Senior Raegan Purvine battles under the basket.
Photo: Marty Allison/DicksonSportsMedia
By Lucas Panzica
BRENTWOOD, TN – The Dickson County Lady Cougars bounced back from Tuesday’s loss to Brentwood with a 60-52 win over Ravenwood Friday night, with a marked improvement in shooting percentages.
“We struggled the night before shooting, so we were really looking to drop some shots yesterday, and we did” said Dickson County head coach Erin Webb, “and I’m really proud of them for that.”
Dickson County shot 18 for 42 from the floor on Friday, for a percentage of 42.9. It was a good day from three-point land as well, as the Lady Cougars shot 45 percent from beyond the arc.
Olivia Rinehart led in scoring with 20 points, and senior Raegan Purvine put up her highest point total of the season so far, going 7 for 8 from the floor and adding 18. When asked what was different about Friday’s game, Purvine had a simple answer.
“My shots were just falling” said the Freed-Hardeman University signee.
Jazmyn Harmon led Ravenwood with 21 points and 6 rebounds, but Dickson County was able to out-rebound the Lady Raptors 28 to 27, despite the size disadvantage.
“Our gameplan going in was to keep them off the boards” said Webb “our girls did a really good job of that.”
That win brings the Lady Cougars to 5-3 overall, and 2-1 in District 11, with a home game against Page next on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Ravenwood falls to 4-3, and 1-2 in District 11, with a road trip to Spring Hill next.
For Jason Tigert and his Dickson County boys’ team, it was a low-scoring game that the Cougars were able to grind out on their way to a 44-43 victory, but it took an overtime period to get there.
“The pace of play definitely was not where we had hoped, we wanted to get this game into the 60s” said Tigert, “you’ve got to give Ravenwood credit for doing exactly what they planned on doing.
“Fortunately enough, we were able to grind one out on the road.”
Dickson County had the lead for most of the matchup, but was holding the Raptors at arms length until Ravenwood took it back in the third quarter. The Cougars battled back defensively, however, to take it into overtime knotted up at 40. It took a layup from Kody Pardue and two free throws from DJ Stacy for Dickson County to edge it out, outscoring Ravenwood 4-3 in the overtime period.
Jaden Davis led Dickson County in scoring with 15, while Ravenwood big man Sterling Craig put up 15 points after halftime to lead the Raptors with 17.
The Cougars will return home to face Page with a 5-4 overall record, while improving to 2-1 in the district. Ravenwood goes on the road to Spring Hill at 2-4 overall, 1-2 in District 11.