With snow in the forecast for much of the midstate area, tournament administrators made the call on Wednesday to adjust the region tournament schedules. The National Weather Service is predicting only a dusting for Dickson but areas south of I-40 could see up to four inches of snow. Other weather outlets have suggested a more northerly path that would raise totals in the northern parts of Middle Tennessee.
Region 6AA has canceled all games set for today in response to the weather forecast. All games hosted at Creek Wood have been moved to Thursday the 26th starting at 4pm with Creek Wood girls versus Giles County, followed by Creek Wood boys versus Marshall County at 5:30pm, CPA girls versus Camden at 7pm, and CPA boys versus Waverly at 8:30pm. Finals will take place on Friday night with the girls playing at 6 and boys final to follow.
Region 6AAA elected to move up their schedule for tonight ahead of the projected winter weather. Dickson County will play at 4:30 against Overton at Franklin High School followed by the second girls semifinal between Brentwood and Cane Ridge. The boys semifinal is still scheduled for Thursday night starting at 6pm with the both girls and boys finals taking place Friday.
All games Creek Wood and Dickson County games will be broadcast on WDKN 1260 AM and 101.5 The One FM, as well as being available online at RFCSports.com. Check back for more tournament updates as they become available.
Tonight, District 11-AAA wraps up the regular season and solidifies the playoff bracket for next week’s district tournament at Ravenwood High School.
With a lot to be decided in the girl’s district standing,a large piece of it will be determined at Ravenwood tonight. Dickson finishes up their season with a visit to the Lady Raptors 17-6(8-3) at 6pm. With a win the Lady Cougars 24-2(10-1) would force a coin flip to decide first place between them and Brentwood 22-3(11-1) who has already finished their regular season. With a loss Dickson would be guaranteed second place and the Lady Bruins would secure a first round bye in the district tournament and a regular season district title. Dickson and Brentwood may not be the only teams in a coin flip however; Centennial 8-12(1-10) and Independence 4-22(1-10) each have one district win coming into the final regular season game. Centennial topped the Lady Eagles on January 9th 48-46, but Indy got the better of them in the second match up on January 30th 51-37. Independence hosts Franklin and Centennial hosts Summit tonight, if both teams win or lose that would force a coin flip for 7 place in the district standings. All other spots in the standing are locked in with Ravenwood guaranteed third, Franklin fourth and Summit fifth, no matter what happens tonight. With first, second, sixth, and seventh place still up in the air the only guaranteed match up next week is Franklin versus Summit in the four seed versus five seed game.
On the boys side, Brentwood 23-5(10-2) has long locked up the regular season district title and is a threat for the AAA State Title but the standing behind them are a muddled mess. An upset by Independence 15-13(6-5) over Franklin 13-11(7-4) would force a tie for second in the district. Wins by Ravenwood 12-13(5-6) and Summit 16-9(5-6) and a Independence loss would force a three-way tie for third place. Meanwhile Centennial 8-15(4-7) is locked in to the sixth spot and Dickson 4-20(2-9) is guaranteed a last place finish. This leaves next weeks seeding completely up in the air with Franklin and Independence as possible opponents for Dickson. While Centennial could draw Independence, Ravenwood or Summit depending on tonight’s results.
Tune in to the 1260 Sports Roundtable at 8:30 Saturday morning to get a rundown of tonight’s results and a projection of next week’s brackets for the district tournament.
The Cougars and Lady Cougars returned to Clarksville and went to work on Rossview Thursday night.
The Lady Cougars grabbed an ugly win on the road against a quality Lady Hawks squad 45-32. Dickson stumbled through their worst quarter of the year to lead 6-4 at the end of the first, shooting just 18% after eight minutes. The lead continued to grow for Dickson with a 13-7 second quarter putting the lady Cougars up 19-11 at the half. In the second half, Dickson began to pull away with a 15-12 third quarter and sealed the win with an 11-9 fourth. Dickson led the entire game despite 18 turnovers and only shooting 38% on the night. The Lady Cougars were led in scoring by Payton Grove and Emily Beard, who both had 15 points. Lea Lea Carter added 8 points and 11 rebounds.
