Clarkdale girls pull out win

By Staff
BULLDOGS V.S. BULLDOGS Enterprise's Dennis Watson (15) steals control from Clarkdale's Brian Tomerlin (35). Photo by Carisa McCain/The Meridian Star
By Ryan Satcher / staff writer
Dec. 17, 2002
A free throw by Veronica Newell gave Clarkdale a lead with 37 seconds left and two free throws from Danielle Gaddis secured a 43-40 win for the Lady Bulldogs over Enterprise on Monday night.
In boys' action, Enterprise overcame a 18-0 Clarkdale run to pick up its first win of the season with a 55-44 victory.
In the girls' game, Clarkdale used a box-and-one defense to slow Enterprise's Shonda Bester in the second half and held on for the close victory.
The teams were tied 11-11 after the first quarter, but Enterprise took an 18-13 lead with a 5-0 run in the second quarter. The homestanding Lady Bulldogs would hold the lead until the third quarter.
The box-and-one slowed up Enterprise and Clarkdale was able to go on a 6-0 run to take a 28-25 lead with 1:05 left to play in the third.
Enterprise cut the lead back to two with a free throw, but Lacie Walters scored the final four points of the quarter to give Clarkdale a 32-26 lead.
Misti Alexander stretched the lead to seven points with a three-pointer after an Enterprise basket. Enterprise then responded with a 7-1 run to cut the lead to one point.
The homestanding Lady Bulldogs tied the game later in the quarter with free throws from Bester and a basket from Thea Crowder. Newell was then fouled with 37 seconds left and hit one-of-two free throws to make the score 41-40.
Enterprise was able to shoot free throws in the final seconds, but missed both and Gaddis came away with a couple of steals and free throws to secure the 43-40 win.
Gaddis finished the game with 17 points to pace Clarkdale while Bester led Enterprise with 21 points in the game.
Clarkdale improves to 7-7 on the season with the win. Both teams will participate in the Enterprise Christmas Tournament on Jan. 2.
Enterprise boys 55
Clarkdale 44
Enterprise jumped out to an early lead, but then fell behind after Clarkdale opened the second half with an 18-0 run. Enterprise, however, was able to get back going and took the 55-44 win over the visiting Bulldogs.
Enterprise outscored Clarkdale 23-5 in the first quarter to build an early lead. It also held a 31-14 lead at halftime.
Clarkdale then opened the second half with the big run. Shannon Hurley scored seven points, Brandon Mabry scored six and Matt Tucker scored five to give Clarkdale a 32-21 lead with 2:20 left in the quarter.
Enterprise settled down with a few buckets to extend the lead back out to six points at the end of the third quarter. The homestanding Bulldogs then 11-0 run in the fourth quarter to get some breathing room and held on to take the 55-44 win.
Michael Clark scored 19 points for Enterprise while Dennis Watson added 10. Tucker had 11 for Clarkdale and Mabry had 10.

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