn’t enough. With 18 points, #35 Mayson Burgener was the highest scorer for the game. #25 McKenzie Hix, #33 Cayley Tuck and #40 Shaylee Elllington each scored 4. #14 Kaitlyn McCarter, #45 Hannah Smith and #52 Maggie Isenberg each scored 3. #44 Lauren Henson added 1.