The Cougars got a big time road win against Rossview, 49-41, behind an efficient shooting night. Dickson shot 50% on the evening and out rebounded the Hawks to help overcome another slow start. Trailing 13-10 to start the second quarter, Dickson outscored Rossview 12-8 in the second. A last second basket by Hunter Wolcott sent the Cougars to the locker room with a 22-21 lead. After a rather mundane, 6-6. third quarter, Dickson scored 21 points in the final eight minutes to lock up the win. Rossview cut the lead to four points, 45-41, with less than a minute left but Collier Wolcott took a brilliant feed from Demontez Coleman to extend the lead to six. Then a missed shot with less than 10 seconds led to a free basket for Dalton Rainey and a 49-41 final margin. Tyriek Primm led Dickson again with 13 points, Hunter Wolcott had 10 while Collier Wolcott and Rainey had 9 a piece.
Dickson now prepares for Senior Night and Independence at home Tuesday night.
Dickson boys stunned Franklin Tuesday night 55-43 on the road for their second straight district win. The Cougars dominated from start to finish, never trailing against the second ranked team in the district. Dickson used backdoor cuts to pick apart the Franklin defense, leading to easy baskets for Ty Murphree, who finished with 11 points. The Cougars led 15-4 at the end of the first quarter. Franklin tried to cut in to the lead but trailed 22-15 at the half. In the third quarter the Rebels made a run and trimmed the lead to one point but Dickson would answer back And led 32-24 headed to the final quarter. From there it was never closer than a five point game as Dickson seemingly coasted to the win. Tyriek Primm led Dickson with 14 points and Hunter Wolcott added 13 points.
The Lady Cougars needed overtime to finish off Franklin 61-57 and remain unbeaten in the district. Dickson built a double digit lead in the first half but Franklin found a way to fight back in the third quarter and led By four several times. Trailing 50-49 in the final thirty seconds a foul followed by a technical foul gave Dickson four free throws with Lea Lea Carter at the line but she only made one leaving game tied. A questionable turnover gave Franklin the final shot but Dickson pulled the board and went to OT. In overtime Carter took over scoring seven of dickson’s 11 points and helping secure the win. Carter finished with 31 points and Payton Grove added 16, while no other Lady Cougar had more than six.
Dickson hosts Brentwood Friday night and while hold a “Camo-out” to support the team.
Coach Jason Tigert recently claimed he was struggling through one of ‘the worst seasons of his career,’ Friday night’s 50-47 win over Centennial will certainly help assuage those concerns. Dickson County was able to get a huge win over the Cougars on the host’s Homecoming night. Dickson started strong and lead 11-7 at the end of the first quarter, then scored only nine points in another slow second quarter but led 20-15 at the half. In the third quarter, the Cougars pushed the lead to 10 points 3 times but late in the quarter Centennial started a comeback and slowly widdled the down to just one point. Trey Weidman hit a body control layup to extend the lead to 3 but couldn’t hit the ‘and one’ free throw giving Centennial a window. With less than a minute remaining Travis Batts, Centennial’s hero from the first matchup, hit a three pointer to tie. They would get a single free throw on the next possession to lead 47-46, but the final four points belonged to Dickson. Hunter Wolcott received the ball on the left wing, saw the post was empty and the weak side defender had his back turned, drove to the rim and layed it up for a one point edge 48-47. With 9.2 second left Centennial dribbled to the front court and Wolcott stole the ball and got another lay up with 2.7 second remaining. Centennial got a heave from half court up but it was way off the mark and the Cougars held on for their first District 11-AAA win of the season. Hunter Wolcott led Dickson with 20 points, Tyriek Primm added 10 and Demontez Coleman had 9 on three made three pointers.
The Lady Cougars once again dominated on Friday on their way to another 47 point, 68-21 over Centennial. Dickson shot 51% on the evening while holding Centennial to 21% from the floor. The defensive effort allowed the Lady Cougars to grab a huge lead early, 23-5, at the end of the first quarter. From there Dickson coasted to a 39-10 lead at the half and the final 47 point margin. Dickson never allowed a double digit quarter for the Lady Cougars of Centennial. Emily Beard led Dickson in limited minutes with 13, Payton Grove had 12, and Lea Lea Carter had 11 points.
Both teams get set for a big week, traveling to Franklin Tuesday and at home for Brentwood Friday night.
