Winless week for Pioneers
By Christopher ShieldsPrior to tipping off last week’s action, Crockett basketball was at its highest point in several seasons. The Pioneers had just defeated Boone and the conference standings; and Lady Pioneers had just captured their first conference victory in four years.
What a difference a week makes. Now both Pioneer squads are reeling following a winless week that saw each team drop both of their conference contests.
Lady Pioneers continue to show improvement in losses
The Crockett girls four-year conference losing streak, which was erased two weeks ago, is now back to three games.
The Lady Pioneers lost in both contests last week to fall to 3-10 on the season and 1-4 in the conference.
Their first loss came on Dec. 10 against Dobyns-Bennett, 60-32 and their next on Dec. 13 against Tennessee High, 73-52.
While the Lady Pioneers could never get their offense on track in the first contest, their defense faltered in their second matchup.
Turnovers were critical for Crockett against Dobyns-Bennett, where they committed 10 in just the first eight minutes. The Lady Indians built a 29-16 lead by the half and pulled away in the third quarter after outscoring Crockett 19-6 in the quarter.
Emi Fagan led the Pioneer scoring with nine points.
In their second contest, the Lady Pioneers couldn’t find stops on defense as Tennessee High poured in 46 first half points. The Lady Pioneers nearly matched their entire offensive output against DB in the first half against the Lady Vikings, scoring 31 points.
Heather Scalf led the Pioneers in scoring, finishing with 20 points for the contest.
Crockett will return to the court on Dec. 17 against Chuckey-Doak.
Big effort from Good not enough as Pioneers fall
David Crockett had relied on the scoring of Patrick Good all season to jumpstart the Pioneers to an undefeated conference start. Last week Good was once again great, but the Pioneers dropped both of their conference contests.
Good poured in a career-high 35 points on Dec. 10 against Dobyns-Bennett, but he couldn’t find enough help from his teammates as Crockett fell to the Indians 62-60.
After two quarters of play, the teams were locked at 30 apiece. Crockett used a big third quarter to take a seven point lead, but couldn’t hold it, as DB outscored the Pioneers 24-15 over the final eight minutes.
In their second conference contest of the week against Tennessee High, Good once again led all Crockett scorers with 14 points. Luke Hopson added 10, but the Pioneers could never get their offense on track, falling 61-48.
The losses dropped the Pioneers to 9-4 on the season with a 3-2 conference mark.
They will return to the court against Chuckey-Doak on Dec. 17.