SHELBYVILLE — Shelbyville’s girls broke a fourth-quarter tie Tuesday night to spoil Lebanon’s season opener 49-44.
Lebanon fell behind 15-9 in the first quarter. The Devilettes played the Eaglettes evenly in the second to trail 23-17 at halftime before enjoying a 15-9 advantage in the third to pull into a 32-32 tie.
Olivia Calvert fired in four three-pointers in leading Shelbyville with 14 points. Jameka Braden threw in 13 and To’Nesha Allison 11.
Abby Wright poured in 26 points to lead Lebanon while Kelsey Yarbrough threw in 13, Kristen Dedman and Madison Sloan two each and Jameka Dowell a free throw.
Lebanon will play host to White County at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Campbell Brandon Gym/Hester Gibbs Court in the Devilettes’ home opener.
Lady Bears overpower Siegel
MURFREESBORO — Mt. Juliet’s girls used a fast start to overpower host Siegel 47-23 Tuesday night.
The Lady Bears led 19-5 following the first quarter, 25-10 at halftime and 38-18 through three as they moved to 2-0.
“We had a good first quarter and a good third and kind of stalled in the second and fourth,” Mt. Juliet coach Chris Fryer said.
Forward Ronjanae DeGray led the Lady Bears with 15 points while center Sally McCabe finished with 14. Raeyana DeGray scored seven; Savannah Sanders, Skylar Riggan and Tavie Bell three each and Summer Adams two.
No one scored in double figures for the Lady Stars, who slipped to 2-1.
Mt. Juliet will play host to Hillsboro in the Lady Bears’ home opener Friday. Tipoff will be at 6:30 p.m. Shelia Johansson, the star of the Bearettes’ 1977 state championship team, will be honored starting with a reception in the cafeteria at 5:15 p.m.
Lady Saints suffer first loss
MT. JULIET — Davidson Academy overcame a slow start Tuesday night to overtake Mt. Juliet Christian 48-38.
The Lady Saints led 14-7 at the first-quarter break before the Lady Bears battled back to take a 23-20 halftime edge. Davidson was up 38-27 going into the fourth as Mt. Juliet Christian suffered its first loss of the season following two opening wins.
Morgan Plumlee paced Davidson’s balanced attack with 13 points while Davis Smith dropped in 12 and Brianna Vandlen 10.
Lauren Wankel threw in 13 points and Meredith Orr 12 for the Lady Saints. Amanda Wall scored seven, Caroline Scott four and Abi Hildabrand two.
Mt. Juliet Christian will be right back at it today with a road trip to Huntingdon in West Tennessee for a noon tipoff at Carroll Academy.
Tigerettes sweep Hall of Champions twin bill
SMITHVILLE — Watertown’s girls rolled past the Chattanooga Patriots 75-27 and Moore County 78-57 in a TSSAA Hall of Champions double header Saturday at DeKalb County.
The Tigerettes led Chattanooga 25-8 following the first quarter and 44-14 at halftime.
Dae Dae Nunley threw in 13 points for Watertown while Jenna Haun tossed in two three-pointers for half of her 12. Alicia Jennings totaled 10 points and six assists.
Mya Gaines notched nine points and Shelby Mofield seven as each dropped in a pair of threes. Bobbi Staats racked up five rebounds and Bay Cole five assists as each also scored seven points. Jasmine High had seven assists and five points. Mya Huddleston hit a three and Claire Edwards two.
Moore County led 13-12 following the first quarter before a 21-14 seconds sent Watertown into halftime ahead 33-27. The Tigerettes finished off the Lady Raiders with a 24-12 fourth as they improved to 3-0 going into Saturday’s 6 p.m. home contest against Smith County.
Staats scored 17 points in the post while Cole finished with 14 and Nunley 13. High had a double-double with 10 points and 10 assists while Jennings came close with eight points and nine assists.
Mofield sank a pair of three-pointers on her way to seven while Haun had five and Gaines four.