Clarkrange Teams Split With Trousdale Co. and Monterey

The Clarkrange Buffaloes and Lady Buffaloes went on the road for two District 7-A games last week, with the Lady Buffaloes picking up two more wins, and the Buffaloes losing two close ones.

On Friday night, Clarkrange traveled to Hartsville and split with Trousdale County, with the Lady Buffaloes taking an easy 76-33 win, while the Buffaloes lost a heartbreaker on a tip-in at the buzzer, 48-47.

In the girls’ game, the Lady Buffaloes took control of the game early, led by Kaylie Monday’s 14-point first period performance, which included four 3-pointers, to pull away to a 29-8 advantage.

Clarkrange continued to increase their lead in the second period, going on a 21-10 run behind 6 points by Grcie Bush on two 3-pointers to take a 50-18 halftime advantage, and cruised to the 43-point win,

Kaylie Monday led a barrage of 3-pointers with four, while Gracie Bush and Lexi Pierce added 3 each, and Kassie Monday and McKenzie Pile added one each.

The Lady Buffaloes had balanced scoring with four players in double figures, led by Kaylie Monday’s 17 points, with Kassie Monday adding 12, Gracie Bush 11, and Reece Stover 10 points, with Lexi Pierce adding 9, Hannah Garrett 8, Charity Crabtree 4, Makenzie Pile 3, and Chloe Howard 2 points.

Trousdale County had ten players get into the scoring column, but had no players to score in double figures.  They were led by Tori Simmons and Chloe Donoho with 7 and 6 points, respectively.

In the boys’ game, it was a close see-saw contest all the way, with Trousdale taking an early lead and holding a 10-8 advantage going into the second period.

Clarkrange went on a 14-6 run, sparked by 7 points by Daderick Phillips, to take a 22-16 halftime lead.

The Yellow Jackets pulled to within one point at to close the third period with the Buffaloes leading 35-34, and pulled ahead early in the final period, with the lead swapping back and forth, with the game going down to the final buzzer which  saw Trousdale get a tip-in as time expired to take the 48-47 victory.

Austin Monday led Clarkrange with 12 points, with Daderick Phillips adding 9 points, Briley Stephens 8, Joshua Bilbrey with 7, Nick Hall 6, Sean Michalski 3, and Brandon Daugherty with 2 points.

Braison Raney led Trousdale County, and was the game’s leading scorer with 15 points.

On Saturday, January 20, the Clarkrange teams made the short trip to Monterey and again came away with a split, as the Lady Buffaloes posted a 64-42 victory, and the Buffaloes making a strong rally, but coming up on the short end of a 58-54 score.

In the girls’ game, it was total domination by the Lady Buffaloes for the first 6 minutes of the contest, as Clarkrange pulled out to an 18-0 score before Monterey got on the scoreboard with just over 2 minutes left to play in the opening period, with the period ending with Clarkrange ahead 24-8.

Monterey made a brief run, cutting the lead to 10 before the Lady Buffaloes pulled back out to a commanding 39-17 halftime lead, and never looked back enroute to the 22-point win.

Kassie Monday led the Clarkrange scoring with 16 points, with Charity Carbtree adding 11, Kaylie Monday 10, Hannah Garrett and Reece Stover with 9 points each, MaKenzie Pile 5, and Gracie Bush 4 points.

Anna Hudson led Monterey with 19 points, with Katelyn Moorehead adding 8, Faith Walker 7, Daniella D’Agostino 6, and Hannah Mueller adding 2 points.

In the boys’ game, the Wildcats dominated the first period, pulling out to a 23-7 first period score before the Buffaloes began chipping away at the lead and going on a 20-7 run to close the gap to 30-27 at the half.

In the second period run, the Buffaloes had balanced scoring with Sean Michalski, Briley Stephens, and Nick Hall with 5 points each, Austin Monday hitting a 3-pointer, and Daderick Philips adding a basket.

The Wildcats managed to regroup in the third period to go up by 8 points, 45-37 going into the final frame, and then held off a 4th period rally by the Buffaloes by hitting 9 of 11 from the free throw line  to hold on and take the 4-point win, 58-54.

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