Craig Harris/Macon County Times Macon County Junior High forward Dalton Hudson scored a game-high 12 points in the Tigers’ 49-20 victory at Westmoreland Middle School last Thursday evening.

Craig Harris/Macon County Times

Macon County Junior High forward Dalton Hudson scored a game-high 12 points in the Tigers’ 49-20 victory at Westmoreland Middle School last Thursday evening.

WESTMORELAND -- The Macon County Junior High boys basketball team built a sizable lead early on and was never threatened in a 49-20 victory at Westmoreland Middle School on Thursday evening.

Preston King's basket accounted for the only points that the Eagles produced in the first quarter.

Tiger guard Gabe Borders scored nine of his 11 points in the opening period, helping his squad take a 12-point lead (14-2) into the second stanza.

Macon County (4-3) slowed down offensively in the second period but still held a 21-10 lead at halftime.

However, the Tigers pulled away in the third quarter as forward Dalton Hudson scored five points in the period.

Even with its reserves in the game, Macon County continued to pull away in the fourth quarter as both Logan Bandy and Eli Mercer provided multiple baskets over the final six minutes.

Hudson finished with a game-high 12 points, backed by Gabe Borders.

The rest of the Tiger scoring is as follows: Braylon Flowers (5 points), Mercer (5), Bandy (4), Caleb Escue (4), Zach Borders (2), Brady Driver (2), Brody Frye (2) and Ty Young (2).

Guard Karson Anderson led Westmoreland offensively with 10 points.

• The Macon County Junior High girls squad lost its first game of the season, suffering a 38-32 setback to the Lady Eagles.

The Tigerettes couldn't overcome a slow start, trailing 9-2 after one period of play.

Macon County post players Natalie Green and Karly Ramsey were mired in foul trouble in the first half. Ramsey eventually fouled out, and both Green and teammate Grace Deckert finished with four fouls.

Westmoreland center Baye Dobbs scored eight of her game-high 18 points in the opening period.

Deckert's basket accounted for her squad's only first-quarter points.

Green carried the Tigerettes (6-1) offensively in the second half, scoring 15 of her 17 points after halftime. She scored eight points in the third quarter as Macon County pulled back to within three points (25-22) entering the final period.

The Tigerettes tied the contest at 27, but the Lady Eagles made 7 of 9 free throws over the final six minutes -- in addition to two more fourth-quarter baskets from Dobbs -- to capture the win.

Backing Green's offensive production was Kyra N. Gregory (5 points), Laityn Kirby (4), Ramsey (4) and Deckert (2).

Payton Crump and Amelia Richardson provided six and five points, respectively, for the Lady Eagles.