Clarkrange Teams Split With Pickett; Sweep Red Boiling and Gordonsville

The Clarkrange Lady Buffaloes remained unbeaten in District 7-A play as they picked up big wins over Pickett County, Red Boiling Springs and Gordonsville last week.

The Buffaloes also had a good week, picking up wins over Red Boiling Springs and Gordonsville, and losing  a close game to Pickett Co.

On Tuesday, January 23, the Pickett County Bobcats and Lady Bobcats visited the Buffalo Den hoping to avenge earlier losses to the Clarkrange teams at Byrdstown, and, in two close matches, went away with a split, with the Lady Buffaloes posting a 65-59 win, and the Bobcats pulling out a 58-53 victory.

In the girls’ game, the first period saw a scoring duel between Pickett County’s Savanna Hammock and Clarkrange’s Charity Crabtree, who scored 9 and 7 points respectively, with Clarkrange holding on to a 14-13 advantage going into the second period.

Gracie Bush’s two 3-pointers in the second period helped the Lady Buffaloes edge ahead 28-25 at the half, and Kassie and Kaylie Monday  led a 17-8 third period run with 7 and 5 points, respectively to give Clarkrange a 45-33 lead going into the final period.

The fourth period turned into a scoring battle and a free throw exhibition, which saw Clarkrange hit 14 of 21 from the free throw line, and Pickett hit 13 of 17, as the Lady Buffaloes held on to post the 6-point win.

Gracie Bush led the Clarkrange scoring and tied for game-high honors with 18 points, including three 3-pointers and hit 9 of 11 free throws.  Kassie Monday had 14 points, Kaylie Monday 11, Hannah Garrett 9, Charity Crabtree 7, and Reece Stover added 6 points.

Pickett County was led by Savannah Hammock with 18, with Aaliyah Borwn adding 13, Courtney Pritchett and Abbie Bilbrey with 12 each, and Gracie Martin adding 4 points.

In the boys’ game, Pickett County’s Dawson Abbott and Clarkrange’s Austin Monday each pumped in 8 first period points, as the Bobcats pulled out to a 19-14 lead, and held a 33-25 halftime lead.

Pickett County increased their margin to 9 points going into the fourth period, but saw the Buffaloes come back with a rally that closed the gap to 2 before the Bobcats scored a couple of late buckets to take the 5-point win, 58-53.

Austin Monday led Clarkrange with 19 points, including five 3-pointers, with Briley Stephens adding 13, Joshua Bilbrey 7, Daderick Phillips 6, Sean Michalski and Nick Hall with 3 each, and Nate Hall adding 2 points.

For the game, Clarkrange hit 11 three-pointers.

Pickett County was led by Dawson Abbott with 21 points, with Brian Gibson adding 20, Trent Young and Parker Gore with 6 each, and John Parker Reagan adding 5 points.

On Friday, January 26, the Clarkrange teams hosted Red Boiling Springs in their Homecoming games, and took a sweep, with the Lady Buffaloes winning 75-31, and the Buffaloes taking 66-47 win.

In the girls’ game, the Lady Buffaloes jumped out to a 14-2 first period lead, and led 37-18 at the half, before exploding for 28 third period points led by 10 points  by Gracie Bush and 9 points by Kassie Monday to put the game away in the third period and cruise to the 44-point win.

Gracie Bush led the Clarkrange scoring and took game-high honors with 16 points, with Kassie Monday adding 15 and Kaylie Monday 14, with Chloe Howard adding 9, Hannah Garrett and Lexi Pierce with 6 each, Charity Crabtree 4, Reece Stover 3, and Makenzie Pile 2 points.

Kennedy Flemming led Red Boiling with 14 points, with Hayley Davis adding 9, Liz Anderson 6, and Hayley McCarter 2 points.

In the boys’ game, Nick Hall led a 22-14 charge by the Buffaloes in the first period, and Clarkrange never looked back, holding a 33-27 advantage at the half, increasing that lead to 48-41 in the third period, and then going on an 18-6 run in the fourth period to put the game away.

Briley Stephens led the Buffaloes with 19 points, with Austin Monday adding 14, Nick Hall 11, Sean Michalski and Joshua Bilbrey with 7 each, Nate Hall 4, and Gatlyn LaRue and Daderick Phillips with 2 points each.

Dalton Marsh led Red Boiling with 17 points, followed by Kendall Thompson with 14, Hunter Kirk and Matthew Murphy with 5 each, Mason Hix with 4, and Omarion Williams with 2 points.

On Saturday, January 27, the Clarkrange teams traveled to Gordonsville for makeup games cancelled on January 12, and came away with a pair of victories, as the Lady Buffaloes crushed the Lady Tigers by the score of 77-25, while the Buffaloes took a 65-46 win over the Tigers.

In the girls’ game, Kassie Monday scored 10 points in the first period to lead a 24-7 charge and Reece Stover scored 13 points in the second period as the Lady Buffaloes pulled away to a 48-16 halftime lead and continued to pull ahead further in the second half to post the 52-point win.

Reece Stover led the Lady Buffaloes with 17 points, with Chloe Howard adding 13, Lexi Pierce 12, and Kassie Monday 10, followed by Kaylie Monday with 9, Gracie Bush 5, Charity Crabtree and Makenzie Pile with 4 each, Amber Peterson 2, and Hannah Garrett with 1 point.

Abby Gochcoff led Gordonsville with 9 points, with Maija Harrelson adding 6, and Lera Britt and Lou Mason with 5 points each.

Read the rest of the story in this weeks Fentress Courier.