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'Cats Open Season Winning One, Losing Two
Lady Wildcats Start Season Going 3 For 3
2000 Basketball Schedule

 

 

 

'Cats Open Season Winning One, Losing Two
By Stuart Parsons

LA's Dustin Ferrell, #42, breaks up a Hancock County shot in Friday's Thanksgiving Classic game.

 

 

The Crossville Jets blew the Livingston Academy Wildcats away in a disappointing 16-point loss to open the 2000 season on the road Tuesday, Nov. 21.

LA Wildcats Coach Danny McCoin said, "This loss was due to inexperience in our team."

The Wildcats started off with 20 points in the first period to lead Crossville by 6. But in the second period, the Jets came from behind with a 21-9 run to lead by a 6-point advantage at half-time.

Crossville increased their lead with a 20-8 third quarter, and continued to dominate in the fourth with a 31-21 final frame to defeat LA 86-58.

One of the main leaders in overall points for LA was Andy Allred with a total of 22 points, including 6 free throws. Also contributing were Jeff Aldridge with 9 points, including a 3-pointer and 2 free throws, Andy Beechboard with 8 points, including 4 free throws, Matt Quarles with 7 points, including a free throw, Jesse Wolfram with 5, including a 3-pointer, Josh Cravins with 4, including 2 free throws, Dustin Ferrell with 2 points, and Cody King with a free throw.

Matt Quarles led LA with 5 assists, followed by Wolfram with 4, Beechboard with 3, Aldridge 2, and Allred, Cravins, and Robert Richardson 1 each.

Andy Allred completed a double-double by leading in rebounds with 12. Aldridge had 8 rebounds, Quarles 4, Beech-board, Wolfram and Cravins each had 3, Richardson, Ferrell, and King each had 2, and Josh Walker and Kyle Copeland had 1 each.

Aldridge and Allred each had 3 steals, followed by Beech-board, Wolfram, and Cravins with 2 steals each, and Quarles and Richardson with 1 steal each.

"We had too many turnovers, but we played well at times." said Coach McCoin.

The Wildcats played in the annual Pickett County Thanksgiving Classic on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 24-25.

The Hancock Indians scalped the Wildcats 89-62 in the Friday game. The Indians started off strong with a 23-14 first quarter and built an 11-point lead by half-time at 41-30.

LA played strong in the third period, putting in 23 points against 28 for Hancock County, but the fourth quarter was too much for the ‘Cats, who were outscored 20-9.

Andy Allred lad the Wildcats with 19 points, including a 3-pointer and 2 free throws. Jeff Aldridge also scored in double digits with 10 points, including 2 free throws. Andy Beechboard and Jamie Gurley each scored 9 points, Beechboard including a 3-pointer and 2 free throws, and Gurley also including a 3-pointer.

Also contributing in scoring were Josh Cravins with 3 points, including a free throw, and Matt Quarles, Dustin Ferrell, and Cody King with 2 points each.

Andy Beechboard led LA with 5 assists, and Jesse Wolfram had 2.

Andy Allred for the second time completed a double-double by leading LA with 13 rebounds. Quarles had 9, Aldridge 8, Gurley 5, Beechboard 4, Wolfram 3, Cravins and Ferrell 2 each, and King 1.

Wolfram led the Wildcats with 3 steals, and Beechboard had 2.

"We've showed signs of improvement. Didn't have as many turnovers." said Coach McCoin.

The Wildcats have improved from 36 turnovers the previous game to 16 turnovers this game.

On the second evening of the Pickett County Classic, the Wildcats walked away with a 75-64 win against the Trousdale County Yellow Jackets.

The Wildcats had the lead throughout the entire game.

"We didn't play as hard the last of the game. We had a 19-point lead and we let that slip to about 8 point. This was due to inexperience."

Although they let this lead slip a little bit. The Wildcats still managed to hang on.

Junior Jeff Aldridge led the Wildcats with 21 points, including a 3-pointer and 2 free throws. Another leader in points was Jesse Wolfram with 16 points, including 2 free throws. Jamie Gurley had 13 points, including a 3-pointer and 2 free throws. Andy Allred also scored in double figures with 11 points, including a free throw.

