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GLEASON (February 21) ó
Gleasonís Lady Bulldogs played host to Trenton Peabody in the first
round of the Region 7A
tournament last Thursday night and led the contest for
nearly three quarters before falling to the Golden Tide 44-39.
The two teams battled to a 10-10 tie
in the opening period. Alexis Anderson paced Gleason with six of the
ten points coming from a pair of three-pointers. Trentonís Kiera
Hill paced the Golden Tide with six points of her own. Trenton
played a physical bruising style of game but the Lady Bulldogs gave
as good as they got.
The Lady Bulldogs outscored Trenton
11-7 in the second period with balanced scoring with points coming
from five different players. Gleason held a 21-17 lead at the half.
Hill claimed four of Trentonís seven points in the period.
Gleason hung on to the lead for some
of the third period but Trenton outscored the Lady Bulldogs 14-8
during the period behind a 9-point effort from Kiera Hill which
included a pair of three-pointers. Gleason gave up the lead and
trailed Trenton 31-29 heading into the final period.
Both teams played close in
the final period but were forced to foul to get their hands on
the ball. Trenton went to the free throw
line 16 times in the fourth period hitting seven of them. Hill
was 6-7 from the line in the final period alone. The Lady
Bulldogs put up 10 points of their own but it wasnít enough as
Trenton eliminated them from the Region Tournament and ended
their season with a 25-8 record and finished District 13A
Alexis Anderson led Gleason with 16
points followed by Kenady Atkins with 7 points. Alayna Anderson
added 4 points, Carrington Lifsey and Ally Spain had 3 points each,
Shelbie Burton and Veronica Rosa had 2 points each while Lillie
Freeman and Chasney Brawner chipped in a point each for the Lady
Trentonís Kiera Hill led all scorers
with 25 points including a pair of three pointers and hitting 11-13
free throws. KK Norman added 9 points while Indiah Williams and
Adrianna Skinner had 3 points each. Olivia Ware and Jasmin Parker
chipped in 2 points each for the Golden Tide. (Source:
Lady Bulldogs Cruise to
Victory over South Fulton
GLEASON (February 11)
Gleason Lady Bulldogs easily won a district victory over South
Fulton during the first round of playoffs in the District 13,
Single-A girls competition. Gleason will play Dresden on Wednesday
at UTM. The last match of these two teams ended 46-44 with Gleason
Gleason girls won over
South Fulton 62 to 26. The Lady Bulldogs took a first-quarter lead
of 23 to 4 and outscored the visiting ladies by 17-5, 16- 12, and
6-5 in the final three quarters.
Carrington Lifsey led the
scoring for Gleason with 11, followed by Alexis Anderson with 9,
Shelbie Burton with 7, and Kenady Atkins, Lillie Freeman, Chasney
Brawner, and Alayna Anderson with 6 each, Veronica Rosa with 4, Ally
Spain with 3, Daisy Blevins and Tinsley Parkins with 2 each. South
Fulton was led by Amber Lemon and Sophia Hodges with 10 each, and
Allison Murphy, Aaliyah McKnight and Sophia McMinn with 2 each. (Source:
No. 7 Gleason handles UC;
Twisters rack up on Bulldogs
Gleason completed its District 13A
schedule with only two losses after the Lady Bulldogs beat Union City
52-30 Tuesday night at the Thunderdome. The seventh-ranked Lady Bulldogs
will take a 23-6 record into the district tournament as the No. 2 seed
and will play South Fulton at home on Monday in the quarterfinals.
City did not score less than 20 points in any of the four periods in the
nightcap as the Tornadoes trounced the Bulldogs 92- 42. The Bulldogs
(2-23; 0- 12) are the No. 7 seed in the boysí tournament and will play
at No. 2 seed Greenfield on Tuesday.
Dresden beat Halls 65- 20 Tuesday
night in girlsí action and got a 55-40 at West Carroll on Monday. No
other information was available from those two wins. The Lady Lions (14-
10) are the No. 3 seed in the district and will play Lake County at home
on Monday in the quarterfinals. The Lions lost 63-53 at Halls and 65-49
to the War Eagles on Monday.
Dresden (3-16) will play at Bradford on
Tuesday in the first round.
Gleason 52, UC 30
The Lady Bulldogs got
to face a Union City that was without Jada Williams, but the Lady
Tornadoes still put up a good fight in the first period. Gleason only
led by a single point after one period of play. Then it was all over for
the Lady Twisters as Gleason held them to just seven points in the
second period as it expanded its lead to 26-18.
