Dawgs hold Pickett down again, but Lady Bobcats topple CCHS


CELINA-The Bulldog high school teams split a doubleheader with old rival Pickett County here last week, with the boys picking up another district win and the girls dropping their third game in 7-A play. 

In other action on the week, the CCHS teams both dropped games on the road at Upperman (see related story). 


Pickett County………..19

The Bulldogs continued to solidify their status as one of the state’s best scoring defense teams, holding the Bobcats to a very low point output for the second time this season.

CCHS allowed Pickett only 23 total points in an earlier meeting in Byrdstown, and the Dawgs allowed no more than eight points in any quarter in this matchup.  

Clay County allowed the Bobcats only six points in the first half, 13 after intermission and picked up their 20th win of the season in the process.

In the end, Nolan Dale almost outscored the visitors by himself, tallying 18 points, almost half the CCHS total, too. He was the only double-figure scorer in the game. 

The Bulldogs led 11-4 after one and 18-6 at halftime. Pickett knocked three points off the CCHS lead in the third quarter, outscoring the Dawgs 8-5, but Clay County slammed the door shut with a 14-5 scoring bulge in the final eight minutes. 

DAWGS (37)-Brown 4, Lynn 2, Korth 3, Knight 3, Garrett 7, Dale 18. 


Pickett County………57

Lady Dawgs………….46

The Lady Bobcats stopped the CCHS winning streak at four games, avenging an earlier Lady Dawg win in Byrdstown.

Clay County had traveled to Pickett County in December and come away with a seven-point win, but this time it was the Lady Bobcats’ turn to pick up one of those rare District 7-A road wins.

Terrah Garner (25) and Kayla Gibson (15) carried the bulk of the offensive load for Pickett. Sydney Roach’s 11 led six Clay players who scored at least five points, but the visitors got the win with a 39-point second half.

Pickett County led 18-17 at the half, but took control of the game with an 18-11 scoring margin in the third, grabbing an eight-point lead heading into the final period.

As is often the case, the scoring picked up considerably in the fourth quarter, but the Lady Bulldogs couldn’t close the gap and wound up suffering their third district loss of the season.

Senior Katie Kerr returned to action after missing the Macon County game due to injury. 

LADY DAWGS (46)-T. Watson 5, Roach 11, Burnette 8, Kerr 8, Kimes 5, Kirk 6, E. Ogletree 3.