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Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 12:00 pm
It was a clean sweep for Weakley County high school basketball on Friday night.
Greenfield was the only school that had an unscheduled night off. Both Greenfield squads were scheduled to play at South Fulton, but the games were cancelled due to the flu outbreak in the Obion County School System. Greenfield is scheduled to play tonight at home against Halls.
Both Westview teams blew past Milan with the girls winning 67-32 and the boys hitting the century mark for the first time this season with a 102-64 win.
Dresden’s girls took it to Big Sandy with much-needed District 13A win by the score of 57-24. Dresden’s boys stayed undefeated by beating Big Sandy 61-53.
Gleason’s girls overpowered Carroll Academy 68-3, and the Bulldog boys picked up their first win of the season with a 55-30 score.
Westview 67, Milan 32
Teddy Vincent and company overpowered the Lady Bulldogs in the second half with Vincent scoring 14 of her game-high 16 points over the final 16 minutes.
The Lady Chargers (8-1, 4-0) outscored Milan 22-6 in the third period with Vincent scoring eight points and Kendall Leyhue putting six on the scoreboard.
Leyhue and Tiffany Rechis each scored 12 points for the Lady Chargers.
Kaley Leyhue scored 11 points with nine coming from 3-pointers.
Westview held a 32-20 lead at the half before the 22-point scoring outburst in the third period.
Dresden 57, Big Sandy 24
Amy McAlpin led the Lady Lions (4-2) with a game-high 16 points past Big Sandy and, more importantly, it evened up Dresden’s record in District 13A at 2-2.
The Lady Lions jumped out to commanding 17-1 lead by the end of the first period with McAlpin scoring 10 of her 16 points in the period.
Big Sandy got some offense mounted in the second, but by the end of the first half the Lady Red Devils were looking at a 28-11 deficit.
Carrie Hatchel scored 13 for the Lady Lions, followed by Hailey Browning and Jacqueline Ellis with 10 each.
Gleason 68, Carroll Aca. 3
There are no contests and then there are no contests. The Lady Bulldogs game against the Lady Jaguars was definitely a no contest.
Gleason shot an amazing 72 percent from the field and held Carroll Academy to a mere four percent shooting.
This kind of game gave Gleason an opportunity to rest some of its starters and get some reserves some much-needed playing time.
Courtney Taylor scored a game-high 22 points with Calay Smith popping in 13 points in just eight minutes of action. Autumn Faulkner added seven points while playing the full 32 minutes.
Emily Bell scored eight points in 24 minutes of playing time. Briana Jones scored two points in limited duty. Jaclyn Montgomery also saw limited playing time and scored four points. Kim Quick played for one period and scored two points.
Gleason will take to the floor tonight at home against Big Sandy.
Westview 102, Milan 64
The Chargers shot nearly 60 percent from the field with Jazell Baker scoring a game-high 21 points. Six Westview players reached double-digit scoring on the night.
Jay Gordon and Tyquis Johnson each scored 14 for the Chargers. Westview’s Jordan Davis, Justin Johnson and Dallas Callins each scored 10 to help the Chargers surpass the century mark in points.
Dresden 61, Big Sandy 53
The Lions used a 28-point third period to propel themselves past the Red Devils.
Dresden held Big Sandy to 13 points in the third period to take a 49-32 lead after only leading 21-19 at the half.
The Lions needed that big scoring period as the Red Devils mounted a comeback in the final frame and outscored Dresden 21-12.
Caleb Davidson hit 6-of-8 shots from the line to keep the Lions’ unbeaten season intact at 6-0 overall and 4-0 in District 13A.
Davidson score a game-high 24 points with Brock Dilday adding 14 followed by Kourtney Sawyer with nine.
Gleason 55, Carroll Aca. 30
The Bulldogs (1-7, 1-3) picked up an all-important first win of the season with Austin Perry and Alex Hahn leading the way.
Perry led all scorers with 17 points with Hahn right behind with 16.
The Bulldogs held the Jaguars to only three points in the second and third periods while scoring 28 combined points during that stretch of the game.
Keaton Collins scored seven and Chris Sumner added six for Gleason.
Dakota Parson got on the board with four points and Dylan Reynolds rounded out the scoring with two points for the Bulldogs. Published in The WCP 12.11.12