CELINA-Both Clay County High School basketball teams enjoyed back-to-back wins here at home last week as they gunned down Van Buren County on Tuesday and took care of business against District 7A rival Pickett County Friday night.
The Lady Bulldogs improved to 13-3 on the season and 2-1 in the conference, while the Bulldogs’ mark now sits at 12-3 with the same District 7A record.
The girls handily disposed of Van Buren winning by over 70 points and then squeaked out a four-point victory over the Lady Bobcats in a back-and-forth conference battle.
Thirteen players found the basket in the romp of the Lady Eagles, including three scoring in double figures–Casey Cooper (11), Ashley Owens (11), and Sydney Roach (17).
Roach was also the leading scorer against Pickett County with 12.
The boys found themselves in gridlocks with both of their opponents last week, but ended up winning tight games over the Eagles and the Bobcats here at home.
Corey Hamilton exploded for the second time this season at Van Buren putting up 27 in the game, while Jordan Strong, Austin Cherry, and Dylan Carter all had at least 12 points in the win over Pickett County.
This week they were scheduled to travel to Sunbright Tuesday night before returning home to face Red Boiling Springs on Friday.
CELINA-Virtually every member of the Lady Bulldog basketball team found the basket in a 88-15 rout of Van Buren County here last week, including three players going over the double-digit mark.
Sydney Roach led all scorers with 17, while both Casey Cooper and Ashley Owens added 11 in Clay County’s second blowout of the year over the Lady Eagles.
LADY DAWGS (88)-Sydney 17, Cooper 11, Owens 11, Mattie Monroe 8, Hannah Ogletree 8, Allie Brown 7, Alex Grace 7, Kennedy Smith 6, Mackenzie Hamilton 4, Ruby Richards 3, Alesha Copas 2, Tess Hatcher 2, Kalona Meadows 2.
CELINA-Despite trailing at the half and at the end of the third quarter, the Lady Bulldogs rallied to a 41-37 win over Pickett County here last Friday night to improve to 2-1 in district play.
After the first quarter, Clay County led by a mere three points before putting up only six in the second to head into halftime down by one, 20-19.
An even third stanza featured 11 points from both squads, but the fourth quarter saw the Lady Bulldogs outscore the Lady Bobcats 11-6 to take the slim four-point win.
Sydney Roach led all scorers with a dozen in the game, while Allie Brown and Mackenzie Hamilton both had eight.
LADY BULLDOGS (41)-Roach 12, Brown 8, Hamilton 8, Mattie Monroe 6, Casey Cooper 4, Hannah Ogletree 2, Tess Hatcher 1.
CELINA-Corey Hamilton followed up his 32-point performance over the holidays with 27 points last week in a 55-48 win here at home over Van Buren County.
The Bulldogs jumped out to a 10-6 lead after one quarter and increased their margin to nine by intermission.
The third period saw the Eagles cut the lead to seven and an even final stanza allowed that to be Clay County’s final margin.
Center Dylan Carter added eight in the victory, while Curt Cherry and Jake Edwards both scored a half-dozen.
DAWGS (55)-Hamilton 27, Carter 8, Cherry 6, Edwards 6, Jordan Strong 4, Eddie Roach 4.
CELINA-A quick start and a good finish vaulted the Clay County Bulldogs to a 57-48 win over conference rival Pickett County here last Friday night, improving their District 7A mark to 2-1.
The Dawgs outscored the Bobcats 13-7 in the first quarter and then finished them off with a 23-point final period to take the nine-point win.
Reserve guard Austin Cherry came off the bench to become the team’s leading scorer in the game with 17 and center Dylan Carter played well tallying 15 of his own in the victory.
Senior sharpshooter Jordan Strong also added 12 and helped his team knock off the conference-leading Bobcats.
DAWGS (57)-Cherry 17, Carter 15, Strong 12, Jake Edwards 5, Corey Hamilton 5, Eddie Roach 2, Curt Cherry 1.