Monday was a light day for Dickson area sports, but the locals got three wins out of four to brag about. The Dickson County Lady Cougars proved that the third time is a charm by besting the Waverly Tigerettes 42-40 at the Cougar Den after losses at Waverly and in the Hickman County Christmas Tournament. Only one player for Waverly was in double figures, while DCHS was led by MVP Kiwi Knox with 17 points, while Payton Grove added 14. The Dickson County boys played a tough, physical, and close contest against the Waverly Tigers, but pulled away late for a 54-42 win. JeQuan Lewis had a game-high 21 points including Dickson County’s only two three pointers, while Caleb Tuck had 10 points and two rebounds to earn MVP honors. The Cougars sealed the deal with Lewis’ 6th steal of the game in the closing seconds, as he dished to a wide open Tyler Spicer, who slam-dunked the ball with both hands for the game’s final points.
Also in action on Monday afternoon, William James Middle played on in the Class A Sectionals in Loretto. The Lady Colonels lost 37-15 to New Providence, while the boys beat Huntland 54-42. The win puts the Colonels into the Sectional Finals, the highest round sanctioned in the TMSAA–meaning that the William James boys are essentially one win away from an unofficial state title.
Charlotte opens up the Class AA Area Tournament this week, to determine seeding for the Sectional Tournament. The Lady Tigers play Tuesday night at 7:15pm, while the boys play Thursday at the same time. The Area Tournament is being held this year at Cheatham Middle.
Also on Thursday, Dickson County and Greenbrier will be in a wrestling tri-match against the homestanding Creek Wood Red Hawks. On Friday night, Creek Wood basketball travels to Harpeth, while Dickson County visits archrival Henry County. And on Saturday afternoon, the William James girls play in the consolation game of the Sectional Tournament in Loretto at 2pm, while the boys play for the title at 5:45.