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Lady Bulldogs advance to Region-Fleming Scores 2000th career point

This past week the Red Boiling Springs Lady Bulldogs advanced through the postseason and made it into region play. Lady Bulldog Claire Fleming also had a career milestone.

The Red Boiling Springs Lady Bulldogs played a great game on Monday Feb 20th but their gas tank ran out with three minutes left in the fourth quarter as the Clarkrange Lady Buffaloes captured third place in district 7A tournament held at Jackson County High School. The Lady Bulldogs lost to Clarkrange 69-60.

The Lady Bulldogs played a great first half and was tied with Clarkrange at the break 34-34. Thanks to Lady Bulldog Claire Fleming for a 15 point outburst in the first half while Bre Thompson had 11 first half points. Josie Green made a three pointer as did Kennedy Fleming while Chloe Powell made a layup and no player was in foul trouble.

Clarkrange decided to change their defense in the second half by putting two defenders on her at all times. It worked as Clarkrange scored 17 third quarter points while the Lady Bulldogs scored only 11 points. Fleming had two third quarter points while Bailey Morgan scored seven third quarter points. The Lady Buffaloes scored 18 fourth quarter points to win going away 69-60.

There was a lot riding on the Red Boiling Springs Basketball game at East Robertson last Friday night. The Lady Bulldogs did just enough to win a mistake filled game over the Lady Indians by a final score of 51-42. The Lady Bulldogs will now advance to play district foe Pickett County on Monday night Feb 27th at Jackson County High school with tip off scheduled for 6:00 pm. We are sorry for not having the results of that game as the Chronicle goes to print at 4 pm on Monday afternoons.

Red Boiling Springs led their game against the Lady Indians 13-8 after the first quarter thanks to the hot shooting of Claire Fleming and Bailey Massengille. Chloe Powell made her presence known by dialing long distance and Kennedy Marshall came off the bench to give the Lady Bulldogs some breathing room.

The one thing that stood out was the never-give-up Lady Indians would get down 12 points but they kept coming back to give the Lady Bulldogs a huge scare. The large crowd from Red Boiling Springs knew this game was a nail biter.

We started our report also knowing that Lady Bulldog Claire Fleming needed 11 points to reach 2000 points for her career. As Fleming scored her 2000th point the game was stopped and she was presented with a special ball commemorating her achievement by Coach Allen. Claire finished with 20 points and now can add to her career total on Monday night against Pickett County. As predicted, all four teams from District 7A are in the regional. Some very good girls basketball is being played in district 7A.

Red Boiling Springs and Pickett County split their regular season games The Lady Bulldogs won at home on Jan. 13th by a score of 51-42 while Pickett County won at home 65-62. There is no question that both teams will be ready to play and why not? Winner advances on while loser goes home. This game in my opinion will be decided at the free throw line and the team that has the most rebounds has a great chance to win.

I want to give a ‘shout-out’ to Ronnie Mowell, NCTC, and 102.1 WLCT radio for assisting me when I needed some information. Thanks to Ronnie Mowell, you are a special friend.

(Photos by Julie Collins)