By Will Johnson
CROCKETT – The Crockett Lady Bulldogs opened the New Year in dominant fashion on Tuesday, Jan. 3 with a 70-16 win over the Trinity Lady Tigers. The victory moved the Lady Dawgs record to 3-1 in District 21-3A and was as lopsided as they come. The Lady Dawgs scored 18 points in the first quarter and if they had not scored another point, Crockett would have still won by two.
Crockett opened the game with a 15-1 scoring run and led at the end of the first quarter by a score of 18-3. Shelby Corry got things started for the Lady Dawgs as she hit a long range shot for three to start things off. She added another three- pointer in the quarter to pace the Crockett scoring attack with six points.
Corry was joined in the scoring column by Alinjah McKnight with four points while Dea’Veon Farris and Dea’Junique James both had three. Katelin Holmes added a basket to round out the first quarter Crockett scoring.
The Lady Tigers’ three first quarter points came on a two point shot from Daja Rolling and a free throw from Tavia Craft.
The second quarter saw the Lady Tigers double their scoring output from the first period as they scored six points. Craft and Rolling both had two while Jailyn Edwards and Jayla Tillis both added a single free throw.
James began to assert herself in the post position as the second period got underway with six points in the paint. Mercedes James and A. McKnight dropped in four apiece, while Tynashia McKnight added three. Corry and Jada Lockhart both chipped in two to make the halftime score 39-9.
The shooting woes for Trinity continued after the break as they only tallied seven second half points. Craft dropped in two and Taylena Allen converted one of two free throws to account for all of the Lady Tigers’ scoring in the third quarter.
Meanwhile, the Lady Dawgs continued to pull away from their guests and led 57-12 after three periods of play. Lockhart and Tracina Moten netted four in the third quarter as Holmes and Anastasia Bolton nailed shots from behind the arc while James and T. McKnight added two apiece.
The final eight minutes
of play saw Trinity’s Tia Greer knock down a two pointer while both Tillis and Brianna Ware converted one of two from the charity stripe.
Corry led the way for Crockett in the final period with five points. She was joined in the Lady Dawgs’ point production by four teammates – Bolton, Farris, D. James and T. McKnight – with two apiece to close out the scoring and give the Lady Bulldogs a 70-16 win.
Trinity was led in scoring by Tavia Craft with five and Daja Rolling with four points. Tia Greer and Jayla Tillis both had two while Taylena Allen, Jailyn Edwards and Brianna Ware all scored a single point.
The Lady Bulldogs were led by Shelby Corry and Dea’Junique James who both scored 13 points. Alinjah McKnight went for eight, Tyneshia McKnight had seven, Jada Lockhart scored six and a trio of Crockett players – Anastasia Bolton, Dea’Veon Farris and Katelin Holmes all had five. Mercedes James and Tracina Moten both had four to close out the Crockett scoring.
As previously mentioned, the win moves the Lady Dawgs to 3-1 in District 21-3A. Crockett played the Coldspring-Oakhurst Lady Trojans on Friday, Jan. 6 but as of press time, the score was unavailable.
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