Also contributing were Andy Beechboard with 7 points, including a free throw, Matt Quarles with 6 points, including 2 free throws, and Robert Richardson with a free throw.

Matt Quarles led the team with 7 assists, followed by Andy Beechboard with 5, Wolfram with 4, Gurley with 3, and Allred and Aldridge with 1 each.

For the third time in three games Andy Allred recorded a double-double as he led the Wildcats with 13 rebounds. But he wasn't the only one with a double-double. Jeff Aldridge had 11 rebounds to complete a double-double.

Quarles had 9 rebounds, Gurley 7, Wolfram and Cravins 3 each, and Richardson and Ferrell 2 each.

Beechboard, Allred, Aldridge each had 3 steals, Quarles, Wolfram, and Richardson each had 2, and Cravins and Gurley each had a steal.

"We played good. We had an all around good game." Coach McCoin said.

"We are climbing that mountain and showing signs of life. And the only way we are going to get better is to get on the court and play a little."

After hosting Cookeville on Tuesday, Nov. 28, the Wildcats will travel to Jamestown on Friday, Dec. 1 to play the York Institute Dragons, then will travel to Sparta on Tuesday, Dec. 5 to play the White County Warriors.

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Lady Wildcats Start Season Going 3 For 3

Dewain E. Peek and Russell Garrett

Jenna Baltimore, #10, tosses a pass in Friday's win over Hancock County. Baltimore was on target offensively, leading in scoring with 22 points, including six 3-pointers.

 

Three wins in three games is not a bad way for the Livingston Academy Lady Wildcats to start the 2000 high school basketball season.

Lady Wildcats Coach Eddie Linder said of the wins, "Overall I am real pleased with every player. All of them are giving a great effort and we hope to continue to improve on that."

The Lady 'Cats traveled to Crossville on Tuesday, Nov. 21 to take on the Lady Jets. Both teams seemed evenly matched in the first period with Livingston leading 13-12 at the end of the first. The second period was more of the same with LA outscoring the home team 15-14 to take a 28-26 lead to half-time.

Crossville came out strong in the third period, outscoring Livingston 16-10 to take a 42-38 lead into the fourth period. The Lady ‘Cats came back with a 16-12 quarter to tie the game at 54 at the end of regulation.

In overtime, each team scored 6 points, moving the game to a second overtime. Livingston broke out in the second OT with a 12-6 run to win 72-66.

"It was an exciting way to start the season, double overtime," Coach Linder said. "I knew they had a good team.

"It was nice to see a win on the road against a high caliber team. It was a learning experience."

Stephanie Sullivan led the LA scoring attack with 25 points, including 3 free throws. Also scoring in double figures were Jenna Baltimore with 17, including three 3-pointers and 2 free throws, and Renee Melton with 11 points, including 5 free throws.

Also contributing in the LA scoring were Jessica Leach with 9 points, including a 3-pointer and 4 free throws, Katrina Beechboard also with 9 points, including 3 free throws, and Megan Thompson who hit a free throw.

Jenna Baltimore led in assists with 6, followed by Beechboard with 4, and Leach and Melton with 3 each.

Renee Melton and Stephanie Sullivan each completed double-doubles by pulling down rebounds in double figures, Melton with 12 and Sullivan with 11. Beechboard had 7 rebounds, and Baltimore and Leach each had 5.

Katrina Beechboard had 4 steals, Megan Thompson had 2 steals, and Stephanie Sullivan blocked 2 shots.

The Lady Wildcats traveled to Pickett County on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 24-25 to play in the Pickett County Thanksgiving Classic.

The Lady Wildcats took on Hancock County on Friday. LA overpowered the Lady Indians 17-5 in the first period and never looked back, going on to win 77-31.

"We came out and played well in the first quarter and took them out early," Coach Linder said. "Jenna's 6 threes set the stage. They couldn't recover."

Jenna Baltimore led all scoring with 22 points, including six 3-pointers and 2 free throws. Three other Lady 'Cats also scored in double figures. Stephanie Sullivan scored 16, Renee Melton scored 10, including 2 free throws, and Christen Cates scored 10, including 4 free throws.

