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By Lucas Panzica
NASHVILLE, TN – The Creek Wood Red Hawks traveled to East Nashville High School on Monday night to play the final game of the 2018 nonconference slate.
It was a rough night for both squads, the girls started with a 64-26 loss against an undefeated Lady Eagles team. Creek Wood shot 31 percent from the floor, but it was the turnovers that did them in against the full court press deployed by East Nashville. The Lady Red Hawks turned the ball over 27 times, compared to East’s 6.
Sophomore point guard Allie Burgess led Creek Wood in scoring with 7 points, and Emily Michael was not far behind with 6 points and 4 rebounds. East Nashville point guard Tameia Shaw put up 16 points and stole the ball away 10 times. The loss drops the Lady Red Hawks to 2-2 on the season.
The boys followed up the girls’ game with a similar performance, losing 83-46. The trends carried over, as Creek Wood turned it over 24 times with East only giving it away 5 times. Shots from beyond the arc were an issue as well, the Red Hawks were just 1 for 7 from 3-point range as they fell to 1-5 on the year.
Tim Randolph, Bryson Payton, Richard Peyton, and Raykwon Nesbitt each had 6 points, while Willie Wilson led the Eagles in scoring with 17.
Both Creek Wood teams can now put the early season behind them and turn their attention to Region 6AA District 11 play, as they return home to face Stewart County on Tuesday night.