The boys lost a close contest to the Black Knights, falling 53-46 on what was mainly a bad shooting night for the Bulldogs. Riding a strong fourth quarter, the Lady Bulldogs prevailed 57-38.
Matt Hughes led the Bulldogs (8-4) with 11 points. Alex Maupin had 14 to lead Chuckey-Doak.
“We just didn’t shoot the ball well from the 3-point line tonight,” Hampton head coach Ned Smith said. “We knew going in that Chuckey-Doak was a big and physical team. The problem in the first half was rebounding. We couldn’t box them out and in the second half we did much better. We got a good look at the end, but it just didn’t go down.”
The ’Dogs were down much of the second half after coming back to tie the game at 29 at intermission. The defense was solid for Hampton as it switched to a 2-3 zone, causing problems for Chuckey-Doak.
In the waning moments of the game and trailing by three points (49-46), Hampton got the ball off a missed free throw and ran a picture-perfect play. The play design was to get a look from 3-point land in the corner, but Jordan Bentley’s shot did not go down.
The Black Knights were able to hit their free throws down the stretch and salt the game away.
Hampton 57, Chuckey-Doak 38
The Lady Bulldogs jetted out to a 10-0 lead and it looked like it was going to be easy sailing from there on, but Chuckey-Doak showed some fight.
Hampton mustered only five more points the rest of the half and led by eight points at 23-15. However, Chuckey-Doak came out of the locker room for the third quarter on fire while Hampton had gone ice cold.
The Lady Black Knights grabbed a 25-23 lead and Hampton did not score a point until 2:13 left in the third quarter.
Chuckey-Doak led 32-29 at the end of the third.
Hampton took charge in the final period, when it outscored the Lady Black Knights 28-6.
Stephanie Campbell led Hampton with 23 points. Trinity Camillo added 10, including a pair of 3-pointers in the final five minutes to put the Lady Bulldogs back in front.
Sierra Jaynes had the majority of Chuckey-Doak’s first-half points and finished with 18.