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Top Seeds Dickson and Kenwood Advance In Area 1-AAA Middle School Girls Basketball Tournament

Kenwood Middle SchoolServall Termite & Pest ControlClarksville, TN – The middle school basketball season came to a close and day 1 of the girls Area 1-AAA Tournament tipped off Thursday afternoon at Kenwood High School. Eight teams played each other and only four teams advanced with a chance to claim the tournament championship.

In the first two games, the top two seeds dominated their opponents. First, the #1 Dickson Lady Dragons smothered the #8 Montgomery Central Lady Indians, 48-12. Then, the #2 Kenwood Lady Knights skewered the #7 New Providence Lady Mustangs 45-10.

Kenwood Middle School Girl's Basketball beat New Providence Thursday night.
Kenwood Middle School Girl’s Basketball beat New Providence Thursday night.

Lady Dragons 48 Lady Indians 12

Montgomery Central Middle School Girl's Basketball vs. Dickson
Montgomery Central Middle School Girl’s Basketball vs. Dickson

The Lady Dragons set the tone of their game with aggressive defense from the tip off. They generated 10 turnovers and held the Lady Indians to zero points in the first quarter. Conversely, their offense was red hot, shooting 8-of-14 from the field and outscoring the Lady Indians 24-0.

The Lady Indians attempted only six field goals in the first half and no free throws. They were held to five or less points in each of the last three quarters. Only three Lady Indians scored in the game.

Ten different Lady Dragons scored in the game. Caty Roberts led the team with 13 points. Raegan Purvino scored nine and Tiera Bethke added eight points. The Lady Dragons out-rebounded the Lady Indians 19-9 and shot 12-of-16 from the free throw line.

With the win, the Lady Dragons advanced to play the Sycamore Lady Knights Tuesday, January 27th.

Lady Knights 45 Lady Mustangs 10

Kenwood Middle School Girl's Basketball vs. New Providence.
Kenwood Middle School Girl’s Basketball vs. New Providence.

Game two of the Area 1-AAA girls basketball tournament was very similar to game one. The Kenwood Lady Knights full court press overwhelmed the New Providence Lady Mustangs.

The Lady Mustangs committed nine turnovers and were held to just three points in the first period. They scored only seven points the rest of the game.

The Lady Knights opened the game with an 11-2 run and outscored the Lady Mustangs 18-3 in the first quarter. Sydnee Boykin scored 12 of those 18 points. Boykin finished the game leading all scorers with 21 points.

Boykin was one of six Lady Knights to score in the game. Kimia Carter scored 10 points and grabbed six rebounds. LaVana Pridgen added six points.

After the first quarter, the Lady Mustangs would get no closer than 16 points to the Lady Knights. They finished the game with over 30 turnovers and scored only two points in the second half of the game.

Only four Lady Mustangs scored in the game. Both Asia Hall and Travasia Thibodaux scored three points. Next, the Lady Knights will play the Rossview Lady Hawks Tuesday, January 27th.

Game 1

Dickson 48, Montgomery Central 12

1 2 3 4 Final
Dickson Lady Dragons 24 10 8 6 48
Montgomery Central Lady Indians 0 5 2 5 12


Caty Roberts 13, Raegan Purvino 9, Tiera Bethke 8, Maddie Bagsby 4, Kaitlyn Curtis 3, Olivia Rinehart 3, Lydia Ross 2, Ryann Roberts 2, CoCo Washington 2, Madison Geisler 2

Montgomery Central
Jaida Oxendine 5. Jody Halton 5, Hannah Greene 2

Game 2

Kenwood 45, New Providence 10

1 2 3 4 Final
Kenwood Lady Knights 18 11 8 8 45
New Providence Lady Mustangs 3 5 2 0 10


Sydnee Boykin 21, LeVana Pridgen 6, Kimia Carter 10, Alexa Brodie 2, TaKayla Phinnessee 4, Sara Young 2.

New Providence
Joie Giarrizzo 2, Asia Hall 3, Travasia Thibodeaux 3, ZaMarian Freeman 2.

Marlon Scott
Marlon Scott
Marlon Scott is a freelance journalist and writer. He graduated from Austin Peay State University in 2011 with a B.S. in Communications, majoring in Communication Arts with a concentration in print and web journalism. His writing career began as a sports writer for The All State, the APSU student newspaper, in 2006. He continued working for the paper until his graduation, serving in various positions including Sports Editor and Editor-in-Chief. In 2010, Scott contributed stories and photographs as well as designed and served as Editor-in-Chief for the monograph, Civic Art of Clarksville: The stories behind the pieces. Scott has also produced 60 stories for The Leaf Chronicle. You can find him on twitter @theMarlonScott and on Facebook

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