By Willie Brown Jr.
CHARLOTTE, TN- The Red Hawks of Creek Wood returned home after a two-game road trip to face the Bulldogs of Hickman County on homecoming.
Before the game tipped off, the Athletic Booster Club hosted their annual Crock Pot-a-Palooza. This event allows individuals to come and taste a plethora of chili and support the athletic department at Creek Wood High School. Then, the game unfolded, and Creek Wood started fast and never looked back, beating the Lady Bulldogs 65-33.
“For some reason, I feel we had a lot of energy, we ran them up and down the floor and we made shots and limited turnovers” stated coach Russell Wilson.
At the end of the first quarter, the Lady Red Hawks led 21-8. Going into halftime the score was 40-16. The Lady Red Hawks were led in scoring by Emily Michael who scored 20 points and hit 6 three-pointers. Eight players for Creek Wood contributed baskets in Friday night’s game.
Also, the Lady Red Hawks stole the basketball 18 times from the Lady Bulldogs and dished out 15 assists. With the win, Creek Wood improves to 15-4 on the year and 8-1 in class 2A district 11. The Lady Red Hawks will travel to Waverly Central on Tuesday night, that game is scheduled to tip-off at 6 pm.
The Creek Wood boys started off strong, but eventually faded into the abyss they were defeated by Hickman County 66-45 on Friday night.
Leading the way for the Bulldogs was Jack Thigpen with 12 points, and Nolan DePriest with 11 points. Nine of the 11 came from beyond the arc. For the Red Hawks, Tim Randolph led all scorers with 15 points, while Kayden Austin chipped in 8 off the bench. At the end of the first quarter, the score was 14-12 in favor of Hickman County. That would be the closest deficit for the ballgame.
The Bulldogs dominated in the paint over scoring 20 points and making 15 free-throws. As the game progressed, the lead for the Bulldogs mounted. At the end of the third quarter, the score was 53-31. Crucial fouls and mounted frustrations doomed the Red Hawks in the fourth quarter, as they were off their game for most of the night.
Creek Wood would eventually lose 66-45 with the loss. Creek Wood falls to 3-15 and 2-7 in the district. The Red Hawks will play Waverly Central on Tuesday night following the girl’s game. The last time these teams battled, Waverly Central outlasted Creek Wood 61-60.