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Lady Lions place third in District

DISTRICT 11-AA CHAMPS – From left, Aiden Melton, Ridge Bruce, Beau Smith, Tucker Jackson, Allan Zyla, Nowah Porter, Wizdom Laws, Briley Siler, Kaden Story, Gage Johnson, Konner Comuzie, and Aiden Pierce. Photo by Sarah Comuzie.
Photo by Sarah Comuzie. Turkeys

The Camden Lions are your 2022-23 11-AA district champions, earning the title for two years running. This is the first time since the 1945-46 seasons for the Lions win back-to-back District titles.

The Lions dominated Stewart County from start to finish to punch their ticket to the district championship, winning 73-34. Ayden Melton’s 14 points paced the Lions, while Wizdom Laws and Kaden Story each had 11 points in the rout. Tucker Jackson pitched in 9 points while Briley Siler added 8. Other scorers included Allan Zyla (6), Beau Smith (5), Nowah Porter (4), Ridge Bruce (3), and Aiden Pierce (2).

Kaden Story Photo by Jon Bailey

The Lions faced a stiffer test in the District Championship, taking down Hickman County 41-39 to secure the top overall seed heading to regionals. Melton once again was the leading scorer with 18, while Smith chipped in 6. Other scorers included Jackson (4), Porter (3), Zyla (2), and Siler (2).

The Lady Lions fell in their semifinal game against East Hickman by a score of 37-31 but bounced back nicely in the consolation game with a 36-25 win over Hickman County to secure third place in the district.

The Lady Lions were paced by Adalyn Furr’s 13 points against East Hickman, with Emma Pierce chipping in 6. Addie Melton added 4 points, while Trinity Woodard and Faith Wallace had 3 points each. Abbi-Grace Wallace rounded out the scoring with 2 points.

Emma Pierce Photo by Jonathan Bailey

Furr was once again the leading scorer in Camden’s win over Hickman County, netting 13 points while Pierce added 11. Other scorers included Woodard (6), A. Wallace (4), and F. Wallace (2).

Both the Lions and Lady Lions scooped up several awards at the District event. Lady Lions Woodard and Furr earned All District honors, while Pierce and Furr were named to the All Tournament team. Lions Laws, Melton, and Story each earned both All District and All Tournament honors, while Zyla was named to the All Tournament team. Melton was even named tourney MVP.

The Lady Lions will travel to Martin Westview on Friday, Feb. 24, for the first round of the Region 6 tournament.  The Lions will host Martin Westview on Saturday night, Feb. 25, in the first round of the Region 6 tournament. Camden will then host the remainder of this year’s District 6 tournament. For those unable to attend, Flash Melton will call the action on WRJB 95.9.

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