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'Cats Defeat Dragons Again
Lady 'Cats Take Celina, Lose To York Dragons
Jimmy Miller Named Player of the Weekt


 

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


'Cats Defeat Dragons Again
By Dewain E. Peek

Livingston Academy point guard Chris Everley, #4, moves out for a clear pass to teammate Matthan Houser, #12, in the ‘Cats 51-48 win over York. (photo by Russell Garrett)

 

 

 

 

 

Three points can make all the difference. Just ask the LA Wildcats basketball team. Three points was the difference between winning and losing in two games they played last week.

Three points difference brought a win to Big Blue on Friday, Jan. 21 when the ‘Cats traveled to Jamestown to play the York Institute Dragons. York had lost at Livingston earlier in the season, by 2 points.

Livingston's first quarter scoring gave them the edge to win. LA outscored the home team 16-8 in the first period, then followed with a tough 15-14 second period to lead 31-22 at halftime.

The Dragons got up off the floor in the second half, holding the ‘Cats to only 6 third quarter points while pouring in 12 to narrow the gap to 34-37. The Wildcats didn't buckle under, matching York score for score in the final round to grind out a 51-48 district victory. The win pushed LA's District 8-AA record to 4-4.

Andy Allred led in scoring with 18 points, hitting 9 of 11 from the field. Also scoring in double figures for LA were Jerran Allen and David Stockton with 13 points each, Allen including two 3-pointers and a free throw, and Stockton including a free throw. Chris Everley was the only other Wildcat to score in the game, with 7 points, including two 3-pointers and a free throw.

Chris Everley led LA in assists with 6, followed by Matthan Houser with 4, Allred with 3, Stockton and Andy Beechboard with 2 each, and Allen with 1.

David Stockton led LA in rebounds with 8, followed by Allred with 6, Allen with 5, Houser with 4, and Everley, Jeff Aldridge, and Rob Richardson with 1 each.

Houser and Allen each had 4 steals and blocked a shot, Everley had a steal, and Allred blocked a shot.

Turnovers was almost LA's undoing as York scored 12 points off Livingston miscues. York was led by Scott Cargile with 16 points and Anthony Jones with 11 points.

Earlier in the week, three points was the difference in losing when the Wildcats hosted the Celina Bulldogs on Tuesday, Jan. 18.

Celina gained the edge needed to win in the first period with an 18-14 run over the home team. Both teams were held to single digit scoring in the second period with Livingston having the advantage 8-7, but trailing 41-44 at halftime. The game was over but no one knew it.

Both teams pounded in 19 points in the third period, then both teams swapped scoring for 15 points in the fourth period. Unable to make up ground in the second half, Livingston lost 56-59.

Celina was led in scoring by Matt Barlow and Chris Bartlett with 16 points each, and Dusty Smith and Brad Watson with 11 points each.

Jerran Allen led in scoring with 17 points, including three 3-pointers, followed closely by David Stockton with 16 points, including 4 free throws. Andy Allred scored 8 points, Chris Everley scored 6 points, including 2 free throws, Jeff Aldridge scored 4 points, Rob Richardson hit a 3-pointer, and Matthan Houser scored 2 points.

Matthan Houser led LA in assists with 8, followed by Allen with 5, Everley and Allred with 3 each, and Stockton and Andy Beechboard with 1 each.

David Stockton led LA in rebounds with 6, followed by Allred with 4, Houser and Aldridge with 3 each, Richardson with 2, and Everley and Beechboard with 1 each.

Andy Allred blocked 2 shots and had 3 steals, Houser and Aldridge each had 3 steals, Richardson had 2 steals, and Everley, Stockton, and Allen each had a steal.

The week's games moved LA's overall record to 10-11.

The Wildcats will travel to Baxter on Friday, Jan. 28 to take on the Bees in a District 8-AA contest, then will host the Cookeville Cavaliers the following night. The Wildcats will travel to Carthage on Tuesday, Feb. 1 to play a district game against the Smith County Owls.

 

 

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Lady 'Cats Take Celina, Lose To York Dragons

By Dewain E. Peek

"Catch the ball and go that way," appears to be the instruction from Livingston Academy Lady Wildcats Coach Eddie Linder as Heather Walker, #25, lets flings a pass. (photo by Russell Garrett)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If statistics determined the outcome of games, the Lady Wildcats defeated the York Lady Dragons at Jamestown on Friday, Jan. 21.

The Lady ‘Cats had more rebounds, 24 to 21, had more steals, 10 to 9, had fewer turnovers, 12 to 16, and scored more points off turnovers, 17 to 10. But the only statistic that matters is scoring, and York scored two points more in overtime and won a tie for third place with the Lady Wildcats in District 8-AA.

