'Cats Take Two Tough Losses
'Cats Move To 7-0 With Wins Over Warriorettes, Lady Lions
'Cats Take Two Tough
Losses On Week
By Stuart Parsons
LA Wildcats Coach Danny McCoin meets with his team during Friday’s
game against the Cannon County Lions.
LA Wildcats Coach Danny McCoin meets with his team during Friday's
game against the Cannon County Lions.
The Livingston Academy Wildcats traveled to Sparta on Tuesday,
Dec. 5 to take on the White County Warriors. The Wildcats put up
a good fight, but they were still defeated.
LA Coach Danny McCoin said, "We played well, I was proud of
The home team took a 14-11 lead in the first period, then LA came
back in the second 15-12 to tie it at 26 at the end of the first
half. The Warriors hammered LA with a 17-7 third quarter to take
a 43-33 lead. The Wildcats never could catch back up. Sparta outscored
LA 21-18 in the fourth to win 64-51.
"Couldn't set that ball. And the size was a killer,"
Coach McCoin said.
Jesse Wolfram led the Wildcats with 15 points, including two 3-pointers
and a free throw. Andy Allred and Jamie Gurley each scored 13 points,
each including a 3-pointer. Jeff Aldridge scored 6, and Matt Quarles
and Andy Beechboard with 2.
Andy Beechboard led LA with 6 assists, followed by Wolfram with
4, Aldridge and Gurley with 2 each, and Richardson with 1.
Aldridge had 4 rebounds, Gurley had 3, Beechboard, Allred, and
Quarles each had 2, and Wolfram and Robert Richardson each had 1.
Gurley had 4 steals. Allred had 3 steals and blocked a shot, Aldridge
had 3 steals, and Beechboard and Wolfram each had 2 steals.
Livingston Academy hosted the Cannon County Lions on Friday, Dec.
The visitors took an early lead at 16-12, then the 'Cats exploded
for 22 second-quarter points while holding the Lions to 8, taking
a 34-24 lead into half-time.
Cannon County returned the favor in the third quarter, outscoring
LA 19-8, to retake the lead 43-42 going into the final frame. Both
teams scored often in the fourth, but the Lions had the advantage
24-19 to win 67-61.
"We still have to grow," Coach McCoin said. "We
have to learn how to play ball for the 4 quarters.
"We played good until the third quarter. We let them into
it in the third quarter and that hurt us. I think that we are two
matched teams. And they just outplayed us.
"We didn't have that man-to-man defense. Fooled around to
much and didn't get off as many shots."
Jeff Aldridge led LA with 21 points, including two 3-pointers and
a free throw. Andy Allred followed with 12 points, including 2 free
throws. Jesse Wolfram and Jamie Gurley each scored 10 points, Wolfram
hitting two 3-pointers and Gurley hitting 2 free throws. Robert
Richardson scored 6 on two 3-pointers, and Matt Quarles hit 2 free
Jesse Wolfram and Matt Quarles each made 5 assists, followed by
Gurley with 3, and Beechboard, Allred, and Aldridge with 2 each.
Jeff Aldridge led the Wildcats in rebounds with 6, followed by
Beechboard, Gurley, and Quarles with 2 each, and Richardson and
Allred with 1 each.
Andy Beechboard had 5 steals, Matt Quarles had 4 steals and blocked
a shot, Jeff Aldridge and Jesse Wolfram each had 3 steals, Andy
Allred had a steal and blocked 2 shots, and Jamie Gurley and Robert
Richardson each had a steal.
After hosting DeKalb County on Tuesday, Dec. 12, the Wildcats will
travel to Sparta on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 15-16 to play in the
Sonic Shootout. LA will play Whites Creek at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday,
and will play Todd Central, of Kentucky, at 6 p.m. Saturday.
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'Cats Vanquish Lady Cavs, Lady Dragons
by Russell Garrett
Megan Thompson, #11, drives through for the Lady ‘Cats.
The Livingston Academy Lady Wildcats continued their
streak of excellence with two more wins and increased their record
The Lady ‘Cats traveled to White County to face the
Lady Warriors on Tuesday, Dec. 5.
"Two good things came out of this game,"
said Coach Eddie Linder, "First of all, we got a win, which
isn't easy on the road against a team as good as White County. Second,
unfortunately, we had some players get into foul trouble early in
the game which caused us to have to rely more on our bench players.
"All of the players that came in off the bench
really played well. They stepped up when we needed them and got
in some good time and valuable experience."
