LONE GROVE — Having balance is often a crucial element to be successful in any sport.
LONE GROVE — Having balance is often a crucial element to be successful in any sport. When it comes to basketball, having a scoring balance often results in a victory. The Dickson Comets would agree completely after Tuesday night. A pair of double digit scorers proved to be the biggest difference as the Comets got their third victory of the season with a 59-48 victory over the Lone Grove Longhorns at the Gary Scott Center. Dickson took an early 3-2 lead in the first quarter, before the game was eventually tied at 7-7 with 1:35 left in the first quarter. Lone Grove would eventually take a 12-9 advantage into the second quarter. With just over four minutes left in the first half, the Longhorns led 18-13, and appeared to be in control. Going into the halftime break, it seemed to be true as the Longhorns led 27-20. But just under six minutes into the third quarter, the Comets flipped the script as they stormed back to lead 33-32, before taking a 37-32 advantage into the fourth quarter. Lone Grove managed to tie the game at 38-38 with 5:55 left in regulation, but the Comets were in no mood to let a comeback happen. A 21-10 run by Dickson during the last five minutes proved to be the biggest factor in the game as the Comets eased to the victory. Charvis Wright led the Comets with 20 points in the game followed by Johnny Smith with 16 points. Lone Grove was paced by Jeshua Miller with 14 points along with Cody McClennahan who also scored 14 points. Dickson is back in action on Thursday in the opening round of the Ronnie Moore Invitational tournament in Marietta against Healdton, while Lone Grove is off until Jan. 7.