• Bill Caine, Woodford Sun Sports Editor

Tigers lose heartbreaker to Anderson County

The Woodford County Middle School eighth grade basketball team lost 31-30 in its home opener Monday, Nov. 5. The game was back the entire way, with Anderson County scoring in the final four seconds to win the game.

The Tigers led 8-7 after a quarter thanks to a pair of threes by Brandon Rankin and Parker Polk. The Tigers offense stalled in the second quarter. Polk nailed another shot from beyond the arc and Chase Willis added a basket. The Tigers trailed by a point at halftime. In the second half, the Tigers offense picked up its pace and began to pressure the Anderson County ball handlers. Dakota Hobbs and Tyler Doyle each scored four points in the fourth quarter. Hobbs temporarily gave the Tigers the lead before the Woodford gave up the lead with seconds remaining. Polk led the Tigers with nine points. The Tigers played a triple-header Saturday, Nov. 3. Woodford defeated Madison County, 42-27. Rankin led the Tigers with 11 points and Alex Owens tallied nine. The Tigers fell to Rockcastle County 37-31. Woodford was led in scoring by Doyle who scored 12. Owens added six and Hobbs tallied five.

The Tigers also lost to Bate Middle School 44-40. Owens led the Tigers with 12 points. Rankin added eight points and Willis tallied six.

Seventh grade The Tigers' seventh-grade team beat Anderson County 29-25 Nov. 5. Doyle led the Tigers with nine points. Ethan Johnson, Collin Kemp and Taylor Penn each added six points. The Tigers play a triple-header Saturday, Nov. 3. Woodford beat Bate Middle School 35-21. Doyle scored 16 points and Johnson added seven. The Tigers beat Madison County 40-7. Doyle scored 10 points and Sawyer Gribble and Penn added eight points each.

The Tigers beat Mercer Co. 44-32. Penn led the Tigers with 10 points. Gribble and Doyle each added nine.

Sixth Grade

The Tigers lost 46-36 to Anderson County in their home opener. Woodford was led in scoring by Nolan Asher who scored 11 points. Taylor Leland scored seven and Gray Jackson had six points.

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