Tuesday’s District 7AA contest at Marion County was no trouble for the No. 4 Cumberland County Lady Jets as they defeated the Lady Warriors 53-6. Senior guard Gracee Dishman scored 25 points for CCHS in the victory.
“What you do defensively can never change,” said CCHS coach Radhika Miller on Tuesday. “Looking at the scoreboard and seeing what you held a team to; that’s more important than our score. We’re jumping from one defense to another throughout the first half, and its good to see what you practice get executed out on the floor.
Cumberland County led 19-2 at the end of the first period and 39-4 at halftime. Dishman scored 22 in the first half.
The Lady Jets held Marion County scoreless in the third period as they led 48-4 before winning 53-6.
CCHS has held its last two opponents, Grundy County and Marion County, to a combined 18 points while scoring a total of 115.
“Before they (CCHS bench players) go in, I remind them to look at the score,” said Miller. “We’re more focused on what they do defensively, because offense will take care of itself.”
The Lady Jets wrapped up their fourth consecutive regular season district championship with the victory at Marion County. CCHS is currently 6-0 in District 7AA and 16-0 against district foes since joining 7AA last season. The Lady Jets are 18-4 overall in 2018-’19 and ranked fourth in Class AA.
“That goes back to our goals set as a team and our hard work in the offseason and preseason,” said Miller on their district championship. “Everything has been about defense, and our teams have bought into that. The girls set goals for every game. We’ve got to make the goals tougher now.”
Cumberland County will host Sequatchie County for homecoming this Friday.
Cumberland County (53): Gracee Dishman 25, Shelbi Smith 8, Addy Wilson 5, Alli Smith 3, Kim Wooll 3, Madison Buffkin 3, Josi Smith 2, Lauren Tabor 2, Nerissa Scarbrough 2