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Archives 12-06-2000



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




'Cats Defeat Cavs, Fall To Dragons
By Stuart Parsons


LA senior Matt Quarles leaps for a shot in Friday's game at York Institute.


The Wildcats pulled out a win against the Cookeville Cavaliers on Tuesday, Nov. 28.

"Big win. We played real well. We played the way we are capable of playing," Wildcats Coach Danny McCoin said.

"We turned the ball over a lot less and took a better ball selection.

"A lot better intensity."

And this game was very intense until the end. The game was never 8 points apart during its entirety.

LA took a narrow 17-15 lead in the first period, and followed with a 20-15 second period to take a 37-30 advantage into half-time.

The Cavaliers mounted a charge in the third period, outscoring the 'Cats 18-12 to cut the lead to a single point at 49-48 going into the final frame. LA held off the Cavs charge with a 21-16 fourth to win 70-64.

Andy Allred led with a total of 20 points, including 8 free throw shots. Matt Quarles was not far behind with 18 points, including 2 free throws and two 3-pointers.

Also Andy Beech-board and Jamie Gurley scored 11 points each. Gurley had a foul shot and Beechboard had 3 free throws. Also contributing were Jeff Aldridge with 6 points, and Jesse Wolfram with 4 points.

Both Jesse Wolfram and Andy Beechboard had 6 assists. Quarles helped with 4 assists, Allred contributed 2, and Aldridge 1.

Andy Beechboard led LA in rebounds with 9. Quarles had 8, Allred and Wolfram each had 7, Aldridge 3, and Gurley with 2.

Matt Quarles had 2 blocked shots and 4 steals. Allred had 2 block shots and 3 steals, Aldridge had 4 steals, Gurley had 2 steals, and Wolfram had a steal.

The Wildcats traveled to Jamestown on Friday, Dec 1 to take on District 8-AA opponent York Institute.

The Wildcats outscored the Dragons 15-11 in the first period, but the home team came back with a 16-13 second period to cut the lead to a solitary point at half-time, with the score 28-27.

The Dragons put up another 16 points in the third, while LA could only manage 10, giving York a 43-38 lead going into the fourth. Livingston outscored the Jamestown team 12-11 in the fourth period, but it was too little. York won 54-50.

"Our shooting was terrible," Coach McCoin said. "There was no intensity. We are still on cloud nine."

"York wanted the win more than we did. We didn't play to what we are capable of."

Jamie Gurley led the Wildcats with 11 points, including a 3 pointer. Beechboard, Aldridge, and Wolfram each had 9 points, with each hitting a 3-pointer. Wolfram hit 2 free throw shots.

Beechboard and Quarles both led LA with 4 assists each. Wolfram and Gurley had 3 assists each, and Allred and Aldridge each had 1.

Andy Allred led in rebounds with 8. Gurley had 7 rebounds, Quarles 5, Beechboard 3, Wolfram 2, and Aldridge and Richardson 1 each.

Andy Allred had 3 blocked shots and a steal. Quarles had a blocked shot and 2 steals. Aldridge had 4 steals. Wolfram and Beechboard each had 3 steals, and Gurley and Quarles each had 2 steals.

"But if we played with the intensity of the Cookeville game every game, that would make the difference," Coach McCoin said.

After traveling to Sparta on Tuesday, Dec. 5 to take on the White County Warriors, the Wildcats will host the Cannon County Lions on Friday, Dec. 8 and the DeKalb County Tigers on Tuesday, Dec. 12.

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Lady 'Cats Vanquish Lady Cavs, Lady Dragons

Dewain E. Peek and Russell Garrett

Coach Eddie Linder has the Lady Wildcats ready to play in Friday's win at York Institute. The 68-39 win pushed the Lady ‘Cats to 5-0 on the young season.

The Livingston Academy Lady Wildcats have played five games, and have five wins to their credit. LA has started the 2000 season with a flawless 5-0 record.

The Lady 'Cats hosted the Cookeville Lady Cavaliers on Tuesday, Nov. 28.

