There was plenty of basketball action to go around Tuesday night as multiple area teams tipped-off their 2017-18 seasons, while others got back in the swing of things.

There was plenty of basketball action to go around Tuesday night as multiple area teams tipped-off their 2017-18 seasons, while others got back in the swing of things.



Dickson 60 Coalgate 53

It was a successful opening night for the Dickson Lady Comets as they claimed a narrow road victory at Coalgate.

Despite being down 10-8 after the first quarter, Dickson stormed back to lead 21-19 at the half.

The Lady Comets kept up the pressure following the break, extending their advantage to 43-32 after three quarters.

CHS managed to outscore the Lady Comets 21-17 in the fourth, but Dickson held on for the win.

Sienna Young led Dickson (1-0) with 15 points followed by Clary Donica and Haley Davis with 10 points each.

Landri McClure scored eight points, with Baylie Baker scoring six, with Keely King and Hanah Nichols each putting in four points. 

Dickson will be at Lone Grove Friday night beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Healdton 41 Turner 13

The Healdton Lady Bulldogs wasted no time in their first game of the season, racing out to a comfortable victory against the Turner Lady Falcons Tuesday night at home.

Turner held a 5-4 lead after the first quarter, but the Lady Bulldogs took control before halftime with a 14-4 run to lead 18-9 going into the break.

An 8-2 run in the third quarter was followed by the Lady Bulldogs finishing the game off in the fourth with a 15-2 run.

Macee Howell led Healdton with 15 points, followed by Bayli Thompson with nine points.

Allí Willis and Callie Hawkins led Turner (3-2) with five points each.


Ringling 47
Temple 34

A road trip to Temple was no sweat for the Ringling Lady Blue Devils as they won their first game of the season by 13 points.

RHS held a slim 9-7 lead at the end of the first quarter, before a 10-6 run gave the Lady Blue Devils a 19-16 lead at halftime.

In the third quarter 20 points for Ringling extended their lead as the Lady Blue Devils held THS to just 11 points, giving them a 39-27 lead after three quarters.

Temple outscored Ringling 10-8 in the fourth quarter.

Rhyme Tolliver led the Lady Blue Devils (1-0) with 14 points followed by Karagan Cox with eight points and Presley Reid with seven points. 

Springer 43 Paoli 22

For the Springer Lady Cardinals, Tuesday night marked 25 days since their last competitive game.

While the rust showed a little, Springer was able to move to 2-0 on the season with a comfortable victory over Paoli. 

SHS led 12-3 after the first quarter, before outscoring Paoli 9-7 before halftime to lead 21-10.

A 12-5 third quarter for the Lady Cardinals put the game out of reach for Paoli, as Springer finished off the game with a 10-7 fourth quarter.

Marla Amaya led Springer with 13 points including four three-point shots, while Madison Mapp scored 11 points with Kailee Lathum scoring 10 points.

Springer will take on Maysville at 6 p.m. Friday at home.



Dickson 45
Coalgate 38

The Dickson Comets registered a pair of players in double figures as they won their opening game Tuesday night on the road.

Coalgate managed to hold DHS to just 11 points in the first quarter, while the Wildcats scored 19 of their own to hold an eight point advantage.

However, CHS’ offense went cold before halftime as Dickson outscored the Wildcats 11-1 to take a 22-20 lead into the break.

Another 11-point quarter by the Comets following the halftime interval gave them a 33-26 lead after three quarters.

Both teams scored 12 points in the fourth quarter.

Caelan Young led the Comets with 18 points, followed by Hunter Palseano with 15 points.

Kanyon Gaines scored eight points with JD Braxton and Branson Kent each putting in two points.

Dickson (1-0) will play at 8 p.m. Friday night at Lone Grove.


Healdton 45
Turner 29

It was a winning start to the season for the Healdton Bulldogs as they claimed a victory over the Turner Falcons at home Tuesday.

After the first quarter it was the Bulldogs leading 10-8, before Healdton added 11 points before halftime to lead 21-18.

In the third quarter it was the Bulldogs scoring 18 points to Turner’s four points as Healdton increased its lead to 39-22 heading to the fourth.

A 9-7 fourth quarter finished off the game for Healdton.

Coty Scott and Denton Miller led the scoring for the Bulldogs with 10 points each with Case Tolliver adding nine points.

Justice Hartman led all scorers for Turner with 11 points.


Ringling 49
Temple 32

There was no trouble for the Ringing Blue Devils in their first game of the season, a 17-point win over Temple.

Ringling led 11-4 after the first quarter, before going on a 13-8 run before halftime to lead 24-12.

Both teams scored 13 points apiece in the third quarter, before the Blue Devils outscored Temple 12-7 in the fourth to finish the game.

Zack Cargile led Ringling with 14 points.

Ringling will be taking part in the Saint Jo tournament beginning today in Texas. 

Springer 38
Paoli 31

It was two wins out of two for the Springer Cardinals Tuesday night as they returned to action with a road victory over Paoli.

Despite going behind after the first quarter 7-4, Springer managed to take the lead just before halftime with a 15-10 second quarter.

An 8-7 third quarter kept the game close as the Cardinals kept a 27-24 advantage going to the fourth.

Springer finished the game off with an 11-7 run in the final frame.

Jacob Perry led the Cardinals with 13 points in the game followed by Malik Brown and Austin Meredith who each scored nine points.