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CHS takes second meeting vs. Mavericks in district play

Clinton sees three hit double digits in Lady Dragons’ win


Two of the county’s best: Clinton’s Sarah Burton (18 points on the night) drives to the hoop in the Lady Dragons’ win last Friday over Anderson County. In her way is Anderson County High School’s Emily Mus- tard, who notched 10 points and played solid defense for the Lady Mavs. - Ken Leinart
The Clinton Lady Dragons beat the visiting Anderson County Lady Mavericks 55-41 last Friday night.

The Lady Dragons got an early advantage as Bailey Burroughs, Belle Starnes, and Sarah Burton sparked an 11-2 run. Kylee Alvis and Emily Mustard scored the only two baskets for Anderson County in the quarter.

After Lydia Meldrum opened the second quarter with a basket for the Lady Mavs, the Lady Dragons went on an 8-2 run. The teams traded baskets for the remainder of the half with Clinton leading 30-16 at the half.

In the second half, the Lady Dragons leaned on the scoring of Burton, Bailey, Starnes, and Ally York to take a 49-28 lead in the third quarter. Jaylynn Bullock dropped in eight points while Alvis added seven for the Lady Mavs in the fourth quarter to cut into the Clinton lead, but it was too little, too late to overcome the lead the Lady Dragons built in the first three quarters.

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Mavs catch CHS bouncing back from loss to Fulton


Anderson County’s Daylen Cole tries to stop a drive by Dragon Trace Thackerson Friday night. - Ken Leinart
The Clinton Dragons rode a bit of a roller coaster last week as they dropped a road game and had a huge rivalry and district win at home.

On Wednesday, the Dragons fell at Fulton by a score of 68-52 to head Coach Jody Wright’s Falcons.

“It was a closer game than the final score indicated,” said Chris Lockard, head coach of the Dragons. “It was a six- or seven-point game when Jackson Garner fouled out.

“They just outplayed us,” he said. “They played well. They shot the ball well and we didn’t. They defended us well, and defensively, we were good at times. We just weren’t real consistent.”

Neither team scored a great deal in the first quarter as they ended the first eight minutes tied at 12-12. The Falcons found separation in the second quarter as they doubled up on the Dragons, out scoring them 22-11 to take a 34-23 halftime lead.

The second half was more of the same as the Dragons managed to keep pace but could not close the scoring gap.

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Silky smooth move


Clinton High School’s Riley Silk begins the end of his CAK opponent Ethan Hawkins during last Thursday’s dual meet at Don Lockard Memorial Gymnasium. Clinton outscored CAK. Clinton High School wrestling recognized seniors Tyler Delk and Douglas Daniels.

Keep up with the Dragons live

The Fox & Farley Full Court Press follows Clinton to Newport on Wednesday, Jan. 19, for a date with the Cocke County Fighting Cocks.

Coverage will begin with updates during Trading Time Primetime, with full play by play following on WYSH AM 1380, FM 101.1 and FM 99.5 plus on wyshradio.com.

Friday, Jan. 21, the Dragons and Lady Dragons head to Huntsville for a district doubleheader against the Scott County Highlanders, following the same schedule on the same channels.

Eagles, Bobcats can’t match ACHS firepower


Anderson County’s Ryan McGhee puts up a deuce against Oliver Springs during Saturday’s matinee at ACHS. - Ken Leinart
The Anderson County Mavericks picked up a big road win over region rival Seymour Tuesday by a score of 71-42.

Making the win more impressive was that they won without leading scorer Connor Martin, who missed several games last week due to illness.

“We had extremely balanced scoring and we played unselfish basketball,” said Derek Wallace, head coach of the Mavericks. “It’s hard to go on the road in a place like Seymour.

“Brandon McGhee, Bryson Vowell, Tate Russell, and Zeke West — those guys picked up the slack where we missed Connor,” he said. “They all upped their point total a little bit. We played that game early in the week and we’ve not lost early in the week except for the Christmas tournament and the Carter game.”

Both teams got off to a fast start as the Mavs went up 19-16 in the first quarter. In the second quarter, Anderson County managed to extend its lead and go into the break up 33-22.

The Mavs put the game away in the third quarter as they took a 54-33 lead.

“It was good to see us play together like that,” Wallace said.

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