Lady Bobcats 75, Monterey 22
The Lady Bobcats and a large turnout of Pickett County fans were at
Monterey last Tuesday night and were treated to another big Lady
Monterey scored first but a Courtney Pritchett 3 pointer put the Lady
Bobcats on top for good. Savannah Hammock added a free throw, Abbi
Bilbrey went to the line and sank two with Elly Smith hitting a three
pointer for a 10-2 lead. To their credit, Monterey played well for
the first quarter with the Lady Bobcats only ahead 13-6 after one
The 2nd quarter began with Aaliyah Brown making a three and the Lady
Bobcats pulled away. By the half it was 48-12 with Chloe Burton and
Kyndall Ludick scoring on three pointers. Next year's stars played
most of the 3rd and 4th quarters with some of the starters helping out.
The score after 3 quarters was 64-18 with the final 75-22. Kyndall,
Gracie, Savannah, Aaliyah and Chloe all had steals in the game.
Gracie Martin led the team in scoring with 20 points. Courtney had 6
with 1 three, Savannah 11, Aaliyah 11 with a three, Abbi 6, Elly 5
with 1 three, Chloe 10 including a 3 pointer, Kyndall had 7 with a
three and Bailey 2 points.
Bobcats lose showdown with Monterey
The Bobcats tried to do something no other team has done this year
and that was to beat Monterey on their home court. Monterey, now
22-4, had only 3 losses up until that point and was ranked #4 in
Monterey started the game hitting a three before Brian Gibson drove
to the basket to score. The Wildcats then went ahead 5-2 before
Parker Gore scored. After Monterey scored Trent Young cut it to 1.
The game stayed close until with Monterey ahead 9-8, Brian was fouled
shooting a three pointer with almost no time left. He made all 3 free
throws and the quarter ended 11-9 Bobcats.
This game was important because Monterey had just one district loss
and that was to the Bobcats. A Bobcat win, along with another team
beating them would give the Bobcats a tie for 1st. But beating them
on their home court would be tough.
Early in the 2nd quarter Brian stole the ball and scored making it
13-9. Then Parker stole the ball and went coast to coast to score
putting the Bobcats up 15-9 and Monterey called a time out. After the
time out they responded with a three...15-12.
The Monterey defense was all over Dawson and kept him from scoring in
the 1st half. Several turnovers kept the Bobcats from pulling away
but they were still ahead 25-23 at the half.
The 3rd quarter began with Trent scoring followed by Brian making it
29-25. Dawson then got free and sank a 3 pointer making it 32-25. But
each time the Bobcats would start to pull away, Monterey would come
back. At 34-32 Brian scored and Monterey missed a three. The Bobcats
had the ball with Bryson making a move but he was pushed...yet the
foul wasn't called and a walk was called instead. Monterey missed a
three, Dawson was fouled and he made both...40-34. There were several
calls which went against the Bobcats which helped Monterey close to
40-39. The Bobcats were called for a foul and Monterey went ahead
42-40 on free throws. The 3rd quarter ended 42-41. The final quarter
saw Monterey slowly pull away with their biggest lead at 63-52. The
Bobcats cut it to 66-59 but could get no closer with the final score
While the loss gave Monterey the regular season championship, the
Bobcats are still in 2nd place. And, come tournament time, the
Bobcats certainly have the talent and big coaching advantage, to win
the district tournament title.
Brian led the team in scoring with 17, Dawson came on strong in the
2nd quarter scoring 15 with 1 three, Trent had 8, Parker 11, John
Parker Reagan 2 and Bryson Yorke 2.
Congratulations Dawson Abbott and Brian Gibson
In Sunday's Sports' section of The Tennessean, Dawson Abbott was
at the top of the list of outstanding performances for Friday's games
for scoring 44 points against Gordonsville. Brian Gibson was also
listed for scoring 20 points in that same game.
The Lady Bobcats and Bobcats will host Red Boiling Springs on
Thursday, Feb. 8th in a make up game. It will also be Senior Night.
Come out and support the teams in their final regular season games.
