By Willie Brown Jr.
DOVER, TN- The Lady Red Hawks of Creek Wood lost their first game in the month of January against the Lady Rebels of Stewart County 41-31.
At the end of the first quarter, the Lady Red Hawks were down 12-4 to a streaking Lady Rebels team who was 6-7 from the floor in the first quarter. The Lady Red Hawks drew near going into to halftime down 22-16. In the second half, however, Stewart County penetrated a normally tough Creek Wood zone defense. On the offensive side of the ball, the Lady Red Hawks could not buy a basket going 9-44 from the field and only making 2 of 21 three-pointers.
“I don’t think we played hard for the entire 32 minutes, we got down and tried to play hard. Had we played as hard as we did towards the end of the game it would have been a lot better,” said Creek Wood head coach Russell Wilson after the loss.
With the loss, the Creek Wood falls to 13-4 overall and 7-1 in the district. Raegan Hohl led all scorers with 12 points, while Anna Edmondson contributed 6 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in a losing effort. Tomorrow the Lady Red Hawks will travel to Montgomery Central for a tilt against the 1-15 Lady Indians.
The boys of Creek Wood came into yesterday’s game with confidence and swagger, but that came to a screeching halt last night as they lost 50-42.
“Tonight, we ended up on the short end of the stick and we couldn’t seem to put the ball in the basket early. They (Stewart County) shoot well at home and we couldn’t find the right defensive combination until late in the game” stated Red Hawks coach Charles Taylor.
At the end of the first quarter, the score was 11-9 in favor of Stewart County. Creek Wood scored 11 points in the second to tie the game at 20 apiece going into to halftime. The second half was riddled with turnovers and crucial fouls were the demise of Creek Wood, as emotions started to run high the game slowly got out of reach. The Red Hawks battled in the fourth quarter but to no avail. In a losing effort Tim Randolph led the way with 12 points and Andre Darden added 11 for Creek Wood, With the loss, the Red Hawks will fall to 3-13 on the year and 2-6 in the district.
The Red Hawks will travel to Cunningham, Tennessee Thursday to face off against the Indians of Montgomery Central who are currently 2-14 and 0-10 in Class 3A District 10.