Kenady Atkins, Lillie
Freeman and Chasney Brawner each scored the only three buckets in the
period for the Lady Bulldogs. However, they got sent to the foul line
for eight attempts and made seven of them.
Gleason had the game well
within its reach after the third period as it outscored Union City 14-7
for a 40-25 lead. The Lady Bulldogs held Union City to four points in
the final period, while adding 12 more to the scoreboard. Freeman led
all scorers with 13 points, while Alayna Anderson scored 12 and Atkins
poured in 10. Brawner finished with eight points, followed by Shelbie
Burton with seven and Ally Spain added two points.
UC 92, Gleason 42
T h e Bulldogs could not keep up with Union Cityís high-powered offense
Tuesday night. Gleason had a couple of good quarters but the Tornadoes
could not be stopped, even though they were mostly playing their
Union City jumped out to a 26-11 lead by the end of the first
period and showed no sign of slowing down. The Tornadoes added another
20 points in the second period to lead 46- 19 at the half and scored
another 24 in the third period for a 70-35 lead.
The final period had
the host team taking it 22-7. Union City made 13 shots from beyond the
arch, 22 inside it, and it connected on 9-of-15 free throw attempts.
Carter Walton led the game for Union City with 32 points. Elijah Young
topped Gleason with 14 points, while Olen Reed had eight, Dawson Arnold
scored six, and Peyton Stigall threw in five points. Kylan Borneman
tossed in three points, followed by Hart McKenzie, Carson Tidwell and
Isaac Denton with two points each.
Halls 63, Dresden 53 (B)
finished the regular season with only three wins with two coming against
the Lions. Dresden trailed 17-16 after one period and then the bottom
dropped for the Lions as Halls outscored them 15-8 in the second stanza
for a 32-24 lead.
Dresden was not able to fight back from the halftime
deficit as Halls increased its lead to 47- 36 by the end of the third
quarter. The Lions did manage to take the fourth period 17-16.
Crawford topped Dresden with 20 points as he made four three-pointers,
while Kaleb Dilday notched 14, Trevor Moore scored 10, Tyrone Jones had
seven, and J.B. Newsom added two points.
Greenfield Yellowjackets Split
with McKenzie Rebels
Greenfield traveled to McKenzie
High School Friday for a pair of non-district basketball contests. The
defending state champion Lady Yellowjackets dominated early en route to
a 73-48 win over the Lady Rebels,
The Yellowjackets kept it close in the
first half, but the Rebels pulled away in the third quarter to earn a
66- 46 victory.
Greenfield Lady Yellowjackets 73,
McKenzie Lady Rebels 48
The Lady Yellowjackets jumped out to a 24-9 lead after the opening
frame, led by Chloe Moore-McNeil with eleven points, including a
three-pointer. Edie Darby scored eight with a pair of threes, and Tess
Darby had five, also with a three.
Lady Rebel Anna Callahan scored five
points, MiíKayla Gill and Dani Dyer each had a pair, and Macey Ognibene
hit a free throw. Greenfield extended the lead with a 23-14 advantage in
the second quarter.
MooreMcNeil led again with a dozen, including
another three. T. Darby scored eleven with a trio of three-pointers.
Whitley Smith led McKenzie with five points, including a three, and
Savannah Nesbitt scored four. Gill and Callahan each added a pair, and
Lilly Bennett hit a free throw.
At the half, the Lady Yellowjackets led
47-23. The Lady Yellowjackets outscored the Lady Rebels 17-9 in the
third. MooreMcNeil scored eight with a pair of threes, and Caroline
Crouse also hit a three.
T. Darby, E. Darby and Mattie Winberry each had
a pair. Shelby Davis led McKenzie with four points. Camille Travis hit a
three-pointer, and Gill added a pair.
Entering the final frame,
Greenfield led 64- 36. The Lady Rebels rallied 16-9 in the fourth for a
closer final score, led by Bennett with five points, including a
Smith scored three points, and Gill, Davis, Ognibene and
LaíJada Edmonson each had a pair. Lady Yellowjacket Reese Biggs scored
five points with a three, and E. Darby and Hannah Brown each had a pair.
Lady Yellowjacket Chloe Moore-McNeil led all scorers with 31 points,
including four three-pointers.
