Creek Wood’s Allie Burgess slips a pass to Anna Edmondson in the R6AA title game
Photo: Marty Allison/Dickson Sports Media
By Willie Brown Jr.
LYLES, TN- The R6AA Championship game between Creek Wood (24-7) and Marshall County (25-7) was a battle of two very similar teams, that ended with Marshall County on top, 44-38.
Creek Wood got off to a fast start, with sophomore point guard Allie Burgess scoring 11 of the Lady Red Hawks’ 13 first quarter points. They led Marshall County 13-8 at the end of the opening quarter.
As the second quarter unfolded, Marshall County would score 13 to go into halftime trailing 24-21. At the start of the second half, the Tigerettes faced another slow start as Hannah Davis missed a wide-open layup in the lane in the opening possession.
Momentum was on Creek Wood’s side for the duration of the third period, but as the fourth quarter started, fatigue started to set in.
With about five minutes left, the Lady Red Hawks turned the ball over on three consecutive possessions. Marshall County would convert on all the Creek Wood turnovers, scoring 8 points off of them in the fourth quarter alone.
Fouls at crucial times in the last quarter would spell the end for the Lady Red Hawks.
“Tough loss, I hate it for the kids, they were disappointed” said Creek Wood coach Russell Wilson.
“They knew it was going to be a good game.”
Creek Wood’s Allie Burgess led all scorers with 17 points, 12 of them coming from beyond the arc.
Kelsey Keiler led Marshall County in scoring with 12.
Despite the loss, Creek Wood was able to hit nine three-pointers, and Allie Burgess and Raegan Hohl were named to the All-Region Tournament team.
Creek Wood’s season is not over, as the Lady Red Hawks travel to Cheatham County for the sectional round Saturday night.