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Lady Bulldogs win again over TC; Boys lose

The Red Boiling Springs High School basketball teams made the short trip down to Trousdale County last Friday night. The Lady Bulldogs had no trouble with the Lady Jackets winning by a final score of 54-36.Trousdale County won the boys game defeating the Bulldogs 53-32.

The Lady Bulldogs led 11-7 after the first quarter and the lead was 23-10 at the break. The Lady Jackets used a match-up zone defense forcing the visitors to turn to Chloe Powell. The small forward burned the Lady Jackets with three long three pointers and point guard Claire Fleming scored 10 first half points. Bre Thompson scored four first half points for Red Boiling Springs. Kaleigh Dunn scored six first half points for Trousdale County.

Bre Thompson came alive in the second half scoring 10 points and claimed 10 rebounds in the game, a nice double-double for her. The one stat that turned this game into a runaway was the 13 second chance points in the third quarter. The Lady Bulldogs got great defense from Bailey Massengille who also had four total points. Kennedy Marshall pulled down six boards and four assists.

The Lady Bulldogs have a 3-0 season record and every team has played junk defense to try and slow down the Lady Bulldog offense but these girls have responded by taking what those defenses have allowed and managed to get points in the paint.

Scoring totals for the Lady Bulldogs: Claire Fleming 17 points, Bre Thompson 14 points, Chole Powell 11 points, Josie Green 4 points, and Kianna Sampson and DeAwndria Polk each had 3 points.

Scoring totals for Trousdale County Kaleigh Dunn 12 points Braylee Potts 7 points Jazmyn Dunn 6 points Cayden Ray 3 points plus Ella Elmore and Emma Elmore each had 2 points.

The boys game was a low scoring game until Trousdale County exploded for 32 second half points and won going away by a final score of 53-32. The Jackets forced the Bulldogs into 15 second half turnovers and Kobyn Calhoun exploded for 12 second half points to lead the Jackets in scoring. The Bulldogs duo of Colton Copas and Chris Hackney were held to only 21 points between them and no outher Bulldog scored in double figures.

This game was close until the Jackets started driving to the basket and scored 14 unanswered points in the four quarter. The Bulldogs never figured out how to stop peneration by the Jackets plus a terrible shooting in the second half.

The Buldogs led this game 24-21 at halftime but the Jackets clamped down on defense holding the Bulldogs to only eight second half points. The last time the Bulldogs were held to eight points in the second half was 26 years ago against Pickett County.

Total scoring for the Bulldogs was: Hackney 13 points, Colton Copas 8 points, Aubrey Link 4 points, Nate Logan and Brenton Powell each made a 3 pointer and Aayden Cherry had 2 points.

Scoring for Trousdale County was: Kobyn Calhoun 14 points, Brayden Gooch 12 points, Cole Gregory 11 points, Jake Ferguson 10 points, Dalton Stafford 4 points, and Brian Banks scored 2 points.

Red Boling Springs will now return to the Dog Pound this Thursday night to face Van Buren County and the Jackson County visits on Friday night.