Dickson County senior Darian Burns (4) guards Summit’s Caleb Jolley (4) in the D11AAA quarterfinal
Photo: Howard Abell/Mid Tenn Sports
By Casey Patrick
DICKSON, TN- Dickson County lost to Summit by a score of 51-39 on Friday night in the first round of the D11AAA playoffs. Both teams fought tooth and nail until the end as the two teams were tied at 11 at the end of the first quarter and then tied again at half at 19 points apiece. Summit gained a one-point lead going into the final quarter but the Dickson offense went stale and a few costly turnovers combined with free throws made at the end were the ultimate undoing of the Cougars.
“I’m proud of the effort tonight from our guys,” Dickson County head coach Jason Tigert said. “We did a good job on the boards, but they doubled us on the free throw line.
“When we got to the fourth quarter they made plays and we didn’t, but it wasn’t due to lack of effort. We had a few things that just didn’t go our way and we found ourselves down and this is a hard team to come back on.”
This loss comes at the end of a season that saw Dickson secure the #4 seed and finish 17-11 while going 9-7 in district. It was the final game for seniors Darian Burns and Kody Pardue and as they came off the court they received a loud standing ovation that was much deserved.
“We are going to miss those two guys,” Tigert added. “I’ve loved coaching Kody and Darian, they have been class acts all the way through. They’re what you want representing Dickson County High School. I hate it for them that it didn’t go their way tonight but it’s not because they didn’t give it their all, I can assure you of that.”
“I’ve really enjoyed coaching this team,” Tigert stated. “This team has high character and I think the people of Dickson should be proud of this team and how they’ve handled themselves.”
BOYS BOX SCORES
Summit (51): Destin Wade 18, Keaton Wade 13, Caleb Jolley 8, Tristan Conger 6, Jonathan Myers 3, Konata Werts 2, Hayden Turner 1
Dickson (39): Jaden Davis 13, Kody Pardue 8, DJ Stacy 6, Jett Carter 4, Winn Gramling 4, Cade Purvine 4