The Macon County Tigers started out last week’s games with a tough one on the road against Hendersonville. The Tigers would fall to Hendersonville in this game by a score of 61-45. Hendersonville proved to be a challenge for Macon County in this game.
The first half started out rough for the Tigers. It seemed they couldn’t buy a bucket in the first half. The thing that killed the Tigers was fouls and turnovers. The Tigers had 10 turnovers in the first half alone. Once the second quarter rolled around, they would hit the shots they attempted, but they just couldn’t seem to actually attempt any shots. Hendersonville played great defense. Hendersonville led at the half.
The second half continued to be a struggle for the Tigers. Turnovers proved to be the death of us, as we committed at least 10 more in this half. It wasn’t just one player either. The entire team had butter on their hands in this game. No one could hold onto the ball. The Tigers played like they thought they couldn’t win. They would slip on this game and lose 61-45.
The Tigers second game of the week was against Gordonsville. Many people were counting the Tigers out because Gordonsville was getting back players from their state championship winning football team. The Tigers proved to not be afraid and went onto win 59-49. The Tigers controlled the ball much better in this game.
The first half was, surprisingly, quiet. Neither team did anything that rocked the gym doors off. The Tigers had some great shots. Trey McPherson and Dalton Shrum didn’t seem to miss if they threw up a shot. Tyler Clark nearly had himself a dunk. The Tigers led at the half.
The second half was a back and forth war. If Macon hit a three, Gordonsville would hit a three. However, towards the end of the fourth quarter, the Tigers proved to be the stronger team, and began pulling away from Gordonsville. The Tigers showed Gordonsville that they were simply better, as they went onto win 59-49.
The Tigers next game will be December 13 at Clay County. Clay County beat the Tigers earlier in the season, an upset that still sits sourly in the Tigers’ stomachs. With the help of some fans traveling the short distance to Clay County, the Tigers will surely get their revenge and roll to victory! Go out and support your Macon County Tigers!!