The Dickson County Lady Cougars earned perhaps their biggest win of the season Thursday night, as they knocked off the West Creek Lady Coyotes 65-42 in the District 10-AAA Tournament Quarterfinals. The win put DCHS into Saturday’s semi-finals, and assures the Lady Cougars of two more games beyond that–either the championship or consolation game, and at least one game in the Region Tournament.
Dickson County got out to a hot start but West Creek rallied to tie the game at 11 after the first quarter. The Lady Cougars took a slim lead into the halftime break, up 25-20. But the third quarter belonged to Dickson County, as the Lady Cougars trumped the Lady Coyotes 27-13. In other words, they scored more points in the third than in the entire first half, and West Creek could not keep up.
Seven players scored for Dickson County, led by Kiwi Knox’s game-high 19 points. The MVP award went to Payton Grove, who had 18 points, helped shut down West Creek’s Jazmine Torian, and even handled the ball on press-break situations despite being a post and a freshman. Torian, a constant threat for 20+ points, was held to just 8, and did not score in the second half. Taylor Hill was Dickson County’s other player with double-figure points, adding 12 for the Lady Cougars.
Dickson County will face Clarksville High Saturday afternoon at 4:00pm, as the Lady Cats improved to 30-0 by blasting Springfield 82-9 on Thursday, The Dickson County boys will face a pesky Henry County squad Friday night at 7 from DCHS. The Cougars must also win to extend their season by at least three more games, but the Patriots may be a tough out–after all, Dickson County’s two wins over them this season have been by a total of 10 points.