Lady Cats Win Three At Home
Former Lady 'Cats Face Off
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.
LA - Andrea Brown 19 points, Stephanie
Sullivan 17 points, Jenna Baltimore 14 points, Heather Walker 13
Celina - Courtney Cross 13 points.
Celina - 59
- Jerran Allen 17 points, David Stockton
Celina - Matt Barlow 16 points, Chris Barlett
15 points, Dusty Smith 11 points, Brad Watson 11 points.
LA Upsets Pickett
By Dewain E. Peek
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
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
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
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Lady 'Cats Win Three At Home
By Dewain E. Peek
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
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
The Lady Wildcats hosted neighboring Pickett County
on Monday, Jan. 17 in what would be a defensive and somewhat bizarre
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
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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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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