Whenever Red Boiling Springs and Trousdale County take the court to play basketball you can expect to throw the records out the window.
That is just what happened last Tuesday night as the Lady Jackets hit a last second shot to upset the Lady Bulldogs by a final score of 29-28. 50 minutes later Jordan Powell rebounded a missed shot and he made the put back as the horn sounded to give the Red Boiling Springs Boys a hard fought victory by a final score of 36-34.
The girls game was a low scoring affair as both teams found open shots hard to come by and the first quarter ended with the Lady Bulldogs up by one point as the fans from both schools waited for their team to hit some shots and win this game. It never happened but the Lady Bulldogs managed to take a half time lead of 14-12. The Lady Jackets got most of their scoring from Jessica Walsh with 4 points while Jamey McKoin and MaKenzee Dixon each had 3 first half points. The Lady Bulldogs first half scoring came from Maggie Isenberg with 5 points and Hannah Smith with 3 points. Cayley Tuck along with Shaylee Ellingson and Macy Raines each had 2 points.
This game stayed close and only 2 points separated them after three quarters of play with the Lady Bulldogs holding a slim margin of 23-21. The fourth quarter was a replay of the first three as turnovers and poor shot selection kept the game close. The Lady Bulldogs grabbed the lead at 28-27 and the Lady Jackets called time out with 12 seconds left in the game. With this overflow senior night crowd, the Lady jackets got a last second shot to win the game and the answer is yes. Lady Jacket Kaitlyn Ferguson was left open at the top of the key and she hit nothing but the bottom of the twine and a 29-28. This game was ugly at times but the final minute kept both schools on their feet.
The boys game was almost a replay of the girls game as the Bulldogs hit a last second shot by Jordan Powell to claim a come from behind 2 point win 36-34. This game was going in the same direction as the girls as both teams made mistakes and those mistakes would finally catch up with the Jackets.
The Jackets jumped out to a 11-6 first quarter lead and they increased their lead to 21-12 at halftime. The Jackets were getting their scoring from Austin Ford with 5 points and Trysten McCguire with 4 points and Braison Rainey also had 4 points. The Bulldogs had only two baskets the first half but stayed within striking distance by making 7 free throws. Powell led the first half scoring for the Bulldogs 5 points and Chance Asberry had 5 points.
The Bulldogs managed to cut the Jacket lead down to 6 points going into the fourth quarter where the Bulldogs caught on fire by scoring 13 points while holding the Jackets to only 5 points. Jordan Powell caught fire and scored 8 fourth quarter points including the winning basket. Elijah Byfield made a big 3 point shot and Jordan Powell made a basket that tied the game at 34 all.The Jackets once again turned the ball over and the Bulldogs ran the clock down to 6 seconds and now it’s time for Jordan Powell to put back a missed layup for the winning points as the Bulldogs claimed a big district win 36-34.
Scoring totals for the Jackets-Ford-12 points-Jacob Woodard-5 points-Trace McGuire-4 points as did Trysten McGuire and Braison Rainey.Keyuoat Baines finished with 5 points.Scoring totals for the Bulldogs-Powell-13 points-Asberry and Byfield both finished with 10 points each.The Bulldogs managed to hit 12 free throws while the Jackets hit only 6.
The Red Boiling Springs Lady Bulldogs got off to a slow start against Gordonsville but the defensive game kept them close. When their shots started to fall, the Lady Bulldogs claimed a district win over the Gordonsville Lady Tigers.
The Lady Bulldogs missed 7 out of their first 8 shots and a 9-6 lead after the first quarter was not what Lady Bulldog coach Dustin McKinney was expecting. The Lady Bulldogs lead at halftime 23-12 as they turned up the defensive pressure and that pressure caused the Lady Tigers to commit 8 turnovers which turned this game around. The second half was all Lady Bulldogs and a district win belonged to the Ladies in white.
Every Lady Bulldog got to see action including 4 eighth graders that coach McKinney brought up after the Jr. High season was over. The Lady Bulldogs are able to coast down the stretch and get a 55-32 win at home.
