Lady Dragons burn LMS Tigerettes

Wednesday, November 23, 2011
LMS point guard Makiya Morris shoots a layup over Dickson County's Emily Beard in the first quarter. Photo by Louis G. Scheuchenzuber

After defeating Spring Hill three days earlier, the Lewisburg Middle School Tigerettes (3-3) ran into a buzz saw on Thursday night, as they suffered a 47-11 loss at home to a talented Dickson County Lady Dragon squad.

Having defeated LMS 49-19 in their previous meeting on Nov. 8, the Lady Dragons (4-0) blew the game open early and forged a 24-3 lead in the first half before outscoring Lewisburg 23-8 over the final two quarters to roll to the 36-point victory.

Bolstered by a 6-of-8 shooting performance from small forward Lea Lea Carter, Dickson County shot 49 percent from the field overall (20-41) while outscoring the Tigerettes 6-3 at the foul line. The Lady Dragons also outrebounded LMS 40-13 and held a 15-4 edge on the offensive boards.

Lewisburg, conversely, could never find the range offensively and mustered only four field goals on 13 percent shooting.

"Give Dickson County all the credit because they're a great team. We didn't match their toughness and physicality early," said LMS coach Chris Coleman. "We had some good looks at the basket, but we couldn't get anything to drop. Playing teams like Dickson County can only make you better though. We'll use this as a learning experience."

Carter paced the Lady Dragons with 13 points and seven rebounds, while Lainey Reed and May May Bullington each added six points. Yasmine Daniel and Ahmiyah Strickland also tallied five points apiece and Emily Beard and Savannah Mathis both had four points. Cierra Smith and Kelcie Donaldson chipped in two points each to round out the scoring for Dickson County.

Point guard Makiya Morris led Lewisburg with five points, while Alexis Ford and Rebecca Allen notched four and two points respectively.