LA Wildcats Lose To Jackson
County Blue Devils
'Cats Win 3 More In Jaycees Tournament
LA Wildcats Lose
To Jackson County Blue Devils
By Russell Garrett
Andy Allred, #25, looks for an open teammate in Friday’s game against
the Blue Devils.
The Livingston Academy Wildcats hosted the Jackson County Blue
Devils on Friday, Jan. 5.
"We played a lot better than we have in the past few games,"
Wildcats Coach Danny McCoin said. "We were only down by one
at the half but we went dry on scoring in the third quarter and
you just can't do that against a team as talented as Jackson County."
The Blue Devils jumped out to an early lead in the first quarter
outscoring the 'Cats 13-9. LA fought back in the second quarter
outscoring Jackson County 15-12 and were down by only one at the
The Blue Devils controlled the third quarter outscoring the 'Cats
15-8. Jackson County pulled away in the fourth quarter. The Blue
Devils outscored LA 21-14 and went home with the win by a score
Andy Allred led scoring for the 'Cats with 17 points, including
a free throw. Also scoring for LA, Matt Quarles had 9 points, including
a 3-pointer, Jesse Wolfram had 8 points, Jeff Aldridge had 5 points,
including a 3-pointer, Andy Beechboard had 3 points, including a
free throw, Joseph McGill had 2 points, and Dustin Ferrell also
had 2 points on 2 free throws.
Assists were led by Matt Quarles with 5 assists. Jesse Wolfram
had 3, Andy Beech-board and Robert Richardson each had 2, and Andy
Allred, Jeff Aldridge, and Dustin Ferrell each had 1.
Jesse Wolfram controlled the boards for the 'Cats. He led in rebounds
with 7, followed by Andy Beechboard with 6, Andy Allred and Jeff
Aldridge each with 5, Matt Quarles and Robert Richardson each with
4, Joseph McGill with 3, and Dustin Ferrell with 2.
Steals were also led by Jesse Wolfram, with 5 , followed by Andy
Beechboard with 2, and Andy Allred, Jeff Aldridge, and Dustin Ferrell
each with 1. Andy Allred also blocked a shot.
After traveling to Smith County to play the Owls on Tuesday, Jan.
9, the 'Cats will travel to Cannon County to take on the Lions on
Friday, Jan. 12. The 'Cats will then host the Cumberland County
Jets on Saturday, Jan. 13. Next, LA will travel to Baxter to play
the Upperman Bees on Tuesday, Jan. 16
'Cats Take First Loss Of Season
By Russell Garrett
Stephanie Sullivan, #12, puts up 2 points in Friday's
game against the Jackson County Lady Blue Devils.
The Livingston Academy Lady Wildcats hosted the Jackson
County Lady Blue Devils on Friday Jan. 5.
"I feel like the biggest difference in our performance
in this game was our inability to box out and rebound", Lady
Wildcats Coach Eddie Linder said. "Jackson County scored a
lot of points off of offensive boards and you just can’t allow a
team like Jackson County to do that.
"I feel like our defense was good enough to win,
but we have to come up with more than 37 points."
Jackson County came out strong. The Lady Blue Devils
outscored LA 14-9 in the first quarter. The Lady ‘Cats came back
in the second quarter outscoring the Lady Blue Devils 11-9, but
were still down 23-20 at the half.
LA and Jackson County split the scoring 9-9 in the
third quarter. The Lady Blue Devils pulled away in the fourth quarter.
They outscored the Lady 'Cats 13-8 and handed LA their first loss
of the season by a score of 45-37. The loss put the Lady Wildcats
at 13-1 on the season.
"It was a disappointing loss, but I think we
can use it as a learning experience. Any time you have such a loss
it just makes you want to work harder and get better," Coach
Scoring for LA was led by Jenna Baltimore with 11
points, including a free throw and two 3-pointers, followed by Katrina
Beechboard with 10 points, Stephanie Sullivan with 7 points, including
a free throw, Kelly Thurman with 4 points, Megan Thompson with 3
points, including a 3-pointer, and Renee Melton with 2 points.
The lead for assists was shared by Stephanie Sullivan,
Renee Melton, and Katrina Beechboard each with 2 . Jenna Baltimore,
Jessica Leach, and Megan Thompson each had 1 assist.
Rebounding was led by Stephanie Sullivan with 6 rebounds,
followed by Jenna Baltimore with 5 rebounds, Katrina Beechboard
and Kelly Thurman each with 4 rebounds, Jessica Leach and Renee
Melton each with 2 rebounds, and Megan Thompson with a rebound.
Jenna Baltimore had 2 steals. Also, Katrina Beechboard
had 2 blocks, and Stephanie Sullivan had a block.
After traveling to Smith County on Tuesday Jan. 9
to take on the Owlettes, the Lady 'Cats will travel to Cannon County
on Friday, Jan. 12 to play the Lady Lions. The Lady ‘Cats will then
host the Cumberland County Lady Jets on Saturday, Jan. 13. Next,
LA will travel to Baxter to play the Upperman Lady Bees on Tuesday,
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