Getting by with luck
DICKSON — While once is good, and twice is normally better, three times tend to be too much.
This is how the No. 11 Sulphur Lady Bulldogs felt after Tuesday night’s encounter with the Dickson Lady Comets.
For the third straight game the Lady Bulldogs didn’t shoot at their best, but once again they were able to do just enough to claim a victory, winning 49-33 in a game which they led wire-to-wire at the Dickson Gymnasium.
The victory moves the Lady Bulldogs to 13-0 on the season, while fell to 9-7 on the season.
“During halftime Coach (Toby) Todd was telling us how we needed to just play our game,” Sulphur senior Korie Allensworth said. “We didn’t come out focused, and if we’re going to be a good team we have to come out focused and play better than we did. Now we need to shift our focus to the Purcell tournament, and prepare for the competition we’re going to face out there. This was a wake up call for all of us tonight.”
Sulphur took the early lead at 3-0 in the first quarter before Dickson responded to make it 3-2 at the 6:53 mark.
That would be the closest the Lady Comets would get to the lead the entire game.
The Lady Bulldogs eventually finished off the first quarter leading 16-7, but a sluggish second quarter saw them score only nine points before halftime.
Dickson however had its own problems on offense as the Lady Comets could only manage five points leading to a 25-12 halftime advantage for Sulphur.
In the third quarter the Lady Comets got to within nine points, but couldn’t chip away further at the Lady Bulldogs lead.
Sulphur built a 33-21 advantage at the end of the third quarter, before finishing the game off on a 16-12 run in the fourth.
Korie Allensworth led all scorers for Sulphur with 18 points followed by Abby Beck with 13 points. Payton James added six points with Makella Mobly scoring four points, with Kinlee Duck and Kady Lynch each putting in three points.
Dickson was paced by Sienna Young with 11 points followed by Mikayla Smith with seven points, Audrey Young with six points and Kayden Barton with five points.
Sulphur is back in action Thursday morning against Bethel at the Heart of Oklahoma Tournament in Purcell, while Dickson is off until Jan. 31 when the Lady Comets host Antlers.