The Lady Cougars, 19-1 (6-0), jumped out to a 15-4 lead and forced a timeout in the first quarter, from there Dickson rolled easily to a 63-32 beat down of the Ravenwood Lady Raptors. Dickson initially trailed 2-0 off an easy layup but from them on it was all Lady Cougars, leading 19-10 at the end of the first, 31-16 at the half, and 46-22 heading in to the final quarter. Dickson was led by Emily Beard, who played with an ankle injury, and had 19 points to lead all scorers. Lea Lea Carter added 14, and Payton Grove had 11 points. The Lady Cougars completed their first trip through District 11-AAA unblemished and get set for the return trip starting Friday.
The Cougars, 2-17 (0-6), had their hearts ripped out again Tuesday, 33-32, this time by the Raptors of Ravenwood. Dickson spent the bulk of the first half without Hunter Wolcott, their primary scorer, due to faoul trouble. Without Wolcott, the Cougars trailed 16-14 at the half. In the second half the action picked up and Dickson, with Wolcott back, seesawed back and forth with the Raptors. A Ty Murphree free throw and a Robert Triggs layup gave the Cougars a 26-23 lead, and all the momentum, heading in to the fourth quarter. Ravenwood fought to reclaim a one point lead 27-26 after scoring the first two baskets of the final quarter. Tyriek Primm and Trey Weidman hit back to back shots to give Dickson another three point lead 30-27 but Ravenwood again answered with a triple of their own to tie things up at 30 a piece. Wolcott missed a right elbow jumper on a feed from Weidman and the Raptors scored on the next possession to go up 32-30 but the Cougars weren’t done. With 17.2 second left Primm hit a baby hook in the lane to tie things back up at 32. Demontez Coleman fouled on the next possession and Ravenwood got one of two free throws giving them the lead 33-32. With 9.2 seconds left Wolcott backed his man down and kicked out for a Coleman three pointer that clanged off the iron and once again Dickson fell in heartbreaking fashion. The Cougars were led in scoring by Primm with 11 points. Dickson went winless on the first trip through the district but with try to fix their struggles on the return run starting Friday.
Dickson travels to Centennial Friday night at 6pm on the RFC Sports Network.
The Lady Cougars, 18-1(5-0), kept their hot start going, despite the distracts of “Coming Home,” with a 74-30 win over the hapless Tigerettes of Waverly. Dickson jumped out to a 19-5 lead at the end of the first quarter and continued to pile on for the remainder of the game, leading 38-17 at the half. In the second half, the Lady Cougars extended the lead with their second and third team players who got extended minutes for the second straight game. The fourth quarter saw Dickson shift to what appeared to be a 1-3-1 zone look that confused Waverly and led to a 24 point quarter for the Lady Cougars. Dickson was led in scoring by Lea Lea Carter who had 12 points, Carlee Wilson had 11 and was 3-for-3 from beyond the arc in the first quarter, and Yasmine Daniel chipped in 10 points. It was the second straight game that Emily Beard finished under ten points.
The Cougars, 2-15 (0-5), looked to bottle some “Coming Home” magic but came up short against, 43-38, the loaded Waverly Tigers. Dickson came roaring out and led most of the first quarter but trailed at the end of the first 14-13 but once against the Cougars had a terrible second quarter which let Waverly pull away before the half. The Cougars trailed 24-15 after only scoring two points in the second quarter. The third quarter also belonged to the Tigers 13-7 but the fourth would be all Dickson. Trailing by twelve, 37-25, the Cougars put on a run and trimmed the lead to four points with less than four minutes to go. Waverly cranked up the defensive pressure and the Cougars weren’t able to get any closer, falling by the finally margin 43-38. Dickson was again led in scoring by Hunter Wolcott who finished with 21 points and 8 rebounds, he was the only Cougar in double figures.
Dickson returns to District 11-AAA play Tuesday when they host Ravenwood at 6pm.
The Lady Cougars got a big win while the Cougars took one of their worst losses in Coach Tigert’s two years at the helm on Tuesday night at Independence.
