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Archives 01-19-2000


LA Upsets Pickett County
Lady Cats Win Three At Home
Former Lady 'Cats Face Off Saturday Night

This Weeks Game Highlights (Full story to be posted next Wednesday)

Tuesday, January 18 Game

Lady Wildcats - 71
Celina - 44
Lady 'Cats hit 12 3-pointers in the game.
- Andrea Brown 19 points, Stephanie Sullivan 17 points, Jenna Baltimore 14 points, Heather Walker 13 points.
- Courtney Cross 13 points.

Wilcats - 56
Celina - 59
LA - Jerran Allen 17 points, David Stockton 16 points.
- Matt Barlow 16 points, Chris Barlett 15 points, Dusty Smith 11 points, Brad Watson 11 points.

LA Upsets Pickett County
By Dewain E. Peek

Chris Everley attempts a pass to teammate David Stockton in Friday's 72-80 loss to Cannon County. Everley scored 11 points in the game and Stockton had 12 rebounds. (photo by Dewain E. Peek)








The Livingston Academy Wildcats have been on a roller coaster through their last three games, winning over Smith County, losing close to Cannon County, then upsetting Pickett County.

Though not a district game, the Pickett County win was perhaps the best of the week because it was against a state-ranked opponent. The Pickett County Bobcats came into the Livingston Academy gym on Monday, Jan. 17 with a 16-3 record and ranked number 2 in the state in Class A. Livingston trailed from the start until an Andy Allred bucket gave the Wildcats an 8-7 lead. Pickett County recovered and pulled away for a 21-14 lead at the end of the first period. The Wildcats came on strong in the second, narrowing the lead to 30-33 before Pickett County moved the score to 30-36 at halftime.

Livingston outscored the Byrdstown team 17-14 in the third period to chop the lead down to three points at 47-50. In the fourth, the Wildcats tied the game at 52 on a Jerran Allen free throw, then took a 54-52 lead on an Andy Allred basket. The Bobcats charged back to take a 59-57 lead on a Nathan Aaron 3-pointer, one of six for him on the night. Jerran Allen again tied the game at 59, then David Stockton put LA up 61-59 and Chris Everley extended the lead with four free throws. But Aaron came back with a 3-pointer to narrow the lead to three points again. Jerran Allen hit a free throw, but Aaron responded with a basket to cut the lead to two points. With 1.3 seconds left, Matthan Houser dropped in a free throw to again extend the lead to three points. This time Pickett County had no answer. The Wildcats won 67-64.

Andy Allred led LA in scoring with 23 points. Jerran Allen scored 14 points, David Stockton scored 11 points, Andy Beechboard scored 8 points, Chris Everley scored 4 points, Matthan Houser scored 3 points, and Jeff Aldridge and Rob Richardson each scored 2 points.

Nathan Aaron led in scoring with 25 points for Pickett County. John Crouch also scored in double figures for Pickett County with 15 points.

Livingston Academy opened the homestand with a district game against the Smith County Owls on Tuesday, Jan. 11. The Wildcats dominated the first period 19-9, but the Owls came back with a 17-13 second period to narrow the Livingston lead to 32-26.

Close scoring marked the third period with Livingston outscoring the Carthage team 15-14 to put the score at 47-40. The Wildcats were en fuego in the fourth quarter, scoring 27 points while limiting the Owls to 9 to win 74-49.

Jerran Allen led in scoring with 27 points, including five 3-pointers and a perfect 8 of 8 from the foul line. Andy Allred scored 20 points, including 4 of 4 on free throws. David Stockton scored 11 points, including 3 free throws. Chris Everley scored 6 points, including a 3-pointer and a free throw, Jeff Aldridge scored 4 points, Matthan Houser and Andy Beechboard scored 2 points each, and Erik Emerick hit a free throw.

Matthan Houser led in assists with 7, followed by Everley with 6, Allred 2, and Allen and Beechboard with 1 each.

David Stockton completed a double-double by leading in rebounds with 12. Andy Allred also recorded a double-double by pulling down 11 rebounds. Everley had 4 rebounds, Allen and Aldridge had 2 each, and Houser and Richardson had 1 each.

Houser, Allred, and Aldridge each had 2 steals and blocked a shot, Beechboard had a steal and blocked a shot, Emerick blocked a shot, Allen and Stockton had 3 steals, and Everley had 2 steals.

The Wildcats then hosted the Cannon County Lions on Friday, Jan. 14.

LA took the lead 19-14 in the first period and led through the second period until a Lions desperation shot at the buzzer tied the game at 36. Cannon County took the lead with a 25-20 third period, for a 61-56 lead going into the fourth quarter. Close scoring sealed the Wildcats doom in the final round. Outscored 19-16, LA took a 72-80 district loss.

Jerran Allen led in scoring with 26 points, including four 3-pointers. Andy Allred scored 20 points. Chris Everley scored 11 points, including a 3-pointer and 4 of 4 on free throws. David Stockton scored 6 points, Jeff Aldridge hit a 3-pointer and a free throw for 4 points, Rob Richardson hit a 3-pointer, and Andy Beechboard scored 2 points.

Everley and Beechboard made 7 assists, Allen 3, Stockton 2, and Richardson 1.

Stockton again recorded a double-double by leading LA in rebounds with 12. Everley had 8 rebounds, Allred 5, Beechboard 3, Allen 2, and Aldridge 1. Allen had 4 steals, Everley, Stockton, and Beechboard each had 2 steals, and Aldridge and Richardson each had a steal.

