MARIETTA — During the course of a basketball game, the scales can often turn in an instant, shifting the momentum to one side or the other.
MARIETTA — During the course of a basketball game, the scales can often turn in an instant, shifting the momentum to one side or the other. In the case of Saturday night at the Ronnie Moore Invitational, it took just one half for things to change in an instant. After a competitive first half display, the Dickson Lady Comets kicked it into high gear as they overwhelmed the Marietta Lady Indians 63-41 to win the championship on the girls side. Both teams came out with plenty of offense in the first quarter as they traded the lead multiple times throughout the first eight minutes. Dickson appeared to have the upper hand with 1:01 left in the frame as the Lady Comets led 15-13, but Marietta managed to get a late basket and tie things up at 15-15. With 5:33 left before halftime, things were still even between the two at 21-21, before the Lady Comets took the lead at 23-21. Dickson would finish the quarter on a 7-0 run and lead 30-21 going into the break. Marietta wouldn’t get any closer the rest of the game. In the third quarter the Lady Comets went on a 25-11 run which gave them a commanding 55-32 advantage going to the fourth quarter. Marietta managed to outscore Dickson 9-8 in the fourth quarter, but the third quarter scoring spree by the Lady Comets proved to be the difference. Sienna Young led the Lady Comets with 17 points followed by Kayden Barton, Makayla Smith and Audrey Young each with 15 points apiece. Kaylie Douglass led Marietta with 18 points with Haven Matthews scoring five points. Audrey Young, Makayla Smith and Sienna Young were named to the All-Tournament team from Dickson, with Sienna Young being named the Most Valuable Player. Toriauna Douglass and Reagan Denham were named to the All-Tournament team from Marietta.