INGLEWOOD, Tenn. -- Cannon County's Abby Jakes drilled a 30-footer at the final buzzer here Saturday night to stun the host McMinn Central Chargerettes 57-56 in their Class AA substate game.
After Central went up 56-54 on a Sidni Williams free throw with 6.2 seconds left, Cannon County inbounded the ball to its leading scorer, Abby Sissom. But finding herself double-teamed, she got the ball to Jakes, who hit the controversial game-winner that Central coach Johnny Morgan disputed was launched in time, and video that WRCB-TV3 posted on YouTube seems clear that the clock went to all zeroes before it left Jakes' hand.
But Morgan looked at his team's foul shooting -- 10 of 24 -- as the main cause of the defeat. The usually rock-solid reigning Miss Basketball, Elizabeth Masengil, hit only 5 of 13 as part of her 19-point night. Sissom led Cannon County with 17 points, but none of them came in the second half.
Cannon County 14 12 17 14 -- 57
McMinn Central 18 3 16 14 -- 56
CANNON COUNTY (57) -- Jakes 9, Abbey Sissom 17, Clements, Basham 5, Pemberton 2, Hollis 7, Walkup 3, Faulkner 4, Kalipari.
McMINN CENTRAL (56) -- Tillman 2, Morrow, Sidni Williams 16, P. Williams 2, Young 6, Elizabeth Masengil 19, Trentham 2, Gray 9.
3-point goals: CC 10 (Sissom 5, Jakes 3, Hollis, Walkup); MC 2 (Williams 2). Records: Cannon Co. 28-6; McMinn Central 29-4.