Tigerettes outlast East Hickman, Tigers thump Eagles

Friday, January 20, 2012
Marshall County junior Destiny Moore (4) has been on fire lately, scoring a career high 24 points in the Tigerettes' wild 57-55 double overtime win at East Hickman Tuesday night. Photo by Anthony S. Puca

On Tuesday night, the Marshall County Tigerettes (7-13, 6-4) extended their current winning streak to five games when they went on the road and defeated the East Hickman Lady Eagles 57-55 in double overtime.

The Tigers, meanwhile, bounced back from a disappointing loss to Giles County by thrashing the Eagles 53-31 in the nightcap.

Although the Tigerettes finished with a 20-11 edge in field goals, East Hickman stayed in the contest by hitting 30 of 38 free throws while Marshall County converted only 15-of-31 attempts from the charity stripe.

Junior guard Destiny Moore led MCHS with 24 points and Jameka Braden followed with 13 points. Kemesha McFall and Mecia Reed also added eight points apiece for the Tigerettes, while Megan Sanders chipped in four points.

Dana Winfrey paced the Lady Eagles (1-15, 0-9) with 14 points and Haley Umstead had 10 points. Kaitlyn Campbell and Candace Thomas tallied nine and eight points for East Hickman as well, while Mackenzie Rochelle and Haley DePriest both notched six points.

After building a 15-12 lead in the first quarter with the help of seven points from Braden and six points from Moore, the Tigerettes went on a 15-8 run in the second period behind seven points from Moore and five points from Braden to take a 31-20 lead into the break.

The Lady Eagles then outscored MCHS 6-5 in the third quarter to trim the deficit to 36-26, before using a 17-7 spurt in the fourth period to knot the game at 43-43 at the end of regulation.

Both teams tallied six points apiece in the first extra session, but the Tigerettes outscored East Hickman 8-6 in the second overtime on the strength of a basket by Moore and six free throws to escape with the two-point victory. The Lady Eagles finished the game with only four players on the floor after five girls fouled out.

In the nightcap, the Tigers (11-6, 7-3) bombed away from beyond the arc and buried nine three-pointers en route to finishing with a 19-12 advantage in field goals while the Eagles hit just one trey.

Reserve guard Corbin Clack drilled five threes and led Marshall County with a career-high 15 points. Barry Mayes and Cameron Bowers followed Clack with 10 and eight points respectively, while Aaron Hobbs and Kevin Peterson both added five points. Brock Spencer and Trent Wiles also chipped in four points apiece for MCHS and Tim Hutton had two points.

Caleb Profitt paced East Hickman (2-14, 2-7) with 10 points, while Brandon McFeeley and Steven Tomlin each tallied five points.

The Tigers jumped out to a 15-10 lead in the first quarter on the strength of six points from Bowers and threes from Mayes, Peterson, and Clack, before putting together a 13-3 run in the second period with the aid of treys from Clack and Spencer to open up a 28-13 advantage at halftime.

After stretching their lead to 37-20 in the third quarter, Marshall County outscored East Hickman 16-11 in the fourth period behind two threes from Spencer, a Mayes trey, and four points from Wiles to cap their 53-31 victory.