Crockett topples Bulldogs on last second free throw

Published 2:58 pm Friday, December 1, 2023

BY ALLEN LAMOUNTAIN

STAR CORRESPONDENT

JONESBOROUGH – David Crockett guard Brody McGuire knocked down a three with 2.1 seconds left in the Pioneers game with Hampton on Thursday night but a foul was called before the shot so McGuire went to the free throw line and hit one-of-two to give Crockett a 53-52 lead.

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Tuff Robinson was not able to get his half court fling to drop so the Bulldogs fell by one point.

“We lost to Daniel Boone by a point last week,” Bulldogs head coach Ned Smith said. “Once we get our injured players back we’ll be able to get into our rotation. Crockett is a real good team, they shoot the ball well and we played hard. We took five charges in this game.”

Missing in this one were Dylan Trivett and Geno Carrico and the ‘Dogs went to battle with a rotation of just seven players. The Bulldogs (1-2 overall) took a 13-12 lead after one quarter was in the books with Chance Point scoring five first period points.

Hampton held a slender 25-24 halftime lead with Jayden Nave’s seven points leading the way.

The teams were tied at 38-38 going into the fourth quarter when Colin Beason and Reagan Cash each hit buckets for the Pioneers for a 42-38 advantage. Nave connected on a bucket in the paint for Hampton but Bradley Gouge hit a deuce for Crockett that made it a 44-40 contest.

“We came on the road and played a good game against a tough opponent,” Smith said. “We got a couple of players in foul trouble and Nave fouled out.”

The game continued to go back and forth with neither team opening more than a four point advantage until Gouge connected on a trey for Crockett which swayed the point in the Pioneers favor. Michael Anspaugh hit a deuce and Hayden Campbell and Cash exchanged buckets as Crockett led 51-49 with 1:45 showing on the game clock.

“That three gave them the points we needed,” Smith said.

Anspaugh tied the game at 52-52 with a deuce with 12.8 seconds left in regulation but the ‘Dogs had left too much time on the clock.

David Crockett 53-52

Hampton (52)

Fagan 4, Anspaugh 6, Point 11, Campbell 13, Robinson 6, McElyea 3, Nave 9.

David Crockett (53)

McGuire 13, Gouge 11, Shingledecker 4, Beason 15, Cash 10.

Hampton 13 12 13 14 – 52

David Crockett 12 12 14 15 – 53

3-point goals: H 2 (Point 1, McElyea 1), DC 3 (McGuire 2, Gouge 1)

GIRLS

David Crockett 81, Hampton 41

This one was a blowout from jump street as the Lady Pioneers scored the first 10 points of the match and ended the first quarter with a 26-10 advantage. The Lady Pioneers had five players score double figures with Lanie Britton scored a game high 19 points and Baylie Tullock added 18 points.

Senior post Taylor Berry’s nine points led the way for Hampton (3-4 overall).

Crockett led 50-18 at the half and were never threatened. Brea Hicks had eight points and Faye Carrico and Ella Estep each scored six for the Lady Bulldogs. Aaliya Story had 14 points for Crockett with Bella Ferguson adding 11 and Kayleigh Doner scored 10.

GIRLS

David Crockett 81-41

Hampton (41)

Helle 2, Estep 6, Henry 5, Hicks 8, Carrico 6, Smith 5, Berry 9.

David Crockett (81)

Ferguson 11, Britton 19, Tullock 18, Story 14, Doner 10, Wynn 1, Wilson 8.

Hampton 10 8 19 4 – 41

David Crockett 26 24 16 15 – 81

3-point goals: H 3 (Hicks 2, Berry 1), DC 7 (Ferguson 2, Tullock 2, Britton 2, Doner 1)