Dayton City basketball wins 4th District Tourney in Row

Dayton City School Lady Eagles won their fourth district tournament title in a row on Saturday and Sweatbees also move on with second place finish in tournament for second straight year.(Photo:GaryBolden/RheaReview)

Dayton City School Lady Bees basketball team beats Coalfield;  Sweatbees fall to Coalfield in Championship game.

January 21, 2017

Sunbright, TN —  The Dayton City School basketball Lady Bees won their fourth district Tournament Title in a row with their 21-18 win over Coalfield on Saturday afternoon in Sunbright.    With the win, the Lady Bees record goes to 17-3.  Amazing streak of winning basketball for the Lady Bees program over the last four years.  The Sweatbees fought hard but just could not overcome Tournament MVP Seth Lowe’s 41 points and foul trouble.  With the loss the Sweatbees record goes to 14-6, with three of those losses against the very good Coalfield team.

Lady Bees 21 Coalfield 18

Dayton City took 7-2 lead in first quarter and increased lead to 13-4 in a low scoring first half.  Coalfield was not done and won third quarter 8-3 to cut the DCS lead to 16-12 at the end of three quarters.  Coalfield cut the lead to two and after Aesha Preston free throw put the Lady Bees up 21-18, Coalfield had a three point attempt skip across the rim and team and coach could finally breathe sigh of relief.

Three Lady Bees led the team in scoring with Sam Derlak, Aesha Preston and Ashlen McClendon each getting five points.  Also scoring was Macie Brown and Emma Gentry with four and two points respectively.

Dayton City School Sweatbees 2nd place Tournament.

Coalfield 49 Dayton City 39

Preston Geer had six first quarter points to help Dayton City to 10-10 tie.  Despite 13 second quarter points from Seth Lowe and mounting foul problems the Sweatbees were only down 26-25 at the end of two quarters.  Second half would be an adventure as four players on DCS roster picked up three fouls in first half.  In the third quarter the real problem was Seth Lowe.  Lowe put on a shooting display with four three point baskets and all sixteen Coalfield points as Coalfield took 42-33 lead.  Coalfield slowed down the offense and in a slow scoring fourth quarter Coalfield held off the Sweatbees for the 49-39 win.

Preston Geer and Tyler Dupree each scored in double digits to lead the Sweatbees with 14 and 11 points respectively.  Also scoring were Kade Vincent and Liam Moore with 5 points each and Lane Brooks with two points.

After the games, coach Kristy Derlak said, “We have a lot of work to put in this week to get ready for the regional.”

“Girls were not clicking.  I also feel like the shorter court played a factor for our fast breaks.  Boys got in foul trouble early, with four having three(fouls) in first half.”

Seven DCS players make All-Tournament:  Derlak MVP

Three Lady Bees and three Sweatbees made the All-Tournament and Sam Derlak brought home the Most Valuable Player Plague.  All tournament players for the Lady Eagles:  Ashlen McClendon, Aesha Preston, Macie Brown.  All tournament for the boys:  Tyler Dupree, Kade Vincent and Preston Geer.

Ashlen McClendon, Aesha Preston, Macie Brown and Sam Derlak.









Tyler Dupree, Kade Vincent, and Preston Geer.

























Girls All Tournament:  Norwood:  Cierra Bunch, Belle Starnes Sunbright: Alexis Northrup Taylor Cox Coalfield: Carlees Kees, Lindsey Maston, Gabbi Lowe Dayton: Ashlen McClendon, Macie Brown, Aesha Preston:  MVP: Sam Derlak

Boys All Tournament:  Oakdale: Justin Wyatt – Norwood: Alex Hawk, L.J. Dunegan  Sunbright:  Houston Bryant, Ethan Hammock  Dayton:  Tyler Dupree, Kade Vincent, Preston Geer  Coalfield:  Jerico Lowe, Dawson Nitschke MVP: Seth Lowe.

Both teams now move on to play in Regions in Sevierville, with the boys playing in Sevierville on Saturday at 4:15 pm, January 28th and the girls playing on Monday, January 30th at 5 pm.  Both games will be at Cattlesburg Middle in Sevierville.

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