Dawgs unbeaten in 7-A with easy win at Pickett

BYRDSTOWN-The Clay County Bulldogs will carry a 4-0 district mark into the New Year following an easy 49-23 win over Pickett County here Friday night. 

It was the second win of the week for CCHS, and gives them an 11-1 record heading into a brief holiday break. The Bulldogs beat Gordonsville for the second time this season. 

The Bulldogs are scheduled to play in the Wayne County holiday tournament Dec. 29-31, and will resume regular-season action on January 6 at Van Buren County.

 

Dawgs……………………..49

Pickett County………..23

To say the Dawgs put this one away early would be an understatement, as they led 10-0 after one and scored the first 22 points of the contest. 

A Pickett free throw at roughly the four-minute mark of the second quarter broke the Bulldog scoring run to start the game. The Dawgs led 26-6 at intermission, with Shawn Garrett scoring 12 of his game-high 15 points before halftime.  The junior scored several times off Pickett County turnovers.

The Bulldogs led 38-12 after three quarters, and both teams scored 11 points in the final quarter. The Dawgs’ biggest lead of the contest was 28, at 38-10 in the third period. 

Tyler Edwards also hit in double figures with 11, and added seven assists. Caleb Lynn led the rebounding effort for the Dawgs with seven, while Scott Brown added six. 

DAWGS (49)-Garrett 15, Edwards 11, Brown 6, Lynn 6, Dersham 4, Dale 3, Adams 2, Copeland 2. 

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Dawgs……………………..59

Gordonsville…………..50

The Bulldogs topped the Tigers for the second time this season, this time on the road, battling back from a slow start. 

The hosts jumped out to a 12-4 start after the first quarter, and then the teams went in different directions in the second quarter. The Bulldogs started finding the basket and outscored the Tigers 15-2, taking a five-point lead into intermission.

Unofficially, the Bulldogs connected on one of seven field goals in the first quarter, while the Tigers connected on only one of eight in the second quarter. 

It took a while, but the scoring pace picked up considerably in the second half. 

The score was tied at 25 with just over three minutes left in the third quarter, and the Dawgs took advantage of three consecutive Tiger turnovers to take command.  Clay County scored eight in a row on a pair of buckets by Garrett, and one each from Lynn and Brian Korth. 

The Dawgs grabbed their 10th win of the season by outscoring Gordonsville 16-13 and 24-23, respectively, in the final two periods.

Edwards (19), Garrett (11) and Nolan Dale (10) hit in double figures for Clay County.  Edwards had 15 of his 19 in the second half, while Garrett scored all but two of his points after intermission. Dale scored all his points in the first two quarters.  Edwards also had five assists in the contest. 

Unofficial stats showed the Dawgs recovering nicely from the field after the slow start. They wound up hitting 20 of 39 shots for the game, and a very nice 14 of 23 in the second half. They also hit eight of nine important foul shots in the final period. 

DAWGS (59)-Dale 10, Edwards 19, Garrett 11, Knight 6, Korth 7, Lynn 4, Adams 2.