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Commanders crush Lancaster middle 46-3

Staff Reports • Dec 17, 2015 at 5:35 PM

SMYRNA — Friendship Christian’s middle school boys pitched a shutout until the fourth quarter of a 46-3 win at Lancaster Christian on Monday night.

The Commanders led 14-0 following the first quarter, 26-0 at halftime and 36-0 going into the fourth before the Knights nailed a three-pointer as Friendship moved to 3-2 for the season.

Guards Mike Jones Jr. and Ben Jamison each tossed in 10 points for Friendship while Ethan Bult added eight, Matthew Skeen six, Hanley Sobieszczyk six, Tarver Hayslip four and Hunter Eastland and Mac Reeder two each.

Friendship’s scheduled home game Thursday against Christ the King has been canceled due to exams at CTK. The Commanders will next play host to Middle Tennessee Christian next Monday with the girls tipping off at 6 p.m.

Lady Bears fight off Macon County

MT. JULIET — Mt. Juliet Middle’s girls gradually pulled away with a 31-24 triumph over Macon County on Monday night at Tommy Martin Gym.

The Lady Bears led 6-5 following the first quarter and 16-15 at halftime before opening a 23-19 advantage going into the fourth as they improved to 3-4.

Julia Maki tossed in 10 points from the post for the Lady Bears while Sydney Throneberry added eight. Natalie Sims sank a pair of three-pointers and a free throw for seven while Kathryn Bean finished with four and Keah Ellis and Madison Hardy a foul shot each.

Mt. Juliet will travel down North Mt. Juliet Road to take on crosstown rival West Wilson at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Nashville Christian boys win at MJCA

MT. JULIET — Nashville Christian’s boys led all the way in a 38-21 triumph at Mt. Juliet Christian in middle-school basketball Monday.

The Eagles were up 6-2 following the first quarter, 12-8 at halftime and 24-16 through three as the Saints slipped to 3-5.

Brant Lawless’ 11 points led the Eagles.

Josh Jose’s 10 points paced the Saints, with most of the scoring coming off Alex Pitman assists. Trent Graves finished with four points, Noah Michael three and Pitman and Andrew Kittrell two each.

Mt. Juliet Christian will travel to Clarksville Academy on Thursday with the girls tipping off at 6 p.m.

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