DICKSON — During his presidency, Abraham Lincoln coined the famous phrase “Four Score.”

DICKSON — During his presidency, Abraham Lincoln coined the famous phrase “Four Score.” 

Tuesday night, the No. 13 Marietta Indians gave new meaning to the term in their own fashion.

A total of four players scored in double figures on the night for the Indians, handed the Dickson Comets a 60-42 defeat at Dickson Gymnasium, moving to 16-4 on the season.

“As long as we have more points than the other team that’s all that matters to us,” Marietta coach Jared Messer said. “We like to spread the ball around, and we could have one guy with 40 points or eight guys with five points apiece. Whatever it takes to be successful is what we’re going to go with.”

“We did a really good job of sharing the ball,” Messer added. “Colton (Taylor) is a huge piece for us, and he makes a lot of things happen for us. He’s 6’6” and just being able to have that inside presence is big for us.”

Marietta opened the game on a 12-0 run, before the Comets responded with an 11-0 run to get to within one point with 2:50 left in the first.

However, the Indians were just a couple of steps ahead ending the first quarter as they closed the frame on a 7-5 run to lead 19-16 going to the second.

Points were hard to come by for both teams leading up to the end of the first half as the two combined for 13 points in the second.

It was Marietta though leading 29-19 going to the locker room.

Dickson put up a decent fight in the third quarter, but the Comets couldn’t get any closer than 10 points at 40-30 with 46 seconds left in the frame.

After three complete it was Marietta leading 43-30, before the Indians closed out the game with a 17-12 fourth quarter.

Colton Taylor led the Indians with 19 points followed by Zane Nutter and Trace Stewart with 15 points each. Caleb McGehee put in 11 points for Marietta.

Hunter Palesano led Dickson with 10 points. 

Marietta will host Byng Friday night, while Dickson is at Davis the same night.