Dayton City Lady Bees win opening State game

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Dayton City School Lady Bees won their opening round game of the East Tennessee State Tournament in Sevierville 39-23 on Monday night.(Photo:submitted)

Dayton City School wins 39-23 over Robbins to move on to Friday:  Sweatbees fall 49-36 to Rogersville

January 31, 2018

Sevierville, TN —  Dayton City School Lady Bees basketball team won their opening East Tennessee State Tournament game 39-23 over Robbins on Monday night. The state is divided into three sections (East, Middle, and West) for the purpose of having middle school tournaments.

Dayton went into game with couple of players recovering from sickness so the bench was very essential for the Lady Bees.  Dayton ran a 13-7 first quarter lead out to 23-11 with key contribution from Ava Travis, who ran point on press and scored a couple of baskets.  Emma Gentry had seven points to lead the Lady Bees in first half scoring.

Dayton City slowed down the pace in the second half and won the last two quarters 16-12 to complete the win 39-23.  Emma Gentry had 10 points to lead the Lady Bee offense.  Aesha Preston had 7 points and good number of rebounds and passed ball well for Dayton.  Ashlen McClendon, Macie Brown and Shelby Davis each had 5 points for Dayton.  Ava Travis had four points and Sam Derlak three points to complete the scoring.  Millie Bond had 14 and Braelyn Keeton 7 points to lead Robbins.

Dayton moves on to next round and takes on Cloudland on Friday afternoon at 4:30 pm at Catlettsburg Elementary School in Sevierville.

Rogersville 49 Dayton City 36

The Sweatbees lost 49-36 to Rogersville in their opening East Tennessee State Tournament on Saturday.  Dayton City dug a huge hole in the first quarter with 14-0 deficit.  Preston Geer had driving basket and followed with three point basket to cut the lead to 16-5 in second quarter and Dayton won the second quarter with 14-12 advantage to give some hope, but still trailed 26-14 at halftime.  Preston Geer had 10 second quarter points to bring back the Bees and Jacob Keener had 17 first half point to lead the Warriors.

Dayton City played the Warriors close the second half as Rogersville City had 23-22 advantage in points, but the early 16-0 start by Rogersville proved too much to overcome.  Preston Geer had 17 points to lead the Sweatbees.  Tyler Dupre was also in double figures with 12 points and Alijah Davis and Liam Moore completed the scoring with 5 and 2 points respectively.  Jacob Keener had 32 to lead Rogersville City.

Thanks to Bill Marsh, Kirk Vincent and Sonya Gentry for key contributions to article.

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