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
By Dewain E. Peek
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
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
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
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Lady 'Cats Take Celina, Lose To York Dragons
By Dewain E. Peek
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,
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
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
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
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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Miller Named Player Of The Week
Jimmy Miller, former Livingston Academy Wildcat,
was recently named Player of the Week in the Gulf South Conference
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
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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