In a location known as the “Birdcage,” two old rivals sqaured off Tuesday night for a good cause.
Macon and South Shelby met on the hardwood Tuesday night for the yearly “Pink Out” games, benefitting the hunt for a cure for cancer.
Lady Bird Aimee Ellyson got South on the board first with a three-pointer, but the Tigerettes would take over from there.
Macon would outscore the Lady Birds by seven in the first period to take a 15-8 lead.
The Tigerettes would keep on rolling in the second quarter, dropping 21 points on South, while holding the Lady Birds to 14, giving Macon a 36-22 lead at halftime.
South Shelby started the third period on a roll, but the Tigerettes would match their output, as both teams managed 15 points, keeping Macon ahead by 14, 51-37.
The Tigerettes would put the game away in the fourth period, outscoring the Lady Birds 13-12 to secure a 64-49 victory.
“It was our best scoring night of the season,” Tigerette head coach Dan Halley said. “It was a good team effort.”
Valerie Schmidt had a great night, leading her team with 20 points. Audrey Freeman was next with 13 points.
Trinity Rainey and Lauren Arnold each scored six points. Katie Clapp and Shelbe Butner each put in five points.
Paige Klocke, Chalee Britt and Makenzie Jemes each added three points.
The Tigerettes improve to 18-6 overall (6-2 CCC).
Kellie Harvey led the Lady Birds with 16 points. Aimee Ellyson followed that with 14 points.
Cassidy Johnston scored 10 points. Hayley Carroll tallied seven points, and Erica Milner added two points.
One game after coming back to top Mark Twain, the Macon Tiger boys looked to steal one on the road against their old foes.
The Cardinals, however, would get out to an early lead, but Macon would keep the game within reach. South would grab a 17-9 lead after a period.
The Tigers would try to stay close to the Cardinals, but South would keep them at arms’ length, outscoring Macon 15-13 to take a halftime lead of 32-22.
The Tigers would get down as many as 18 in the second half, but Macon would start their rally, getting to within nine after three periods, 48-39.
The Tigers kept on knocking down shots in the fourth period, getting to within one point, 58-57, with little time left.
South was shooting foul shots, and would miss both attempts, but the Cards would corale the rebound and get another foul call.
After two made free-throws, Macon drove down looking for a tie, but South would block the shot into the backcourt to end the game, giving South Shelby a narrow 60-57 win.
Page 2 of 2 - Tyrone Walker led the Tigers with 15 points. Craig Smith followed with 10 points.
Kendall Kothe scored nine points. Josh Turner cashed in seven points.
Andre Reynolds scored six points. Trey Kothe had five points. Brendan Watts tallied three points, and Jon Murray added two points.
The Tigers fall to 8-15 overall (5-3 CCC).
Macon plays host to Louisiana Friday night for Senior Night.