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Lion teams continue push toward postseason

Lion teams continue push toward postseason

Posted: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 12:00 pm

Dresden is sprinting toward the postseason.
With district tournaments now three weeks away, the Lion teams continue to win in impressive style over their 13A league rivals.
Both Dresden teams knocked off Big Sandy on Friday and then put down Riverside on Monday night.
The Lady Lions won 62-29 over Big Sandy and then 64-37 over Riverside. Dresden’s boys then handled Big Sandy 63-39 and followed up with a 62-56 decision over Riverside.
Dresden 64, Riverside 37 (G)
The Lady Lions pulled away in the second period, turning a one-point 9-8 deficit into a 16-point 29-13 lead at the half.
Amy McAlpin finished with 23 points, and Jessica Jones finished with 13 for Dresden.
Lauren Jones had 10 for the Lady Panthers, who tried to rally on several occasions in the second half.
Dresden 62, Riverside 56 (B)
The Lions doubled Riverside in the second period to open up a gap and then held off the Panthers throughout the third and fourth quarters.
Dresden led just 8-7 at the end of the first frame but then outscored the Panthers 20-10 over the next eight minutes for a 28-17 halftime edge.
Tyler McPeak topped Dresden with 18 points, followed by Austin Daniel with 13.
Riverside’s Dylan Scott led all players with 21 points, and teammate Peyton Hehe added 16 points.
FRIDAY’S GAMES
Dresden 62, Big Sandy 29 (G)
Dresden put Big Sandy on the ropes in the first half and then landed the knockout punch in the third period.
The Lady Lions were ahead 30-13 at intermission and outscored the home team 18-2 in the third for a 48-15 advantage.
Alex Glisson led Dresden with 16 points, followed by Jones with 13 and Allie Phillips with 10. Glisson knocked down four 3-pointers, and Jones connected on three treys.
Dresden 63, Big Sandy 39 (B)
The Lions trailed 13-9 after one quarter but then outdueled Big Sandy 54-26 the rest of the way to coast home with the win.
Dresden pulled out to a 27-21 halftime advantage and then expanded that to 39-29 lead after three frames.
The Lions had four players in double figures, led by Austin Maxey with 18. Joseph Sipes had 14 points, and both McPeak and Daniel added 11.
Published in The WCP 1.24.12

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