Tullahoma basketball fell in a pair of games to district rival Lincoln County on the road Tuesday night.
In the girls game the Lady Cats fell down 9-3 in the first 2:20 of the first quarter before dominating the rest of the half to lead 24-21 at the break. However the Lady Falcons limited Tullahoma to just 3 third quarter point to regain the lead 31-27 heading into the fourth. That margin would prove to be the difference as Lincoln County held off a late surge from the Lady Cats handing them their second straight district loss 44-40.
NyJah Gibbs led Tullahoma with 17points while the Lady falcons were paced by 21 from Abby Brian. The Lady Cats are now 12-9 overall and 3-2 in 8-3A play. Lincoln County improves to 19-2 overall and 5-0 in the district.
Tuesday Girls District 8-3A Scoreboard
Lawrence County 59 Spring Hill 38
Lincoln County 44 Tullahoma 40
Page 52 Lincoln County 44
Girls District 8-3A Standings
Lincoln County 5-0
Lawrence County 3-2
Marshall County 1-4
Spring Hill 0-5
In the night cap a read hot shooting performance from the Falcons sunk the Cats 72-45.
Lincoln county’s Maddox Franklin nailed 8 threes and finished with a game high 28 points. His teammate Jack Massey also finished in double figures adding in 23 of his own. Tullahoma’s Xavier Ferrell had another strong night scoring 13 to pace the Cats offensively for the second straight game.
The loss drops the Wildcats to 5-16 overall and 0-5 in district action. Meanwhile the Falcons improved to 4-13 on the season and 1-4 in 8-3A.
Tullahoma hits the road Friday to battle Spring Hill, the Lady Cats tip off the night at 6:00 with the boys game to follow. Lincoln County travels to Marshall County Friday with that double header also set for 6:00.
The next broadcast on 93.9 The Duck is set for Tuesday at 5:45 when Tullahoma host Marshall County
Tuesday Boys District 8-3A Scoreboard
Lawrence County 56 Spring Hill 40
Lincoln County 72 Tullahoma 45
Page 65 Marshall County 47
Boys District 8-3A Standings
Lawrence County 4-1
Marshall County 3-2
Spring Hill 2-3
Lincoln County 1-4
Friday District 8-3A Schedule
Page at Lawrence County 6:00/7:30
Lincoln County at Marshall County6:00/7:30
Tullahoma at Spring Hill 6:00/7:30