On Saturday night, the Charlotte Lady Tigers had a rematch against the Sycamore Lady Knights for the Class AA Sectional Championship at Charlotte. Sycamore was one of the only teams to beat Charlotte this season, and CMS was fighting for a title on its own home floor, so this clash was destined to be a battle–and it lived up to all the hype.
The two squads knew each other extremely well at this point, so the defense was at an all time high. Every point was at a premium, as the Lady Tigers were led by MacKensie Broadway and Riley Kilian with six big points each. However, the Lady Knights had just enough offense to edge out the Black and Gold 21-19 to take an unofficial State Championship, while Charlotte takes home a strong second place.
Braressa Deloach added five points for the Lady Tigers, while the durable Becky Melton added two points for Charlotte in the runner-up finish at home.
The trip to Stewart County is always a tough one for Creek Wood, and anyone else in District 11-AA. However, Coach Tom Mullinicks had his Lady Red Hawks ready to go Friday with a game plan, and one thought in mind.
“If we can get in and out [of Stewart County, winning] …by one point,” he said, “we’ll take it and come on home.”
The Lady Hawks battled to a 34-28 road win in a very defensive-minded contest. As was predicted, the cold gym in Dover coupled with a long bus ride and a frustrating zone defense limited the Lady Hawks, but they answered with sound pressure defense of their own, and just enough points to salt away the win.
The Creek Wood boys had a similar gameplan, but had less trouble dealing with the Stewart County lull. They blasted the Rebels 72-58.
Check back to RFCsports.com for more updates on the Creek Wood and Dickson County games from Friday night. Also, support the Charlotte Lady Tigers as they battle Sycamore in the Class AA Sectional Championship Game Saturday at 4pm at CMS.
Another busy basketball night saw two Dickson area teams take home solid wins. The Charlotte Lady Tigers advanced to the Class AA Sectional Title Game by beating Lewis County 41-35 at CMS on Thursday. Charlotte will play for an unofficial state title on their own home floor Saturday at 4:00pm against the winner of the Sycamore/E. O. Coffman game.
Also on Thursday night, Dickson Middle’s boys torched Montgomery Central 45-12 at Rossview Middle to open up the Class AAA Area Tournament. Dickson blanked the Indians 18-0 in the first quarter, then pulled the starters. The Dragons led 26-2 at the half, and played the second half with all reserves, battling a reslient and improved MCMS team that couldn’t match Dickson’s size, skill, and experience. Gabe Cummings led all scorers with 10 points despite just 6 minutes of playing time, while Jack Sensing took the MVP with 9 points off the bench. The Dickson girls open the tournament Monday, and the boys play the winner of Kenwood/West Creek on Wednesday afternoon at 3:30pm.