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Dickson County upsets Independence, D.C. girls advance too

The full moon hovering over Williamson County in last night’s crystal clear sky should have been an omen.

Unfortunately for Independence, it was.

The Eagles, who have improved consistently over the last three weeks of the season and were expected to be a major factor while hosting the District 11-AAA tournament, won’t be there.

Dickson County stunned Independence with a come-from-behind 36-34 win in the Eagles’ Nest behind Tracey Green (15) and Otis Geron (12) combining for 27 points. Freshman Grayson Murphy, who was named to the All-District 11-AAA team Wednesday, led Independence with 18.

The win puts the Cougars in a match-up with district champ Brentwood Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m.

The Dickson County girls will travel with their male counterparts after defeating Summit 60-46. The Lady Cougars pulled away in the fourth quarter to capture the victory. Even with the loss, the Lady Spartans put three players into double figure scoring including Zacharyia Esmon (13), Haley Corbett (11) and Teondra Crawford.

Dickson County earned the right to face Franklin, a 50-35 winner over Centennial, at 7:15 p.m. Saturday. 

Posted on: 2/14/2014


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