Lady Dawgs get early gift of a win
Posted: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 12:02 am
By: Sara Rachels — Special to the Weakley County Pres
The Lady Bulldogs will enter the holiday break on a high note with a gift of a big win over Bruceton.
With solid bench contribution adding points and the Lady Tigers proving to be enormously turnover prone, Gleason coasted into the win column by defeating Bruceton, 55-24, on Friday night in Bruceton.
The Gleason boys saw their streak of futility extended with a 64-38 defeat at the hands of the Tigers.
In the girls contest, Briana Jones scored the first two points for the visitors and from there, the score grew by leaps and bounds – at least for Gleason. Katlin Bledsoe put up the only two points for Central, but with Jones supplying six and Ashley Coble leading with seven, the Lady Dawgs commanded a 22-2 advantage at the end of one frame.
Bledsoe scored four straight in the second as Bruceton slowly edged back. Alexis McCauley added a 3-pointer and the Lady Tigers trailed 24-9. Samantha Byers hit another long ball for the hosts, but the scoring for the quarter was even at 10 points for each squad and the Lady Dawgs led 32-12 at the half.
Fueled by seven points from Jaclyn Montgomery, Gleason took charge again, but Bruceton attempted to stay alive with the 3-ball. The Lady Tigers knocked down a trio of threes, two from Shelby Taylor. The Lady Bulldogs took a 15-11 scoring advantage for the frame, however, and stayed ahead, 47-23, after three.
The home team managed one lone free throw in the fourth and the Lady Bulldogs rolled, 55-24.
Jones led all scorers with 12 points. Coble and Alex King had nine each. Bledsoe, Byers and Taylor scored six each for BHS.
The situation was reversed in the second game as the Tigers, led by 22 points from Chandler Jordan, dominated the Bulldogs for a 64-38 victory.
Thomas Fowler knocked down a three to open the contest for Gleason, but Bruceton scored the next five. The score remained close early in the first quarter until Jordan was able to have his way in the middle. Putting up nine points, he raced the Tigers to a 19-9 edge after one quarter.
Jordan showed range in the second with a three, but Gleason marksman Ben Rollins heated up as well. Scoring 11 of the Dawgs’ 12 points for the quarter, he kept GHS within shouting distance, 36-21, at the break.
Bruceton scored the first 11 points of the third quarter. Chris Sumner completed two 3-point plays for the Dawgs, but the Tigers led 51-29. Bruceton closed out with a 64-38 victory.
Along with Jordan’s 22, Haden Williams scored 11. Rollins’ 13 led Gleason.
Dec. 17 at Bruceton
Gleason (55) — Briana Jones 12, Ashley Coble 9, Alex King 9, Jaclyn Montgomery 7, Shawna Blassingame 4, Calay Smith 4, Camille Cooper 2, Sara Hensley 2, Kim Quick 2, Jasmine Taylor 2, Holly Gurley 2.
Bruceton (24) — Katlin Bledsoe 6, Samantha Byers 6, Shelby Taylor 6, Alexis McCauley 3, Kimaya Hampton 2, Alex Chapman 1.
3-pointers: Gleason — Coble, King, Montgomery; Bruceton — Taylor (2), McCauley, Byers.
Records: Gleason 6-3 (4-1 District 13-A), Bruceton 2-7 (2-4 District 13-A).
Gleason (38) — Ben Rollins 13, Chris Sumner 6, Thomas Fowler 5, Chris Savage 5, Blake Taylor 2, Avery Orr 2, Michael Hudson 2, Jacob Cruse 2, Dakota Parsons 1.
Bruceton (64) — Chandler Jordan 22, Haden Williams 11, Elijah Phillips 7, Colin Roberts 5, Zach Douglas 5, Traden Tharpe 4, Jonathan Walker 4, Scott Wirthom 2, Jesse Leaver 2, A.J. Jenkins 2.
3-pointers: Gleason — Rollins (2), Fowler, Savage; Bruceton — Williams (3), Jordan, Phillips, Douglas..
Records: Gleason 0-9 (0-5 District 13-A), Bruceton 7-4 (4-2 District 13-A).