York Teams Sweep Cannon Co., Splits With Smith County

The York Dragons and Dragonettes picked up a pair of big District 8-AA wins last week as they hosted Cannon County on Tuesday night.

In the girls’ game, Cannon County took an early lead and held a 13-11 advantage going into the second period, but saw the Dragonettes come back and retake the lead behind 6 second period points by Harli Smith and four each from Haylee Johnson and Isabella Blevins to hold a 25-22 halftime lead.

The Dragonettes continued to pull away in the third period behind an 8-point effort by Isabella Blevins to take a 43-32 lead going into the final period, which saw the Dragons increase their margin, hitting 9 of 14 free throws down the stretch to take the 16-point win, 64-48.

Haylee Johnson led the York scoring and took game-high scoring honors with 18 points, with Isabella Blevins getting a career-best 16 points, Harli Smith 14, Hannah Conatser 7, Mikaela Reagan 5, and Shelby Beaty 4 points.

Taylor Meeks led Cannon County with 10 points, with Kristen Fann adding 9, Maleah Scott and Tori Knox with 8 each, AnnaGrace Sissom with 7, Jessie Kauffman 4, and Madison Gaither adding 2 points.

In the boys’ game, the first period was close, with Landrick Leffew leading the Dragons with 12 points to lead 19-18,

Roger Meadows led York in the second period with 8 points, with Leffew adding 6 more points, as York went on a 17-9 run to take a 36-27 first half lead.

Leffew continued with a hot hand with six third period points, as the Dragons held on to an 8-point lead going into the final frame, where they outscored their visitors 13-8 to post the 13-point win.

Landrick Leffew led the Dragons and took game-high honors with 28 points, with Roger Meadows adding 10, Isaac Peavyhouse 8, Case Moody 7, Luke Patton 3, and Caleb Christianson 2 points.

Wade Love led Cannon County with 12 points, with Trey Fann adding 11 and Brandon Miles 10, followed by Blake Bush with 5, Luke James 3, and Brady Winningham and Lane Willis 2 points.

On Friday, the York teams went on the road to Smith County for more District 8-AA action and came away with a split, with the Dragonettes coming from behind to win a close one, 48-44, and the Dragons falling to the Owls by the score of 59-54.

In the girls’ game, Smith County saw every starter get into the scoring column in the first period as they pulled out to a 15-10 lead.

Behind a 9-point effort by Harli Smith, the Dragonettes closed the gap to three points in the second period, 28-25, and pulled ahead in the third period on the strength of 7 more points by Smith and 6 points by Haylee Johnson, and then outscored Smith County 8-5 in the final period to take the 4-point win.

Haylee Johnson led the York scoring with 18 points, with Harli Smith adding 17, Shelby Beaty and Amelia Hull with 4 points each, Hannah Conatser 3, and Mikaela Reagan adding 2 points.

Samantha Lewis led Smith County with 13 points, with Makenna Moore adding 12, Lacey Mitchell 8, Kristen Shoulders 6, and Madison Hoper 3 points.

With the win, the Dragonettes improved to 15-8 overall and 8-4 in District 8-AA play, while Smith County dropped to 7-17 overall and 1-11 in district play.

In the boys’ game, the Dragons took a 12-9 first period lead behind 8 points by Roger Meadows, and held a 22-21 lead at the half.

York pulled out to a 35-31 advantage going into the final frame, but saw the Owls mount a comeback effort hitting 13 of 17 free throws down the stretch to outscore the Dragons 28-19 in the period to post the 5-point win.

Roger Meadows led York with 15 points, with Case Moody adding 12, Luke Patton 10, Isaac Peavyhouse 9, Landrick Leffew, who was injured in the contest, with 6 points, and Caleb Christianson adding 2 points.

Jylon Shepperson led Smith County and took game-high honors with 30 points, which included 10 of 13 free throws, with Shermar King adding 14, Matthew Enoch 7, Bryant Goolsby 4, Dylan Hackett 3, and Dante Mosley 1 point.

Read the rest of the story in this weeks Fentress Courier.