The week's play set the Wildcats record at 3-4 in District 8-AA and 9-10 overall.

After hosting Celina on Tuesday, Jan. 18, the Wildcats will travel to Jamestown on Friday, Jan. 21 to play the York Institute Dragons.

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Lady 'Cats Win Three At Home

By Dewain E. Peek

Jessica Leach brings the ball around for the Lady Wildcats in the win over Cannon County. Leach led LA in steals with 5 in the game.






The Livingston Academy Lady Wildcats stormed through games last week, taking out their frustrations from recent losses out on two district opponents and neighboring Pickett County.

The Lady ‘Cats started the run when they hosted the Smith County Owlettes in a District 8-AA game on Tuesday, Jan. 11.

The home team overpowered Smith County with a 19-5 first period and never looked back. The Owlettes managed 4 points in the second period and trailed 9-29 at halftime. Both teams scored 15 points in the third period before the Lady ‘Cats put away their guests with a 21-11 fourth quarter, winning 65-35.

Jenna Baltimore led the LA attack with 20 points, including six 3-pointers. Andrea Brown followed in double figures with 15 points, including two 3-pointers and a free throw. Heather Walker scored 7 points, including a 3-pointer, Joie Puckett, Renee Melton, and Christen Cates all scored 6 points each, Puckett including a 3-pointer and a free throw and Melton including 2 free throws, and Amanda Jackson scored 5 points, including a 3-pointer.

Joie Puckett led in assists with 8, followed by Jessica Leach, who returned to the lineup, made 4 assists, Baltimore made 3 assists, and Brown, Melton, Jackson, and Cates each made an assist.

Andrea Brown completed a double-double by leading in rebounds with 12. Jackson had 7 rebounds, Melton had 6, Walker, Leach, and Baltimore had 3 each, and Puckett and Cates each had 1.

Andrea Brown had 3 steals and blocked a shot, Baltimore and Melton each had 2 steals and blocked a shot, Cates blocked a shot, and Jackson, Leach and Puckett each had a steal.

The Lady 'Cats next hosted the Cannon County Lionettes in another District 8-AA game on Friday, Jan. 14.

The home team again jumped out front early, doubling the Lionettes score with a 14-7 period. The Lady 'Cats went cold shooting in the second period and were outscored by the visiting team 12-10 to narrow the LA lead to 24-19 at halftime.

The Lady Wildcats made a statement in the third period as they buried Cannon County with a scoring barrage that tallied 25 points, while holding the Lionettes to 9 points. Leading 49-28 going into the fourth period, Livingston sealed the final frame with a 17-16 round to win 66-44.

Jenna Baltimore led all scorers with 28 points, including four 3-pointers and 4 free throws. Stephanie Sullivan returned to the lineup and scored 17 points for LA, including a free throw. Heather Walker hit three 3-pointers and a free throw, for 10 points in the game. Andrea Brown scored 8 points, including two 3-pointers. Jessica Leach rounded out the scoring with 3 free throws made.

Leach and Walker each made 4 assists, Melton and Baltimore made 3, and Puckett made 2.

Renee Melton led in rebounds with 12. Sullivan and Leach each had 9 rebounds, Baltimore 5, Brown 3, Walker 2, and Cates, Puckett and Deidra Pryor 1 each.

Sullivan blocked 2 shots and had a steal, Brown blocked a shot and had a steal, Leach had 5 steals, Baltimore had 4 steals, and Puckett, Melton, and Walker each had a steal.

The two wins pushed the Lady Wildcats to 4-2 in district play.

The Lady Wildcats hosted neighboring Pickett County on Monday, Jan. 17 in what would be a defensive and somewhat bizarre game.

Andrea Brown scored 7 points for the Lady Wildcats in the first period, accounting for all LA points as the quarter ended with the home team ahead 7-1. Livingston doubled the Byrdstown team's output in the second period, outscoring them 14-7, to lead 21-8 at halftime.

The Lady Bobcats outscored LA 9-7 in the third, to trail 17-28 going into the final period. Inexplicably, with a double-digit deficit, Pickett County held the ball for more than five minutes to begin the fourth period. A foul put Pickett County at the free throw line where one point was scored. After killing time themselves, the Lady Wildcats put the ball in the hands of Jenna Baltimore who scored to put the game at 30-18. Pickett County then got the ball and ended the game without scoring another point. Pickett County possessed the ball twice in the fourth and Livingston possessed the ball once.

Andrea Brown led in scoring with 14 points. Stephanie Sullivan and Heather Walker each scored 5 points, Jenna Baltimore scored 4 points, and Christen Cates scored 2 points.

The win pushed the Lady Wildcats overall record to 14-6.

After hosting Celina on Tuesday, Jan. 18, the Lady Wildcats will travel to Jamestown to play the York Institute Lady Dragons on Friday, Jan. 21.


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Former Lady 'Cats Face Off Saturday Night

Two former Lady Wildcats will face each other Saturday evening when Tennessee Tech hosts Austin Peay State University.

Misty Garrett and Paige Smith will be on the same court together for the first time in two years, but this time they are playing against each other. Misty Garrett is the point guard for the OVC leading Golden Eaglettes of Tennessee Tech and Paige Smith is a freshman guard for the Austin Peay Lady Govs. Both are beginning to gain recognition for their play.

Smith is beginning to find her range and score for the Lady Govs. Garrett is described by TTU Sports Information Director Rob Schabert as, "quietly becoming one of the most versatile, most effective players in the OVC."

The game will begin at 5:45 p.m. in the Hooper-Eblen Center on the TTU campus.

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