Dawgs take 3-game win streak back to 7-A play; Knight hits game winner

 

LAFAYETTE-The Clay County Bulldogs continued their season of streaks and ended one for Macon County here recently with a close win over the Tigers, one of three wins on the week for CCHS.

Nathan Knight’s layup in the closing seconds gave the Bulldogs a 47-45 win over the Tigers. 

The Bulldogs improved to 14-4 on the season with the win, their third in a row. Heading into Friday night’s district battle with Red Boiling Springs, Clay County has now compiled three streaks of at least three straight wins, and three of their four losses were also in a row.

The Bulldogs won their first four games before losing, then rattled off seven straight wins. They followed that seven-game streak with three holiday tournament losses. Their win over Macon County also stopped a six-game win streak for the Tigers, now 10-5.  The Bulldogs take a 4-0 District 7-A mark into the RBS game. 

Dawgs……………………..66

Van Buren Co……………51

The offense was clicking just fine in the early going, and the Bulldogs built a big lead and held on for their 12th win of the season.

The Bulldogs had four players in double figures, led by Nolan Dale’s 16, and scored 17 and 21 points in the first two quarters to take control. They led 38-24 at intermission, and the scoring in the second half was virtually even.

Dale was joined in double figures by Shawn Garrett (14), Joe Adams (11), with three three-pointers), and Tyler Edwards (10).

DAWGS (66)-Adams 11, Brown 3, Lynn 5, Dale 16, Knight 5, Garrett 14, Edwards 10, Dersham 2. 

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Dawgs………………………..63

Hendersonville CA………..30

The Dawgs didn’t have quite as easy a time as the CCHS girls did against the Crusaders (see related story), but it was easy enough. 

Clay led 14-8 after one, and their smallest margin in any quarter was six. The Bulldogs led 32-19 at intermission, and continued to pull away in the second half. 

Dale was again the high scorer with 19 points, and he was joined in double figures by Edwards (12) and Garrett (10). Six other Bulldogs also hit the scoring column. 

DAWGS (63)-Brown 2, Lynn 7, Korth 2, Knight 5, Garrett 10, Dale 19, Edwards 12, Copeland 2, Cherry 2. 

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Dawgs………………………..47

Macon County………………45

Knight cut down the lane and dropped in a layup in the closing seconds to give the win to the Bulldogs, who had led virtually the entire game. 

Macon County tied the score at about the 45-second mark and the Bulldogs wound down the clock to the closing seconds, when Knight made the game-winner.

Caleb Lynn connected for 12 big points in the game to lead the CCHS scoring, with Garrett also in double figures (10). 

Clay County lead 14-5 after one and 24-16 at the half, but Macon County chipped away at the lead in the second half and tied the score before Knight’s winning bucket. 

DAWGS (47)-Brown 4, Lynn 12, Korth 1, Knight 7, Garrett 10, Edwards 5, Dale 8.