Bad aim, good result for Lady Lions
Posted: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 12:02 pm
Bad marksmanship from the floor did not mean a bad result for the Dresden girls against Union City.
The Lady Lions made up for 28 percent field goal shooting by hitting 31-of-37 free throws Monday night to beat UC 50-30.
The short-handed Dresden boys, meanwhile, struggled to keep up with the Tornadoes in the nightcap and dropped a 90-55 decision.
Both Dresden teams will play again tonight at Greenfield in a Weakley County matchup.
Dresden 50, UC 30 (G)
While both teams had just nine field goals each, the Lady Lions were dead-eye from the charity stripe while Union City missed 15-of-27 attempts.
Dresden, which improved to 3-0 on the young season, hit 83.7 percent from the foul line with Jessica Jones particularly impressive by sinking 17-of-18 on her way to a game-high 22 points.
Amy McAlpin was next on the Lady Lion score sheet with eight points.
Dresden led 13-6 after one, 24-12 at the half and 32-19 with three periods in the book before putting the Lady Tornadoes away with an 18-11 edge in the final eight minutes.
UC, which was foul-plagued throughout the contest, got 13 points from Jackie Hudson and 11 from Tory Reedy. Normally high-scoring Amber Fair did not make a field goal and finished with just two points.
Union City fell to 1-2 and hit just 20 percent (9-of-45) of its shots from the field, missing all 15 of its 3-point attempts.
UC 90, Dresden 55 (B)
With the Lions still missing starters Gatlin Hatchel and Tyler McPeak due to the football program’s involvement with the state playoffs, they were no match for the Tornadoes.
Union City (2-1) put four players in double figures, getting career-high outputs from both center Peyton Mosley (23 points) and LaMonte Dickerson (16).
Tre Lewis and Malik Stockdale scored 13 apiece for the winners.
Dresden was guilty of 20 turnovers in the contest and trailed at each quarter’s end. The Lions scored just 17 points over the final two periods when the final outcome was never in doubt.
Kourtney Sawyer and Brock Dilday had 13 points apiece to lead the Lions in scoring. Published in The WCP 11.22.11