Craig Harris/Macon County Times Red Boiling Springs junior Briley Morgan dribbles along the baseline. Morgan scored six points in the Lady Bulldogs’ 48-37 victory over Gordonsville.

Craig Harris/Macon County Times

Red Boiling Springs junior Briley Morgan dribbles along the baseline. Morgan scored six points in the Lady Bulldogs’ 48-37 victory over Gordonsville.

GORDONSVILLE -- Red Boiling Springs High sophomore guard Liz Anderson was sporting a black eye when the Lady Bulldogs visited Gordonsville on Jan. 8.

"When we were playing Trousdale (County) last Friday night, I shot a half-court shot at the end of the third quarter," Anderson said. "This girl was trying to block my shot, and her elbow went right into my eye. It immediately swelled up and started getting puffy.

"I kept playing going into the fourth quarter. (RBS head coach Dustin) McKinney called a timeout, and everybody saw me. He made me sit down, and the trainer came and looked at it to make sure it wasn't broken. Bug (junior teammate Haley Davis) ended up fouling out, so I had to go back in."

Anderson wasn't phased four days later, scoring all seven of her points in the second half as the Lady Bulldogs captured a 48-37 victory.

Red Boiling Springs took control early on, scoring the game's first 12 points as five different players contributed.

The Tigerettes didn't score until Lera Britt made two free throws with 1:54 remaining, and their first field goal didn't come until Lily Manor converted on an offensive putback with 32 seconds remaining in the period.

Gordonsville pulled back to within 6 points on an Abby Goeheoff free throw with 35 seconds remaining in the half, but Davis made a 3-pointer with 15.7 seconds showing for a 26-17 lead at halftime.

"Offensively, we got whatever we wanted," McKinney said. "We just didn't make shots. We missed threes (3-pointers) we usually make. Instead of (the lead) being 20 at the half, it's 10."

Anderson added, "We kind of slowed it down a little bit. We were acting like we were up a lot, but we weren't. We should have kept pushing it, but we didn't."

Anderson and junior teammate Briley Morgan drove to the basket for layins early in the third quarter as RBS began to gradually extend that lead.

"We were looking to get to the basket a lot," Anderson said. "Gordonsville fouls a lot. So, we were looking to get to the basket. We couldn't hit many (outside) shots this game."

Anderson made two free throws to conclude the third quarter, and eighth-grade teammate Claire Fleming drove the lane for a layin 38 seconds into the final period for a 39-24 lead.

The Tigerettes trimmed the lead back to 8 points with four minutes remaining, but Davis made 5 of 6 free throws to help seal the win for the Lady Bulldogs.

Davis finished with a team-high 13 points, and the rest of Red Boiling Springs' balanced offensive attack consisted of Lindsay Randolph (8 points), Anderson (7), Claire Fleming (7), Kennedy Fleming (7) and Morgan (6).

"Lindsay played well," McKinney said. "When they went small, we took her out, but luckily, we have some depth.

"Claire did a good job against (Britt) on defense."

Britt scored a game-high 22 points.

"She was our main focus on defense," Britt said. "Kennedy (Fleming) was starting out on her. When Claire came in, she guarded her, because she is so quick. Kennedy and Claire did a pretty good job of guarding her."

Red Boiling Springs girls 48, Gordonsville 37

RBS (48) – Haley Davis 13, Lindsay Randolph 8, Liz Anderson 7, Claire Fleming 7, Kennedy Fleming 7, Briley Morgan 6.

GORDONSVILLE (37) – Lera Britt 22, Maija Harrelson 5, Abby Goeheoff 4, Lily Manor 4, Charley Yancy 2.

Half: 26-17, RBS. Three-point goals: RBS 3 (Anderson 1, Davis 1, K. Fleming 1), Gordonsville 2 (Geoheoff 1, Harrelson 1). Records: Red Boiling Springs 14-6 overall, 4-2 in District 6-A; Gordonsville 7-9, 2-4.