Weekend in Weakley: win some, lose some
Posted: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 12:00 pm
All of the Weakley County high school teams saw action over the weekend — with mixed results.
Gleason’s girls split a pair games, winning at Clarksburg in District 13A action Friday night 67-26 and coming up short on Saturday against South Fulton 56-45.
The Dresden girls dropped a close game to West Carroll on Friday 50-45, and Greenfield’s girls dropped a non-district contest at Gibson County on Saturday 63-54.
Westview’s girls got a big District 13AA win over Dyersburg on Friday by the score of 52-34.
Gleason dropped a pair of boys’ games, losing 38-29 to Clarksburg on Friday 38-29 and then 72-56 to South Fulton on Saturday afternoon.
The Dresden boys put a full squad on the floor for the first time this season and beat West Carroll 65-61. Greenfield beat Gibson County 49-42, while Westview beat Dyersburg 57-47.
Gleason 67, Clarks. 26
Briana Jones’ game-high 29 points was more than enough to beat inexperienced Clarksburg.
The Lady Bulldogs forced Clarksburg into making 20 turnovers and held the Lady Red Devils to 24 percent field goal shooting.
Gleason shot 49 percent from the field and out-rebounded Clarksburg 33-14.
Emily Bell scored 12 points, and Kim Quick added 11 to give the Lady Bulldogs three players in double-figure scoring.
SF 56, Gleason 45
The Lady Bulldogs fell to the Red Devilettes on Saturday, thanks in part to SF shooting 46 percent from 3-point range.
South Fulton hit 6-of-13 from long range with Laken Haley hitting 4-of-7.
Taeleah Cross scored a game-high 20 points for SF and went 10-of-13 from the free throw line.
Jones led Gleason in scoring with 15 points followed by Jaclyn Montgomery with 13.
W. Carroll 50, Dresden 45
Only hitting 12-of-21 from the free throw line proved to be too costly for the Lady Lions on Friday as Dresden dropped its first District 13A game of the season.
Carrie Hatchel and Amy McAlpin were the only two players for Dresden who had any offensive spark, Hatchel leading all scorers with 23 points and McAlpin scoring 14. The rest of the Lady Lions could only manage to put six points on the scoreboard.
Hatchel tried to keep Dresden close in the final period by hitting a pair of 3-pointers and scored 12 of her 23 points in the final frame.
Westview 52, D’burg 34
The Lady Chargers went 12-of-16 from the free throw line, and Kaley Leyhue scored a game-high 18 points as Westview took care of the Lady Trojans on Friday.
Teddy Vincent and Tiffany Rechis each scored 10 points to give Westview three players in double-figure scoring.
The Lady Chargers got off to a slow start and found themselves on the short end of an 11-6 first period score. Westview took a 20-18 led at the half. Dyersburg kept it close in the third period and went into the final period with Westview leading 33-30.
The Lady Chargers outscored the Lady Trojans 19-4 in the final period and hit four 3-pointers — two by Kaley Leyhue.
Gibson Co. 63, G’field 54
The Lady Yellowjackets had problems all night long trying to handle the Lady Pioneers press as Greenfield dropped the non-district contest to GC.
Greenfield outscored GC 21-16, but that was not enough to overcome the Lady Pioneers 23 point third period outburst. Greenfield was only able to put 14 points in the board in the third frame.
Ashton Pence led Greenfield with 14 points followed by Brittany Peoples with 11.
Clarks. 38, Gleason 29
The Bulldogs kept it close through three periods, but a 14-6 fourth period by the Red Devils sealed Gleason’s fate.
The game went into the half all knotted up at 14 all and Clarksburg held a one-point edge going into the final period.
Senior Austin Perry led the Bulldogs with 14 points, while sophomore Keaton Collins scored all of his nine points on 3-pointers.
SF 72, Gleason 56
Gleason could not stop the SF scoring barrage in the first period with the Red Devils outscoring the Bulldogs 25-6.
Gleason tried to work its way back in the game in the second period by scoring 16 points, but SF kept the pressure up and went into the half with a 44-22 lead.
The Bulldogs got their offense in gear in the final period by scoring 25 points, but the big first period by SF proved to be too much for Gleason to overcome.
Junior Alex Hahn led Gleason with 12 points, followed by Tanner Trevathan with 11.
Dresden 65, W. Carroll 61
Dresden finally was able to put a complete squad on the basketball court on Friday, but many of the players who had been playing football did not see any action.
That was okay with the Lions as Brock Dilday took care of business. Dilday scored a game-high 23 points for Dresden as the Lions held off the War Eagles to pick up their first District 13A win of the season.
Austin Maxey scored 17 points for Dresden, followed by Caleb Davidson’s 14.
The Lions will be without Austin Daniel at least until early January with a broken bone in his right hand that he suffered in the football playoff game against Trenton.
Westview 57, D’burg 47
Westview won the battle at the free throw line and that proved to be pivotal in the Chargers win over the Trojans.
The Chargers hit 18-of-29 shots from the line while the Trojans only made 8-of-26.
Antonio Hogard and Tiqis Johnson shared the game-high in points with 12 each. Jordan Davis was just one point shy of joining them with 11 points.
Westview finished the game eight players putting points on the board.
G’field 49, Gibson Co. 42
Hunter Crouse was held scoreless in the first period, but that was all the Pioneers could do to contain him.
Crouse scored the game-high 15 points with six coming in the second period — all from the charity stripe.
Tyler Hoke also had a big game in the second period. He scored nine of his 11 points in the second frame to finish second in scoring for the Yellowjackets.
Greenfield led 27-20 at the half and 43-32 after three periods of play. Published in The WCP 12.4.12