CW Goes 3-of-4 in Fri/Sat Action

Creek Wood performed well in back-to-back doubleheader action over the weekend. The Lady Red Hawks swept the weekend, while the Red Hawk boys beat Camden and lost at Harpeth.

The Creek Wood girls hammered the Lady Lions of Camden 68-33 on Friday night, buoyed by a fast start. The Lady Red Hawks raced out to a 9-0 lead, and after a Camden rally won the first quarter 16-7. A 23-11 second put the hometown Lady Red Hawks up 39-18 at the half, and a 13-4 third put the visitors away for good. A 16-11 Creek Wood fourth capped a stellar performance as 4 Lady Red Hawks scored in double figures. Elayna Gass had a game-high 20 points including 6 threes, 4 in the second quarter alone; while Emily Michael had 12 points on 4 fourth quarter threes. Lydia Edmondson and Raegan Hohl added 10 points each. Brittney Minor led the Lady Lions with 13 points, while Payton Hunt had 10 and Morgan Hunt added 5.

The Camden boys were playing without Tennessee Tech signee Hunter Vick, and the Red Hawks took full advantage. Coulter Dotson had all 8 of Creek Wood’s first quarter 8 points, as the sides battled to an 8-8 draw. Diego Womack had 6 points in the first and added 9 in the second, leading the Lions to an 18-10 quarter and a 26-18 halftime lead. Dotson was held to just 2 points in the frame, but Anthony Neblett came off the bench for 5 points including a basket-and-one.

Dotson drained a pair of third quarter threes, while Allen Miller managed 4 points and turned up the defensive intensity as the Red Hawks won the third 15-10 and cut the lead to 36-33, as Camden’s Womack was held to just a couple of free throws. Dalton Furr had a couple of threes, but Creek Wood tipped the momentum in their favor. Dotson took over for the Red Hawks in the fourth, scoring 7 points as the home side blasted the Lions 13-7 in the fourth and took a gritty win 46-43.

Dotson led the way with 23 points including 4 threes and a basket-and-one, while Aaron Daniel had 5 points including a 3 and Neblett added 5 including a basket-and-one. Womack paced the Lions with 20 points, while Furr and Colton Smith each had 9.

The Lady Red Hawks avenged a 43-34 loss at home to Harpeth with a 43-38 win in Kingston Springs Saturday night. Creek Wood won the first quarter 9-4, led by Sam Kilian with 4 points, a three from Gass, and a basket by Edmondson. Bailey Williams had 3 points for Harpeth in the second while Jordan Gracia drained a three, but the Lady Red Hawks took the frame 12-8; Kilian had 5 points and Edmondson added a basket-and-one, as the Creek Wood lead grew to 21-12 at the break.

The third quarter was a 10-10 wash, with Gass adding 5 points including a three for Creek Wood while Maddie Pyrdum had 4 points for the Lady Indians. The Tribe had a strong showing in the fourth, trimming the lead as Pyrdum had 8 points and Kailynn Beshears had 4, but the Lady Red Hawks hit 6 free throws down the stretch, 2 each for Gass, Edmondson, and senior Taylor Moore. Harpeth won the fourth 16-12, but Creek Wood won the game 43-38.

Gass had a game-high 15 for Creek Wood including 3 threes, one day after hitting 6 against Camden. Kilian had 11 points including a three, while Edmondson added 10 including a basket-and-one. Pyrdum had 12 points to lead the Lady Indians, while Beshears had 8 and Gracia 7.

The Harpeth boys made it a season sweep over Creek Wood in the nightcap, however. A total of 6 Indians scored in a 26-7 first quarter as Cannon Johnson, Garrett Cox, and Will Miniat each had 6 points. Only Coulter Dotson scored in the first for the Red Hawks, netting a three in a 7 point performance. Dotson was held off the scoreboard in the second, and only a pair of free throws from Allen Miller kept CWHS from getting shut out in the second. Miniat and Devin Copeland each had threes in a 12-2 second, putting Harpeth up 38-9 at the half. The home side got the lead as high 34 in the second half, but the Red Hawks would not let it get any farther. Harpeth took the third 14-13 for a 52-22 lead going into the fourth, and as the benches emptied the Red Hawks chipped away at the lead. A 19-14 fourth cut down the final margin, but Harpeth won convincingly 66-41.

A total of 12 players scored for Harpeth, led by Miniat and Johnson with 11 and Copeland with 10. Dotson led the Red Hawks with 9 points, but he was held to just a pair of free throws after the first. Aaron Daniel had a pair of threes for 6 points, while Andre Darden added 6 points in the fourth. Richard Payton and Allen Miller each chipped in 5 for the visitors from Creek Wood.

The Red Hawks and Lady Red Hawks will have a busy stretch ahead. Creek Wood plays at Fairview on Tuesday on 101.5 The One FM, then hosts Lewis County on the AM on Friday night. The following week, Creek Wood travels to East Hickman on Thursday.

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