Scoring totals for the Lady Bulldogs-Cayley Tuck-14 points-Maggie Isenberg-12 points-Shaylee Ellingson-11 points-while Hannah Smith and Macy Raines each scored 5 points-Tamara Murphy-4 points-Amber McCarter 3 points and Abby Tuck had 1 point.The Lady Bulldogs who played but did not score were-Alexis Ouellette-Kaylena Hatcher-Desirae Hallfrish-Briley Morgan-Hailey Davis- and Kennedy Fleming.
The boys game was a defensive dominated game the first half as both teams had trouble with turnovers and finding good shots. The Bulldogs managed only 7 baskets in the first half but their defense held the Tigers in check as the Tigers posted a 22-20 halftime lead. The Bulldogs were also in a little trouble foul wise and that hurts a team that goes only 7 deep. What really hurt the Bulldogs was the third quarter when they were held to only 5 points but their defense kept them in the game and the Tigers lead was only 7 points going into the final quarter.
The Tigers opened this game up by hitting 4 three pointers in the fourth quarter and a 45-36 victory showed on the scoreboard as the horn sounded to end the game. The Bulldogs gave a good effort but the one thing that has hurt this team in some games was their inability to score enough points to win.
Scoring totals for the Bulldogs-Jordan Powell-10 points- Hunter Kirk and Chance Asberry both had 7 points-Elijah Byfield, Wesley Fleming, and Josh Tirjan finished with 4 points each.
Last Saturday night was not what all Bulldogs fans expected as Westmoreland made the short trip to the Dog Pound. Most everyone expected a low scoring girls game and the Lady Eagles cooperated to a point but their pressure defense forced the Lady Bulldogs into 21 turnovers. We go to halftime with the visiting team holding only a 15-12 lead.
The third quarter was when the wheels started to fall off as the Lady Bulldogs scored only 2 points while the Lady Eagles posted 10 points and we go to the fourth quarter with the Lady Bulldogs looking at a 25-14 deficit and knowing that points were hard to come by. The Lady Bulldogs were now so tired that turnovers became the issue rather than points. The Lady Eagles played only token pressure on the ball and cleared their bench early, coasting to a 37-21 win. Lady Bulldog coach Dustin McKinney also cleared his bench with 3 minutes left. Westmoreland deserves some credit because they play defense better than any team the Lady Bulldogs have played this year. Final score Lady Eagles 37 Lady Bulldogs 21.
The scoring totals for the Lady Bulldogs-Shaylee Ellingson 7 points-Cayley Tuck and Tamara Murphy each scored 5 points and Hannah Smith finished with 4 points. The Lady Bulldogs that played but did not score were-Maggie Isenberg-Abby Tuck-Macy Raines-Amber McCarter-Kaylena Hatcher-Desirae Hallfrisch-Kennedy Fleming-Hailey Davis–Briley Morgan and Kailey Holland.
The boys game was a replay of the girls game with different cast members. The Westmoreland Eagles play defense with a passion and that defense led them to a victory over the Bulldogs by a final score of 46-25. They also have a very deep bench and you can’t tell much difference when they hit the floor. The Bulldogs played hard but at halftime the Bulldogs were down 32-9.
The Bulldogs first half scoring came from Elijah Byfield with 5 points and Jordan Powell plus Josh Tirjan each scoring 2 points. The Bulldogs went to their bench early in the second quarter with Wesley Fleming and Josh Tirjan doing their job well by playing defense and giving the starters some rest. The Bulldogs center Jordan Powell came up big by scoring 8 points in the third quarter while Byfield had 2 points and those 10 points gave the fans for the home team something to cheer about. Dustin Bergdorff and Josh Tirjan along with Jordan Powell each had 2 points in the fourth quarter. These Bulldogs played but did not score were-Ian Pandorf-Kendall Thompson-Jared Hatcher-Wesley Fleming-Hunter Kirk-Justin Bergdorff and Chance Asberry.