DICKSON – Jaden Davis scored 20 points to lead the Dickson County Cougars to a 60-59 win over Page. The Lady Cougars fell to Page 57-46.
Page’s size played a factor in slowing down Dickson’s potent offense, but Davis and Winn Gramling (12 points) finished in double figures. Page’s Jamie Hernandez scored 25, mostly in the paint, as his height created a serious problem for the Cougars.
Page got out of the gate quickly and took an 18-17 lead into the second quarter, but Dickson was able to come back and take a 33-32 before halftime.
Dickson outscored Page 14-12 in the third quarter, but Page came right back and outscored Dickson 15-13 in the final quarter. It wasn’t enough for Page, though, as Dickson held on for the one-point victory.
A last second three-point attempt went through the net, but the officials called it a two, as the Page player had one foot on the line. As the ball went through the hoop the Page fans roared, but as the officials lifted up two fingers indicating it was not a three-point shot, the Dickson fans roared back.
“I thought we battled hard and shot the ball like we’re capable of shooting it,” Dickson coach Hal Murrell said. “I thought we let them keep it a little bit closer than it should have been by not being able to secure some rebounds, but overall it was a nice district win.”
The Lady Cougars, who have been battling the injury and sickness bug for most of the season, just couldn’t hang with Page. The Lady Patriots led 15-5 at the end of the first quarter, but the Lady Cougars did fight back to cut the Page advantage to 28-24 at halftime.
Page went on to outscore Dickson in both the third and fourth quarters to finish win.
Caty Roberts led Dickson with 18 points and Sierra Morgan, who didn’t start the game due to a nagging ankle injury, scored 16.
“I feel like we’ve got just two people trying to score, and we’ve got to have everybody,” Lady Cougar coach Erin Webb said. “Right now we’re looking to get rid of it more than we’re looking to do something with it. We’re in kind of a slump right now and I think some of the players are afraid to take some of those shots. They’re missing the joy right now, and I want them to get that back.”
GIRLS BOX SCORE
Page (57): Mackenzie Cochran 17, Lili Wilken 14, Olivia Wilson 12, Delaney Noe 7, Abigail Ward 5, Kayla Whitehead 2.
Dickson (46): Caty Roberts 18, Sierra Morgan 16, Ashley Jackson 5, Emily Jackson 3, Madison Geisler 2, Hanna Ingram 2.
BOYS BOX SCORE
Dickson (60): Jaden Davis 20, Winn Gramling 12, Jett Carter 8, DJ Stacy 8, Cade Purvine 7, Tucker Purvine 3, Zade Holt 2.
Page (59): Jamie Hernandez 25, Gunner Gist 11, Mason Allen 7, Thomas Seaman 6, Blane Burrow 5, Andres Casella 3, Joey Cucully 2.