DICKSON -- After a close first half, the Franklin Rebels couldn’t hang with the Dickson County Cougars, ultimately falling 69-56 on Friday night.
The game was neck-and-neck in the first half, as the Cougars clung to a 19-18 lead after the first quarter and 38-34 at halftime. Reese Glover was on fire in the first half, knocking down five 3s and tallying 21 of his team-high 24 points.
However, Dickson’s DJ Stacy went basket for basket with him, hitting four 3s and dropping 17 points to keep the Cougars slightly ahead.
Then in the third quarter, Dickson County began to overwhelm Franklin. Kody Pardue knocked down eight points in the quarter as Dickson County outscored the Rebels 20-8 to take a 58-42 lead into the final quarter.
In the fourth, Jacob McGraw tried to rally the Rebels with a pair of 3s, but the 16-point deficit was too much to overcome as Dickson County took the 69-56 win.
Stacy led all scorers with 25 points, while Pardue added 14 for the Cougars. Aside from Glover’s 24, Reed Kemp had 11 points as the only other Rebel in double figures.
BOYS BOX SCORE
Dickson County (69): DJ Stacy 25, Kody Pardue 14, Jaden Davis 11, Winn Gramling 9, Darian Burns 4, Cade Purvine 4, Zade Holt 2
Franklin (56): Reese Glover 24, Reed Kemp 11, Asharri Haynesworth 8, Jacob McGraw 6, Matt Thurman 4, Luis Sanchez 3
Dickson County 43, Franklin 36 (girls)
Since a Dec. 4 loss to Brentwood, the Dickson County Lady Cougars have been on fire, winning 17 of 19 games – including an 11-game win streak.
On Friday, the Lady Cougars extended their current win streak with their fifth straight win in a 43-36 victory over the Franklin Lady Rebels.
Dickson County had three players reach double figures as KK Curtis (12), Reagan Purvine (11) and Olivia Rhinehart (11) led the charge.
Franklin’s Sydney Ryan scored a game-high 14 points, but ultimately the Lady Rebel offense sputtered down the stretch in the loss.
Franklin looked to be on cruise control to an easy win early on, holding a 10-5 lead after the first quarter, and 23-11 lead at halftime.
However, Dickson County picked it up in the second half. A 12-8 third quarter, plus a 20-5 fourth quarter pushed the Lady Cougars ahead for good.
GIRLS BOX SCORE
Dickson County (43): KK Curtis 12, Reagan Purvine 11, Olivia Rhinehart 11, Ryann Roberts 4, Caty Roberts 3, Hanna Ingram 2
Franklin (36): Sydney Ryan 14, Kate O’Neil 10, Darcy Doran 6, Bergen Allee 3, Jilian King 2, Jennie Barnette 1