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Dresden girls again Fillies’ 13A nemesis

Dresden girls again Fillies’ 13A nemesis

Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 12:00 pm

Dresden was the only team with a win over Huntingdon in District 13A girls’ basketball this season. Now, the Lady Lions have two.
The Dresden girls did it once again Saturday with a 41-39 win to take over second place in the district standings.
Dresden and Huntingdon both have a 9-2 district record, but Saturday’s win gives the Lady Lions the tiebreaker for second place. Dresden is 14-4 overall.
On Friday, the Gleason girls had to take on Carroll Academy without head coach Joel Ayers, who is recovering from surgery he had on Wednesday for diverticulitis. His wife, assistant head coach Ashley Ayers, also missed the game to be by his side during recovery.
Ayers’ other assistant coaches took over, and the Lady Bulldogs responded with an easy 68-18 win to remain in first place in District 13A. The Lady Bulldogs are 9-1 in the district and 15-4 overall.
Gleason boys’ head coach Jamie Roney said Briana Jones, Kim Quick and Jaclyn Montgomery sat out the Lady Bulldogs game on Friday to give the younger girls some valuable playing time in which they responded with the lopsided win.
Greenfield’s girls won 44-28 over Bradford on Thursday to improve to 5-4 in District 14A and 10-7 overall. No score from the Lady Yellowjackets game against Trenton was available at press time.
Roney’s Bulldogs also got a 61-26 win on Friday to complete the sweep over Carroll Academy. It is the second win of the season for the Bulldogs, who are now 2-8 in the district and 2-17 overall.
Both Gleason teams will be back on the court tonight at Big Sandy.
The Dresden boys improved to 7-4 after beating Huntingdon 60-54 on Saturday. Both Dresden teams will be in action tonight at home against McKenzie.
Greenfield’s boys lost to Bradford 61-57 on Thursday but bounced back with a 64-47 win against Trenton on Friday. Greenfield is 8-2 in District 14A after Friday’s win and 13-4 overall.
Both Greenfield teams are at home tonight against two tough South Fulton teams.
Dresden 41, H’don 39 (G)
The Lady Lions hung on to hand the Fillies their second loss of the season in the district on Saturday with Carrie Hatchel and Amy McAlpin doing most of the damage.
Dresden jumped out to a 24-14 halftime lead only to see it evaporate in the third period.
The Fillies came back with a 16-4 advantage in the third period to take a 30-28 lead into the fourth.
Hatchel tied the game at 30-all to start the final period, but then Huntingdon retook the lead on three points by Allee Maxwell.
Hatchel went on a seven-point scoring spurt to put the Lady Lions back out in front. She hit three free throws down the stretch to give the Lady Lions the season sweep over Huntingdon.
Hatchel scored 17 to lead Dresden with McAlpin adding 12. Maxwell led all scorers with 17 for the Fillies.
G’field 44, Bradford 28 (G)
An 11-2 second period propelled the Lady Yellowjackets over Bradford on Thursday in a game that was postponed from Tuesday because of the weather.
Greenfield led 17-8 at the half and 29-15 after three periods of play to take a commanding lead into the fourth period.
Brittany Peoples got the game-high in points for Greenfield with 12. Ashton Pence was right behind Peoples with 11 points. Kaylee Kesterson added nine points for the Lady Yellowjackets.
Dresden 60, H’don 54 (B)
The Lions came back from being down 20-14 at the end of one period of play to outscore the Mustangs 46-34 for the win.
Austin Daniel had another good night with 14 points. Kaleb Houston scored 12 points and hit one 3-pointer.
Joey Caldwell and Kourtney Sawyer each scored six points for the Lions.
Gleason 61, WC 26 (B)
The Bulldogs went on a 27-point scoring burst in the third period to easily down West Carroll on Friday.
The Bulldogs were leading 26-16 to begin the third period and ended up with 53-19 lead after three periods of play.
Keaton Collins had a great game with 14 points, eight rebounds, six assists and a pair of steals for the Bulldogs. Alex Hahn also scored 14 points for Gleason.
Matthew Hudson scored nine points followed by Chris Sumner with eight. Austin Perry scored seven points and had six rebounds.
G’field 64, Trenton 47 (B)
The Yellowjackets built up a 32-24 lead at the half after being tied with Trenton 12-12 at the end of the first period on Friday.
Greenfield continued to add to its lead in the second half with a 14-12 third period and 18-11 fourth period.
Tony Robinson continued to score in double figures with 13 to lead all scorers.
Hunter Crouse finished with 10 points, and Zac Grooms matched him with 10 points as well.
Bradford 61, G’field 57 (B)
After being down 32-27 at the half, the ’Jackets came back in the third period to take a 39-38 lead.
The Yellowjackets could not keep up with the Red Devils in the final period, though, as Bradford outscored Greenfield 23-18 to come out with the win.
Robinson had a big game with 21 points to lead the ’Jackets. Miles Cavitt and Crouse each scored 10 points for Greenfield.
Grant Hampton led all scorers for Bradford with 22 points followed by Glenn Cooper with 14.

Published in The WCP 1.22.13

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