Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

By Jason Fite
Contributing Sports Writer 

LCMS Seasons end in area tournament


January 23, 2020

The Lewis County Middle School Lady Panthers and Panthers played in the play-in round of the TMSAA Area Tournament held at E.A. Cox Middle School in Columbia on January 17, 2020.

The Lewis County boys faced the Summertown Eagles for the third time of the year. Summertown won both previous matchups during the regular season.

The Panthers played a very good first quarter after an early 7-0 run by the Eagles, with Hunter Arledge and Timothy Brown each contributing 3 as the Panthers trailed 14-8 after the first six minutes.

The Panthers held close again in the second quarter as Arledge dropped 5 more points and the Panthers trailed 28-17 at the intermission.

The Eagles went on a run in the third as they shut the Panthers out and pulled away to a substantial 52-18 lead as the game moved into the final quarter.

The Panthers final quarter of the season saw Lewis County outscore Summertown 7-3 with a mercy-rule running clock and the Eagles ended the season for the Panthers 55-24.

Hunter Arledge led the Panthers in scoring with 8, Timothy Brown, 5, Cole Farr, 4, Brayden Whitlow, Gavin Durham, and Cade Lomax, 2, and Logan Graves, 1.

Grayson Burleson led Summertown with 18, Kurt Burleson, 8, Ty Bryant and Cale Burleson, 7, Kadin Norman, 6, Caleb Morton and Bralen Perkins each with 3, Cole Campbell, 2, and Casyn Bailey, 1. The Panthers end the 2019-2020 season with a 2-14 record.

In the second game, the Lady Panthers faced the E.A. Cox Lady Cougars for the third time of the year. E.A. Cox won both previous matchups during the regular season.

Mary Halfacre had 3 of the Lewis County 5 first quarter points as they played to a 5-5 tie at the end of the period.

Jayden Moore had 4 second quarter points as the Lady Cougars opened up a slight lead at the half, 16-13.

The Lady Panthers were limited to only 2 Presly Hill points in the third quarter as the Lady Cougars continued to pad their lead and were in front 25-15 heading into the fourth quarter.

In the final six minutes of regulation, the Lady Panthers could not put together consistent stops and conversions and dropped the final game of the year 33-21.

Jayden Moore and Presly Hill each had 6. Blayr Clayton, 4, Mary Halfacre, 3, and Kailee Thomas, 2.

Korynn Houston had 13 for E.A. Cox, Roy'Neesia Woods, 6, Kiyanah Edwards, 5, Elaysia Underwood, 4, Tionna Davis, 3, and Aariyah Gray, 2.

The Lady Panthers end the 2019-2020 season with a 2-14 record.


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