By Mac Morey
Tuesday night in Dickson County presented a split with the Lady Cougars winning 66-63 and the Cougars dropping their 8th straight 66-54 to the Clarksville Northeast Eagles.
The Lady Cougars have been getting in a groove as of late and they didn’t let a feisty Lady Eagles team stop that momentum. Northeast (NE) started the game up 4-0 when coach Webb called what seemed like an urgent timeout just one minute into regulation.
They didn’t look back after that.
AC Milam had 21 first-half points and went an absurd ¾ from beyond the arch.
The Lady Cougars did not trail again until the middle of the 3rd quarter where the game became a real boxing match.
The eight-point deficit at half was decreased to four by the end of the 3rd by NE and tension was rising in the Dickson County gymnasium.
Rylee Moore was able to let everyone take a deep breath as she scored 12 4th quarter points and went 5/7 from the charity stripe.
The Lady Eagles held AC Milam to just two second-half points scoring 23 on the day.
Through grit and determination, the Lady Cougars pulled out a nail-biter 66-63.
The Boys didn’t have the same happy ending but they may have had their best 8-minute stretch of basketball to date.
The Cougars’ 3rd quarter was one to remember as they scored 23 points and made four total three-pointers. That matched up well to the Eagles’ 11 3rd quarter points.
After being down by 11 at halftime the Cougars found themselves in the midst of a packed camo night with the crowd roaring heading into the 4th up by one 38-37.
The cheers and anticipation soon died down as they found themselves down nine with just over four minutes left. They were unable to rally back and eventually lost their 8th straight 66-54.
The Cougars played all 12 listed on the varsity roster for sizable minutes and the rotations were constant.
This team is slowly figuring out the combinations that hold the key to getting a firm grasp on some wins this season.
Both teams will play host to Waverly on Friday, December 10th, at Dickson County High School.