Sulphur Bulldogs run wild in victory over Dickson

Evan Grice
Sulphur’s Reese Ratchford goes up in the lane for a shot as Dickson’s Charvis Wright defends during the second half Tuesday night at the Dickson Gymnasium.

DICKSON — Tuesday night might as well have been preparation for the Sulphur Bulldogs in how to handle a hostile road atmosphere.

Given the fact Sulphur has to open the Heart of Oklahoma tournament against host Purcell on Thursday, a test against the Dickson Comets and their rowdy crowd was a good indication of how they can handle noise.

Turns out the Bulldogs were the ones making the most noise Tuesday night.

Fueled by a solid performance of 21 points from Resse Ratchford, the Bulldogs made short work of the Comets at Dickson Gymnasium, winning 63-43 to move to 11-2 on the season, while dropping Dickson to 6-11 on the year.

Sulphur came out firing in the first quarter with 15 points, while keeping the Comets at bay with just four.

The Bulldogs didn’t slow down before the break as they racked up 17 points in the second, while holding Dickson to another single digit quarter with nine, leading to a 32-13 halftime lead for the Bulldogs.

Things picked up for the Comets in the third quarter as they scored 16 points, but the Bulldogs scored 11 of their own to keep the advantage at 43-29 going to the fourth.

Sulphur finished the game in style with a 20-point fourth quarter, while the Comets scored 14 points.

Weston Arms and Tavius McDonald each added 12 points apiece for Sulphur, with TJ Todd scoring 10 points.

Charles Wright led Dickson with 20 points with Johnny Smith scoring 10 points.

Dickson is off until Jan. 31, while the Bulldogs will take on Purcell at 7:30 p.m. Thursday night.