The Lady ‘Cats battled the Warriors in the first quarter
and slightly edged them leading 10-8 at the end of the first quarter.
The second quarter was also a dead heat. The two teams split the
scoring at 12 apiece, which left LA with a half time lead of only
two points 22-20.
The Lady Warriors played strong in the third quarter,
outscoring the Lady 'Cats 13-9. But LA quickly answered in the fourth
quarter outscoring White County 18-13. This gave LA the win by a
close score of 49-46.
Stephanie Sullivan led scoring for the Lady 'Cats
with 17 points, including 3 free throws. Next was Katrina Beechboard
with 10 points, including 6 free throws. Also, scoring for the Lady
‘Cats, Megan Thompson had 7 points, including 2 free throws and
one 3-pointer, Renee Melton had 6 points, including 4 free throws,
Jenna Baltimore had 5 points, including 2 free throws and one 3-pointer,
and Kasey Baltimore and Kelly Thurman each had 2 points.
Jessica Leach led the Lady 'Cats in assists with 5.
She was followed by Heather Walker with 2, and Megan Thompson, Renee
Melton, and Jenna Baltimore each had 1.
Stephanie Sullivan and Renee Melton controlled the
board for LA with 5 rebounds each. Jenna Baltimore and Katrina Beechboard
both had 3, Heather Walker had 2, and Kelly Thurman had 1.
The Lady 'Cats forced the Warriors to turn the ball
over 22 times, 13 of those turnovers were due to steals. Jessica
Leach led LA with 5 steals. Katrina Beechboard had 4 steals, and
Kelly Thurman, Heather Walker, Megan Thompson, and Renee Melton
each had 1. Also, Renee Melton and Katrina Beechboard each had one
The Livingston Academy Lady Wildcats then hosted the
Cannon County Lady Lions on Friday, Dec. 8. This was a district
game for LA and Cannon County came in with a record of 4-1 so this
was a very important game for the Lady 'Cats.
"I was pleased to get another district win,"
said Coach Eddie Linder. "We came out and shot well in the
first half and were very sharp offensively. I think our defense
played adequately. However, it was very tough to defend their quickness."
LA took control of the game early, jumping out to
an early lead and outscoring the Lady Lions 21-8 in the first quarter.
The Lady 'Cats continued to dominate in the second quarter outscoring
Cannon County 17-10 and led 38-18 at the half.
LA never looked back, outscoring Cannon County 11-10
in the third quarter and 16-13 in the fourth. LA went on to defeat
the Lady Lions 65-41.
Stephanie Sullivan led scoring for LA with 16 points,
including 2 free throws. Also racking up double digits for the Lady
‘Cats was Jenna Baltimore with 14 points, including two 3-pointers.
Also scoring for LA, Jessica Leach had 8 points, including
two 3-pointers, Renee Melton had 7 points, including 1 free throw,
Megan Thompson had 5 points, including one 3-pointer, Kristen Cates
and Kelly Thurman each had 4 points, Katrina Beechboard had 3 points,
including 1 free throw, and Heather Walker and Kasey Baltimore each
had 2 points.
Jenna Baltimore led the assist column for LA with
6 assists. Renee Melton had 5, Kelly Thurman had 3, and Katrina
Beechboard, Jessica Leach, Megan Thompson, Kristen Cates, and Heather
Walker each had 1.
Megan Thompson led in rebounding for LA with 6 rebounds.
Stephanie Sullivan, Renee Melton, and Katrina Beechboard each had
5, Jenna Baltimore and Kelly Thurman both had 4, Kristen Cates had
2, and Jessica Leach and Heather Walker both had 1.
The Lady 'Cats stole the ball 18 times against Cannon
County. Five of those steals came from Jenna Baltimore. Jessica
Leach and Kelly Thurman both had 4, Katrina Beechboard had 2, and
Renee Melton, Megan Thompson, and Kristen Cates each had one. Also,
Stephanie Sullivan and Katrina Beechboard each had 2 blocked shots.
"This was a real good team effort. I feel like
we played better than we had in the two previous games. It was also
good to return home and play in front of the home crowd," said
Coach Eddie Linder, "I hope we continue to play this well."
After hosting the DeKalb County Lady Tigers on Tuesday,
Dec. 12, the Lady Wildcats will travel to Sparta to play in the
Sonic Shootout on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 15-16. The Lady 'Cats
will play Whites Creek at 4 p.m. on Saturday, then will play Millington
at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.
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
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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
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FRI., FEBRUARY 16 Pickett Co. Home
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