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Wildcats Defeat Tigers, Lose To Owls
Lady Wildcats Take Two District Wins

 

 

Wildcats Defeat Tigers, Lose To Owls
By Russell Garrett

 

 

Amanda Harris

Jesse Wolfram brings the ball around for LA in the win at DeKalb County. Wolfram scored 10 points in the game.

 

 

The Livingston Academy Wildcats capped off last week by traveling to Smithville to face the DeKalb County Tigers on Friday, Feb. 2.

DeKalb County came out on top at the end of the first quarter, outscoring LA 20-16.

The 'Cats rallied in the second quarter, outscoring the Tigers 15-6 to lead 31-26 at the half. The ‘Cats had a strong third quarter, outscoring the Tigers 22-9. LA continued to lead in the fourth, outscoring DeKalb County 18-14 and taking the win by a score of 71-49.

Wildcats Coach Danny McCoin said, "This was the best game we have played this season. We got down early, but we did not quit and kept our composure and played an excellent game offensively, which allowed us to take the win."

Scoring for the 'Cats was led by Jeff Aldridge with 17 points, including one 3-pointer. Also contributing double digits for LA, Andy Beechboard had 16 points, including 5 free throws and three 3-pointers, Matt Quarles had 11 points, including a free throw and two 3-pointers, and Jesse Wolfram had 10 points, including two 3-pointers.

Also scoring for the 'Cats, Joseph McGill had 8 points, Dustin Ferrill had 5 points, including a free throw, and Cody King and Josh Walker each had 1 point.

Assists were led by Andy Beechboard with 4. He was followed by Matt Quarles and Jesse Wolfram with 3 assists each, Joseph McGill with 2 assists, and Jeff Aldridge, Cody King, Robert Richardson, and Dustin Ferrill each with 1.

Jeff Aldridge led rebounding for LA and also picked up a double-double by pulling down 12 boards to accompany his 17 points. He was followed by Joseph McGill with 10 rebounds, Jesse Wolfram with 4, Andy Beechboard and Cody King with 3 each, Matt Quarles and Dustin Ferrill with 2, and Robert Richardson with 1.

Andy Beechboard led in steals for LA with 2 , followed by Matt Quarles, Jeff Aldridge, Jesse Wolfram, and Joseph McGill with 1 each. Jeff Aldridge also blocked 3 shots, and Matt Quarles and Joseph McGill each blocked a shot.

Earlier in the week, Liv-ingston Academy hosted the Smith County Owls on Tuesday, Jan. 30.

Livingston and Smith County seemed to be evenly matched in the first quarter where the ‘Cats outscored the Owls 19-17. The game remained close in the second quarter with Smith County outscoring LA 19-14 to lead 36-33 at the half.

The 'Cats came back in the third quarter, outscoring the Owls 16-11 and leading 49-47 heading into the fourth quarter. LA tried to make a run, but wouldn't be able to do so. Smith County outscored LA 22-13 in the fourth quarter and stole the win by a score of 69-62.

"We put ourselves in great position to win, but made some key mistakes and missed a couple of shots in crunch time that ultimately cost us the win," Coach McCoin said.

Scoring for LA was led by Jeff Aldridge with 21 points, including 2 free throws and a 3-pointer. He was followed by Jesse Wolfram with 19 points, including 2 free throws and a 3-pointer, Andy Allred with 14 points, Matt Quarles with 4 points, including 2 free throws, and Andy Beechboard and Cody King each with 2 points.

Assists were led by Matt Quarles with 4, followed by Andy Allred and Jeff Aldridge with 3 each, and Andy Beech-board, Jesse Wolfram, and Cody King with 1 each.

Andy Allred controlled the boards for LA with 6 rebounds. He was followed by Matt Quarles and Jeff Aldridge with 5 rebounds each, Cody King with 2, and Andy Beechboard and Jesse Wolfram with 1 each.

Andy Beechboard, Matt Quarles, Jeff Aldridge, and Cody King each had a steal. Also, Matt Quarles and Jeff Aldridge each blocked 3 shots, and Andy Allred and Cody King each blocked a shot.

After traveling to Gainesboro to play the Jackson County Blue Devils on Tuesday, Feb. 6, Livingston Academy will host the White County Warriors on Friday, Feb. 9. The Wildcats will then travel to Cookeville on Tuesday, Feb. 13 to play the Cavaliers.

 

 

Lady Wildcats Take Two District Wins
By Russell Garrett

Amanda Harris

Jessica Leach looks to pass to a teammate in Friday's win over DeKalb County. Leach led the Lady ‘Cats in assists with 6 in the game.

 

 

The Livingston Academy Lady Wildcats added two more to the win column with two district wins to run their overall record to 21-3, and their district record to 8-3.

The Lady 'Cats picked up their first win of the week at home against the Smith County Lady Owls on Tuesday, Jan. 30.

