Stories from Thursday, February 2, 2012
Tiger foursome headed to the next level
A foursome of ferocious Marshall County Tiger defenders in Davey Maddox, Quan Greer, Dusty Nance, and Dutch Church all signed letters of intent as part of Wednesday's College Football National Signing Day.
Maddox, Greer, and Nance will be headed to Jefferson City to suit up with the Carson-Newman Eagles, while Church will also be headed east to continue his gridiron career for the Tusculum Pioneers.
Tiger head coach Tom Turchetta, who was present at the signing at MCHS said about the four moving on to the next level and what it means to the success of the Tiger program.
LMS Tigers take home Sectional championship
The Lewisburg Middle School Tigers (17-4) claimed their third TMSAA Sectional tournament title in four years by posting three double digit victories at Charlotte Middle School last week.
After defeating tournament host Charlotte 47-34 in the first round on Tuesday, the Tigers whipped conference rival Spring Hill 39-26 on Friday in the semifinals before beating Harpeth 46-32 in the championship game on Saturday.
Lady Rockets clinch second seed
The Forrest Lady Rockets travelled to Fayetteville Tuesday night to take on the pesky first year Lady Tigers, and after a brief scare, Forrest came away with big 54-35 win.
With their second win over Fayetteville this season, Forrest moved to 13-12 on the season and 9-4 in District 9-A regular season play, good enough for the second seed behind first place Moore County.
Forrest head coach Jeremy Jean said about garnering the second seed in the upcoming District 9-A Tournament, "We always thought we would be there, some of the coaches may not have thought so, but the girls have done a good job being above where people thought we would be at. They never quit, they expect to win, and that is why they are sitting at 9-4 in the district right now."
Rockets tame Tigers, showdown looms with Vikings
It was erroneously reported that the Rockets needed just one win going into the Fayetteville game Tuesday to clinch the regular season district title, but in fact, Forrest needed to win versus the Tigers and beat Community Friday night in Chapel Hill.
The Rockets took care of the first order of business before the Friday night showdown with the Vikings as they trailed 34-27 at the half in Fayetteville before storming back to claim a 69-56 win.
MCHS splits in Fairview
The Marshall County Tigers came away with an important 54-44 win at Fairview Tuesday night to stay in the thick of the District 12-AA race, while the Tigerettes continued to fall back in the standings as they suffered their third straight loss in a close 53-46 defeat to the Lady Yellow Jackets.
The Tigers led the entire game, doubling up the Yellow Jackets 12-6 in the first quarter before both squads scored 17 points each in the second period to make it 29-23, Tigers at the half.
Lady Bulldogs hold off Mt. Pleasant
On Tuesday, the Cornersville Lady Bulldogs extended their current winning streak to eight games by going on the road and defeating District foe Mt. Pleasant 47-41 to complete the season sweep of the Lady Tigers.
After taking a 23-14 advantage into the break, the Lady Bulldogs (14-9, 10-1 District) pushed their lead to 13 points on three occasions in the second half, but had to withstand a couple of rally attempts by Mt. Pleasant in order to record their 10th consecutive victory over the Lady Tigers.
Mt. Pleasant roughs up Bulldogs
It was a long night for the Cornersville Bulldogs on Tuesday, as they suffered a 67-31 road loss at the hands of District leader Mt. Pleasant.
Ranked 4th in the latest Tennessee Class A state basketball rankings, the Tigers (18-2, 11-0 District) put the game away early and built a 35-12 lead in the first half. Mt. Pleasant then opened up a 60-21 advantage with 7:15 left in the fourth quarter before coasting to the 36-point victory.
CMS Lady Bulldogs sweep Riverside Christian
The Cornersville Middle School Lady Bulldogs (12-8) recorded their fifth straight win on Thursday night when they beat the Riverside Christian Lady Knights 28-25 at home in their season finale.
Having defeated RCA 23-20 seven days earlier, Cornersville held a 17-9 lead at the end of the third quarter before the Lady Knights sliced the deficit to 19-18 midway through the fourth.
Brown's buzzer beater lifts CMS Bulldogs over Riverside Christian
The Cornersville Middle School Bulldogs (2-16) ended their season on a high note when they pulled out a dramatic 33-31 overtime victory over the Riverside Christian Knights at home on Thursday night.
RCA had defeated Cornersville 37-33 seven days earlier and held a 26-23 lead late in the fourth quarter of Thursday's contest, but Bulldog guard Ben Proctor drilled a three-pointer in the waning seconds of regulation to send the game into overtime knotted at 26-26.