Tess Darby scored 18, also with four
threes. Edie Darby had a dozen with a pair of threes. MiíKayla Gill and
Whitley Smith led McKenzie with eight points each. Smith had a
Rebels 66, Yellowjackets 46
The Rebels had a 15-11 lead
after the first frame, led by Nate Whitsell and Ben Austin with five
points each, each with a three-pointer. Lazarick Hill also hit a three,
and Lucas King had a pair.
Jackson Crouse led Greenfield with eight
points, including a pair of threes, and Jacob Floyd also hit a three.
McKenzie added to the lead with an 11-10 edge in the second quarter, led
by Austin with four points.
King hit a three-pointer, and Whitsell and
Caleb Gill each had a pair. Crouse and Joshua Floyd each scored five for
Greenfield, each with a three-pointer.
At the half, the Rebels led
26-21. The Rebels pulled away in the third with a 20-6 tilt, led by
Austin with 14 points. King, Hill and Micah Austin each had a pair. Jacob Floyd hit a three-pointer for the Yellowjackets, and Joshua Floyd
also scored three points.
Heading into the final frame, McKenzie led
46-27. McKenzie sealed the win with a 20-19 advantage in the fourth, led
by Whitsell and B. Austin with four points each.
Lane Horton scored
three points. King, Hill and Tyler Spivey each had a pair. M. Austin,
Gill and Brandon Hobson each hit a free throw.
Crouse led Greenfield
with ten points, including a three. Joshua Floyd scored four, Jacob
Floyd hit a three-pointer, and Nyrail Jackson had a pair.
Austin led all scorers with 27 points. He had a three-pointer and was eight-for-eight at the line. Nate Whitsell scored eleven with a
three-pointer, and Lucas King had nine, also with a three.
Crouse led Greenfield with 23 points. He hit four three-pointers and was
seven-of-eight at the line. Joshua Floyd scored a dozen with a
three-pointer, and Jacob Floyd had nine on a trio of threes
Gleason, Central Split Wins
BY BRAD SAM
Gleason hosted Hollow Rock Bruceton
Central High School Monday for a pair of non-district basketball
The Lady Bulldogs held the Lady
Tigers to single digits in each quarter to claim a 71-29 win. The Tigers
avenged their lady counterparts in the nightcap, shaking off a slow
start to pull away for a 78-55 road victory.
Gleason Lady Bulldogs 71, Central
Lady Tigers 29
The Lady Bulldogs held Central
scoreless for over four minutes and led 29-9 after the opening frame.
Kenady Atkins led with eleven points, including a trio of
three-pointers. Lillie Freeman scored eight, and Chasney Brawner had six
points on a pair of threes. Carrington Lifsey scored three points, and
Veronica Rosa hit a free throw. Laegan Binkley scored all nine for the
Lady Tigers on a trio of threes.
Gleason upped the lead with a 21-6
advantage in the second quarter, led again by Atkins with six points on
a pair of threes. Lifsey scored five with a three, Freeman and Brawner
each had four points, and Rosa added a pair. Binkley hit another
three-pointer for Central, and Brylee Williams also scored three points.
At the half, the Lady Bulldogs led 50-15.
The Lady Bulldogs outscored Central
15-8 in the third, led by Rosa with six points. Brawner hit a
three-pointer, and Alayna Anderson, Daisy Blevins and Keicha Shafer each
had a pair. Binkley scored all eight Lady Tiger points, including a pair
of threes. Entering the final frame, Gleason led 65-23.
A quick four th was a 6-6 wash. Lady
Bulldog Tinsley Parkins scored five points, and Kennady Reagan hit a
free throw. Binkley had four points for Central, and Sophie Bratton had
Lady Tiger Laegan Binkley led all
scorers with 24 points, including six three-pointers.
Kenady Atkins led Gleason with 17
points, including five threes. Chasney Brawner scored 13 with a trio of
threepointers, and Lillie Freeman had 12 points.
Tigers 78, Bulldogs 55
The first frame was a 15-15 wash.
Peyton Stigall led Gleason with seven points, including a three-pointer.
Dawson Arnold scored five, and Elijah Young hit a three. Tiger Mac
Hooten scored six, and Brayden Frye hit a three-pointer. Mason Binkley,
Nick Zuro and Davion Harris each had a pair.
Central doubled up the Bulldogs
22-11 in the second quarter, led by Zuro with eight points. Binkley
scored four, including a three-pointer, Harris also hit a three, and
Noah Hampton scored three points.
