Munford was the last team standing for Tipton County basketball. The Cougars reached to the Region 7-AAA semifinal before losing to Ripley, 56-47, in Obion County.
Defense was a key role that the Tigers applied as they held the Cougar’s main offensive factors JaDyn Lee and Murray Norman to only three and zero points respectively in the first half with back-to-back three-pointers from J.Q. Hurdle to help space the lead through the two opening quarters.
Jordan Bell scored eight of his ten points to keep the lead down to six before intermission.
A.J. Gause lit up behind the arc, shooting four deep balls to space Ripley’s lead to 12 before the fourth.
Jay Dancey tried to spark a comeback run with 13 points, but, with Lee and Bell fouling out in the final minute, they couldn’t cut the lead.
Dancey finishes with 18 points. Norman scores 11 in the last two quarters.
In other games:
Chargers took a season-ending loss on the road last Saturday to Dyersburg, 80-49, after being up by a point after the first quarter. However, the Trojans went on a 12-0 run the second, and never trailed again.
Sophomore Chase Taylor lead Covington with 15. Jordan Clemons and Da’Shawn Jones scored 10 apiece.
Lady Chargers saw their season end with a 50-38 loss to Dyer County at home last Friday. They were neck-and-neck each quarter until the fourth when the Lady Choctaws outscore the home team 15-4.
Alana Whitten scored 17. Ma’Liyah added 6.
On the south end of the county, the Lady Cougars fell to Obion County 19-23 at home. Munford kept a tight trail the entire game, but fell short in the end.
Harlee Windsor lead the team with eight points. Brezia Cooper added 6.