Dickson County split with former 10-AAA district opponent West Creek Tuesday night. The Lady Cougars regrouped well, after a disappointing loss to Columbia last Thursday, and squeaked out a one point win 63-62. After trailing at the half Dickson clawed back and took the lead in the final seconds on a pair of Lea Lea Carter free throws. With 8 seconds remaining, West Creek had to hurry, unfortunately for the Lady Coyotes, Ariana Prathier lost control and committed a charge to turn it over to DCHS. Lainey Reed was fouled with 1 second left and missed her second attempt intentionally to force an impossible full court attempt by West Creek with no time on the clock. Dickson was paced by Carter, who had 21 points, but the big plays came from Reed, who was the RFC Sports MVP with 15 points. Reed was perfect from the floor on the night. Freshman Emily Beard showed the most improvement, looking much more confident guiding the offense, on her way to 14 points.
The boys game had a different tone as DCHS fell 68-44. Much like against Columbia the Cougars tried to make the game disjointed and played in a frenzy, too many missed opportunities and turnovers would doom Dickson though. Senior Tracy Green was the RFC Sports MVP with 9 points and a great defensive effort. Otis Gerron lead Dickson in scoring again with 10 points.
Both teams more prep for Beech on Friday night on the road. Coverage starts with the A-1 Signs pregame show at 5:45pm.
The Cougars were pushed to the brink Saturday by Mt. Juliet, who nearly knocked the Cougars out of the postseason with a furious comeback in the second half but Dickson pulled out the 73-65 victory to “survive and advance”. Dickson led by eleven at halftime and seemed to be set to cruise to the semifinals but no one told Mt. Juliet that. Nolan Chowbay came off the bench to score 22 points and the Cougars seemed unable to stop him for most of the second half. Dickson would hang on thanks to clutch free throw shooting from seniors Caleb Tuck and JeQuan Lewis who made seven of eight free throws down the stretch. Dickson’s win advances them to play a familiar foe, Henry County who pulled the upset over Station Camp Saturday, 63-52. Tipoff is set for Tuesday night at 6pm, coverage begins with the A-1 Signs pregame show at 5:45 on WDKN 1260 AM and 101.5 The One FM.
Dickson County will face Harpeth without two big men tonight. Mitch Mersman will likely miss the game after playing in the Toyota East versus West Tennessee All-Star Classic Game at 1pm. He, along with Demonta Daniel were both selected to the prestigious game, giving them a chance to showcase their talents to college scouts from all over the south. Trevor Daniel will also be unavailable to Coach Kevin Tuck due to an knee injury, possible a torn meniscus with cartilage damage. According to Coach Tuck, Daniel will be unavailable for the next 4-6 weeks, slating his return for the January 4th Northwest game at the earliest.
With the two big men missing for the Cougars, Geron Primm and Ty Murphree will be called upon to play a bigger role against the Indians tonight. Tipoff is set to follow the girls’ game, coverage begins with the A-1 Signs Pregame Show at 5:45pm on the RFC Sports Network.