The Lady Dragons also got a 10 year-old monkey off their back. The Livingston Academy Lady Wildcats had not lost to the Lady Dragons of York Institute since 1989.

The game started out tight as in the previous meeting of the two District 8-AA rivals. LA outscored York 14-11 in the first period, and York responded with a 13-12 second period to keep the score close at 24-26.

This time Livingston did not break away in the second half. The Lady Dragons took the advantage in the third period with a 14-11 quarter to take a 38-37 lead into the fourth period. Both teams toughened up their defenses in the fourth, neither allowing double digit scoring. Livingston managed 8 points, while the home team put in 7, for a 45-45 tie at the end of regulation.

In overtime the Lady 'Cats scored 4 points, but York scored 6 for a 51-49 win.

The loss put the Lady Wildcats at 4-3 in District 8-AA.

The Lady Dragons were led in scoring by Cindy Crabtree with 14 points, followed by Danielle Stinnett with 12 points, including 4 of 4 on free throws, and Nichole Beaty with 10 points, including two 3-pointers.

Andrea Brown led in scoring with 22 points, including four 3-pointers. Stephanie Sullivan scored 10 points, including 2 free throws, Jenna Baltimore scored 9 points, including two 3-pointers and a free throw, Jessica Leach scored 7 points, including a 3-pointer, and Heather Walker hit a free throw.

Heather Walker led in assists with 9, followed by Sullivan and Baltimore with 3, and Leach with 2.

Brown and Sullivan led LA in rebounds with 9 each, followed by Leach with 4, and Walker with 2.

Sullivan blocked 2 shots and had a steal, Baltimore had 4 steals, Walker had 3 steals, and Leach and Brown each had a steal.

Earlier in the week, Livingston Academy hosted the Celina Lady Bulldogs on Tuesday, Jan. 18.

The Lady 'Cats trounced the Lady ‘Dogs in the first period, crashing in 23 points to Celina's 12. LA cooled off in the second but still outdistanced their neighbor to the north 15-14 to lead 38-26 at halftime.

The second half began with a defining offensive and defensive clinic put on by the Lady ‘Cats, scoring 19 and holding Celina to 8. With the score 57-34 going into the fourth, the game was all but over. LA again outscored the Lady Bulldogs with a 14-10 quarter to win 71-44.

Ball control bit the Lady Bulldogs with the Lady Wildcats cashing in for 23 points off Celina turnovers.

Andrea Brown led in scoring with 19 points, including three 3-pointers, followed by Stephanie Sullivan with 17 points, including 3 of 3 from the foul line, Jenna Baltimore with 14 points, including three 3-pointers and a free throw, and Heather Walker with 13 points, including four 3-pointers and a free throw. Jessica Leach rounded out the scoring with 8 points from two 3-pointers and 2 free throws.

Jessica Leach led in assists with 8, followed by Brown and Baltimore with 5 each, and Walker with 3.

Andrea Brown completed a double-double by leading in rebounds with 10.

Sullivan had 8 rebounds, Leach 7, Renee Melton 4, and Walker and Baltimore 3 each. Sullivan blocked 4 shots and had a steal, Brown blocked 3 shots and had 4 steals, Walker had 4 steals, Baltimore, Leach, and Melton each had 2 steals, and Amanda Jackson had a steal.

Celina was led in scoring by Courtney Cross with 13 points, including four 3-pointers and a free throw.

The Lady Wildcats will travel to Baxter on Friday, Jan. 28 to try to avenge a previous district loss to the Lady Bees. The following night Livingston Academy will host the Cookeville Lady Cavaliers to try to avenge a previous non-district loss. The Lady Wildcats will travel to Carthage on Tuesday, Feb. 1 to play a District 8-AA game against the Smith County Owlettes.

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Jimmy Miller Named Player Of The Week

Jimmy Miller, former Livingston Academy Wildcat, was recently named Player of the Week in the Gulf South Conference East Division.

Miller, a 6-5 junior, shot .625, 15 of 24, from the field, including .500, 5 of 10, from three-point range and hit all 17 free throw attempts en route to 26 points per game as the Lincoln Memorial University Railsplitters went 1-1. He also averaged 4.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists, and 4 steals.

In an 89-90 overtime loss against West Florida, Miller helped LMU almost pull off the upset of the division leader, recording 29 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds, and 3 steals. He also hit 11 free throw attempts, extending his string to 23, 10 shy of the Gulf South Conference record of Jacksonville State's Todd S. Smiley in the 1980-81 season.

Miller ranks second in the Gulf South Conference in field goal percentage with a .592, 103 of 174, fifth in scoring at 19.2 points per game average, and eighth in free throw percentage at .793, 46 of 58.

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