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Red-hot ’Dawgs easily dispose of SDHS, W-Blount


The Bearden Bulldogs basketball team got off to a fast start and didn’t slow down against South-Doyle, coming out with a dominating 73-36 win Friday, Jan. 11, at SDHS.

It was defense that proved to be the difference and got the Bulldogs (19-1, 6-1 in District 4-AAA entering the week) the early lead as they held the Cherokees to one first quarter field goal and ended the quarter with a commanding 23-2 lead.

“It was as good of defensive pressure as we have had all year,” Bearden head coach Mark Blevins said. “We jumped out to the big lead, offensively everybody was doing a really good job. We ran the floor well, we dished the ball off well, and we rebounded well.”

With its pressure defense working to near perfection, the Bulldogs continued to force mistakes throughout the rest of the game. “We just picked up our defensive intensity,” Bearden junior wing Dustin Craig said. “We just came out and played hard on the defensive end and that led to offensive breaks.”

Junior post Nathan Parker led the Bulldogs in scoring with 13 points while grabbing nine rebounds. Junior Demonte Simpson had 10 points and 14 rebounds.

Gabriel Campbell had 10 points and Craig added nine. Seniors Marcus Webb and Matt Ternes also had strong games, finishing with eight and six points respectively. “Ternes and Webb had their best games, and that was the key,” Blevins said.

Other BHS scorers were Jordan Collins four, David Upchurch three, Blake Jenkins two, Andy Fennell two and Lawson two.

“I am really proud of the guys,” Blevins said. “Hopefully we are getting better and better and hopefully we are going to peak at the right time.”

BHS 76 WILLIAM BLOUNT 52

Led by Simpson’s 20 points, the Bulldogs defeated William Blount 76-52 Tuesday, Jan. 8, at home.

Others scoring for BHS were Parker 14, Campbell 13, Jenkins 10, Fennell six, Craig six, Ternes four and DeShawn Oravetz three.

 

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