BY EASTON LEONARD –
On Tuesday, January 23rd, Acorn senior high basketball hosted the Mount Ida Lady Lions and Lions for Senior Night at Acorn High School.
The Lady Tigers opened the game on a 7-0 run before Mount Ida made their first bucket. With 3:28 left in the opening quarter, Acorn forced the Lady Lions to call a time out, down by ten, 14-4. Following the time out, the Lady Tigers ended the quarter on a 9-4 run, to take a fifteen point, 23-8, lead into the second. With eight points from Sophie Jackson and seven points from Lexi Powell, Acorn outscored the Lady Lions 19-12 in the second quarter, to take a twenty-two point, 42-20, lead into halftime.
At the half, Faith Hill led the Lady Tigers with 12 points, as Carlton and K. Jones led Mount Ida with 7 points each.
Mount Ida turned their offensive game on in the third quarter, outscoring the Lady Tigers 22-12, to narrow Acorn’s lead down to twelve going into the final quarter of play, with the score 54-42. The Lady Tigers answered with twenty-one points in the fourth quarter, to Mount Ida’s ten points, to hang onto their lead, and win the game by twenty-three, 75-52.
K. Jones led the Mount Ida Lady Lions with 13 points in the game, while Carlton scored 11 points, Smith 10 points, A. Jones 7 points, Burke 6 points, Carr 3 points, and Swindle 2 points.
Faith Hill led the Acorn Lady Tigers with 21 points on the night, as Tori Barrett and Sophie Jackson added on 19 points each, Lexi Powell 8 points, Sydney Crawford 4 points, Makayla Anderson 3 points, and Braxlie Strother 1 point.
In the senior high boys game, the Acorn Tigers also got off to a quick start, and forced the Lions to call a timeout down 8-2, with 5:07 left in the opening quarter. Following the timeout, Acorn outscored the Lions 13-8, to take an eleven point, 21-10, lead into the second. The Tigers offense lit up in the second quarter, outscoring Mount Ida 29-8, to take a thirty-two point, 50-18, lead into halftime.
Thomas led the Lions with 12 points at halftime, while Cross Hughes led Acorn with 21 points.
Thanks to eight points from Jeremiah Swint, the Tigers outscored Mount Ida 13-9 in the third, to take a thirty-six point, 63-27, lead into the final quarter of play. In a low scoring fourth, Acorn held the Lions to only five points, while scoring eight points of their own, to win the game by thirty-nine, 71-32.
Braden Thomas led the Mount Ida Lions with 13 points, as Goss scored 8 points, Stipe and Norman 3 points each, Carr and number thirty 2 points, and Dillion 1 points.
Cross Hughes led the Acorn Tigers with 21 points, while Jeremiah Swint added on 15 points, Leo Jacinto 10 points, Moore 7 points, Josh Swint 6 points, Zak Abbott 4 points, Brady Lyle and number twelve 3 points, and number twenty-three 2 points.
On Friday, January 26th, Acorn senior high basketball traveled to Mineral Springs. The Lady Tigers won 79-37, as the Acorn senior boys also won 66-60.