York Drops Two at Macon Co.; Split With Livingston Dragonettes Get First Win At Livingston Since ‘86

The York Dragons and Dragonettes went on the road Friday to Lafayette and came away on the short end of the score in both games, with the Dragonettes going down to defeat at the hands of the Lady Tigers by the score of 71-41, and the Dragons falling to the Tigers by the score of 66-59.

In the girls’ game, the Lady Tigers, behind a 10-point first period effort by Keely Carter, pulled away to a 15-8 lead, and extended that lead to 34-16 at the half.

Macon County continued to add to their lead in the third period, outscoring the Dragonettes 16-10, to take a 50-26 lead into the fourth period, and cruised to the 30-point win as they outscored York 21-15 in the final frame.

Haylee Johnson scored 6 of her team’s 8 first period points and 10 of York’s 16 first half points to lead the Dragonettes with 17 points.  Harli Smith added 10 points, Ellie Davis and Mikaela Reagan added 4 points each. and Shelby Beaty, Carly Tipton, and Hannah Conatser each had 2 points.

Keeley Carter led Macon County and was the game’s top scorer with 20 points, with Jalynn Gregory adding 17 and Marah King with 12.  Jamie Ashburn, Abby Shoulders and McKaylee Mix had 5 points each, Emily Ashburn 3, and Kyndal Ballington and Taylor Ward added 2 points each.

The Dragonettes were a perfect 12 for 12 from the free throw line, while the Lady Tigers hit 19 of 25 free throws.

With the loss, York dropped to 11-6 overall and 3-3 in District 8-AA play, while Macon County improved to 18-3 overall and 6-1 in District play.

In the boys’ game, the Tigers took a 17-14 first period lead behind 8 points by Seth Carlisle, but saw the Dragons come storming back with a strong second period effort behind an 11-point performance by Roger Meadows to  take a 29-27 halftime lead.

The teams traded baskets throughout the third period, but Macon County was able to pull back back to within a point going into the final frame, 45-46, and continued to pick up momentum in the fourth period to take the lead, and managed to pull away at the free throw line hitting 8 of 9 down the stretch to post the 7-point win, 66-59.

For the game, Macon County hit 10 of 13 from the free throw line, while York was 7 of 10.

Roger Meadows led York with 22 points, with Isaac Peavyhouse adding 16, Case Moody 10, Landrick Leffew 9, and Luke Patton 2 points.

Seth Carlisle led Macon County and took game high-scoring honors with 25 points, with Spencer Hogin adding 14, Heston King 8, Riley Phillips and Cameron Welch with 5 each, Trent Cook 4, Kelton Ballou with 3, and Cole Carnahan adding 2 points.

With the win, Macon County improved to 13-8 overall and to 4-3 in District 8-AA, while York dropped to 10-8 overall and 5-1 in District play.

On Saturday night, the York teams traveled to Livingston and came away with a split, with the Lady Dragons taking the first win at Livingston since 1986 as they defeated the Lady Wildcats by the score of 64-56 and the Wildcats took an 82-61 win over the Dragons.

In the girls’ game, Haylee Johnson scored 9 of her team’s 17 first period points to lead the Dragonettes to a 17-14 first period lead, and then added 9 more in the second period as York pulled  out to a 36-31 lead and never looked back.

York continued to hold a double-digit advantage through the rest of the contest, as they outscored their hosts 15-11 in the third period to take a 51-42 lead into the fourth period, and held off a brief rally by the Lady Wildcats in the final period to post the 8-point win.

Haylee Johnson led the Dragonettes and took game-high honors with 26 points, with Hannah Conatser adding 15, Harli Smith 9, Mikaela Reagan with 8, and Carly Tipton adding 6 points.

Livingston was led by Amy Rogers with 19 points, with Carson Hammock adding 11, Leah Parker 9, Suzanna Hayes 6, Bradie Melton and Maddie Shaw with 4 each, and Kaylee Asberry with 3 points.

In the boys’ game, the first quarter was close, with Livingston holding an 18-16 lead, but the Wildcats exploded for 23 second period points to pull away to a 41-25 lead, and never looked back, as they continued to increase their lead to 20 points going into the final period 59-39, and coasting to the 21-point win.

Luke Patton and Case Moody shared scoring honors for York with 13 each, with Landrick Leffew adding 12, Isaac Peavyhouse 6, Roger Meadows 5, Caleb Christianson and Sawyer Baldwin with 3 each, and Josiah Strong, Riley Cooper, and Jacob Jennings with 2 points each.

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