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McKenzie is no match for hot Dresden squads

McKenzie is no match for hot Dresden squads
McKenzie is no match for hot Dresden squads | Dresden Lady Lions, Alex Glisson, McKenzie Rebels, Amy Reddick, Dillon Matlock, Tyler McPeak

Chase it down — Dresden’s Alex Glisson (front) fights for the ball in a win over McKenzie on Tuesday night. Glisson’s 20 points led all scorers. Photo by Sara Reid
The Dresden Lions had a cold trip to McKenzie, but with hot shooting were able to put away both Rebel squads early to take two key District 13-A victories this past Tuesday night.
The Lady Lions didn’t allow the host Lady Rebels any more than five points in any quarter and won easily, 41-17, while the Dresden boys built the majority of their lead in the second quarter in taking a 59-43 victory.
Amy Reddick hit the first three of the game for DHS and Alex Glisson scored the next 11 points for Dresden to give the visitors a 14-4 lead at the end of one quarter of play.
Glisson opened the second quarter with a three and she and Courtney McMillin combined for three more shots from long distance. At the half, the Dresden lead had grown to 30-9.
The Lady Lion offense hit a speed bump in the third, but the Lady Rebel scoring never picked up. Both teams scored just three points each and Dresden took a 33-12 lead into the fourth.
Glisson knocked down her fourth three of the night and Dresden out-scored McKenzie 8-5 for the quarter to roll to a 41-17 win.
Glisson led all scorers with 20 points. Alexandra Gray’s 10 led McKenzie.
In the second contest, Dresden used a high-scoring second quarter to build a big lead and held on through a comeback attempt in the second half to make it a sweep for the night, 59-43.
Two threes from Dillon Matlock and a shot in the paint from Daniel Harris gave Dresden an 8-0 lead to start the contest. McKenzie got 3-pointers from Max Arnold and Richie Clark cut the lead to four, 10-6, and free throws from Alex Pierce split the Dresden lead in two, but Tyler McPeak led a late Lion charge and the visitors held a 16-10 advantage at the end of one quarter.
The Lions scored the first nine points of the second quarter led by five points from Gatlin Hatchel. A three from Arnold put McKenzie on the board again after a long drought. Tyler Hawks and Matt Beaty scored four points each in the paint to aid the Lions in doubling the Rebs, 34-17, at the half.
Arnold continued to lead the Rebels in the third and cut the deficit to a dozen at 39-27 by hitting a pair from beyond the arc. McPeak turned the tide, however, with six points including a dunk that took the wind out of the sails for McKenzie. Though out-scored 14-11 in the third, the Lions led 45-31 after three.
Dresden pushed its lead to 20 in the fourth and, though Arnold cut it back to 15 single-handedly with a jumper and a three, the Lions were too much for the Rebels to handle and they prevailed 59-43.
McPeak led Dresden with 12 points. Hatchel scored 11 and both Harris and Matlock put up 10 each. Arnold had 21 for McKenzie.

Jan. 26 at McKenzie
Dresden (41) — Alex Glisson 20, Courtney McMillin 8, Amy Reddick 5, Jessica Jones 4, Kristen Childress 3, Jesica Parsley 1.
McKenzie (17) — Alexandra Gray 10, Olivia Pate 4, Angelique Teague 2, Kelsey Carr 1.
3-pointers: Dresden — Glisson (4), McMillin (2), Reddick; McKenzie — none.
Records: Dresden 14-7 (12-1 District 13-A), McKenzie 9-11 (8-5 District 13-A).

Dresden (59) — Tyler McPeak 12, Gatlin Hatchel 11, Daniel Harris 10, Dillon Matlock 10, Alex Robinson 6, Matt Beaty 5, Tyler Hawks 4, Dale Hutcherson 1.
McKenzie (43) — Max Arnold 21, Alex Pierce 11, Richie Clark 4, Kelby McCaleb 4, Mark Newman 2, Shane Nunnery 1.
3-pointers: Dresden — Matlock (2), Harris, Hatchel; McKenzie — Arnold (5), Pierce, Clark.
Records: Dresden 10-11 (8-5 District 13-A), McKenzie 3-17 (3-10 District 13-A).

Jan. 22 at Big Sandy
Dresden (56) — Alex Glisson 17, Amy Reddick 8, Jessica Jones 7, Jesica Parsley 7, Allie Phillips 6, Kristen Childress 5, Courtney McMillin 4, Ashley Pittman 2.
Big Sandy (22) — Luz Mena 8, Megan Dilda 5, Tori Perez 4, Hannah Caruthers 3, Marissa Fletcher 2.
3-pointers: Dresden — Reddick (2), Jones, Glisson, Parsley; Big Sandy — Dilda, Caruthers.
Records: Dresden 13-7 (11-1 District 13-A), Big Sandy 4-12 (3-8 District 13-A).

Dresden (68) — Dillion Matlock 22, Tyler McPeak 13, Gatlin Hatchel 11, Daniel Harris 10, Alex Robinson 7, Matt Beaty 4.
Big Sandy (74) — Chris Cox 25, Jordan Melton 12, Charles Snow 11, Sean Susewitt 9, Tommy Cunningham 7, Dillon Moore 4, Brandon Hensley 4, Michael Holt 2.
3-pointers: Dresden — Matlock (2), Hatchel; Big Sandy — Snow (3), Cunningham, Cox, Susewitt.
Records: Dresden 9-11 (7-5 District 13-A), Big Sandy 10-6 (9-2 District 13-A).

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