Jr. Lions survive scoring droughts to sweep Gleason
Sara Reid — Special to the Weakley County Pres
In the first game, the Lady Lions were held scoreless in the first quarter yet held Gleason to single-digit scoring in three of four quarters to win, 29-19.
In the boys game, the Lions overcame a late scoring drought to stop Gleason, 40-18.
Neither team could buy a basket in the first quarter of the girls game until Ashley Hargrove drilled a jumper with a minute remaining to give the Lady Dawgs a 2-0 lead after one.
Calay Smith and Bailee Esch put up two baskets for Gleason for a 6-0 advantage, but with 2:15 left in the half, Amy McAlpin broke the Dresden silence. She added two free throws and when Carrie Hatchel hit a layup with under a minute, the visitors tied the score, 6-6, at the half.
Dresden continued the scoring in the third and used an 11-0 run to build a 17-6 lead. Lady Bulldog Rachel Harrison was fouled at the buzzer and hit both free throws to make the score 17-8 in favor of the visitors.
Harrison started the fourth with a three-point play and added a jumper to cut the lead to 17-13. Behind six points from McAlpin, Dresden built a 10-point lead and took a 10-point win, 29-19.
McAlpin led the Lady Lions with 12 points. Harrison had eight for Gleason.
In the second game, the Lions held the Bulldogs to single-digit point totals in all four quarters despite not scoring in the fourth to win, 40-18.
Behind three points each by Brian Scott and Caleb Davidson, DMS led 10-3 at the end of one.
Scott and Davidson continued to lead Dresden in the second quarter with five points each and helped DMS carry a 24-7 advantage at the break.
Austin Daniel put up six in the third and the Lions scored 16 points to Gleason's five to increase the lead to 40-12. Though Dresden didn't score in the fourth, Gleason was limited to six points in a 40-18 loss.
Scott led Dresden with 12 points. Daniel had 10. Dakota Parsons was high scorer for Gleason with six.