Dresden above all in league
Posted: Friday, January 6, 2012 12:00 pm
Dresden showed who’s boss in District 13A.
The Lions posted a decisive win over Clarksburg in a battle of the league’s top teams with a 57-39 win Tuesday night at Clarksburg.
Dresden’s girls stayed at the top end of the league standings as well with an equally lopsided win, earning a 66-38 verdict in the opening game.
The Dresden boys are now 9-4 overall and 6-0 in District 13A. The Lady Lions are also 9-4 overall and improve to 5-1 in the league.
Also around the county, Greenfield’s boys were big winners as well with an 88-63 win at McKenzie.
The Yellowjackets will travel to Gibson County tonight for a doubleheader against the Class 2A Pioneers, and every Weakley County team will be in action on Friday as Greenfield visits Trenton, Dresden travels to Carroll Academy, Gleason hosts McKenzie and Westview visits Obion County Central.
Dresden 57, C’burg 39 (B)
The Lions took control early and never let up in handing the Rockets their first District 13A loss of the season.
Dresden grabbed a 15-5 lead at the end of the first quarter and widened its lead to 14 points by the half with a 29-15 advantage.
The visitors then doubled Clarksburg (11-4, 7-1) in the third quarter, 14-7, for a 43-22 lead.
Tyler McPeak tied for game-high scoring honors with 18 points, 10 of those coming in the third quarter. Joseph Sipes added 14 points for the Lions.
Devon Bailey scored 18 points for Clarksburg.
Dresden 66, C’burg 38 (G)
The Lady Lions put four players in double figures to rout Clarksburg.
Kristen Childress led the way for Dresden with 20 points, while Jessica Jones scored 14 and both Amy McAlpin and Carrie Hatchel tallied 11 points.
Dresden jumped all over the Lady Rockets from the outset, outscoring Clarksburg 42-17 in the first half.
Taylor Peterson had 13 points, and Hannah Halter added 11 points for Clarksburg.
G’field 88, McKenzie 63 (B)
Heath Crouse exploded for 40 points, and two other Yellowjacket players scored in double figures as well.
Tony Robinson added 20 points, and Hunter Crouse pitched in 13 points to help Greenfield roll past the Rebels.
A shootout between the teams started early as the two combined for 44 points in the opening quarter, Greenfield moving out to a 25-19 advantage.
It was close at the half, the Yellowjackets (5-6) ahead 42-38, and Greenfield began to open a gap in the third with a 61-48 advantage.
The ’Jackets then blew open the game in the fourth by outscoring McKenzie 27-15.
Hunter Lowe scored 23 points, Trevor Willis added 17 and Robert Taylor tossed in 12 points for the Rebels. Published in The WCP 1.5.12