Gage Lowry and Trent Taylor each had
a pair. Young led Gleason with four points. Brady Witherspoon hit a
three-pointer, and Arnold also had three points. Stigall hit a freebie.
At the half, the Tigers led 37-26.
The Tigers grew the lead with a
21-13 advantage in the third, led by Zuro with 13 points, including a
trio of threes. Frye and Lowry each had three points, and Binkley added
a pair. Olen Reed led Gleason with eight points, including a pair of
three-pointers. Stigall scored four, and Arnold hit a freebie. Heading
into the final frame, Central led 58-39.
Central sealed the win with a 20-16
edge in the fourth, led by Binkley with nine points, including a pair of
threes. Thomas Crews scored five with a three-pointer, and Seneca
Butcher, Caleb Haskins and Joselito Santiago each had a pair. Young and
Reed scored four each for the Bulldogs, and Arnold hit a three. Stigall
and Carson Tidwell each had a pair, and Jamison Lifsey hit a free throw.
Tiger Nick Zuro led all scorers with
23 points, including a trio of three-pointers. Mason Binkley scored 17
with a trio of threes.
Peyton Stigall led Gleason with 14
points, including a three-pointer. Dawson Arnold and Olen Reed each
scored 12, Reed with a pair of threes and Arnold with one. Elijah Young
had eleven points with a three pointer. Source: McKenzie Banner.
Yellowjackets Sting Bulldogs in
High School Basketball
The Gleason Bulldogs and the
Greenfield Yellowjackets faced off in high school basketball on Friday
night, January 25.
Both of the girlís teams
started slowly with their scoring at the start of their game. In the
first quarter, the lead went back and forth, but Greenfield took the
lead from the Lady Bulldogs before the end of the first quarter.
In the second quarter, the Lady
Jackets did well to prevent Gleason from scoring and increased their
lead by scoring multiple three-point shots.
At halftime of the girlís game,
Greenfield had the lead, 28-19. In the third quarter, Edie Darby shot
for six points and led the Lady Jackets scoring. The fourth quarter saw
Greenfieldís Chloe Moore shooting seven points and the Lady Jackets
taking the win against Gleason, 58-34.
In the boyís game, The Yellowjackets
made a big statement in the first quarter against Gleason with Jackson
Crouse and Joshua Floyd making significant contributions in taking the
lead for Greenfield.
In the second quarter, Greenfield
increased their lead over Gleason with Jackson Crouse scoring 12 points
in the second quarter alone. The Bulldogs also scored 13 points in the
second quarter, but was still far short of the lead.
At the halftime, the Jackets were
leading, 43-23. Greenfield kept their lead throughout the rest of the
game as Joshua Floyd added ten points in the third quarter.
Gleason added 19 points in the third
and fourth quarter but could not keep up with Greenfield and lost by a
final score of 76-42. Greenfieldís next game will be hosting Humboldt on
Thursday, January 31 and Gleason will host Dresden on Friday, February
Gleason Splits With Bradford
Gleason High Schools basketball
teams are having two different seasons with the girls winning many of
their games this season and the boys still not finding their rhythm on
Both teams were hoping for a win
when Gleason hosted Bradford on Tuesday, January 22. The girls started
the night coming off a win the night before against Bruceton the night
before, which the girl won 71-29.
The Lady Bulldogs started the night
by putting 15 points on the board in the first quarter and doing well to
prevent Bradford from scoring.
Gleason did well in the first half
to ensure their lead over Bradford. In the third quarter, Lillie Freeman
led Gleason in getting 12 of the 18 points for that quarter; which
helped to secure Gleasonís win over Bradford.
Bradford was unable to catch up to
Gleason in the fourth quarter and the Lady Bulldogs added another win to
their season as they beat Bradford, 63-45.
In the first quarter of the boys
game, Gleason and Bradford seemed evenly matched. Both were very close
in scores and was doing well to prevent the other from scoring.
At the start of the second quarter,
Gleason was down by only one point. But Bradford responded in the second
quarter by gaining 23 points.
Gleason could not find the net much
in the second quarter and would be down 16 points at the halftime. When
the third quarter started Bradford score kept growing with Gleasonís
defense struggling to hold Bradford back.
Gleasonís Dawson Arnold added
eight points in the third quarter but it was not enough to get close to
In the final quarter, Gleason was
far behind Bradford and lost with a final score of 73-49. Gleasonís next
game will be when the Bulldogs host the Dresden Lions for Gleasonís last
home game of the regular season and will also be Senior Night for
Gleason on February 1.
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