Photo Gallery: Lady Bulldogs Earn District Title; Bulldogs Finish District Undefeated



Hampton took care of business Friday night.

The Lady Bulldogs secured the District 1-A title with a 48-26 victory over Cloudland, while the Bulldogs pulled away for an 85-49 win over the ‘Landers to finish the league slate with an unblemished record.

In the girls’ Hampton jumped out early.

Madi McClain and Linsey Jenkins opened the scoring with back-to-back buckets for Hampton, but Ella Benfield answered for Cloudland with four straight points.

The Lady Bulldogs kept Cloudland off the scoreboard for the next five minutes and used shots from Piper Helle, McClain, and Jenkins to end the quarter on an 11-0 run to take a 15-4 advantage into the second quarter.

Ryan Turbyfill broke the run with a jumper to open the second quarter, but Taylor Berry answered to spark a 12-2 run for Hampton. That allowed Hampton to hold a 27-10 lead at the break.

Cloudland continued to battle with shots from Regan Blair, Katie Baldwin, and Izabella Christman, but Hampton countered each bucket with shots of their own.

HHS held a 39-21 lead after three complete. McClain and Jenkins hit key shots to stop any thought of a Cloudland comeback in the fourth to secure the win.

Jenkins tallied 18 points, while McClain finished with 14 points to lead Hampton. Helle had seven points.

Christman had 13 points to lead Cloudland. Benfield and Turbyfill had four points apiece.

In the boys’ game, the opening minutes were a back-and-forth battle.

Levi Lyons jumpstarted the Hampton offense with the first five points of the game, while Dylan Trivett added a jumper to give the Bulldogs a 7-0 lead.

Cloudland countered with a quick 6-1 run with 3-pointers from Ryan Sexton and Eli Morgan. The teams traded shots the rest of the quarter with Hampton holding a slim 19-16 lead after a quarter of play.

Morgan opened the second quarter with a jumper to close the ‘Lander gap to one point. Hampton, however, hit the gas and never looked back.

Hayden Campbell sparked a 19-5 run and pushed the lead to 42-25 at the half.

The third quarter saw the teams trade shots, and the Bulldogs opened the fourth on a 14-2 run to secure the win.

Michael Anspaugh and Campbell had 17 points apiece to lead Hampton. Geno Carrico had 13 points. Lyons had 10 points.

Morgan finished with 18 points to pace Cloudland, while Sexton ended the night with 12 points.

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