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Bulldogs win two, lose one in week’s play

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Lady Tiger Zoey Grey sets up for a layup during a Tuesday game against Hardin. Lady Tiger Zoey Grey sets up for a layup during a Tuesday game against Hardin. TCNS staff

CENTERVILLE — The Bulldogs were able to beat cross-county rival Apple Springs 53-38 on Friday, even without top players Logan Whittlesey and Caleb Carroll, who were out due to illness, and Jerry White, who was out due to injury. 

The Bulldogs took a 30-25 lead into halftime, and second half offensive struggles for the Eagles resulted in a 43-31 lead for Centerville heading into the fourth. 

Junior Ayden Self led scorers with 28 points, and Senior Devin Capps and Sophomore Payson Dickinson each added 8.  

On Thursday, Centerville downed Kennard 60-58 in overtime, again missing players to illness and injury.

Head Coach Geoff Hollis said it was the team’s best start to a game this season, with the Bulldogs jumping out to a 23-16 lead after the first quarter. Kennard heated up to fight back to cut it to a 1-point deficit heading into halftime 35-34. 

A back-and-forth third quarter resulted in a 45-42 Centerville lead heading into the fourth, but Kennard was able to pull ahead. Big plays down the stretch from Centerville resulted in a 49-49 tie to send the game to OT. 

Both teams lost three players to foul trouble, and the remaining players put out a see-saw effort. With the game tied 58-58 with less than 10 seconds to go, Junior Bulldog Ayden Self drove nearly the length of the floor and made a tough layup with 2 seconds to go to win the game for the Bulldogs.

Self led the way with 32 points, along with 8 points from freshman guard Brayden Watson.

On Jan. 25, Centerville traveled to Oakwood to face the Panthers. Junior post Jerry White suffered a serious elbow injury in the second knocking him out for the rest of the game and potentially the rest of the season. 

Oakwood took a 17-11 lead into halftime, and a 26-19 lead heading into the fourth, and despite efforts by the Bulldogs, Centerville couldn’t quite get over the hump and the game ended in a 36-31 Oakwood victory. 

Senior Logan Whittlesey led the way with 18 points. 


ANDERSON — The Tigers put two in the W column with wins over Anderson-Shiro and Hardin.

Trinity beat Anderson-Shiro 35-30 on Friday, and beat Hardin 54-40 on Jan. 25.

Standout players in both games were Terius Maxie, Cole Hortman, Junior Hernandez and Tristian Martinez. 

Groveton boys

GROVETON — The Indians beat Latexo 45-37on Friday.

Freshman Wyatt Snead led all scorers with 15. 

Apple Springs

CENTERVILLE — The Eagles were downed by the Bulldogs 53-38 on Friday.

Groveton Girls

The Lady Indians were able to down district rivals Latexo 66-19 on Friday.

Top producers were Kiki Smith with 23 points and 9 rebounds; Tatum Porter with 19 points, 11 rebounds and 8 blocks; Bre McQueen with 9 points, 5 assists, 3 rebounds and and 2 steals; Anahi Chavez with 9 points and 6 steals; Maddy Thomas with 5 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists.

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