’Jackets still perfect; Lions dealt first loss

’Jackets still perfect; Lions dealt first loss

Posted: Friday, December 14, 2012 12:00 pm

Dresden’s boys lost for the first time this season Tuesday night to McKenzie, but it took the Rebels two overtime periods to squeak out the 69-68 District 13A win.
Greenfield kept up its winning ways with a 71-58 District 14A win over Halls. Gleason was looking to make it win number two on the season, but the Bulldogs dropped a District 13A game to Big Sandy by the score of 58-42.
In girls’ action, it was Dresden getting a 56-32 win over McKenzie and Greenfield taking a 56-48 verdict over Halls. Gleason just seems to keep on winning behind the play of Briana Jones, beating Big Sandy 58-36 with Jones scoring 15 points in the win.
GIRLS
Dresden 56, McKen. 32
The Lady Lions improved their District 13A record to 3-2 and 5-2 overall behind the shooting of Amy McAlpin, Carrie Hatchel and Hailey Browning.
All three players found the double-digit mark in scoring with McAlpin leading all scorers with 15 points. Hatchel scored 12 and Browning tossed in 11 points for the Lady Lions.
Neither team could get any offense going in the opening frame, but Dresden changed that in the second period by popping in 17 points while holding the Lady Rebels to nine points.
Both teams found the basket plenty of times in the third period, McKenzie barely getting the best of it by outscoring Dresden 15-14.
The Lady Lions put McKenzie away in the final period by holding the Lady Rebels to a mere three points while dropping 18 points on the other end.
Jacqueline Ellis chipped in eight points for Dresden with Amanda Wecker scoring six and Ashlee Garner adding four.
G’field 56, Halls 48
Brittany Peoples led the Lady Yellowjackets with her team-high 18 points.
The win improves the Lady ’Jackets to 3-1 in District 14A and 6-2 overall.
Greenfield held a 21-14 lead at the half made that lead stand up as Halls made a game out of it in the second half.
The Lady Tigers and Lady ’Jackets put on an offensive show after the intermission, Halls scoring 36 points and Greenfield close behind with 35.
Peoples scored 11 of her 18 points in the final frame to help Greenfield stay ahead of Halls.
Kalee Kesterson scored 11 points to help pace Greenfield. McCall Scates scored nine and Rachel Roberts added six for the Lady Yellowjackets.
Ineashia Claybrooks scored 18 for Halls to share the game-high with Peoples.
Greenfield will be at Humboldt Friday in another District 14A game.
Gleason 58, BS 36
Jones only played eight minutes, but the Gleason star player scored 15 points during that time.
The win keeps Gleason undefeated in District 13A with a 5-0 record and puts the Lady Bulldogs at 7-2 overall on the season.
Kim Quick only played eight minutes in the game as well, but it was a productive eight minutes as she scored nine points. Caley Smith scored nine points in 16 minutes of action with all nine points coming off of 3-pointers.
Emily Bell and Jaclyn Montgomery each scored eight points in three periods of action.
Gleason is also on the road Friday at Bruceton.
BOYS
McKen. 69, Dresden 68
McKenzie’s Hunter Lowe hit a 3-pointer after Dresden missed a pair of free throws to send the game into its second overtime period, and then Lowe hit two shots from the charity stripe in that second extra session to give Dresden its first loss of the season.
The Lions had four players to score in double figures, but Lowe offset that by scoring a game-high 32 for the Rebels. Brock Dilday led the Lions with 19 points. Austin Maxey scored 17 with Kourtney Sawyer added 13 and Caleb Davidson scoring 11.
The loss puts Dresden at 6-1 for the season and 4-1 in District 13A.
“If we make those two free throws in the first overtime, then we win the game,” Dresden head coach Tommy Dilday said. “Their 3-pointer would not have mattered, but they hit and we went into a second overtime and they made their free throws to win it.”
McKenzie had a 48-37 lead going into the fourth period but saw Dresden whittle away at the lead and outscore the Rebs 18-7 in the period.
G’field 71, Halls 58
The Yellowjackets are the only remaining unbeaten team in the county after Tony Robinson led Greenfield past the Tigers.
Robinson scored a game-high 24 points in the win, and Greenfield now stands at 7-0 overall and 4-0 in District 14A.
Miles Cavitt came off the bench and scored 19 points in the winning cause. Hunter Crouse scored 11 to give the ’Jackets three players in double-figure scoring.
Greenfield scored 60 points in the last three periods — 20 in each one, while Halls tried to keep pace with 48 points.
BS 58, Gleason 42
The Bulldogs (1-8, 1-4) tried to make it two straight wins Tuesday night but fell into a habit that has hurt them all season by playing three good periods and one bad one.
That happened against the Red Devils in the third period as the Bulldogs put only six points on the scoreboard while Big Sandy scored 14.
Gleason kept up with Big Sandy in the first half and was only down by seven points 32-25.
Then, the old habit hit the Bulldogs, and they could not make up the ground in the final period.
Austin Perry once again led the Bulldogs in scoring with 13 points. Keaton Collins added seven while Dakota Parsons and Chris Sumner each scored six. Published in The WCP 12.13.12

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