MADILL — While they might have waited a couple extra days to open their respective seasons, the Sulphur basketball teams made sure it was worth the wait on Thursday.
MADILL — While they might have waited a couple extra days to open their respective seasons, the Sulphur basketball teams made sure it was worth the wait on Thursday. Both the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs opened their respective seasons with convincing wins over Dickson to open the Madill Winter Classic at Wildcat Fieldhouse. The Lady Bulldogs will take on Pilot Point today at Noon, while the Bulldogs will take on the Ardmore JV squad at 1:30 p.m. Dickson meanwhile will take on Putnam Heights at 3 and 4:30 p.m. Girls Sulphur 75 Dickson 49 You only get one chance to make a first impression, and Korie Allensworth made the most of her opportunity. In her first official game as a member of the Lady Bulldogs, the Louisiana Tech commit shined as she led her team with 27 points, which propelled Sulphur to a blowout victory over the Lady Comets. Early on these two teams were even at 2-2, before Sulphur closed out the first quarter on a 15-5 run to lead 17-7. Dickson managed to get to within eight points in the second at 21-13, before Sulphur once again turned offensive and closed out the first half with a 19-7 run to lead 40-20 at the break. The Lady Bulldogs outscored Dickson 22-16 in the third quarter, before closing out the game with 13 points in the fourth. Harley Bessley added 10 points for Sulphur, while Abby Beck, Makella Mobly and Payton James each scored nine points in the game. Kinlee Duck added six points. Dickson was led by Audrey Young with 14 points followed by Sienna Young with 13 points. Boys Sulphur 63 Dickson 31 Despite staying close for the first quarter, the Dickson Comets couldn’t quite solve Sulphur the rest of the way. A total of 10 Bulldogs players scored as Sulphur cruised to an opening round victory over the Comets. Sulphur led 11-8 after the first quarter, but turned on the defense before halftime, leading to a 28-14 lead going into the break. A 16-11 run in the third quarter put the game firmly in Sulphur’s hands, as the Bulldogs held Dickson to just six points in the fourth quarter. Weston Arms led the Bulldogs with 14 points in the game followed by Cole Hammond and Price Daube each with eight points apiece. Dickson was led by Johnny Smith with seven points followed by Cason Dollar with six points.