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Wildcats Defeat Tigers
Lady 'Cats Take Four

Wildcats Defeat Tigers
By Dewain E. Peek

Jeff Aldridge is a competent player off the bench for LA this season. (OCN file photo by Dewain E. Peek)


The Wildcats moved back into the district chase with a Tuesday, Dec. 14 win at Smithville against the DeKalb County Tigers.

The first half was give-and-take with Livingston holding a tenuous 33-32 lead at halftime. DeKalb took the point in the third period, leading 54-50 going into the fourth period.

The 'Cats moved ahead in the final quarter on the strength of three Chris Everley 3-pointers and pulled away to win 75-61. The win placed the 'Cats at 2-1 in District 8-AA.

Jerran Allen led in scoring with 19 points, followed closely by Chris Everley with 17 points, including four 3-pointers, and Andy Allred with 17. David Stockton contributed 8 points, Andy Beechboard 7 points, Jeff Aldridge 5 points, and Matthan Houser 2 points.

The Wildcats traveled to Clarkrange on Friday, Dec. 17 to take on Grace Academy in the Clarkrange Christmas Invitational Tournament.

The ‘Cats were ambushed by the 9-2 team, being overpowered 81-58. Albert Curtis was all-world for Grace Academy, scoring 36 points in the massacre.

Jerran Allen led LA with 16 points, followed in double figures by David Stockton with 15. Andy Allred scored 8 points, Jeff Aldridge 7, and Chris Everley and Andy Beechboard 6 each.

The following night the Wildcats took out their frustrations on Wartburg, overwhelming them in a 71-40 LA win.

Jerran Allen led the LA attack with 15 points, followed closely by Andy Allred with 13. Jeff Aldridge and Eric Emerick each scored 7 points, Chris Everley, David Stockton, and Matthan Houser each scored 6, Josh Cravins, John Thrasher, Jesse Wolfram, and Rob Richardson each scored 2, and Andy Beechboard scored a point.

The win evened up the ‘Cats season record at 4-4 overall.

The ‘Cats were next scheduled to play Van Buren County on Monday, Dec. 20, where a win would place them in the championship or runner-up game on Tuesday, Dec. 21.

The Livingston Academy Wildcats will begin the boys division of the Livingston Jaycees Invitational Tournament on Monday, Dec. 27 with a 5:30 p.m. game against Celina. The following night LA will take on Chattanooga Christian at 7 p.m.

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Lady 'Cats Take Four
By Dewain E. Peek

Andrea Brown is surrounded by Page Lady Patriots in Friday’s game of the Sonic Shootout. (photo by Dewain E. Peek)



Four wins in four games have pushed the Livingston Academy Lady Wildcats record to 8-1 on the young season. The last win of the lot being a first round win in the Livingston Jaycees Invitational Tournament on Monday, Dec. 20.

In their Jaycees Tournament opener, the Lady Wildcats easily defeated neighboring Pickett County 63-32. LA hit 10 3-pointers in the game.

Heather Walker led LA in scoring with 16 points, scoring 11 in the fourth quarter and hitting four 3-pointers in the game. Jenna Baltimore also hit four 3-pointers on her way to scoring 12 points. Stephanie Sullivan scored 9 points, Andrea Brown scored 7 points, including a 3-pointer, Renee Melton scored 6 points, Joie Puckett scored 5 points, including a 3-pointer, Jessica Leach scored 4 points, and Christen Cates scored 4 points.

Amber Davidson accounted for more than half of Pickett County's scoring with 17 points, hitting 7 from the free throw line.

The Lady ‘Cats began last week’s play by moving their District 9-AA record to 3-0 with a Tuesday, Dec. 14 win at Smithville over the DeKalb County Lady Tigers.

Livingston led 36-16 at halftime and never looked back. The Lady 'Cats went on to post a 60-39 win over the host team.

Andrea Brown led LA in scoring with 13 points, followed by Amanda Jackson with 10, Jessica Leach with 9, Stephanie Sullivan with 8, Renee Melton with 7, Joie Puckett with 6, Jenna Baltimore with 5, and Christen Cates with 2.

The Lady 'Cats traveled to Sparta on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 17-18 to play in the Sonic Shootout held at White County High School The Lady Wildcats opposed the Page Lady Patriots on Friday.

LA took a 10-4 lead in a tough defensive beginning to the game. The Lady ‘Cats pulled away in the second with a 13-8 quarter to lead 23-12 at halftime. LA outscored Page 15-10 in the third to lead 38-22 going into the fourth, where they coasted to a 42-31 win.

The next day they took on Cleveland in the Sonic Shootout and relied on 21 Andrea Brown points to help boost Livingston to a 49-39 win.

After taking on Westmoreland in the Jaycees Tournament on Tuesday, Dec. 21, the Lady ‘Cats will face Chattanooga Christian at 7 p.m. the following night. The consolation game will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, with the championship game following at approximately 8:30 p.m.


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