DICKSON – The Dickson Lady Dragons basketball team defeated Harpeth Middle 39-22 on

Tuesday and in the boys game right after the Dragons completed the sweep over the Harpeth Middle

Indians with a 53-30 victory.

The Lady Indians were within striking distance going into the fourth quarter only being down 24-

13, but Dickson was able to get a few steals and easy buckets to get the momentum in its favor. The

Lady Dragons scored 15 points in that strong fourth quarter to put an exclamation point on the home

opening win for Dickson.

Amy Elliot led Dickson with 13 points while Emily Rollins scored nine points and Kaylee Edmisson

collected eight points. Harpeth had seven different scorers total while Alley Thurman led the Lady

Indians with five points.

“I think you saw the communication get better in that second half,” Dickson Middle coach

Simona Newman said. “When they started to figure it out it all began to click. They started to rebound

better and overall just play better together. Amy Elliot, Kendal Bryant, and Zoey England all got in there

and really fought for some steals. Those three right there are just gung-ho kids. They get down and get

dirty and they want to play basketball.”

GIRLS BOX SCORE

Harpeth (22): Alley Thurman 5, Anna Greer 4, Mattie Johnson 4, Ava Cathey 3, Madison Neely 3, Abbie

Johnson 2, Marry Williams 1

Dickson (39): Amy Elliot 13, Emily Rollins 9, Kaylee Edmisson 8, Zoey England 4, Kendal Bryant 2, Karleigh

Stevenson 2, Aliyah Brown 1

In the boys game, Dickson got up quick on Harpeth taking a 22-6 lead in the first quarter. After

that, Harpeth seemed to calm down a little bit and execute better, but the overall size and speed was an

issue for coach Michael Wallace and his Indians.

“They had a size advantage, but we’ve got to play hard the whole game,” Wallace said. “The

effort was there most of the time, but they (Dickson) had a few scores where they just got a rebound

and went all the way to the basket. Dickson’s really a tough team and not only with size, they’re athletic

all over the court.”

Blake Allison led Harpeth with eight points including a three-pointer in the third quarter. Landon

Turner also hit a three in the final quarter and Caden Duke added a three-pointer in the final quarter as

well.

Dickson’s offense had an explosion in the first quarter that was led by Chanx Martin and Josh

Cope who scored nine points apiece. Chaseton Dixon also added five points of his own in that first

quarter.

“Our intensity, energy, and effort was a lot better than last night,” Dickson Middle coach John

Bybee said. The Dragons lost to Stewarts Creek the night before. “We’re still growing as a team, we’re

trying to figure each other out and I’m even still trying to figure them out. We’ve got a whole new squad

but the energy and effort was there. We’ve still got to work on offensive execution and we had a few

defensive breakdowns, but overall it was a win we needed as a group.”

Dickson Middle will host Charlotte on Tuesday, November 5 for its next game while the Harpeth

Indians will travel to play Burns Middle on November 1.

BOYS BOX SCORE

Harpeth (30): Blake Allison 8, Caden Duke 6, Ryan Marlow 4, Hayden Penrod 4, Landon Turner 3, Dakota

Grammar 2, Landon Perry 2, Aaron Higgs 1

Dickson (53): Chanx Martin 18, Chaseton Dixon 13, Josh Cope 11, Graham Peeler 5, Ethan Burgess 2,

Kevin Davis 2, DJ Ham 2

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