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By Casey Patrick
DICKSON, TN- Dickson County hosted Creek Wood in basketball for the first time since 2005 in regular season play. Dickson won both the boys and girls contests. The Dickson County Lady Cougars defeated Creek Wood 59-43 with Raegan Purvine leading the way with 16 points. Olivia Rhinehart added 10 as well.
“I love any game where we can get everybody in,” Dickson Lady Cougars coach Erin Webb said. “It’s great for our program to get everybody some playing time and our starters know that. They work hard to get quality reps so we can get other people in.”
Both school’s HOSA programs got together to plan the Pink-out to support cancer awareness and some educators were inducted to the educator hall of fame. It was a packed house all night at an estimated 1700-1800 attendance and a fun environment to be a part of.
“This is a great environment to play in,” Creek Wood Lady Red Hawks coach Russell Wilson said. “This was the biggest crowd we’ve played in since I’ve been here, and hopefully we enjoyed it. If we do face that situation again where we’re in a big crowd in this type of environment they’ll be a little used to it, won’t have jitters like we did tonight.”
“So many of my teammates were here (Erin Webb played for Dickson County from 2000-2003) which was extra special and anytime (Longtime and legendary Dickson County Lady Cougars) Coach (Eve) Hamilton and her husband are here that’s special to me as well,” Webb added. “Just a great atmosphere, family and friends everywhere and plus we got a win. Also, I want to wish my momma a happy birthday, her birthday will be tomorrow.”
Creek Wood 32, Dickson 55 (Boys)
Kody Pardue had 17 points to lead Dickson County along with Jaden Davis’ 15 points to get the runaway victory over Creek Wood 55-32. Creek Wood is still without Tyler Neely, due to injury, who is their main scorer and it showed. Dickson County played stout defense all night holding the Red Hawks to only 18 points through three quarters. Raekwonn Nesbitt was a bright spot, though, for Creek Wood as he tallied 10 points to lead the Red Hawks.
“The atmosphere was great, I knew it would be,” Creek Wood coach Charles Taylor said. “It was exciting just to have everybody here and experience that. We are struggling a little bit right now health wise so we have some younger guys logging a lot of minutes and I told them before the game to soak it up, enjoy the experience.”
Dickson County will host Centennial next Tuesday while Creek Wood will host Lewis County on the same day.
GIRLS BOX SCORE
Creek Wood (43): Emily Michael 17, Allie Burgess 8, Raegan Hohl 6, Anna Edmondson 4, Sara Mangrum 3, Raegan Taylor 2, Gracie Mangrum 1, Bryanna Moore 1, Layne Myatt 1
Dickson County (59): Raegan Purvine 16, Olivia Rhinehart 10, Ryann Roberts 8, KK Curtis 7, Hanna Ingram 6, Rylee Moore 4, Caty Roberts 4, Ashley Jackson 2, Emily Jackson 2
BOYS BOX SCORE
Creek Wood (32): Raekwonn Nesbitt 10, Tim Randolph 8, Ethan Kerr 4, Richard Payton 3, Cole Adams 2, Elijah Donaldson 2, Bryson Payton 2, Brandon Porter 1
Dickson County (55): Kody Pardue 17, Jaden Davis 15, Luke Jenkins 6, Tucker Purvine 6, Cade Purvine 4, Pau Folch 3, Darian Burns 2, Brock Holley 2