Senior forward Stone Huthcinson had a hot start and Hampton held off Chuckey-Doak 54-46 on Thursday night at Van Huss / White gymnasium. Hutchinson scored nine of his 12 points in the first quarter as the Bulldogs (8-4 overall) built a 24-11 lead.

The Black Knights had other ideas if the ‘Dogs thought it would be a blowout however as C-D outscored Hampton 15-4 in the second period to cut the lead to 28-26 by halftime.

“They slowed it down and went to a 2-3,” commented Bulldogs head coach Ned Smith. “They packed it in there and were lucky to have gotten a big early lead. Stone did a good job shooting tonight. I was proud of the way we finished the game, the kids kept playing hard.”

The Knights (6-5) clawed their way to a 38-38 game at the end of the third period with post Josh Karg scoring seven of his team high 13 points in the quarter. Tanner Barkley added five to the C-D scoring ledger in the period.

C-D took a 44-41 lead in the fourth quarter on buckets from Dillon Brown and Karter Maupin but senior guard Cheyenne Camillo drained the first of his two 3-balls to tie the contest.

“Cheynne is a good shooter and we want him to shoot,” Smith said. “He has the confidence to make the shots.”

Junior Coby Jones followed Camillo with a trey of his own as Hampton retook the lead at 47-44. Karg answered for C-D but minutes later picked up his fourth foul and had to sit a spell.

Jones hit a bucket, and then followed his own missed three and drove to the hoop for two to stake th ‘Dogs to a 51-46 lead.

Valentine led all scorers with 17 points followed by Hutchinson with 12.


Hampton 56

Chuckey-Doak 48

For the Lady Bulldogs on Thursday night, freshman guard Shyanne Tuelle was the sharpest tool in Hampton’s shed. Tuelle scored 17 points and her late three-ball sparked Hampton to victory.

For Hampton it was sweet revenge on a team that beat them 55-34 early in the season.

“They came out and hit us in the mouth in the early game,” said Lady ‘Dogs head coach Buddy Hazelwood. “They played a lot of subs in that game.”

The ‘Dogs opened with an 18-17 first quarter lead that they extended to 31-26 by halftime. Tuelle scored nine points in the first half, with all of those coming in the first quarter.

Sophomore guard Alexus Grubbs had a game high 21 points on the night – including 13 in the first half – and kept the ‘Dogs in the lead with solid free throw shooting down the stretch. Grubbs hit eight of 10 from the line in the second half and finished 10-for-12 overall.

“I shoot a lot of free throws in practice,” Grubbs said. “We were shooting good and had to take control. When we are shooting good everyone follows. We expected a physical game, they are a physical team, but we were ready tonight.”

Hampton (5-4) built the lead to 10 points in the fourth quarter as Tuelle knocked down a long range shot and Grubbs followed with free throws, but C-D rallied behind Taylor Southerland who drained a deuce at that point.

Hope Bridgeman gave Hampton a 50-40 advantage with a two point shot, but Keri Ricker followed that with a trey to cut the Hampton lead to seven.

Free throws by Grubbs made it a nine point ‘Dogs lead and the last points of the contest for both teams came from the stripe.

Andi Lamb scored a team high 11 points for the Lady Knights (6-3) with Southerland chipping in with 10.