Coming of a tight loss to the host Lady Rockets of Forrest on Wednesday, Dickson County rebounded for an impressive rout of Lincoln County 59-19. The Lady Cougars got off to a slow start, trailing 6-5 midway through the first quarter. Five straight scores from the help Dickson roll out a 13-2 run to end the quarter on top 18-8. From there Dickson never looked back exploding for 21 points in the second quarter and building a 25 point lead, 39-14, at the break. The third quarter sealed things up for the Dickson, While their offense slowed, the defense held the Lady Falcons scoreless for the third frame putting the game well out of reach.
Two days after Dickson struggled to get the ball into the post against Forrest Kailey Rosenbaum was the leading scoring for the Lady Cougars with 16 points, and Emily Beard added 14 points. No other Lady Cougar scored in double figures but nine players found there way into the score book.
If there was a concern in there 40 point victory it may have been Dickson’s lack of three point shooting. The Lady Cougars only managed 17% from downtown on Friday but bounced back in a big way on Saturday afternoon.
Looking to leave Chapel Hill with a winning record the Lady Cougars came out bombing threes in the first half against Giles County. After falling behind 14-7 early in the first quarter the big shots started to fall. Emily Beard rattled in two threes in the first quarter but Dickson still trailed 19-15 heading into the second frame. Beard tacked on another three, her third of the half and Cierra Smith found her range as well, knocking down three threes in the second quarter herself. The hot shooting helped overcome a tough night inside for the Lady Cougars, Giles County doubled and sometimes tripled Kailey Rosenbaum in the post making it nearly impossible to score from the paint. Threes and timely free throws still allowed Dickson to build a 34-26 lead at halftime. In the second half the Lady Cats switched to a 2-2-1 press and broke down the Lady Cougars with five turnovers and 12 unanswered points to start the half. Dickson rallied back to a 44-40 lead but Taylor McNairy made it a two point game heading into the fourth quarter on her layup just before the break. Giles County went on a 10-0 run early in the fourth that put Dickson behind the eightball with time running down and the Lady Cougars never recovered. After a Rosenbaum three point play cut the lead to 58-53, Dickson missed four shots and could never get any closer, eventually falling 60-55.
Beard and Rosenbaum were again the only Lady Cougars in double figures; Beard led the Lady Cougars with 17 while Rosenbaum added 13 points. Erin Freeman had a game high 20 points for Giles County while McNairy chipped in 14 and two other Lady Cats had 10 each.
Dickson now gets set for their first home matchup Monday night as they welcome Harpeth for a 6pm tipoff.