After winning home district games on Friday night, the girls basketball teams from Paducah Tilghman and Hickman County found enough in their tanks to face each other at Otis Dinning Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon. In the waning seconds of this contest, Akacia Taylor had just a little more left for the Lady Falcons.

With her team down by two, the senior guard found a spot in the far left corner of the court and launched a 3-pointer that swished through near the buzzer to complete the comeback and give Hickman County a 47-46 triumph.

"Our pressure bothered them, and we took care of the ball," Lady Falcons coach Shayne Midyett said of his team after the game. "We made better decisions and made some shots. We did a good job of keeping our heads up and looking for openings."

The Lady Tornado did strike first with Eleese Anderson, fresh off a big Senior Night performance against St. Mary, leading the way. In the first quarter, the senior guard scored eight of the 17 points for Tilghman that period. The Lady Falcons were down 17-11 after the first eight minutes but certainly not out.

Hickman County turned to the long distance arc to get back in the game. Taylor hit two of her four 3-pointers on the day, and Rancey Skaggs got her only offense on a three. Leigh Anne Jones made her presence felt on the inside with six points, as Hickman County held a 26-25 halftime lead.

The Lady Tornado got help help off the bench to retake the lead in the third quarter. Quiniyah Shumpert scored all five of her points that period, as Tilghman was up 38-36 entering the fourth.

Hickman County could not find its shot in the first four minutes of the fourth, as Tilghman expanded its lead. Jaaliyah Biggers completed a three-point play for a 46-38 lead. It would be the final Lady Tornado score of the day.

Jones, Justice MIdyett and Baleigh Lester each scored to close the gap before Taylor's big shot gave Hickman County the lead. The officials ruled that Tilghman had 1.2 seconds left after the 3-pointer, but the Lady Tornado could make nothing of it.

Taylor finished with a game-high 16 points, as Jones ended up with 13. Anderson led Tilghman with 12 points, and Biggers and Gray added 11 apiece.

-- Jon Futrell

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Hickman Co. 11 15 10 11 -- 47

Pad. Tilghman 17 8 13 8 -- 46

HICKMAN COUNTY -- Taylor 16, Jones 13, Midyett 9, Lester 6, Skaggs 3.

Field goals: 18. 3-pointers: 6 (Taylor 4, Midyett, Skaggs). Free throws: 5/6. Fouls: 13. Record: 13-9.

PADUCAH TILGHMAN -- Anderson 12, Biggers 11, Gray 11, Shumpert 5, Garland 4, Talley 3.

Field goals: 18. 3-pointers: 2 (Anderson, Shumpert). Free throws: 8/17. Fouls: 12. Record: 7-16.

• Carlisle 53, CCA 39 -- Visiting Carlisle County jumped out to a double-digit lead in the first quarter and held serve the rest of the way in its victory over Community Christian Academy. Alexis Hall and Taylar Owens shared high-scoring honors for Carlisle with 12 points, as Owens got all of her points off four 3-pointers. Tristen Tyler added 10 points for the Lady Comets.

CCA's Alaya Murphy led all scorers with 13 points.

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Carlisle Co. 18 13 13 9 -- 53

Comm. Christian 5 11 18 5 -- 39

CARLISLE -- Hall 12, Owens 12, Tyler 10, Jones 6, Wright 6, Whitaker 5, McGee 2.

Field goals: 21/62. 3-pointers: 6/16 (Owens 4, Tyler 2). Free throws: 5/14. Fouls: 12. Record: 13-9.

CCA -- Murphy 13, Harris 8, Michael 8, Cross 6, Rogers 3, Fraser 1.

Field goals: 15/42. 3-pointers: 4/10 (Michael 2, Murphy, Rogers). Free throws: 5/16. Rebounds: 33 mu 10. Fouls: 10. Record: 10-15.

• Lyon 42, UHA 36 -- At Eddyville, Lyon County and University Heights Academy were both plagued by turnovers during their low-scoring game at the Akridge Ace Hardware Shootout. The Lady Lyons finally pulled away with their free throw shooting in the fourth quarter.

Cathryn Brown provided half the Lyon offense with 21 points. She went 7-for-8 from the charity stripe in the fourth, where the Lady Lyons were 10-for-12. For the Lady Blazers, Lily Hendricks scored 14 points, and Meghan Adams grabbed 11 rebounds.

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Uni. Heights 6 6 12 12 -- 36

Lyon Co. 7 8 11 16 -- 42

UHA -- Adams 9, Bass 2, Hendricks 14, Dailey 2, Wright 2, Miller 3, Rager 4.

Field goals: 13/47. 3-pointers: 1/11 (Miller). Free throws: 9/15. Rebounds: 37. Fouls: 17. Record: 5-16.

LYON -- Brown 21, Matthews 2, Smith 6, Wynn 5, Collins 4, DeFew 4.

Field goals: 12/31. 3-pointers: 2/10 (Brown, Wynn). Free throws: 16/20. Rebounds: 23. Fouls: 16. Record: 12-13.

BOYS

• Carlisle 72, CCA 54 -- Carlisle County used a balanced attack to pull away from Community Christian.

Blake Elder (16 points), Reese Anderson (14) and Garrett Hayden (12) led the way for the Comets, who built a 34-20 lead by halftime.

Tyson Winsett had a big night for Community Christian Academy, as he sank six 3-pointers for the bulk of his 22 points. Warrior teammate Jamison Smith also shined with 17 points, and Sawyer Wilson grabbed 10 rebounds.

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Carlisle Co. 13 21 21 17 -- 72

CCA 8 12 12 22 -- 54

CARLISLE -- Elder 16, Anderson 14, Hayden 12, McGee 8, Hook 7, Teasley 5, Lantham 3, Storey 2, Perry 3, Keeling 2.

Field goals: 28/53. 3-pointers: 8/17 (Anderson 2, Hayden 2, McGee 2, Elder, Lantham). Free throws: 8/16. Fouls: 9. Record: 15-9.

CCA -- Winsett 22, Smith 17, Chappell 2, Tidwell 2, Chesnut 2, T. Wilson 7, S. Wilson 2.

Field goals: 20/53. 3-pointers: 10/24 (Winsett 6, Smith 3, T. Wilson). Free throws: 4/4. Rebounds: 23. Fouls: 9. Record: 1-23.

• CFS 72, Evangel 48 -- At Louisville, Christian Fellowship broke open a close game with Evangel Christian with a 22-7 second quarter.

Andrew Dunning led CFS with 19 points and 14 rebounds, while Andrew Allen pitched in 18 points and Luke Grigg 13. Aaron Taylor topped Evangel with 13 points.

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CFS 15 22 16 19 -- 72

Evangel Chr. 14 7 10 17 -- 48

CFS -- Dunning 19, Allen 18, Hovekamp 4, Cary 3, Space 1, Phillips 2, Grigg 13, Bowers 4, Futrell 2, Bivin 6.

Field goals: 30/68. 3-pointers: 1/10 (Allen). Free throws: 11/24. Rebounds: 50. Fouls: 8. Record: 15-9.

EVANGEL -- Decker 2, Keeling 5, No. 5 10, No. 12 1, Taylor 13, Cruse 10, Hoagland 2, No. 25 5.

Field goals: 19/62. 3-pointers: 7/29. Free throws: 3/4. Rebounds: 34. Fouls: 17. Record: 3-15.

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