The Lady Cougars (17-1,4-0) jumped out early and never looked back against an outclassed Lady Eagles team, on their way to a 41 point win, 75-34. Payton Grove was the lone starter with double figures, as Coach Hamilton worked her bench early with Dickson on top 20-6 at the end of the first. With the starters sitting most of the game the bench players were able to rack up points. Dickson’s two leading scorers were Yasmine Daniel with 13 and Cierra Smith with 11, the only other Lady Cougar with double figures was Grove with 10 points. Every Dickson player saw significant minutes while the Lady Eagles stuck with their top 7 players most of the evening. Emily Beard had her first game not in double figures, finishing the night with 8 points after having 17 straight games with 10-plus points to start the season.
The Cougars (2-12, 0-4) story line looked like a polar opposite to the Lady Cougars with Independence taking a 73-36 win. The first quarter was laced with mistakes from Dickson, they had 10 turnovers just in the first eight minutes. The Cougars trailed 24-12 at the end of the first and the game trended down from there. Tyriek Primm was the leading scorer for Dickson with 7 points. Dalton Rainey missed his second straight game as he recovers from a concussion sustained against Brentwood.
Dickson’s next game is Coming Home night Saturday when they play host to Waverly. Broadcast starts at 5:45 on the RFC Sports Network.
Boys Game 1 – Liberty Tech Magnet
The Dickson County Boys shuffled the starting lineup to try and provide a spark on Saturday night but the result was much of the same. Hunter Wolcott scored the first four points of the game in but the Cougars went scoreless for nearly 13 minutes of the first half. In the meantime, Liberty Tech found their footing and rattled off 19 points in a row before Dickson got a single free throw to close the half. In the second half, the Cougars seemed more composed but couldn’t close the gap. They trailed 32-16 at the end of the third quarter and traded baskets in the fourth, falling in the end 50-34. No Cougars were in double figures but Dalton Rainey led Dickson with 7 points. The loss put Dickson in the second Loser’s Bracket game on Monday at 2:30pm against host team Hickman County.
Girls Game 1 – Liberty Tech Magnet
The Lady Cougars showed some early signs of rust against Liberty Tech but rallied and pulled away to avoid back to back losses with a 69-37 win. A slow first quarter had Dickson up 9-5, foul trouble helped to slow the game with four Lady Cougars saddled with 2 fouls each by halftime. Dickson led at the break 26-12 and seemed to be struggling until the midway point of the third quarter.Payton Grove received a technical foul for a dust up with a post player for Liberty Tech. After the foul, Grove’s fourth of the game, the Lady Cougars seemed to rally, scoring 23 points in the quarter. They would extend their lead in the fourth quarter and emptied the bench on the way to the 69-37 final score. Emily Beard scored 18, Lea Lea Carter had 12 and Carlee Wilson was player of the game with 15 points. The win put Dickson through to the second Winner’s Bracket game against Memphis Harding Academy Monday at 7pm.
Dickson County earned a split with Beech in a difficult test for both teams on Friday night. The Lady Cougars picked up a solid win 53-40, while the Cougars came up short in a comeback effort, losing 61-44.
The Lady Cougars picked up the win against Beech with Peyton Grove leading the way. Grove scored 12 and grabbed 10 boards in the first quarter on her way to 18 points, 14 rebounds, and the First Bank Player of the Game award. A 15-6 run during the first quarter allowed Dickson to break away, eventually going up 31-18 lead by halftime. Carlee Wilson hit three three-pointers and scored nine points total. Emily Beard added 11 points for the Lady Cougars. Beard and Grove have scored double figures in each of the Lady Cougars first 3 games.
The Cougars fell to Beech on Saturday, 61-44, despite Robert Triggs leading the way with 11 points. Dickson lead for the visit quarter and a half but the Buccaneers grabbed the lead and never gave it up after a pair free throws by Taylor. The Cougars quickly trailed 29-23 by the half. Beech opened up the lead in the third quarter and Dickson trailed by 21 to start the fourth. Coach Tigert’s squad put together a rally in the final 8 minutes but could never get closer than 11 points. The Cougars were held scoreless over the final 2 and a half minutes and Beech grew the lead again to 17 in the final moments. Dalton Rainey was the second leading scorer with two three-pointers and scored 10 points total.
Dickson takes on Harpeth on the road Monday at 6pm on the RFC Sports Network.