This will be the final regular season game for the many seniors on
both teams. Both the senior girls and senior boys have had
outstanding 4-year careers at Pickett County.
Lady Bobcats 81,
The Lady Bobcats traveled to Gordonsville on Friday for a match up
with the 1-22 Lady Tigers. Needless to say, it didn't go well for
Gordonsville. The game began with Aaliyah scoring and the team began
stealing the ball, scoring, stealing the ball and a three by Aaliyah
made it 16-0. It was 20-0 before Gordonsville made their first basket
and at that point in the game, with nearly 6 minutes gone, it was
only their 2nd shot at the goal. By the end of the 1st quarter it was
Despite the domination, the Lady Bobcats were still having a little
bit of a problem with turnovers, something which had hurt them since
the Clarkrange game. But, after the first half, which ended 50-8,
they didn't have any more, nor did any of the younger players who
came into the game early.
Gordonsville's lineup was altered from the previous game with them as
they are now starting a very young team, clearly looking for a
Aaliyah led the team in scoring with 20 points including 1 three,
Courtney had 9, Kyndall had 7, Elly 3, Gracie 10, Abbi 12, Chloe 6
and Savannah 15.
Abbott scores 44 in win over Gordonsville
Dawson Abbott had a big scoring night with 44 points and 6 threes,
with Brian Gibson also scoring 20 points including a three, in the
Bobcats’ 87-67 win over Gordonsville.
Gordonsville gave the Bobcats a good game in the first quarter taking
an 8 to 2 lead before a Brian Gibson free throw and Dawson Abbott
three cut that to 8-6. The Tigers went back ahead 13-8 but the
Bobcats came right back and tied the game on 2 free throws by Dawson.
With 34.5 seconds to go in the quarter the Tigers walked with the
ball and Dawson hit an NBA three for a 3 point lead. The quarter
Gordonsville regained the lead hitting a three to start the 2nd
quarter but again Dawson drained a very long three pointer. The
Tigers would have their last lead at 20-19. It was then Brian
scoring, the Tigers missing a three, with Brian then hitting a three
for a 24-20 Bobcat lead. Clay Smith then stole the ball with Dawson
being foiled. His free throws made it 26-20. Gordosnville hit a
three, Brian scored, the Tigers missed a shot and a Gore to Smith
pass ended with Clay scoring making it 30-23 Bobcats.
With the Bobcats ahead 37-31, Dawson stole the ball. He and Brian
raced down the court with Dawson making an alley-oop pass to Brian
who slammed it through the hoop for a dunk, bringing a roar from the
large turnout of Bobcat fans.
The Tigers then missed a shot, with Dawson again hitting a long
three making it 42-31. On the next play the Tigers broke away with
their big man going in for a dunk...which hit the rim and bounced
away. Dawson grabbed the rebound with Brian then driving to the
basket to score. The half ended 44-31.
The game was never close again. The Tigers, apparently frustrated
with the talented Bobcats, played a bit rough which resulted in 2
technical fouls and an intentional foul called on them. By the end of
three it was 67-48 Bobcats. Coach Amonett sent in the younger players
in the 4th quarter but after the Gordonsville coach left his starters
in and they made 2 threes in a row, our starters returned. That gave
Dawson several trips to the free throw line which added to his big
scoring night. Finally the Tiger starters went out, with ours to follow.
After Dawson's 44 and Brian's 20 points, Trent had 12, John
Parker Reagan 4, Slayde Copeland 1, Clay Smith 4 and Bryson Yorke 2.
Lady Bobcats 82, Green Co., Ky. 53
The Lady Bobcats, Bobcats and a host of fans headed to Albany on
Saturday for the Robbie Davis Memorial Classic at Clinton County High
as part of a 5-game afternoon.
Green County came into the game with a 18-5 record and had played
in the All "A" Classic, a tournament of the top 16 small school teams
in the state. This would be a good match-up for the Lady Bobcats to
prepare them for upcoming district, region and hopefully substate and
state tournament games.
