Bees sting the Bulldogs twice

 

BAXTER-The Clay County High basketball teams went on the road for their final non-district game of the season here last Friday night, and were soundly defeated by a pair of highly-regarded Upperman Bee teams.

The Lady Bees, ranked second in the state in Class AA for most of this season, exploded for 52 first-half points on their way to a 77-45 win over the CCHS girls.

The Bees, who won their 13th straight game and lead District 7-AA (having beaten Livingston earlier this season) with a perfect 9-0 mark, pulled away in the second half to top the Bulldogs 76-50.

The Lady Bulldogs carried a 17-8 overall mark into this week’s play, while the Bulldogs were 20-6 with two games left. 

 

GIRLS

Upperman………………77

Lady Dawgs……………45

The Lady Bees scored no fewer than 21 points in each of the first three quarters, and decided this one early.

Upperman led 25-10 after one and 52-22 at intermission. The Lady Bees, losers of only one game this season (to AAA Riverdale), poured in eight three-pointers in the win. Returning Class AA Miss Basketball Lashay Davis, a Western Kentucky commitment, scored 21 points for Upperman, including four three-pointers.

Senior Katie Kerr led 13 Lady Bulldogs in scoring with nine points, including the team’s only three-pointer. 

LADY DAWGS (45)-Brown 2, Burnette 1, Dixon 2, Kerr 9, Key 1, Kimes 8, Kirk 5, McLerran 4, Moore 1, E. Ogletree 3, S. Ogletree 2, K. Watson 2, T. Watson 5. 

 

BOYS

Upperman……………….76

Dawgs…………………….50

The Bees, ranked just outside the top ten in a couple of recent Associated Press Class AA polls, rolled to another win and led their district heading into this week with three games left, including a second big showdown with Livingston.

The Bulldogs kept it close for a a half, trailing 35-28 at intermission, but the Bees rolled to 41 second-half points to get their 20th win of the season. 

Upperman scored at least 15 points in every quarter, led by Dustin Baxter with 22. Carrin Nash, who had a big game last year against CCHS in a Bulldog win in Celina, added 14 for the Bees.

Shawn Garrett was the only double-figure scorer for Clay County with 11.

DAWGS (50)-Roach 2, Lynn 4, Adams 1, Brown 5, Copeland 2, Dersham 4, Edwards 9, Garrett 11, Knight 4, Boles 6, Korth 2.