Backcourt leads Southside past Baird

Staff Reports • Dec 17, 2015 at 5:33 PM

Baylor Franklin and Ethan Shelton led Southside’s boys to a 30-26 victory over visiting Walter J. Baird on Monday night.

Franklin fired in 4 of his five three-point attempts for 12 points while Shelton supplied 11, also from outside. Eric Odum, Braden Costley and Griffin Creswell each collected two and Cameron Marshall a free throw as Southside improved to 5-4.

Tavarus Booker claimed a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds for Baird while Kentez Burford scored six points, twins Caleb and Jared Lawrence a three-pointer apiece and Eli McDearman and Dylan Alsup two each as the Blue Devils fell to 4-4.

Both teams will play Thursday night following girls’ 6 p.m. games. Baird will play host to Carroll-Oakland for homecoming while Southside travels to Watertown.

MJCA middle boys beat Hendersonville Christian

MT. JULIET — Mt. Juliet Christian’s middle school boys led throughout in a 38-26 triumph over Hendersonville Christian on Tuesday night.

The Saints were up 9-5 following the first quarter, 16-14 at halftime and 27-20 through three periods as they improved to 2-3.

Alex Pitman’s 14 points paced the Saints. Andrew Kittrell added eight points while Caylor Bates bagged a pair of three-pointers for his six. Noah Michael nailed a three; Trent Graves, Jacob Hall and Will Dedman two each and Josh Jose a free throw.

Mt. Juliet Christian will travel to Springfield tonight at South Haven with the girls tipping off at 6 p.m. The Saints will go to Davidson Academy on Thursday in a makeup game.

FCS sixth-grade boys roll 46-2

Friendship Christian’s sixth-grade boys rolled to a 46-2 victory over visiting Mt. Juliet Christian on Monday night at the Bay Family Sportsplex.

The Commanders led 28-0 at halftime as they climbed to 4-0.

Camden Hayslip had 14 points and Jared Dickey 12 for Friendship. Bryce Miller and Justin Seagraves each scored six and Alek Kulas, Grayson Cole, Mark McDearman and Jacob McNamee two apiece.

Blake Dedman’s third-quarter basket represented Mt. Juliet Christian’s only points.

Friendship’s girls will play host to Donelson Christian at 6 p.m. Thursday before the middle-school boys take on Boys Prep. The sixth-grade Commander boys will play at home Saturday following the girls’ 11 a.m. game against Davidson Academy.

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