Macon and Palmyra Girls to Meet for Class 3 District 13 Title After Winning Semifinals

The Macon Tigerettes and Palmyra Lady Panthers will square off for the Class 3 District 13 Championship Saturday after collecting semifinal wins Wednesday night in Palmyra.

The Tigerettes put on a defensive showcase en-route to a 63-38 victory over Hallsville. Macon took control by opening the game on a 8-0 run.

Scott Lunte with the calls on Glory 97 and The Tigerettes led wire-to-wire and managed to hold Hallsville’s leading scorer Avery Oetting off the scoresheet. Macon coach Richard Driscoll said Katie Richardson and Tierra Wood both take pride in shutting down the opponents leading scorers.

Sophomore Lexi Miller scored a game-high 21 points for the 21-4 Tigerettes. Shelby Petre, Kate Hawkins, and Wood all reached double digits in the game; however, Driscoll believes the offense can still improve.

Hallsville senior Lana Hicks finished with a team-high nine points as the Lady Indians finish the season 16-11.

The Palmyra Lady Panthers also used a strong defensive showing to conquer Clark County 61-42. Senior Isabelle Goldinger established an early lead for the Lady Panthers as they ended the first quarter with 24 points. Palmyra coach Chris Parsons said they had success because they changed the defense up on the Lady Indians.

Goldinger would proceed to a game-high 19 points for 22-3 Palmyra. Seniors Bailey Lovelace and Megan Stone also reached double digits for the Lady Panthers. Clark County’s Brooklyn Howe finished with 11 as the Lady Indians season wraps up at 18-9.

Macon and Palmyra will play for the district title 1pm Saturday at Palmyra High School. The Tigerettes won the Clarence Cannon Conference game earlier this year 52-42.

Hear full postgame interviews with all four coaches below:

Macon coach Richard Driscoll:

Palmyra coach Chris Parsons:

Hallsville coach Matt Heet:

Clark Co. coach John Weaver: