Tigerettes break losing streak, Tigers playing for title

Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Leah Hollingsworth had 17 points in Tuesday's win over Hickman County at the Above the Rim Christmas Invitational at Centerville.Photos by Anthony S. Puca

The Marshall County hoops squads have been at Centerville this week, playing in the Above the Rim Christmas Invitational Tournament where the Tigerettes lost big to Dickson County in the opening round before breaking a long losing streak with a 55-20 win over host Hickman County on Tuesday.

MCHS led 32-12 at the half before cruising to the 35-point victory behind 17 points from sophomore Leah Hollingsworth, including a pair of 3-pointers.

Demariae Ingram was also in double figures with 11 points.

The Tigerettes (1-9) will play Perry County (8-3) today at 1 p.m. for fifth place.

Brentwood Academy and Dickson County square off for the tournament title at 7 p.m.

The third place game pits CPA versus Spring Hill, while Hickman County and Battle Ground Academy play for seventh place.

MCHS 4 9 4 7-24

Dickson County 25 21 27 11-84

MCHS-Alexis Ford 8, Tianda Hutton 7, Ali Hobbs 3, Dymond Wicks 2, Demariae Ingram 2, Leah Hollingsworth 2.

Three-point goals-Hollingsworth.

DC-Emily Beard 23, Lea Lea Carter 16, Kailey Rosenbaum 9, Ryann Roberts 7, Lainey Reed 6, Cierra Smith 6, Reagan Purvine 6, Baker Sensing 5, Yasmine Daniel 4, Ahmiyah Strickland 2.

Three-point goals-Reed 2, Smith 2, Beard, Sensing, Roberts.

Halftime score-Dickson County 46, MCHS 13.

MCHS 15 24 13 3-55

Hickman County 6 6 4 4-20

MCHS-Leah Hollingsworth 17, Demariae Ingram 11, Tianda Hutton 7, Cassi Whitworth 5, Ali Hobbs 2, Alexis Ford 2, Dymond Wicks 2, Bishop 1.

Three-point goals-Hollingsworth 2.

Hickman County-Catie Cannon 12, Jessica Small 4, Nikita Hudgins 2, Kenny Malugin 2.

Three-point goals-Cannon 4.

Freshman KJ Johnson and the Marshall County Tigers (6-7) play for the Above the Rim Christmas Invitational title tonight versus Ravenwood (8-5).

The Tigers came up with a tough 57-43 win over the host Eagles on Monday behind 16 points by Malek Sain and 10 by KJ Johnson to advance to the semifinals where they won 47-36 over Dickson County.

DeAndre Brown led the Tigers in the scoring column with 16 points, while Caleb Fields added 14.

MCHS plays Ravenwood for the tournament title tonight at 8:30 p.m.

MCHS 13 17 13 14-57

Hickman County 11 11 10 11-43

MCHS-Malek Sain 16, KJ Johnson 10, DeAndre Brown 9, Caleb Fields 6, Quavion Harris 6, Curtis Keiler 4, Kevon Maxwell 2, Donathon Tears 2, Steven Dangerfield 2.

Three-point goals-Sain 2, Johnson 2.

Hickman County- Brian Sensing 13, Ben Bentley 8, Nick Bentley 7, Nathan Clinard 4, Shane Rednour 3, Briley DePriest 3, Trent Turner 3, Dalton Barber 2.

Three-point goals-Ben Bentley 2, Rednour, Nick Bentley, DePriest, Turner.

Halftime score-MCHS 30, Hickman County 22.

MCHS 12 13 11 11-47

Dickson County 12 13 0 11-36

MCHS-DeAndre Brown 16, Caleb Fields 11, Curtis Keiler 8, Malek Sain 8, KJ Johnson 2, Montrell Harris 2.

Three-point goals-Fields.

Dickson County-Hunter Wolcott 18, Demontez Coleman 5, David Rubio 4, Trey Wiedman 4, Darian Burns 3, Cody Purdue 2.

Three-point goals-(0).

Halftime score-MCHS 25, Dickson County 25.