By Lucas Panzica
DICKSON, TN – For the Dickson County Cougars boys’ and girls’ basketball teams, it was good to be back home for the first time in the 2018 season on Tuesday night. It was short lived, however, as the Lady Cougars started the night with a 55-44 loss to the Brentwood Lady Bruins.
“I am so proud of how my girls fought” Dickson County coach Erin Webb said, “we just couldn’t buy a basket.”
The Lady Cougars shot 31 percent from the floor on Tuesday, and 25 percent from beyond the arc. It was not enough to beat a Brentwood team that was led by sophomore guard Amelia Osgood with 28 points.
Osgood, and twin sisters Emily and Delaney Trushel combined for all 55 of Brentwood’s points. It was a back and forth game the whole way, until Brentwood pulled away in the final period, outscoring Dickson County 17-8.
The loss drops Dickson County to 4-3 overall, and evens things up at 1-1 in District 11 play, while Brentwood improved to 7-1 overall and 2-0 in the district.
The boys’ teams followed the girls’ game, and it was a similar result. Dickson County could not overcome a slow start, and the defending district champions led the whole way to win 49-40.
“I’m proud of the effort in the second half” said Dickson County coach Jason Tigert, “the guys never laid down.
“We competed and clawed our way back into it.”
Brentwood held a 23-8 lead at halftime, and at one point led by 23 in the third quarter, however the Cougars kept fighting to cut the lead to 6 with under three minutes to play.
However, the slow start caught up to them, to hand Dickson County its first district loss of the season.
“One of those nights, just a terrible shooting performance early on” said Tigert, “we got looks, we just couldn’t put it into the basket.”
Kody Pardue led the Cougars in scoring with 12, while Brentwood leading scorer Jack Thurman put up 22 points.
That loss brings Dickson County to 4-4 overall, and 1-1 in District 11. Brentwood improved to 7-2 overall and got its first district win to get to 1-1.
Both Brentwood teams return home to play Spring Hill next, while Dickson County hits the road to face Ravenwood on Friday.