Craig Harris/Macon County Times Macon County High senior guard Cameron Welch scored 18 points in the Tigers’ 64-53 loss at Cannon County on Friday evening.

Craig Harris/Macon County Times

Macon County High senior guard Cameron Welch scored 18 points in the Tigers’ 64-53 loss at Cannon County on Friday evening.

WOODBURY - The Macon County High School boys basketball team was outscored by a 19-5 margin in the fourth quarter of Friday evening's 64-53 loss at Cannon County.

The two teams played in Lafayette on Dec. 7, with the Tigers rolling to a 65-40 victory.

However, Macon County shot just 35 percent in the rematch and connected on just 8 of 27 3-pointers.

The Tigers trailed 21-20 after one period of play but led 31-30 at halftime and 48-45 entering the fourth quarter.

Macon County played its fourth consecutive game without junior starting forward Lake Reid, who remains sidelined with an ankle injury.

Senior guard Cameron Welch made five of the Tigers' eight 3-pointers and finished with a team-high 18 points.

Classmate Trent Cook provided 15 points, and senior forward Clay West had 10 points and 9 rebounds. West connected on 4 of 6 field-goal attempts.

Sophomore teammate Connor Johnson scored 6 points, and both Braydee Brooks and Noah Hale contributed 2 points.

Luke Alexander poured in a game-high 33 points for the Lions, connecting on 11 of 19 field-goal attempts and 9 of 11 free-throw attempts.

• Macon County was outscored by a 25-9 margin in the third quarter of Monday evening's 74-60 loss at Livingston Academy.

The Tigers suffered a 58-50, overtime loss when the two teams played in Lafayette on Dec. 11.

In the rematch, Macon County (9-16 overall, 5-6 in District 8-AA) trailed 17-13 after one period of play but surged out to a 36-32 lead at halftime.

The Wildcats took a 57-46 advantage into the final period.

The Tigers shot 42 percent from the field, connected on just 6 of 23 3-pointers and made 6 of 9 free-throw attempts.

Conversely, Livingston Academy attempted 23 free throws, making 17. The Wildcats shot 57 percent from the field.

Welch led Macon County offensively with 17 points, and West provided 15 points and 12 rebounds. Cook finished with 14 points.

The rest of the Tiger scoring is as follows: Hale 4 points, Brooks 3, Johnson 3, Ballou 2 and Reid 2.

Reid returned from an injury after missing the team's previous four games.

Senior Cody Ray and sophomore Matthew Sells scored 26 points each for Livingston Academy (17-9, 9-2), and junior Will McDonald produced 14 points.

Macon County hosts York Institute on Friday evening.