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.
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 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).