Macon Takes Down Bulldog Varsity Squads

Macon Takes Down Bulldog Varsity Squads

The Mexico junior varsity boys and girls swept Macon Tuesday night in basketball action. That was the highlight of a quad-header as the Tigers and Tigerettes swept varsity action.

The MHS varsity girls fell behind 8-0 before Claire Hudson hit a deep three, and it looked like Mexico might creep back into the game, but Macon had other ideas. The Tigerettes used a Teagen Engle layup to lead 15-5 after one.

Karlee Sefrit hit a trey to open the second quarter for the Lady Bulldogs, but another Engle lay-up and a Payton Weimer three opened the lead to 10 midway through the frame. Mexico closed to 20-14 at the half as Capri’ona Fountain got a lay-up and Kylie Burnett hit a shot from just off the free throw line.

Macon opened the third quarter with a 10-0 run and the game was all but over as MHS won 47-30.

Sefrit led Mexico (7-12) with a team high 11 points. Jordan Thurman had 5 while four players added 4 points apiece for Mexico.

Macon, improving to 6-12, got 11 points apiece from Brooke Weimer and Reece Barnett along with 10 from Payton Weimer.

In boys action, it was much the same story: Too much Macon at the start.

The Tigers opened by trading baskets with Mexico before going on a 14-0 run. An Anthony Shivers shot from inside the arc temporarily stopped the run, before Macon answered with a couple of baskets from Brandon Douglas and Caleb Reger. They led 25-8 after one.

A Shivers trey DJ Long free throw started a Mexico run going into the second as Mexico closed to within 10 at 29-19, but the Dawgs were unable to hold on as Macon extended to a 42-23 halftime lead.

Jordan Shelton got a steal and lay-in to start the third and after a Reger bucket Long hit a trey and Shelton got another lay-up to cut into the Tiger lead. Shivers got two layups while Shelton got one in between Macon buckets and Jaydon Eldridge knocked down a 12-footer before PJ Perkins got a lay-in to wrap up the third and Mexico found itself down 10 once again, 50-40.

Mexico closed to within eight early in the final frame on lay-ups from Long and Perkins but the teams basically traded buckets down the stretch as Mexico fell, 69-58.

Macon improved to 16-3 and was led by Douglas (who was honored with a game ball for scoring his 1,000th point prior to the game) with a game-high 18, Mykel Linear chipped in 15, while Reger had 14 and Hayden Lovingier added 10.

Mexico fell to 12-7 with the loss. Shivers had a team high 15, while Shelton added 14, Long had 12 and Perkins 11.

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