Lions, Lady Lions Take Losses in Huntingdon
By RON PARK
The Dresden High School Lions and Lady Lions both took losses Friday night as they traveled to Huntingdon to face off with the Mustangs and Fillies.
In the opening game, the Lady Lions fell to the Fillies 75-59, and the Lions fell short of the Mustangs 66-49 in the nightcap.
The Lady Lions and Fillies traded baskets pretty evenly in the first period, though the Fillies were up by one at the close of the first. Maggie Oliver, Allie Spalding, and Kaylee Jarred all landed threes for Dresden in the opening stanza.
Dresden’s girls surged in the second quarter, adding 21 points over Huntingdon’s 15 to hold the scoreboard 38-33 at the half. Maggie Oliver contributed another trey and a two-point basket in the second.
The Fillies, however, cranked it up in the second half, passing Dresden in the third period for a 52-48 lead going into the final frame. Huntingdon then went on to outscore the Lady Lions 23-11 in the fourth to claim the win by a 16-point margin.
Lucy Curry led the Lady Lions with 16 points, followed by Maggie Oliver with 10, Paisley Pittman with 9, Haylee Jarred with 8, Spalding with 7, Kaylee Jarred with 5, and Keely Swatzell and Millie Oliver with 2 each.
Sophie Singleton was Huntingdon’s and the game’s top scorer with 25 points.
In the boys’ contest, the Mustangs outscored the Lions 16-12 in the first stanza and kept going to lead 34-22 at the half.
Boosted by an 8-point showing from Raymond Johnson, the Lions outscored Huntingdon 16-13 in the third, but that still left Huntingdon up 47-38 going into the fourth quarter.
The Mustangs turned up the heat in the fourth, putting up 19 points to Dresden’s 11 and securing a 17-point win.
Mark Maddox was Dresden’s top points producer with 11, following by Johnson with 9, Nick Turnbow and Tatum Oliver with 8 apiece, Reese Bell with 7, and Tristan Jett and Maconnell Forrester with 2 each.
Rayshawn Bailey was out front for the Mustangs with 19 points.
The Lions and Lady Lions will next be traveling to Trenton Peabody on Friday, Dec. 9. Game time is 6 p.m.