Lady Dawgs win two of three

 

CELINA-The Clay County High Lady Bulldog basketball team won two of three non-district games in a busy schedule last week, falling only to Macon County. 

The loss to Macon County stopped a three-game winning streak for CCHS, who will take a 12-5 record into their District 7-A rematch here against Red Boiling Springs. 

The Lady Bulldogs are 3-1 in district play, with 10 total regular-season games left before the 7-A tournament. 

Lady Dawgs……………….57

Van Buren Co…………….47

Clay County dominated the final quarter to pull away from a close game and win fairly comfortably in the non-district battle.

The Lady Bulldogs outscored the hosts by a 19-6 margin in the fourth quarter to break open what had been a close game.

The two teams were locked in a close battle for three quarters, with neither able to outscore the other by more than four points in any period. The score was tied at nine after the first quarter, and the Eaglettes held a 28-24 lead at intermission.

CCHS cut that lead to 41-38 after three quarters, and then pulled away in the final eight minutes to pick up their 11th win of the season.

Amelia Kirk, in the midst of a good scoring stretch, had her biggest scoring game of the season with 21 points, which was a game high for both squads. 

LADY DAWGS (57)-S. Ogletree 3, Kimes 9, Kerr 9, Watson 5, Kirk 21, Moore 2, Burnette 4, Roach 2, E. Ogletree 2. 

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Lady Dawgs……………….70

Hendersonville CA……..19

If this had been a boxing match, it would have been stopped early for a TKO. The Lady Bulldogs led 20-3 after one quarter, and had leads of 37 and 44 points at intermission and the end of the third quarter, respectively.

The final 51-point margin is one of the largest in recent memory for the team, and a whopping 16 players hit the scoring column for CCHS. Sydney Roach scored nine to lead the way, followed by Kelsey Hix with eight. 

LADY DAWGS (70)-S. Ogletree 4, Kimes 5, Kerr 2, T. Watson 5, Kirk 4, Moore 6, Burnette 4, Roach 9, Dixon 4, McLerran 4, Brown 2, Cooper 2, Hix 8, Hamilton 5, Hatcher 2, C. Watson 3. 

Macon County…………61

Lady Dawgs…………….57

The Lady Tigers stopped a three-game CCHS win streak thanks in part to seven three-pointers and a consistent offensive output in the final three quarters.

Macon County dropped in seven “treys” in the contest, and got the three-pointers from five different players. Trailing the Lady Dawgs 13-9 after one period, the Lady Tigers scored 18, 15 and 19 points in the final three stanzas to pull out the close win. Macon led 27-24 at the half. 

Tristan Watson led the CCHS scoring with 12, with eight Lady Dawgs scoring at least four points. 

LADY DAWGS (57)-T. Watson 12, S. Ogletree 9. E. Ogletree 8, Kirk 9, Kimes 7, Key 4, Kerr 4, Burnette 4.