Lady Lions, G’field boys prevail
Posted: Friday, February 11, 2011 3:37 pm
The Dresden girls held the visiting Greenfield Lady Yellowjackets to 41 points — seven below their season average — for a 50-41 victory. The Lady Lions’ win avenged an earlier loss to Greenfield, 54-31, on Nov. 23.
In the boys game, the Yellowjackets made it a season sweep by limiting Dresden to six points below their season average to hang on for a 62-60 victory. Greenfield won the earlier game between the two, 54-31.
In the girls game, Dresden’s defense did a good job of keeping the Lady Yellowjackets’ post game in check and made the shots tough for Greenfield’s top scorer Jordan Galey.
Dresden’s Allie Phillips battled in the post with Lady Yellowjackets Shameilla McMullen and Emily Randolph. In addition, the Lady Lion center frequently stepped in front of driving Lady Jackets and blocked shots. Alex Glisson provided the one-on-one defense that regularly frustrated Galey.
In addition, the Lady Lion offense was firing from behind the 3-point line, connecting seven times.
Jesica Parsley got Dresden going with the game’s first seven points before heading to the bench with foul trouble.
After McMullen tallied the first three GHS points on free throws, Haley Rawls kept Greenfield close with back-to-back treys.
Rawls’ second 3-ball knotted the score at 11-all to end the first quarter.
McMullen continued to traipse to the charity stripe in the second quarter with six more free-throw tries. She hit five at the line and added a layup.
The Lady Lions stayed on top by connecting from long range. Jessica Jones nailed two 3-pointers, while Alex Glisson fired in one. Jones’ second trifecta sent Dresden into the locker room with a 24-22 lead.
Galey’s driving baseline layup tied the score at 26 three minutes into the third.
Phillips provided a DHS lead with an old-fashioned 3-point play. Glisson doubled the lead to six, 32-26, with another 3-pointer.
A steal and layup by Jones after missing a layup stretched the DHS advantage to eight at 36-28 with two minutes left in the frame. Jones added a 3-ball just before the buzzer to give the Lady Lions their largest lead to that moment at nine points, 39-30.
Amy Reddick’s 3-pointer gave DHS its first double-digit lead, 46-36, with 2:32 left to play and provide a late dagger in the Lady Lions’ 50-41 victory.
Jones topped Dresden with 15 points. Glisson added a dozen. McMullen led all scorers with 16 points. Galey tallied 14 points.
In the boys game, the Yellowjackets had an answer for every Dresden run and then made smart decisions late en route to the 62-60 win.
A Wes Clark 3-pointer with only 3 ticks left in the third sent the Jackets into the final frame with a 49-41 advantage.
Daniel Harris, who scored the 1,000th point of his high school career with a free throw in the third quarter, twice hit 3-pointers early in the fourth and added a steal and layup to cut the Greenfield lead to a point, 58-57, with two minutes left.
A GHS turnover gave the Lions a chance to take the lead, but Harris missed on a three try and Tyler Jones pulled in the rebound for the Jackets. Graham Perkins boosted the lead to 60-57 with a layup off a Clark pass at the 1:34 mark.
Then Dalton Potts and Jones each stripped the ball away from a Lion to twice halt the Jacket offense.
Two Jones free throws grew the lead to five, 62-57, with 38 ticks remaining.
Clark missed a driving layup off an inbounds pass at the 25-second mark. Harris nabbed the carom.
A Matt Beaty putback sliced the GHS lead to 62-59 with 16 seconds left.
Four seconds later, Jones missed the front end of a one-and-one and Jacob Vallee pulled in the rebound for the Lions.
After a DHS timeout, Jones fouled Vallee with five seconds to play before he could attempt a potential tying 3-pointer. Vallee hit the first and intentionally missed the second. However, his miss didn’t touch the rim to give the Jackets the ball out of bounds.
Greenfield got the ball in to Jones, who was fouled. He missed his one-and-one, but Dresden’s long heave was off target to give the Jackets a 62-60 win.
Harris topped all scorers with 24 points, while Clark’s 21 led Greenfield.
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