Dickson County racked up their fifth consecutive district tournament championship Saturday night with a 53-41 win of Centennial. The win gives the Lady Cougars a fourth straight District 11AAA title rivaling Lady Cougar softball for district dominance.
On the court the result was seldom in doubt once the ball was in the air. Dickson jumped out to a 9-1 lead in the first quarter and ballooned the margin out to 19-6 at the end of the quarter. Centennial was slowed by an injury to Ashleigh Hardin, their starting center, and Dickson exploited the advantage to its fullest, repeatedly attacking the paint with Kailey Rosenbaum. Centennial on the other hand struggled to find any offensive rhythm at all, managing just 10 first half points, trailing 31-10 at the half.
In the second half, Dickson County continued to grow their lead out to a 28 point advantage, 40-12, midway through the third quarter. Out of a timeout, Centennial got the boosted they had been looking for to try and get back into the game. Dickson allowed a 9-0 run and turned the ball over five straight possessions to close out the quarter, giving Centennial just a hint of hope for a huge comeback win.
In the fourth, the Lady Cougars struggled to regain their earlier dominance and instead found themselves struggling to hold on at Centennial chipped away at the lead. Dickson allowed the margin to shrink to 10 in the waning moments but never let Centennial get with single digits.
Following the win Dickson will face Hunters Lane, on Friday the 21st, at Centennial at 3:30pm on the RFC Sports Network.