Also scoring for LA were Kasey Baltimore with 7 points, including a free throw, Katrina Beechboard with 6, Megan Thompson with a 3-pointer, Heather Walker with 2 points, and Kelly Thurman with a free throw.

Jenna Baltimore led in assists with 5, followed by Beechboard with 3, Melton and Kasey Baltimore with 2 each, and Leach, Thompson, and Walker with 1 each.

Stephanie Sullivan and Renee Melton both completed double-doubles by pulling down 11 rebounds each. Cates had 6 rebounds, Jenna Baltimore had 4, and Thompson had 3.

Leach had 3 steals, Jenna Baltimore, Sullivan, Melton, Thompson, Cates, and Walker each had 2 steals, and Beechboard, Kasey Baltimore, and Chelsie Stover each had a steal.

Next up was Trousdale County on Saturday. The Lady 'Cats jumped ahead 15-9 in the first period, but the Lady Yellow Jackets outscored LA 14-13 in the second to put the LA lead at 28-23 at half-time.

The Lady Wildcats overpowered their opponent 24-13 in the third period to lead 52-36 and put the game out of reach. LA went on to win 78-53.

"I was a little disappointed in the effort in the first half, defensively and offensively," Coach Linder said. "We picked it up in the second half. We hit some big threes and perimeter shots.

"Katrina Beechboard and Jessica Leach shot well from the perimeter. That really opened it up. We played much better in the second half."

Jenna Baltimore again led the LA scoring with 21 points, including six 3-pointers and 3 free throws. Four other Lady 'Cats also scored in double figures. Renee Melton scored 13 points, including 3 free throws, Katrina Beechboard scored 12, including two 3-pointers, Jessica Leach scored 11, including two 3-pointers and a free throw, and Stephanie Sullivan scored 10 points, including 2 free throws.

Also scoring for LA were Megan Thompson with 5 points, including a 3-pointer, Christen Cates with 4 points, and Heather Walker with 2 points.

Jenna Baltimore led in assists with 6, followed by Melton with 4, Beechboard and Leach with 3 each, and Thompson with 2.

Renee Melton and Stephanie Sullivan completed double-doubles for the third time in three games, with Melton pulling down 12 and Sullivan 11. Beechboard had 9 rebounds, and Cates, Leach, and Jenna Baltimore each had 5.

Jenna Baltimore, Leach, Sullivan, Beechboard, Thompson, and Cates each had 2 steals.

After hosting the Cookeville Lady Cavaliers on Tuesday, Nov. 28, the Lady Wildcats will travel to Jamestown to take on the York Institute Lady Dragons on Friday, Dec. 1, then will travel to Sparta to take on the Warriorettes on Tuesday, Dec. 5.

 

 

2000-2001 Basketball Schedule

TUES., NOVEMBER 21 Cumberland Co. Away
FRI., NOVEMBER 24 Pickett Co. Classic Byrdstown
SAT., NOVEMBER 25 Pickett Co. Classic Byrdstown
T UES., NOVEMBER 28 Cookeville Home
FRI., DECEMBER 1 York Away
TUES., DECEMER 5 White Co. Away
FRI., DECEMBER 8 Cannon Co. Home
TUES., DECEMBER 12 DeKalb Co. Home
FRI., DECEMBER 15 Sonic Shootout Sparta
DECEMBER 26-30 LIV. Jaycee Tournament TBA
FRI., JANUARY 5 Jackson Co. Home
TUES., JANUARY 9 Smith Co. Away
FRI., JANUARY 12 Cannon Co. Away
SAT., JANUARY 13 Cumberland Co. Home
TUES., JANUARY 16 Upperman Away
FRI., JANUARY 19 York Home
TUES., JANUARY 23 Pickett Co. Away
FRI., JANUARY 26 Upperman Home
TUES., JANUARY 30 Smith Co. Home
FRI., FEBRUARY 2 DeKalb Co. Away
TUES., FEBRUARY 6 Jackson Co. Away
FRI., FEBRUARY 9 White Co. Home
TUES., FEBRUARY 13 Cookeville Away
FRI., FEBRUARY 16 Pickett Co. Home

 

 

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