BY DARREN REESE
SUN SPORTS EDITOR
There was a lot of celebrating going on at Chuckey-Doak Friday night.
In addition to senior night festivities, the school honored its 1980 and 1993 girls' state tournament teams.
The current Lady Knights made sure that the festivities didn't end there. Behind a combined 41 points from post players Andi Lamb and Alyssa Broyles, Chuckey-Doak pulled away from David Crockett 74-63 to give head coach Beth Frye her 200th career victory.
The Lady Knights improved to 7-15 overall. Crockett fell to 4-22. Chuckey-Doak will travel to South Greene this evening for its third game in as many days.
"It's been a busy week, but we look at it as good prep for tournament week," Frye said. "We can't do anything about it. I think it will help us get used to playing games on back-to-back nights."
Lamb was 9-of-12 from the field as she finished with 24 points. She made her first six shots of the game before missing a wide open lay-up that was set up by a turnover at half court.
Broyles was also highly effective on the night as she made 8-of-12 field goal attempts and added 12 rebounds to finish with a double double.
"Teams are really starting to double team Andi and go after her, so we've been working on her making those extra passes and getting her teammates some good looks," Frye explained. "She did a good job of working with Alyssa tonight."
"I thought our three seniors, Alyssa, Corrie Haynes and Hailey Taylor all stepped up tonight and played a big part in this win. It was good to get a win for them on senior night."
Chuckey-Doak finished the game 28-of-49 from the field and out-rebounded the Lady Pioneers by a 35-20 margin.
Nine different players contributed offensively for the Lady Knights in what was their second-highest offensive output of the season. Hailey Taylor added nine points and nine rebounds.
Crockett was led by the 24 points of senior Heather Scalf, which put her over the 1,000-point plateau for her career. Lily Ayers and Madison Grinstaff contributed 13 and 11 points, respectively, for the Lady Pioneers.
Crockett came out of the gates on fire. The visitors made six of their first seven attempts from behind the arc to take a 29-20 lead just moments into the second quarter.
Kaley Persinger and Ayers both made a pair of treys in the first quarter - Ayers' second was a long runner at the buzzer that banked in. Scalf added a couple of three-pointers in the first minute of the second.
Chuckey-Doak was equally hot in the early going, only they weren't matching three-pointers. The Lady Knights made eight of their first 10 shots from the field. Broyles was 4-for-5 in the opening eight minutes. Keri Ricker added a pair of big baskets.
"It was a fast-paced game and we knew it would be," Frye said. "I give a lot of credit to Crockett. They came out shooting the ball well."
"We stayed with what we wanted to do and did a good job of executing."
Chuckey-Doak continued to fill up the basket in the second quarter, while the long-range shots quickly went away for the Lady Pioneers.
Katie Lawson and Kara Aubrey contributed points that started a 12-2 run for the home team. Lamb then took over as she scored seven in the final 2:46 of the half to give Chuckey-Doak a 40-35 cushion at the break.
The Lady Knights remained in control the majority of the second half. Taylor and Lamb each scored four points in the third quarter, and the lead grew to as much as 50-42 after a putback by Asialyn Manuel.
Manuel added a three-pointer to start the fourth quarter which pushed the margin to double digits for the first time at 57-47.
Crockett answered with an 8-2 run to pull within four with 6:13 left to play, but Broyles gunned in five points as part of a 10-0 Chuckey-Doak stretch to make it 69-55.
Black Knights Fall To Crockett
Patrick Good scored 14 points in the second quarter - including four 3-pointers - and David Crockett pulled away for a 68-47 win over Chuckey-Doak in boys' basketball action Friday night.
Good finished with 23 points, all but two of which came in the first half.
Dustin Day was the next leading scorer for the Pioneers with 10 points. Twelve different players made the scorebook in the victory.
Ben Gridley finished with 10 points for Chuckey-Doak, followed by Josh Lamb with nine and Jared Meredith with eight.
The two teams traded shots in the opening minutes in front of a rambunctious crowd.
Chuckey-Doak fought back to tie the game at 16-16 at the end of one, but Good took over in the second eight minutes.
His second-quarter effort helped the Pioneers take a 40-23 cushion into the half.