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RBS Girls Win, Boys Lose

Red Boiling Springs High School celebrated Hall of Fame ceremonies last Friday night as they welcomed Monterey to the Dog Pound. The Wildcats are a old rival from years gone by and now they are district 7A rivals once again. The Lady Bulldogs managed to pull out a 37-26 victory but for three quarters the Lady Wildcats gave the Lady Bulldogs all they could handle.

This game was all defense as turnovers kept the score low and the result was a 8-5 Lady Bulldog lead after the first quarter. The second quarter was a replay of the first as mistakes and poor shot selection resulted in a 14-12 lady Bulldog lead. Lady Bulldog Liz Anderson had 9 first half points while Bailey Morgan had a three pointer and Haley Davis had 2 points. The Lady Bulldog defense held the Lady Wildcats to only 5 first half baskets.

Lady Bulldog fans were waiting for some outside baskets in the second half but the three pointers were not finding the bottom of the baskets so the Lady Bulldogs went inside especially in the third quarter as they outscored the Lady Wildcats 12 to 5 and took a 24-17 lead to the fourth quarter. The Lady Wildcats never gave up in this game and their defense kept them close and a three point basket cut the Lady Bulldog lead to 4 points at 30-26. The Lady Bulldogs turned to Kennedy Fleming and she responded with a long three pointer and 5 free throws to put this game out of reach.

A couple of stats that stand out one being the Lady Bulldog defense as they held the Lady Wildcats to only 21% shooting percentage and they forced 17 turnovers. The other stat that kept this game close was 8 layups the Lady Bulldogs missed. The Lady Bulldogs now stay at home for Jackson County on Tuesday Jan 23rd.

Scoring totals for the Lady Bulldogs: Liz Anderson 11 points, Haley Davis 8 points, Kennedy Fleming 7 points, Bailey Morgan 5 points, Ishea Smith 4 points, and Briley Morgan 2 points.

The boys game was all Monterey as the Wildcats came out shooting lights out while the Bulldogs got off to a very slow start. The Wildcats go ten deep and they have a front court advantage with three kids who are much larger than the Bulldogs and their guards are quick and can shoot the ball very well. The Wildcats led this game 21-11 after the first quarter and increased that lead to 42-24 by halftime. The Bulldogs leading scorer Dalton Marsh had a great first half scoring 18 points and pulling down 8 boards. As usual this young man was double and tripled teamed every time he touched the ball. The Wildcats employed a match-up zone defense and when the Bulldogs don’t hit their outside shots then they are in trouble. On this night those outside shots were not falling.

The Wildcats have four transfers from Cookeville and they all came to Monterey together and they are all very good players. The Bulldogs get right back into action on Saturday night as they travel to Metcalf Ky.

The final score of 78-53 tells just how good Monterey is. Scoring totals for the Bulldogs are: Marsh 28 points, Mason Hix 9 points, James Sampson 6 points, Kendall Thompson 4 points, Hunter Kirk 3 points, Jordan Powell and Matthew Murphy each had 2 points.