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Tigers are on a winning streak

Suzanna Brabant Contributing Writer

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The Tigers are on roll. They’ve won the last 6 out of 7 games. “It took time,” according to head coach Jason Welch, “for the players to gain experience, to learn to play together.” Assistant coaches Wesley Clayborne and Adam Bandy agreed. “They’ve had to learn to synchronize their moves.” They’ve had plenty of moves and all the potential in the world. They’ve played every game hard, given everything they had. But, in the last two months, the Tigers have gelled. They’ve gained the respect of their competitors. They’ve gained experience. And for the first time this season, they are playing not just with power and drive but also with confidence.


January 11, 2014 MCHS v Trousdale County 74-34


On January 11, 2014, the Tigers had their second game of the season with Trousdale County. They played Trousdale in the Nera White Tournament on December 27th, 2013 and beat them 70-51. They won the rematch 74-34. As a team, in the second game, they made 29 of 57 field goals, 8 of 13 free-throws, 9 offensive and 27 defensive rebounds, 15 assists, 12 steals, 11 turnovers and 17 fouls. #20 Evan Perrigo made 20 points. #10 Michael Ashburn made 15. #23 Peyton Clark made 12. #11 Tyler Carlisle made 10. #44 Dillon McCormick made 8. #30 Mayson Shrum made 3. #25 Trace McPherson made 2. #54 Jedediah Coley made 1. #32 Clay Carnahan made 3.


January 14, 2014 MCHS v DeKalb County 82-58


On January 14, 2014, the Tigers played DeKalb County. It was the first time they faced DeKalb this season. They won the game 82-58. As a team, they made 25 of 51 field goals, 26 of 32 free-throws, 11 offensive rebounds, 28 defensive rebounds, 15 assists, 10 steals, 14 turnovers and 17 fouls. #25 Trace McPherson made 21 points. #20 Evan Perrigo made 15. #32 Clay Carnahan made 11. #11 Tyler Carlisle made 10. #23 Peyton Clark made 9. #10 Michael Ashburn made 5. #44 Dillon McCormick made 4. #12 Alex Hill made 3. #30 Mayson Shrum and #33 Kenderick Carter each made 2. The Tigers play DeKalb County again on February 6, at home, after celebrating Senior Night.


January 17, 2014 MCHS v Cannon County 57-52


Continuing their winning streak, on January 17, 2014, the Tigers beat Cannon County 57-52. It was the second time Macon County faced Cannon County. The first time, on December 3rd, 2013, ended in favor of Cannon County 44-50. The second game played out in Macon County’s favor. The Tigers took the lead in the first quarter and kept it throughout the game. They made 19 points in the first quarter, 11 in the second, 11 in the third and 16 in the fourth. As a team, they made 21 of 49 field goals, 11 of 14 free-throws, 10 offensive and 7 defensive rebounds, 12 assists, 7 steals, 12 turnovers and 16 fouls. #20 Evan Perrigo made 18 points. #11 Tyler Carlisle made 13. #44 Dillon McCormick made 12. #10 Michael Ashburn made 4. #23 Peyton Clark made 4. #30 Mayson Shrum, #25 Trace McPherson and #12 Alex Hill each made 2.


January 24, 2014 MCHS v York Institute 56-42


On January 24, 2014, the Tigers played Alvin C. York Institute. They won the game 56-42. It was the second time they played York Institute. They lost the first game, played on December 13, 2013, 48-55 . In the second game, on January 24, 2014, they grabbed the lead in the first quarter and hung on to it. They put 17 points on the board in the first quarter, 16 in the second, 9 in the third and 14 in the fourth. They made 20 of 46 field goals, 13 of 15 free-throws, 14 offensive and 6 defensive rebounds, 9 assists, 17 steals, 12 turnovers and 9 fouls. #20 Evan Perrigo made 16 points. #10 Michael Ashburn made 13. #44 Dillon McCormick made 10. #23 Peyton Clark made 5. #30 Mayson Shrum, #25 Trace McPherson and #11 Tyler Carlisle each made 4.


January 25, 2014 MCHS v Clay County 58-44


On January 25, 2014, the Tigers played Clay County. They won the game 58-44, coincidentally the same score with which they won their first game against Clay County, played on December 17, 2013. In the second game, Macon County made 17 points in the first quarter, 11 in the second, 19 in the third and 11 in the fourth. They made 22 of 45 field goals, 10 of 17 free-throws, 15 offensive and 8 defensive rebounds, 18 assists, 13 steals, 1 block, 9 turnovers and 17 fouls. #44 Dillon McCormick was the top scorer for the game. He made 15 points. #11 Tyler Carlisle made 12. #30 Mayson Shrum made 9. #10 Michael Ashburn and #25 Trace McPherson made 7 points each. #20 Evan Perrigo made 6 points. #12 Alex Hill made 2.


Macon County is moving up the ranks. As of January 26, 2014, the Tigers are ranked 196 in the state, 8100 in the U.S., Overall 12-10 and District 4-4. To put into perspective these ratings, Clay County is ranked 264 in the state, 11,416 in the U.S., Overall 9-10 and District 1-4. York Institute is ranked 189 in the state, 7760 in the U.S., Overall 9-5 and District 5-2. The Tigers’ next home game will be played against Smith County on February 3rd. Between now and then, they’ll play away games against Upperman on January 28th and Livingston on January 31st. Come out and see them play.

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