By Lucas Panzica
DICKSON, TN – The Dickson County Cougars hosted the Spring Hill Raiders on Tuesday in a district matchup, and neither the boys nor girls game was ever in question.
It started with the Lady Cougars (15-3, 8-1) winning their 12th straight game and simply overpowering the Lady Raiders (1-13, 0-9), 87-21.
“There wasn’t one kid who stepped on the court last night that I wasn’t pleased with her effort, that’s big for us” said Dickson County head coach Erin Webb, “They’ve really been stepping up here lately.”
Leading 56-10 at halftime, the running clock was already in effect by the third quarter. Webb pulled her starters early in the third period, with the exception of senior Ryann Roberts. The future Bethel Lady Wildcat was allowed to play out the game and set both a career high in scoring, and a new school record in three-pointers made in a single game.
Roberts put up 35 points, going 10-for-20 from beyond the arc, breaking her own previous record of 9 threes through four quarters.
“Ryann had seven (three-pointers) against Waverly earlier in the season, and afterward we talked about her having nine in a game last year” continued Webb, “I’ve kind of had it in my mind that if she had another game with that hot hand, I’d let her try for it.
“How could we not? Her teammates wanted it for her so badly.”
The Lady Cougars shot over 55 percent from the floor, and over 53 percent from deep. It was a new career high for sophomore Hanna Ingram as well, as she was the second leading scorer with 12 points.
Only three Lady Raiders scored on Tuesday, and Ricole Anderson led with 12 points and 7 rebounds.
When the Dickson County boys took the floor, it was a similar result, although it took them a little longer to get rolling.
The Cougars (11-7, 5-4) controlled the first half, leading 45-31 at the break, but it was in the third and fourth quarters that head coach Jason Tigert really saw his team take over, as they outscored the Raiders (4-12, 0-9) 33-6 to win 78-37.
“We weren’t happy with the defensive effort in the first half” said Tigert, “so we really challenged them at halftime and obviously we stepped up and guarded a little bit better.”
Two junior Cougars had career nights as well, as DJ Stacy led with a career-high 25 points, and Jaden Davis added a personal best of 20. Malachi Young led Spring Hill with 11 points, although he was held to just one point in the second half that came from a free throw.
Up next, Spring Hill remains on the road at Summit Friday night, while Dickson County can look ahead to a trip to Brentwood, as both the boys and girls teams will look to avenge a loss to the Bruins earlier in the season.