DICKSON – Dickson County defeated Harpeth 71-29 in the boys’ game and 51-36 in the girls’ contest.
The Lady Cougars and Lady Indians got things started as Dickson went on a 21-0 run, but Harpeth dug in and fought back to outscore Dickson 36-30 through the rest of the game.
The hot start for Dickson is something coach Erin Webb was looking for, but she would like to see her team finish a little better.
“We were off for five days, and you could tell,” Webb said. “We were off, and we were really rusty. We are looking to improve that and show more consistency.”
Throughout the girls’ game, there were a few calls, or lack of calls, from the officiating crew that frustrated both coaches. Webb said it was just another test for her team.
“It just tests your mental fortitude,” Webb stated. “I feel like our girls were able to overcome that mentally. They stayed tough and kept calm, even when it was difficult for me to.”
For Harpeth, Karley Miller and the Lady Indians were able to get their first win of the year just a day before the Dickson County game against Nashville Christian, but going up against a strong Lady Cougars’ team would be a completely different test.
Miller liked her team’s fight, especially coming back from down 21-0 to start the game.
“We are all very proud of how the girls played Tuesday night at Dickson,” Miller said. “After getting down pretty quickly, the girls fought so hard to cut that score. It was a very competitive effort, and we will continue to grow from it.”
The boys’ game started out similarly as Dickson came out firing and took a 20-3 lead over the Indians four minutes into the game. By the end of the first period, the Cougars stretched their lead to 30-8, and it was no looking back for Dickson.
At the half, Dickson led Harpeth 53-18 after the Cougars shot 70% from three-point range and held on in the second half to get the 71-29 win.
“I thought we shot the ball exceptionally well in the first half, better than we have all year,” said Dickson County coach Hal Murrell. “I know that we’re capable of knocking down shots, but we shot really well in that first half. Our ability to shoot there at the beginning of the game just really knocked Harpeth out of rhythm. There’s going to be nights where we don’t shoot that well, and we really have to improve our defense, especially in the half court to keep improving.”
“We’ve had a good start to the season, but anytime a team shoots over 70% from three in the first half then whatever, you have to move on,” said Harpeth coach Robert Kreps. “I was just disappointed in our lack of trying to take charges and getting back in transition. That was our whole goal was to get back in transition, and we didn’t do it. We know they’re a good team, but I don’t feel like they’re 40 or 50 points better than we are.”
GIRLS BOX SCORE
Dickson (51): Sierra Morgan 13, Hanna Ingram 12, Caty Roberts 12, KK Curtis 6, Madison Geisler 4 and Ashley Jackson 4.
Harpeth (36): Jessi Knall 12, Autumn Devilling 10, Allie Bledsoe 4, Lexi Hearn 4, Alyssa Tapia 4 and Cara Stuart 2.
BOYS BOX SCORE
Dickson (71): Jaden Davis 18, Cade Purvine 10, Winn Gramling 9, Luke Jenkins 8, Zade Holt 7, Jett Carter 6, D.J. Stacy 6, Tucker Purvine 4 and Mason Herbert 3.
Harpeth (29): Grayson Maddox 10, Aiden Williams 9, Aaron Bateman 4, Aaron McWright 4 and Logan Johnson 2.