Dresden pushes Chargers, but WHS holds on for sweep
Sara Reid — Special to the Weakley County Pres
Westview and Dresden faced off for the second time this season and despite both Lion squads having upsets on their minds, the Lady Chargers and Chargers pulled out victories on Dresden’s home court this past Monday night.
The two wins gave Westview a pair of season sweeps over their intracounty foe, but with much more effort required. The visiting Lady Chargers picked up their second win over the Dresden girls by a 51-45 score after taking the first meeting by a 58-36 margin. In boys play, the Chargers pulled away late for a 74-56 win over the Lions after cruising to an 82-52 win in their Nov. 24, 2008 matchup.
In the first contest of the night, the Lady Lions opened with a 4-0 start on buckets provided by Alex Glisson and Marlee Mason. Grace Ann Swaim cut the lead in half with free throws, but Dresden found the range and picked up two 3-pointers from Alex Glisson and Erica Glisson. Amber Nanney made good on a 3-point play and Grace Ann Swaim hit another pair of freebies for WHS, but Dresden led 10-9 at the end of one quarter.
Lady Charger Amber Rechis heated up in the second quarter and put up seven points including a trifecta. Alex Glisson and Jesica Parsley kept Dresden in the game with 3-pointers and at the half the score was deadlocked at 20-all.
Parsley opened the third with a three, but five straight points from Westview gave the Lady Chargers the 25-23 lead. Outscoring the Lady Lions 10-7 for the quarter, Westview led 30-27 at the end of three frames.
The Lady Chargers pushed the lead to six midway through the final quarter, but Dresden refused to go away and continued to knock down shots from outside. Courtney McMillin nailed down a three as did Amy Reddick. Alex Glisson hit a pair from long distance, but the Lady Chargers stayed ahead by going 13 for 16 from the free-throw line. The visitors ran out the clock after a late Dresden run and escaped with a 51-45 win.
Rechis led Westview with 19 points. Grace Ann Swaim scored 16. Alex Glisson put up 14 for the Lady Lions.
In the second contest, Dresden took an early lead in the opening quarter, but Westview finished the stanza on an 11-0 run to lead 18-6 at the end of one.
Behind 10 points from Dillon Gardner, the Chargers increased their lead to 13. Tyler McPeak scored eight points for Dresden, but Westview carried a 39-24 lead into the break.
Fighting back in the third, the Lions were led by Matt McCulley's 11 points. A 3-point play with 1:38 on the clock pulled the Lions within two, 47-45, but the Chargers scored the final four points of the quarter and led 51-45 after three.
The Chargers poured on the points in the fourth, scoring the quarter’s first 11 points, building a double-digit lead and eventually taking the 74-56 victory.
Dillon Gardner led the Chargers with 23 points. Jacob Lloyd had 22 and Davell Lloyd scored 12 for Westview. The Lions had three double-digit scorers too. McPeak was high scorer for Dresden with 19. McCulley had 17 and Daniel Harris put up 11 for the Lions.
Jan 19. at Dresden
Westview (51) — Amber Rechis 19, Grace Ann Swaim 16, Breanna Pitcher 6, Amber Nanney 5, Caitlin Campbell 4, Taylor Swaim 1.
Dresden (45) — Alex Glisson 14, Erica Glisson 9, Jesica Parsley 9, Marlee Mason 5, Courtney McMillin 3, Amy Reddick 3, Sarah Morton 2.
3-pointers: Westview — Rechis; Dresden — A. Glisson (4), Parsley (2), E. Glisson, McMillin, Reddick.
Records: Westview 20-1 (4-1 District 13-AA), Dresden 6-10 (4-6 District 14-A).
Westview (74) — Dillon Gardner 23, Jacob Lloyd 22, Davell Lloyd 12, Cameron Boyd 5, Adam Reinhardt 5, Garrett Vincent 3, Chris Gardner 2, Will Thompson 2.
Dresden (56) — Tyler McPeak 19, Matt McCulley 17, Daniel Harris 11, Austin Evans 5, Matt Beaty 2, O’Brien Washington 2.
3-pointers: Westview — D. Gardner (4), Reinhardt; Dresden — McCulley (3), Harris.
Records: Westview 16-5 (4-1 District 13-AA), Dresden 2-15 (2-8 District 14-A).
Jan. 16 at Newbern
Westview (73) — Grace Ann Swaim 25, Amber Rechis 16, Breanna Pitcher 13, Sara Olds 7, Jacey Sims 6, Caitlin Campbell 5, Amber Nanney 1.
Dyer County (54) — Brittany Cranford 17, Cassie Cowart 15, Holly Gibbons 10, Laura Dunn 6, Latoya Roberson 4, Savannah Covey 2, Kelley 2.
3-pointers: Westview — Rechis (3), Swaim (2), Olds (2), Pitcher (2); Dyer County — Cranford (2), Cowart.
Records: Westview 19-1 (4-1 District 13-AA), Dyer County 7-11 (1-5 District 13-AA).
Westview (52) — Jacob Lloyd 23, Cameron Boyd 9, Davell Lloyd 7, Dillon Gardner 5, Khorie Johnson 4, Reid Cates 2, Garrett Vincent 2.
Dyer County (57) — C.J. Crittendon 15, John Hudson 10, Koty Gross 10, Justin Williamson 8, Rex Pierce 7, Fred Yarbrough 7.
3-pointers: Westview — J. Lloyd, D. Lloyd, Gardner; Dyer County — Williamson (2), Hudson.
Records: Westview 15-5 (4-1 District 13-AA), Dyer County 20-0 (6-0 District 13-AA).