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'Cats Take Clarkrange Tourney Championship
Lady Wildcats Win Jaycees Tournament

'Cats Take Clarkrange Tourney Championship
By Dewain E. Peek

Matthan Houser goes to a higher elevation to make a pass to Wildcats teammate David Stockton, #42. Livingston Academy fell short 38-45 to Celina in the first round of the Livingston Jaycees Invitational Tournament on Monday, Dec. 27. (photo by Dewain E. Peek)





A struggle to the last second decided the Clarkrange Christmas Invitational Tournament championship game between the Livingston Academy Wildcats and the host Clarkrange Buffaloes on Tuesday, Dec. 21.

The dogfight began with Livingston scoring 11 points, on the strength of 6 from Jerran Allen, and Clarkrange scoring 7, all but a point coming from Marcus Williams 3-pointers. Both teams scoring 18 points in the second, LA hitting four 3-pointers, to put the score at 29-25 at halftime.

The Clarkrange Buffaloes' Dewayne Rickett went on a tear and scored 8 points to push the Buffaloes ahead 35-34 midway through the third, before Livingston recovered to drop in 7 consecutive points to later retake the lead at 41-38. Clark-range scored once more to close the gap to 40-41 going into the fourth.

The two teams swapped the lead through the final period until, with Clarkrange leading 54-53, David Stockton and Jeff Aldridge added 4 points to put the Wildcats ahead 57-54. Rickett was fouled and added two free throws to narrow the LA lead to 57-56 with 20 seconds remaining.

After Livingston was fouled and failed to score on the free throw, Clarkrange got the ball in the hands of Rickett who drove in and was called with charging. LA again failed to hit a free throw, but Clarkrange would not score again. The ‘Cats won the Clarkrange Invitational Tournament championship by one point, 57-56.

Jerran Allen led LA in scoring with 12 points, including a 3-pointer and 3 free throws. Jeff Aldridge followed with 11 points, including two 3-pointers and a free throw, and Andy Allred scored 10 points. David Stockton scored 9 points, including a free throw, Andy Beech-board hit two 3-pointers, Chris Everley scored 5 points, including a 3-pointer, and Matthan Houser scored 4 points.

Clarkrange was led in scoring by Dewayne Rickett with 16 points, including 6 free throws, Marcus Williams with 15 points, including three 3-pointers, and Josh Baldwin with 12 points, including two 3-pointers. Nathan Thompson scored 9 points, including 5 free throws, and Michael Green scored 4 points, including 2 free throws.

The Wildcats got into the championship game by defeating Van Buren County 74-58 on Monday, Dec. 20.

Van Buren County took the point at first, leading 16-14 at the end of the first period, LA’s David Stockton accounting for 12. The ‘Cats moved ahead in the second with a 14-10 period to take a 28-26 lead to halftime.

Jerran Allen popped in 9 points in a Livingston Academy 21-point third period, while Van Buren dropped in 16 to make the score 47-40 going into the fourth. Allen added 8 more points as Livingston outscored Van Buren 25-16 in the final frame to take the victory.

David Stockton pounded in 30 points to lead all scorers, followed by Jerran Allen with 21, including three 3-pointers. Andy Allred scored 8 points, Chris Everley scored 7, including a 3-pointer and 2 free throws, Jeff Aldridge scored 4 points, and Matthan Houser scored 2.

Van Buren County was led by Chris Delong with 18 points, including 8 free throws, and Shane Walling with 13 points, including 3 free throws.

The Wildcats opened Pool B play of the Livingston Jaycees Invitational Tournament on Monday, Dec. 27 with a game against Celina, a team coming in with an 11-1 record, unfortunately for LA, the Bulldogs would go out with a 12-1 record.

Defense was the name of the game in the first period with LA managing only 6 points and Celina struggling for 5. The ‘Cats edged the ‘Dogs 10-7 in the second to lead 16-12 at halftime.

Celina turned the tables in the third, outscoring LA 18-15 in the highest scoring period of the game. The Wildcats held a one-point advantage entering the fourth period, but could not hold it to the end. Celina held Livingston to 7 points and put in 15 to win 45-38.

Celina was led in scoring by Chris Bartlett with 15 points, including 3 free throws, and Matt Barlow with 14 points, including four 3-pointers.

No Livingston player scored in double figures. David Stockton led LA scoring with 9 points, including a free throw, followed by Andy Allred with 8 points, Jerran Allen with 7, including a 3-pointer, Matthan Houser with 5 points, including a free throw, Jeff Aldridge with 4 points, Chris Everley with a 3-pointer, and Andy Beechboard with 2 points.

