The 24-1 Hampton Lady Bulldogs strolled into Lower Afton on Saturday night as the No. 2 ranked team in Class 1A , but Chuckey-Doak had upset on its mind as they earned a 58-48 win.
Coach Kyle Donahue said after the game, “Our record last year was 6-23 and this year we are 16-13, a lot of publicity has been on me for that….but it’s not me, it’s our kids. It’s the same team we had last year and they’ve bought into we’re doing and this win. This is a credit to them."
The Lady Black Knights did it without a single player scoring in double figures, but they did put nine players into the scoring column.
The Lady knights opened the game with an 8-0 run capped by Saniah Atchison's put-back layup that forced a Hampton timeout at the 5:37 mark. Hayleigh Taylor knocked home as three-pointer as did Atchison and the Lady Knights were on their way to 19-9 first-quarter lead.
In the second quarter Faith Yokley sank a long two with a foot on the line, but more importantly it gave Chuckey-Doak an 11-point lead at 23-12. Hampton then went on an 9-0 run when Lindsay Jenkins made a three from the elbow to cut the lead to 23-21. Hayleigh Hensley ended the streak for Chuckey-Doak. The two teams swapped buckets until halftime and Lady Knights were only up two points at 30-28.
The third quarter saw the Lady Black Knights spread the points around and increase the lead to six on a couple of occasions. No shot was bigger than Tavyn Southerland’s layup at the buzzer on a nice bounce pass form Taliah Johnson for 42-37 lead heading into the final frame.
Jinkins popped a three from the elbow to cut the Lady Knight lead to 46-43, but Chuckey-Doak went on a 7-0 run to bring the lead back to double digits at 53-43 with 2:30 to play. The Lady Black Knights were able to keep the Lady Bulldogs at bay for the remainder of the game a pulled off the upset, 58-48.
Brown 7, Yokley 9, Taylor 6, Atchison 9, Johnson 9, Ripley 6, Jones 2, Southerland 3, Hensley 2
Helle 11, McClain 10, Henry 4, Jenkins 14, Carnco 2, Berry 8
Hampton 74, Chuckey-Doak 65
The Chuckey-Doak boys started hot on Saturday in clash of top 10 teams in the state, but it was Hampton finished on top of a 74-65 win to close out the regular season.
The first quarter belonged to the Black Knights, ranked No.7 in the state in Class 2A. Cadin Tullock was on fire hitting back-to-back-to-back threes, and the Knights enjoyed a 15-2 lead on the No.4 ranked team in Class 1A. A big blow to the Knights came with 1:39 remaining in the first quarter when Christian Derry picked up his second foul and he had to sit out for a while. With Derry on the bench the Bulldogs were able to get the ball inside and cut into the lead and only trailed 21-15 at the end of the first quarter.
Hayden Campbell was able to score inside while Mr. Basketball Finalist Caden Buckles was starting to heat up. The Knights once double-digit lead was now down to on two at the half at 31-29.
Buckles started a second half 11-0 run with a little floater in the lane and Dylan Trivett scored on Hamptons final three trips on offense. The Bulldogs outscored the Knights 28-10 in the third quarter and held a 57-41 lead at the end of three quarters.
Christian Derry scored 14 points in the fourth quarter but it was too little too late, and the Bulldogs had beaten the Black Knights for the second time this year.
Coach Sam Broyles later praised his players, saying, “Christian and Cadin played great tonight, but this is a good Hampton team. They beat us by 25 earlier this year and only nine tonight. So we’ve improved since then and that’s all as a coach you can ask for, and the second part of the season starts next Friday for us”.
Christian Derry was honored at Halftime for his 1000’s point.
Derry 25, Tullock 16, Shelton 5, Treadway 11, Rush 2, Myers 2, Grindstaff 4,
Buckles 28, Trivett 18, Campbell 13, Carrico 6, Anspaugh 5, Lyons 2, Hicks 2