York Teams Sweep DeKalb County and Watertown

The York Dragons and Dragonettes took two big District 8-AA wins on Tuesday last week as they traveled to Smithville and defeated the DeKalb County Tigers and Lady Tigers.

The girls game saw the Lady Tigers take a 12-10 first period lead, before the Lady Dragons came alive in the second period to go on a 13-5 run and take a 23-17 lead at halftime.

York continued to pull away, behind 7 points by Haylee Johnson and 6 points by Harli Smith in the third period to hold a 13-point advantage going into the final period, 38-25, and then hold on to post the 9-point win, 46-37, as Harli Smith scored all 8 of York’s fourth period points.

Smith led the Dragonettes and was the game’s high scorer with 21 points, with Haylee Johnson adding 12, Hannah Conatser 5, Isabella Blevins 4, and Lilly Conatser and Carly Tipton adding 2 points each.

Emme Colwell paced the Lady Tigers with 15 points, with Joni Robinson adding 8,  Sophie Cripps 4, Maddison Parsley with 3, Megan Walker, Megan Cantrell and Mallori Hart with 2 points each, and Mya Ruch with 1 point.

In the boys’ game, the Dragons started off slow, allowing the Tigers to pull out to a 15-6 first period lead, but they came alive in the second period behind an 8-point effort by Noah Smith to go on a 21-5 run and take a 27-20 halftime advantage and never looked back, as they outscored their hosts 13-9 in the third period, and hit 12 of 18 free throws down the stretch to post the 12-point win, 56-44.

Noah Smith and Luke Patton shared scoring honors for York with 13 points each, with Roger Meadows adding 9, Case Moody 8, Isaac Peavyhouse and Landrick Leffew with 6 each, and Caleb Christianson adding 1 point.

Nathan Atkins and Tanner Poss shared scoring honors for DeKalb County 13 points, with Marshal Evins adding 7, Trey Jones 6, Colter Norris 4, and Michael Elswick 1 point.

On Friday, December 8, the Dragons and Dragonettes hosted the Purple Tigers and Lady Tigers from Watertown, and the fans saw two great games between evenly-matched teams, with York coming out on top in both games, as the Dragonettes took a close 45-42 win, and the Dragons took a thrilling 74-72 win over the Tigers.

In the girls’ game, York took a 12-7 first period lead, and held a 24-19 advantage at the half, but saw the Lady Tigers mount a comeback in the third period to take a 32-31 lead going into the fourth period.

York responded with a 14-10 run in the fourth period, led by Harli Smith’s 6 points to regain the lead and hold on to post the 3-point win.

Harli Smith led the Dragons and was the game’s leading scorer with 15 points, with Hannah Conatser adding 7, Lilly Conatser and Isabella Blevins added 6 points each, Haylee Johnson 5, Mikaela Reagan 3 points, Shelby Beaty 2, and Ellie Davis with 1 point.

Watertown had three players in double figures, led by McKenna George with 13, Emma Edwards 11, and Brittini Allison with 10 points, followed by Saranda Woodson with 5, and Ashlea Dickens with 3 points.

The boys’ game was close all the way, with the Tigers holding a 19-18 first period lead, and pulling out to a 7-point advantage at the half, 43-36.

The Dragons came out with a strong defensive effort in the third period, holding the Tigers to 10 points and going on a 19-10 run to take a 55-53 lead going into the fourth period.

The fourth period was back and forth, with neither team able to pull away, with the game going down to the wire, with York’s Isaac Peavyhouse going to the line in the final seconds and hitting two free throws to give the Dragons the 2-point win.

York had balanced scoring with six players in double figures, led by Roger Meadows with 17 points, including four 3-pointers, with Noah Smith adding 15, Landrick Leffew 12, and Isaac Peavyhouse, Luke Patton, and Case Monday with 10 points each.

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