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Lady Cats Finish Third in District



A win at home and a loss on the road last week left the Lawrence County Lady Wildcats in third place in the final District 8-3A standings last week.

Kabry Tinin spots up for a 3 pointer in an early season home game for the Lady Wildcats. Tinin led her team with 18 points in their overtime win over Marshall County last week.
Scott Stewart / Lawrence County Advocate

The Lady Wildcats, 7-10 overall and 4-3 in district, were scheduled to host Giles County’s girls Monday for the first round of the district tournament. The winner of that game is scheduled to play in the semifinals Friday at Marshall County and the final rounds next week also at Marshall County. 

Lawrence Co. 56
Marshall Co. 51
OT

The Lady Wildcats took down Marshall County for the second time in five days winning 56-51 at Ralph Benson Memorial Gym.

Lawrence County struggled through a poor shooting night, but their defense and a late scoring surge helped them complete a season sweep in an overtime win. 

The Tigerettes jumped out to a seven-point lead in the first and held on to a 31-22 lead at halftime. 

But the Lady Wildcats held their opponent to only 10 combined points in the fourth quarter and overtime, while also shooting 13-of-18 from the free throw line during the same stretch. 

Kabry Tinin tied for a game-high with 18 points including a 7-of-8 free throw performance in the final quarter and overtime. Sadie Grace Cole and Jacie Scott scored 11 points apiece. Keeley Frazier chipped in five. Cami Pigg scored four. Sophie Cole and Ryann Hughes scored three each. Jenna Johnston contributed a free throw. 

Marshall was led by Marshawna Ridley’s 18 points. Maggie Steely added 11.

While Lawrence County struggled inside the arc, the team knocked down 10-of-28 from the perimeter to pace the scoring.

Marshall County:   51
Lawrence County: 56
MC: 18 31 41 49 51
LC:  11 22 35 49 56
Marshall County (51): Marshawna Ridley – 18, Maggie Steely – 11, Jachelle Ridley – 9, Demiyah Blackman – 7, Adriana White – 6
Lawrence County (56): Kabry Tinin – 18, Sadie Grace Cole – 11, Jacie Scott – 11, Keeley Frazier – 5, Cami Pigg – 4, Sophie Cole – 3, Ryann Hughes – 3, Jenna Johnston – 1
3-pointers: Marshall County (6): Marshawna Ridley – 2, Maggie Steely – 2, Adriana White – 2; Lawrence County (10): Kabry Tinin – 3, Sadie Grace Cole – 3, Sophie Cole – 1, Cami Pigg – 1, Keeley Frazier – 1, Jacie Scott – 1

Sophie Cole was Lawrence County’s leading scorer at Murfreesboro Central Magnet last week.
Scott Stewart / Lawrence County Advocate

Central Magnet 60
Lawrence Co. 40

The Lawrence County Lady Wildcats ran into a buzz saw offensively as they fell behind early on the road and never could recover.

The result was a 60-40 district loss at Murfreesboro Central for LCHS in their final regular season game.

While Lawrence County struggled offensively, scoring just 8 first period points, Central came out of the gates on fire, stroking 20 points for an early 12-point lead.

Momentum turned in the Lady Wildcats’ favor in the second as seven players combined for 12 points, but more importantly held Central to just 5, to cut the lead to 25-20 at halftime.

The third period proved to be pivotal with Central again scoring more than 20 points and holding LCHS to just 7 to build a 48-27 lead going into the fourth.

The almost 20-point lead proved to be too much for the Lady Wildcats to overcome despite a 13-point final frame effort.

Four Central players scored in double digits.

Despite nine players for Lawrence County none scored in double digits.

Sophie Cole led the way with 8 and Jacie Scott put up 6. Ryann Hughes, Cami Pigg and Kabry Tinin each scored 5, Sadie Grace Cole and Emmaleigh Jaco each scored 4 and Isabell Beckham Staggs had 2.