CCHS teams see success in holiday tourneys


Both the girls and boys Clay County High School basketball teams had success in their respective holiday tournaments held last week, with the lady dawgs coming home with a third-place finish from the Nera White tournament in Lafayette and the dawgs coming away even with a 2-2 record from their stint at the Wayne County, KY tournament.


The girls improved their record to an impressive 9-2, while the boys fell to 7-4.  


The Lady dawgs hit the ground running with an eight-point victory over Trousdale County in the first round, then stumbled into the consolation game after a loss to Davidson Academy.  They then rebounded to carry home the third-place trophy with a 13-point win over Memphis Whithaven.


Rachel Burnette and Sydney Roach were named to the Nera White All-Tournament Team after both averaged double figures in the event.


The CCHS boys finished at .500 with two losses and a pair of victories on their way to a respectable finish in the highly competitive Wayne County, KY tournament.


Shawn Garrett lead the way with a tournament high 35 points in a win against Monticello on his way to notching a seat on the all-tournament team.



Lady Dawgs………….63

Trousdale Co………..55

The Lady Dawgs opened the Nera White holiday tournament in Lafayette with a 63-55 win over Trousdale County last week on their way to a third-place finish in the event.


The game was tight in the first half with CCHS leading by only a bucket after one and holding on to a 32-25 lead at the half.

Momentum took a swing in the dawg’s direction in the second half with CCHS stretching it to 12 by the end of the third quarter.


Rachel Burnette’s game high 16 points paired with Sarah Ogletree’s 14 and Sydney Roach’s 12 sealed the eight-point victory as the lady dawgs headed to the next round to face Davidson Academy.


LADY DAWGS (63)-Watson 5, Roach 12, Burnette 16, S. Ogletree 14, E. Ogletree 7, Kimes 9.


Lady Dawgs………….66

Davidson Academy..69

After leading nearly the entire way, the Lady Dawgs dropped their second round game in the Nera White tournament to Davidson Academy last week by a score of 66-69.


Tied after one, the dawgs lead by four at the half, and then increased that lead by a basket by the end of the third quarter.

Despite four players scoring double figures–lead by Mackenzie Hamilton’s game high 15 points off the bench, the lady dawgs came up short in the three-point defeat.


LADY DAWGS (66)-Watson 5, Roach 14, Burnette 14, S. Ogletree 14, E. Ogletree 4, Hamilton 15.


Lady Dawgs………….71

Mem. Whithaven……58

Coming from behind after a slow start, the CCHS lady dawgs pulled off a convincing 71-58 win over Memphis Whithaven to take third place in this year’s Nera White holiday tournament in Lafayette.


After trailing the entire first half, the dawgs ripped off 44 points in the final two quarters to win going away by a double-digit margin.


Four players had 11 points or better, lead by Sydney Roach’s 17 on their way to victory.  Rachel Burnette was close behind with 16 points.  Their final-game performances, along with scoring double digits throughout the event lead to Roach and Burnette being named to the all tournament team.


LADY DAWGS (71)-Watson 3, Roach 17, Burnette 16, S. Ogletree 11, E. Ogletree 6, Hamilton 5, Kimes 13.