Green County took a quick 4-1 lead before Gracie Martin cut it to
4-3. Savannah then stole the ball with Abbi scoring. Green scored but
a pass from Gracie to Aaliyah Brown made it 7-6. The Lady Bobcats
then had a couple of turnovers which helped Green Co. go ahead 12-7.
But the Lady Bobcats came right back on scores by Gracie, Courtney
and Savannah to take a 14-12 lead. It remained close with the quarter
ending 16-15 Green Co.
Gracie scored to start the 2nd quarter, Courtney made 2 free
throws and after a Green Co. shot was in and out of the basket, Abbi
raced the length of the court to score...24-18. Green Co. would cut
it to 26-25 but a Chloe Burton three made it 29-25. From there on,
the Lady Bobcats would dominate play.
Gracie scored, Chloe drained another 3 and it was 36-28. With the
score 40-29, Courtney stole the ball and by the end of the half it
was 44-32 Pickett County.
The third quarter was highlighted with steals by Gracie and
Courtney and by the end of three it was 59-40.
The final quarter's scoring was started with a three by Aaliyah
who had not played much due to foul trouble. In fact, the Lady
Bobcats had several players in foul trouble early and they had to
come out. But the younger players stepped up and played outstanding
basketball against Green County's starters. The game ended with
Bailey Evans sinking a three for an impressive 82-53 Lady Bobcat win.
Courtney led the scoring with 17 points, Gracie had 14, Savannah
8, Aaliyah 11 with 1 three, Elly 4 with a 3, Kyndall 6, Abbi 12,
Chloe 7 with 2 threes, and Bailey one 3.
Courtney Pritchett was selected as "Player of the Game" for her
outstanding game. Congratulations Courtney!
Bobcats beat Clay Co., KY 69-59
On Saturday, the Bobcats also won in the Robbie Davis Memorial
Classic at Clinton County High against a good Clay Co., Ky. and
pulled away to win 69-59. The team was very similar to Jackson
County, a team the Bobcats could face in the upcoming tournaments.
Clay Co. got off to a quick 6-0 lead before Trent Young's three
pointer cut that lead in half. Clay then went ahead 8-3 but Brian
Gibson scored, Trent then stole the ball with Brian sinking a three
to tie the game. With the score 14-12 in Clay County's favor, they
hit a three to go ahead 17-12. They then stole the ball and scored
for a 7 point lead. Brian would score again before the 1st quarter
ended with the Kentucky team ahead 21-14.
The Bobcats had possession to start the 2nd quarter and Dawson
Abbott drove in to score. Clay missed a shot and Brian scored to make
it 21-18. With Clay Co. on top 23-18, Trent hit another three pointer
to make it a 2 point game. After another Clay score, Brian's three
pointer cut it to 25-24. Clay called a time out and when play resumed
they missed a three pointer and Pickett County took their first lead
of the game on Bryson Yorke's score.
Clay Co. pulled ahead once more, this time by four, but with the
score 34-30, Dawson scored, Clay Co. was called for a charge and John
Parker Reagan drove in to tie the game. As time ran out, Brian
blocked a Clay Co. shot, they grabbed the rebound but missed on a
three. At the half it was 35 all.
Clay Co. came out strong and scored the first 5 points of the 3rd
quarter before Trent hit his 3rd three of the game. Clay then went
ahead 43-37, but again Trent scored on a three pointer...43-40. After
a missed Clay Co. shot, Dawson's three tied the game.
After a Clay time out, they scored, but Dawson sank another three
to put the Bobcats on top 46-45. He then made another for a 49-45
score and the Bobcats led 52-48 at the end of three quarters.
Parker Gore scored to put the 'Cats up by 6 to start the 4th
quarter and soon they were ahead by 10 at 58-48. A three by Brian
gave the Bobcats their biggest lead at 69-56, with the game ending
Trent Young, Brian Gibson, and Dawson Abbott all had 4 threes
each and scored 16, 28 and 19 respectively, with Brian being high
scorer. Also, Parker Gore 4 and Bryson Yorke 2.
Brian was selected as the"Player of the Game."
Congratulations to Brian on this well deserved award.