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Strong Second Period Not Enough For 'Cats
Lady 'Cats Stung By Lady Bees

 

 

 

Strong Second Period Not Enough For 'Cats
By Russell Garrett

 

Amanda Harris file photo

Andy Allred led Livingston Academy in scoring against Upperman with 13 points in the district loss.

 

The Livingston Academy Wildcats added another loss to their 14-game losing streak against the Upperman Bees on Tuesday Jan. 16 to drop their record to 2-15 on the season.

The Bees stung the 'Cats early, outscoring LA 23-8 in the first quarter. The 'Cats fought back in the second quarter, outscoring the home team 22-13, but still trailed 36-30 at the half.

"We played real well for 2 quarters and then went cold in the second half," Wildcats Coach Danny McCoin said. "It seems this has been the story all year and it kills us."

The Bees took off again in the third quarter outscoring LA 12-3 and led 48-33 heading into the fourth quarter. Upperman pulled away in the fourth quarter to take the win by a score of 65-46.

Scoring for LA was led by Andy Allred with 13 points, including a 3-pointer. He was followed by Jesse Wolfram with 8 points, including two 3-pointers, Cody King with 7 points, including a 3-pointer and 4 free throws, Jeff Aldridge with 6 points, Andy Beechboard with 6 points, including a 3-pointer and 3 free throws, Joseph McGill with 4 points, including a 3-pointer and a free throw, and Matt Quarles with 2 points.

Andy Beechboard led in the assist column for LA with 3 assists. Jesse Wolfram, Cody King, and Joseph McGill each had 2 assists, and Andy Allred had 1 assist.

Andy Beechboard and Andy Allred led in rebounds for LA. They pulled down 6 rebounds each, followed by, Matt Quarles and Jeff Aldridge each with 5 rebounds, Jesse Wolfram with 4 rebounds, Cody King with 3 rebounds, Joseph McGill with 2 rebounds, and Robert Richard-son with 1 rebound.

Steals were led by Andy Beechboard with 3 steals. Matt Quarles had 2 steals, and Jeff Aldridge, Jesse Wolfram, and Joseph McGill each had a steal.

After facing the York Institute Dragons on Monday, Jan. 22 in a make-up game due to bad weather and the Pickett County Bobcats on Tuesday, Jan. 23, the 'Cats will have another shot at the Upperman Bees, this time with home court advantage on Friday, Jan. 26.

"This will be a good opportunity to grab a win on our home floor," Coach McCoin said concerning the upcoming game. "We need to take advantage of this opportunity by scoring more and improving our offensive game."

Livingston Academy will then host the Smith County Owls on Tuesday, Jan. 30.

 

 

 

Lady 'Cats Stung By Lady Bees
By Russell Garrett

 

Amanda Harris file photo

Katrina Beechboard scored 8 points in the Lady Wildcats game against the Upperman Lady Bees.

 

The Livingston Academy Lady Wildcats were handed their second loss of the season last week when they traveled to Baxter to face the Upperman Lady Bees on Tuesday, Jan. 16. Running their overall record to 16-2, and 5-2 in District 8-AA.

"We came out and took a 6-2 lead, and then fell into an offensive slump in the first quarter," Livingston Academy Lady Wildcat Coach Eddie Linder said. "We fell behind early and you just can't afford to do that against such a talented team on their home floor."

After taking the 6-2 lead early in the first quarter, the Lady ‘Cats went cold and allowed the Lady Bees to make a 12-0 run which put them down 14-6 at the end of the first quarter. The Lady 'Cats fought back in the second quarter pulling within 5 points with three minutes remaining in the half.

"We made a couple of runs, but every time, they were right there to answer and that is the mark of a good team,” Coach Linder said. LA refused to go away in the third quarter, but still found themselves down by 6 points, 39-33, going into the fourth. In the fourth quarter the Lady Bees launched a series of 3-pointers that put the Lady ‘Cats away by a final score of 68-55.

"We could have just laid down and let Upperman have their way, but we played hard and didn't quit and took a hard fought loss," Coach Linder said.

Scoring for the Lady ‘Cats was led by Jenna Baltimore with 19 points, including three 3-pointers. She was followed by Stephanie Sullivan with 11 points, including a free throw, Renee Melton with 9 points, including a free throw, Katrina Beechboard with 8 points, including 2 free throws, Jessica Leach with 5 points, including a free throw, and Megan Thompson with 3 points, including a free throw.

Jenna Baltimore and Megan Thompson led LA with 3 assists each, followed by Jessica Leach with 2 assists, and Stephanie Sullivan, Renee Melton, and Katrina Beechboard with 1 assist each.

Renee Melton controlled the boards for LA with 6 rebounds. She was followed by Stephanie Sullivan and Katrina Beech-board each with 5 rebounds, Jenna Baltimore with 3 rebounds, Megan Thompson with 2 rebounds, and Jessica Leach with 1 rebound.

Steals were led by Katrina Beechboard and Megan Thompson each with 2 steals, followed by Jenna Baltimore, Stephanie Sullivan, and Renee Melton with a steal each.

After facing York on Monday, Jan. 22 in a make-up game due to bad weather and Pickett County on Tuesday, Jan. 23, the Lady 'Cats will have their second shot in only 10 days at the Upperman Lady Bees on Friday Jan. 26. The Lady 'Cats will be looking for revenge as they take on the Lady Bees on LA's home floor.

"Upperman is a very talented team offensively, and to win this game we must do a better job of controlling the tempo and try to stay with them offensively," Coach Linder said concerning Friday's upcoming game.

LA's next game will also be a make-up, the Jaycees Tournament Championship game. The Lady ‘Cats will face the Cookeville Lady Cavs on Saturday, Jan. 27.

When asked what it will take to win this game, Coach Linder said, "Cookeville is a good defensive team. They like to try to control a slow tempo, low scoring, game.

"We need to get the ball up and down the court and increase the tempo of the game." Livingston Academy will also host the Smith County Lady Owls on Tuesday, Jan. 30.

 

 

 

 

 

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