"Anytime you get a win against a team like Cookeville you are pleased," Coach Eddie Linder said. "We have split games the last three years with Cookeville so being one up on them early in the season is a real plus."

The Lady 'Cats started off strong taking the lead 16-10 at the end of the first period. LA continued to dominate the second period outscoring the Lady Cavaliers 19-11 to take a 35-21 lead at the half.

"We were real strong in the first half. Baltimore helped set the tone with five 3-pointers early in the game," Coach Linder said, "but we knew when we went in at half time that it would still be tough, and that a team like Cookeville wouldn't just lay down."

In the third quarter it appeared that the Lady Cavs might make a comeback. They outscored LA 15-6 in the third quarter. The Lady ‘Cats answered in the fourth quarter, outscoring Cookeville 14-13 to take the win by a final score of 55-49.

Jenna Baltimore led scoring for the ‘Cats with 22 points, including five 3-pointers and 5 free throws. Also contributing in double figures for the Lady 'Cats were Stephanie Sullivan with 12 points, including 6 free throws, and Renee Melton with 10 points.

Also scoring for LA, Jessica Leach had 6 points, Katrina Beechboard had 4 points, including 2 free throws, and Megan Thompson scored 1 point on a free throw attempt.

Jenna Baltimore led in assists with 4, followed by Jessica Leach and Renee Melton both with 3, and Stephanie Sullivan, Katrina Beechboard, and Megan Thompson each had 1.

Stephanie Sullivan led LA in rebounding with 6. Jenna Baltimore, Renee Melton, and Katrina Beechboard had 5 boards each. Jessica Leach and Kristen Cates each had 3, and Megan Thompson had 1.

Jenna Baltimore and Renee Melton each had 2 steals, and Stephanie Sullivan and Katrina Beechboard both had 1.

"In the second half we had trouble getting into our rhythm on offense and Cookeville came out playing hard, but our defense stepped up and played really well allowing us to keep a 6-8 point lead and get the victory," Coach Linder said.

The Lady 'Cats traveled to York Institute to face the York Lady Dragons on Friday, Dec. 1. LA lost on the road to York last year so they were looking for a win there in their first district game of the season.

"We came in wanting to play better and harder than we did there last year and we did," Coach Linder said.

The Lady 'Cats took off to an early lead outscoring the Lady Dragons 18-10 in the first quarter. LA continued to dominate in the second quarter out scoring York 23-14 and went in at half-time leading 41-24.

The second half was no different. LA outscored York 13-6 in the third quarter and 14-9 in the fourth quarter. LA went on to defeat the Lady Dragons 68-39.

"Our guards played really well together. Baltimore, Leach, and Beechboard contributed 48 points and I am real proud of our defense; they played well and allowed us to keep the lead," Coach Linder said.

Jenna Baltimore led scoring for the Lady 'Cats with 24 points, including two 3-pointers and 6 free throws. Also contributing double digits, Jessica Leach had 13 points, including one 3-pointer and 2 free throws, Stephanie Sullivan had 10 points, and Katrina Beechboard had 11 points, including 5 free throws.

Also scoring for LA, Renee Melton, Kristen Cates, Kasey Baltimore, Heather Walker, and Kelly Thurman each had 2 points.

Jessica Leach led in assists for LA with 6. Jenna Baltimore and Renee Melton both had 3, and Stephanie Sullivan, Katrina Beechboard, and Heather Walker each had 1.

Jenna Baltimore led rebounds for the Lady 'Cats with 6. Jessica Leach and Katrina Beechboard both had 5. Stephanie Sullivan and Renee Melton each had 4. Heather Walker and Megan Thompson each had 2, and Kristen Cates picked up 1.

The Lady 'Cats forced 27 turnovers due to steals. Of those, Jessica Leach had 8, Katrina Beechboard had 7, Stephanie Sullivan had 6, Jenna Baltimore had 4, Megan Thompson and Heather Walker both had one. Katrina Beechboard also had 2 blocked shots.

After traveling to Sparta to take on the Warriorettes of White County on Tuesday, Dec. 5, LA will host Cannon county on Friday, Dec. 8, and DeKalb County on Tuesday, Dec. 12.

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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