The Spring City Middle School (SCMS) Bulldog basketball teams hosted back-to-back games, beginning with make-up games against Tellico Plains on Saturday, and regularly scheduled contests played on Monday night against Madisonville Middle School.
The Lady Bulldogs lost a 19-18 heartbreaker to the Madisonville Lady Eagles, while the Bulldogs suffered a 41-21 setback to the Eagles on Monday.
On Saturday, the Lady Bulldogs fell 40-14 to Tellico, as the SCMS boys’ edged out the visitors with a 31-30 advantage. Latron Alloway paced the Bulldogs with a game-high 13 points in the 1-point win. Cooper Brackett was the second-leading scorer for SCMS with seven points.
Lady Bulldogs 18, Lady Eagles 19
In a very close game with only four lead changes, the last one became the most devastating one for the SCMS hosts, as Madisonville hit a jumper with 11 seconds left in the game for the go-ahead, and eventual game-winning bucket.
The Lady Bulldogs won the first two quarters and led 11-9 at the break. The SCMS girls maintained the lead after three with a 15-13 advantage headed to the final quarter.
Lady Bulldog scorers include: Alicia Ingle (7); Tara Gilliam (4); Peyton Williams (3); Katie Waldo (2); Karma Swafford (2).
Bulldogs 21, Eagles 41
The visiting Madisonville Eagles knocked downed three 3-pointers and jumped out to a 15-0 first quarter lead before the Bulldogs knew what hit them on Monday night. SCMS battled back in the second period and won the quarter 9-4, and trailed 19-9 at the half.
The Bulldogs kept fighting, but the Eagles won the second half with a 21-12 margin to claim the win.
Bulldog scorers include: Latron Alloway (7); Keshawn Smith (5); Cooper Brackett (3); Caleb Carr (2); Hank Logsdon (2); Brylle Villagonza (2).
The Bulldog teams will travel to Bledsoe County Middle School on Thursday, Dec. 12. Junior varsity action begins at 5 p.m. Eastern, with varsity games to follow at 6 and 7 p.m.