David Stockton led in rebounds with 13, and Andy Allred had 10 rebounds. LA had almost as many rebounds as points, pulling down 36 in the game.

The loss put the Wildcats at 6-5 overall on the season.

After playing Chattanooga Christian in their Tuesday, Dec. 28 game of the Jaycees Tournament, the Wildcats will face June Buchanon at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29. The consolation game will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, with the championship game of the Jaycees Invitational Tournament following at 8:30 p.m.

After playing in the Jaycees, the Wildcats will host district and Class AA newcomer Upperman Bees next Tuesday.


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Lady Wildcats Win Jaycees Tournament
By Dewain E. Peek

Livingston Academy's Jenna Baltimore, #10, goes up for 2 of her 16 points against Cumberland County in the championship game of the Livingston Jaycees Invitational Tournament. The Lady Wildcats won for the fifth straight year. (photo by Dewain E. Peek)








For the fifth consecutive year, the Livingston Academy Lady Wildcats are champions of the Livingston Jaycees Invitational Tournament. The Lady 'Cats took the title with a 54-37 victory over the Cumberland County Jets last Thursday.

Livingston Academy overpowered the Crossville team 13-4 in the first period and ran away. The Lady ‘Cats led 31-17 at halftime, then scored 10 straight points to begin the third period, closing the quarter leading 46-25. The Jets outscored the Lady ‘Cats 12-8 in the final frame, but the damage was done.

Andrea Brown led in scoring with 18 points, followed by Stephanie Sullivan with 17 points, including a free throw, and Jenna Baltimore with 16 points, including a 3-pointer and a free throw. Jessica Leach completed the scoring for the Lady ‘Cats with 3 points, including a free throw. Andrea Brown led LA in rebounds with 7, and Joie Puckett led LA in assists with 5. Livingston had 18 steals in the game.

Michelle Davis led Crossville in scoring with 14 points.

The Lady Wildcats got into the championship game by defeating Chattanooga Christian 73-53 on Wednesday, Dec. 22.

Tight scoring marked the first period with the Lady Wildcats gaining an 18-13 advantage by the end of the quarter. The Livingston defense took over in the second period, holding the Lady Chargers to 5 points while slamming in 19.

Chattanooga Christian refused to go away, outscoring LA 19-12 in the third period to close the gap to 37-49. The Lady Wildcats again pulled away in the fourth with a 24-16 period for the win.

Andrea Brown came on strong for 27 points, hitting five 3-pointers and 2 free throws. Jenna Baltimore followed in scoring for LA with 16 points, including four 3-pointers and 2 free throws, and Stephanie Sullivan scored 15 points, including a free throw.

LA scoring was rounded out by Renee Melton with 5 points, including 3 free throws, Heather Walker with 4 free throws made, Amanda Jackson with a 3-pointer, Joie Puckett with 2 free throws made, and Christen Cates with a free throw. Sullivan led LA in rebounds with 4, and Leach led in assists with 6. LA had 18 steals.

Earlier in the tournament, LA faced Westmoreland in a tough defensive battle. The Lady Wildcats scored the first 7 points of the game and led 19-10 at the end of the first period. Strong second period defense held both teams to single digit scoring, with LA having a slight 7-4 advantage to lead 26-14 at halftime.

Both teams scored 14 points in the third to move the score to 40-28 going into the fourth period. Westmoreland turned up the scoring in the final round to cut the lead to 40-43. The Livingston defense held the rest of the way, while the LA offense added 4 to make the final score 47-40.

Stephanie Sullivan led in scoring with 22 points. Andrea Brown also scored in double figures with 12, including two 3-pointers and 2 free throws. Jenna Baltimore hit two 3-pointers, Jessica Leach scored 3 points, including a free throw, Christen Cates scored 2 points, and Joie Puckett hit 2 free throws.

Leach led LA in rebounds with 7, and also led in assists with 6. Sullivan blocked 5 shots, and Brown blocked 3. The team had 5 steals.

Ashley Goodrum led West-moreland in scoring with 16 points, including two 3-pointers.

The tournament wins pushed the Lady Wildcats overall record to 11-1.

The Lady 'Cats traveled to Pickerington, OH, early this week to play in a tournament which began Monday, Dec. 27 and continues through Thursday, Dec. 30. Then the Lady Wildcats will return home to host district and Class AA newcomer Upperman next Tuesday.

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