February 4, 2023

Creek Wood went 1-1 on the road yesterday at Camden.

The Lady Red Hawks mounted a big comeback after trailing 18-3 at the end of the first and never leading until the fourth quarter they came away victorious 56-48.

What was very encouraging to see, was the resurgence of Laura Nichols.

While Brianna Burgess scored her customary fifteen plus and at times looked like she would take over the game, it was Nichols coming back from an undisclosed illness that really made the difference.

A twenty-four-point outburst from Nichols, she had just seven at the half.

The defense also locked down in the second half as Kendall Bryant and Alessia Nesbitt turned up the intensity on the Lady Lions of Camden, especially at the three-point line.

Meanwhile, the Red Hawks suffered through one of the more unique situations you will see.

A flu outbreak on the team forced Head Coach Charles Taylor into a situation where he only dressed eight people for a varsity game.

The majority of which, had very little if any varsity experience.

Vice versa, Camden is a team littered with upperclassmen, and they can all score.

The Red Hawks kept it close at 66-54, but at time looked outmatched.

Jamison Ford, Tanner Lampley, Clint Morgan, Andrew Bruce and Reiken Howard were all unavailable and it showed at times.

In no way do I want to take anything away from Alex Bradshaw and Eli Edmondson, who started alongside Bryson Harding, Jace Herrell, and Braden Dawson.

Both Bradshaw and Edmondson had ten points, and Edmondson forced six plus turnovers, but ultimately the experience of Camden won out.

Creek Wood will be back in action on Thursday night when they travel to cross county rival Dickson County for a game that promises too be a great one.

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