Creek Wood’s Raegan Hohl (3) drives to the bucket in her final game as a Lady Red Hawk.
Photo: Bill Clark/Main Street Media
By Willie Brown Jr.
ASHLAND CITY, TN- A magical run for Creek Wood (24-8) came to an end last night, with a 41-28 road loss to the Cheatham County Lady Cubs (28-3) in the Girls AA Sectional.
The Lady Red Hawks came out streaking in the first quarter, leading 8-3 halfway through the opening frame.
“We came out in the first quarter, played well and knocked down some shots” stated Creek Wood coach Russell Wilson.
Sophomore point guard Allie Burgess would hit a three pointer at the first quarter buzzer to give Creek Wood a 13-10 lead going into the second period. As the second quarter unfolded, Cheatham County made a few adjustments and forced a plethora of Creek Wood turnovers.
“Some turnovers were unforced, but you can’t give Cheatham County steal and score opportunities,” mentioned coach Wilson.
The Lady Red Hawks would only score one point in the second quarter and entered halftime down 20-14. As the second half began, the Lady Cubs would turn up their defensive intensity, holding Creek Wood to only seven points in the third quarter.
Creek Wood senior Raegan Hohl left the game at halftime with concussion-like symptoms, which enabled Cheatham County to force Creek Wood to shoot earlier than they would like.
The Lady Cubs started the fourth quarter with a 32-21 lead and would never look back. Cheatham County only surrendered single-digit points in every quarter versus the Lady Red Hawks after the opening period.
In the final stanza, Creek Wood would score nine points, and go on to lose 41-28.
Abbi Douglas led the Lady Cubs with 16 points, while Allie Burgess continued to provide a spark for Creek Wood, finishing with 13 points.
With the loss, the Lady Red Hawks will officially end their season.
“You hope the group coming back enjoyed the two wins in the region and the final game” said Wilson.
The Lady Red Hawks will lose two seniors in Raegan Hohl and Anna Edmonson, but the cupboard is not bare when it comes to talent. Next year’s team is loaded with experience and great shooters. The 24 wins this year marks nine consecutive seasons with 20 or more wins.