Lady Cubs' Head Coach Jim Gibbs congratulates his team for the W over Sycamore on January 27 (Photo: The Post)
The Cheatham County Lady Cubs and the Sycamore Lady War Eagles have been even-paced in district play, heading into their final week of the regular season with matching records (5-1)- their only losses, to each other.
While Sycamore celebrated their first win at Cheatham County Central High School in six seasons on January 10, the Cubs came to Pleasant View with a vengeance on January 27. Tension and energy levels were high, as both teams and fanbases were out for the coveted rivalry win. By readjusting their defense since the last matchup, the Cubs were able to successfully shut down Sycamore's offense, earning them the 43-34 victory.
Junior Macie Harter led the evening as the game's top scorer, giving the Cubs 18; Harter also logged four rebounds, two steals, and an assist. Montana Lee, sophomore, put up nine points, five rebounds, and two assists; junior Ellie Pardue contributed seven points, eight rebounds, three steals, and an assist.
On the Sycamore side of the ball, junior Izzy McPherson was held to 13 points; she put up six rebounds, two steals, and an assist. Senior Kyra Shearon had eight points and three rebounds, and sophomore Anna Knight had four points, three rebounds, and three steals.
Sycamore's Izzy McPherson works to stop a drive by Cheatham's Macie Harter (Photo: The Post)
On Friday, February 3, the Cubs faced the Harpeth Indians in Kingston Springs, beating them 58-32. Harter once again topped their leaderboard with 16 points, seven rebounds, and an assist. Lee put up 12 points, three rebounds, five steals, and three assists. Both Katelyn Sisco (senior) and Gracie Weakley (freshman) contributed eight points. Sisco boasted nine rebounds, three steals, and two assists; Weakley finished the game with two rebounds and an assist.
In the week ahead, the Lady Cubs will face Fairview on Thursday, and White House Heritage on Friday; both games will be played at Cheatham County Central High School.
Also on Friday night, the Lady War Eagles traveled to Stewart County to face the Lady Rebels. Sycamore secured a relatively easy 49-33 win with McPherson topping the charts with 22 points, five rebounds, two blocks, and two assists. Junior Gaibri Allen put up seven points and two rebounds, and senior McKenleigh young added four points, five rebounds, one steal, and five assists.
Sycamore junior, Gaibri Allen, plays an agressive defense against the Lady Patriots (Photo: The Post)
Due to the inclement weather last week, Sycamore's game against White House Heritage was rescheduled for Saturday, February 4. The Lady War Eagles dominated their home court, ultimately sending the Lady Pats home with just 22 points. Of Sycamore's 61 points, McPherson closed the day out with 17, one rebound, one block, and two steals. Freshman Violet Geldner put up 13 points and five rebounds, and senior Kyra Shearon contributed 12 points and three rebounds.
This week, the lady War Eagles will travel to Fairview on Tuesday and then host Harpeth in their final regular season game schedules for Friday.