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By Willie Brown Jr.
Fairview, TN- The Creek Wood Lady Red Hawks (18-5, 11-1) started off flat versus the Fairview Lady Yellow Jackets (6-17, 4-9) losing 13-12 after one quarter, but refocused and went on to dominate, winning 59-32.
“I thought we played well and were aggressive on both ends of the floor”, said Creek Wood coach Russell Wilson in the post-game conference.
The Lady Red Hawks forced 10 turnovers and dished out 13 assists. Raegan Taylor stepped up and scored 10 points before halftime, and Creek Wood led 30-18 at the half. The Lady Red Hawks yielded 14 points in the second half while only surrendering six points in the third quarter. Raegan Hohl led all scorers with 15 points and 9 rebounds. Creek Wood had seven different players that contributed baskets with four scoring double digits.
For Fairview, Kelsey Gossage led her team in scoring with 11 points. Gossage was the lone Yellow Jacket that reached double figures in scoring. The next time the Creek Wood will hit the floor will be next Tuesday as they host the Lady Eagles of East Hickman. Creek Wood narrowly defeated East Hickman 35-30 on the eleventh of January.
After the Lady Red Hawks wrapped up a win, Charles Taylor and the Creek Wood boys took the floor to face the top team in AA-District 11. Despite playing some decent defense against a Fairview team averaging 78 points per game, the Red Hawks had a difficult time on the offensive end.
“We could not get some shots to fall when we needed them. Also, we were 4-11 from the free-throw line and we missed layups” stated Taylor.
The Red Hawks (3-19, 2-10) were held to five points at the end of the first quarter. As the second quarter unfolded the drought continued, and at halftime the score was 20-7 in favor of the Yellow Jackets. League-leaders Fairview (23-2, 12-1) held Creek Wood to 8 points in the third quarter. The score going to the final stanza was 34-15.
Creek Wood started to make shots as the game concluded, but it was not enough as the boys would go on to lost 48-33. The 33 points mark the twelfth time this season Creek Wood has scored 45 points or less.
The Red Hawks return home to host the Eagles of East Hickman following the girl’s game. The last times these two teams faced each other the Red Hawks survived 52-51 at East Hickman.