Lady Wildcats Coach Eddie Linder said, "We knew going in that we would be facing a good, much-improved Smith County team. We had a tough game down there earlier in the season and we would be playing without our starting point Jenna Baltimore, who is out due to injury, so we knew it would be a tough contest."

The Lady 'Cats jumped out to an early lead in the first quarter, outscoring the Lady Owls 16-6. Smith County fought back in the second, outscoring Livingston Academy 24-21, cutting LA's lead to 7, at 30-37, at the half.

"I feel like they hustled more and played harder than we did," Coach Linder said, "but we had a strong third quarter and were able to keep the game in our control."

The Lady ‘Cats took control of the game in the third quarter, outscoring the Lady Owls 15-8, and led 52-38 heading into the fourth quarter. The Lady Owls could not recover. LA outscored Smith County 17-12 in the fourth and went on to win by a score of 69-50.

"We played well offensively, but I was disappointed in our defensive effort. We gave up 50 points and allowed #32, Rigsby, to score six 3-pointers, but overall we played well and were glad to get another district win," Coach Linder said.

Scoring for the Lady 'Cats was led by Stephanie Sullivan with 24 points, including 2 free throws. She was followed by Katrina Beechboard with 11 points, including 5 free throws, Jessica Leach with 9 points, including 2 free throws and a 3-pointer, Megan Thompson with 9 points, including 2 free throws and a 3-pointer, Renee Melton with 6 points, Heather Walker with 6 points, including two 3-pointers, and Kelly Thurman and Chelsie Stover each with 2 points.

Jessica Leach led the assist column for LA with 9, followed by Megan Thompson with 4, Stephanie Sullivan with 3, and Renee Melton, Katrina Beech-board, Kelly Thurman, Heather Walker, Christen Cates, and Kelly Thurman each with 1.

Stephanie Sullivan controlled the boards for the Lady 'Cats with 8 rebounds. She was followed by Renee Melton with 6 rebounds, Katrina Beechboard and Megan Thompson each with 4 rebounds, Heather Walker with 3 rebounds, Jessica Leach and Kelly Thurman each with 2 rebounds, and Christen Cates with 1 rebound.

Jessica Leach led in steals for the Lady 'Cats with 4, followed by Stephanie Sullivan with 3, Katrina Beechboard with 2, and Megan Thompson with 1. \

Stephanie Sullivan and Katrina Beechboard each blocked 4 shots, and Jessica Leach and Kelly Thurman each blocked a shot.

The Lady 'Cats then traveled to DeKalb County to face the Lady Tigers on Friday, Feb. 2. "We faced DeKalb earlier in the year and did not have a lot of trouble with them, but I knew and tried to convince the girls that they'd be tough," Coach Linder said. LA took the lead early in the first quarter, outscoring the Lady Tigers 13-3.

The Lady 'Cats continued to dominate in the second quarter. Livingston outscored DeKalb County 12-9 in the second and led 25-12 at the half. The Lady 'Cats played hard in the third quarter, outscoring DeKalb County 12-9, and went on to outscore the Lady Tigers 16-13 in the fourth to take the win by a score of 53-34.

"We took the lead early and kept control of the game. We played great defensively, and were able to play a lot of younger players, and were pleased to pick up a win on the road," Coach Linder said.

Scoring for the Lady 'Cats was led by Stephanie Sullivan with 18 points, including 2 free throws. She was followed by Katrina Beechboard with 10 points, including 2 free throws, Renee Melton with 7 points, including a free throw, Jessica Leach with 6 points, Megan Thompson and Heather Walker each with 3 points, both players bucketing a 3-pointer each, Christen Cates with 3 points, including a free throw, and Danielle Thrasher with a free throw.

Assists were led by Jessica Leach with 6. She was followed by Stephanie Sullivan, Katrina Beechboard, and Megan Thompson each with 3 assists, and Renee Melton, Heather Walker, and Kasey Baltimore each with 1 assist.

Stephanie Sullivan led LA in rebounds for with 6, followed by Renee Melton and Megan Thompson each with 5, Katrina Beechboard with 4, and Jessica Leach, Kelly Thurman, Danielle Thrasher, and Christen Cates each with 1.

Steals were led by Jessica Leach with 4, followed by Renee Melton, Katrina Beechboard, Megan Thompson, and Heather Walker each with 2, and Stephanie Sullivan with 1 steal.

Stephanie Sullivan, Katrina Beechboard, and Kelly Thur-man each blocked a shot.

After traveling to Jackson County on Tuesday, Feb. 6, Livingston Academy will host the White County Warriorettes on Friday, Feb. 9. The Lady ‘Cats will then travel to Cookeville to take on the Lady Cavaliers on Tuesday, Feb. 13.

 

 

 

 

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