Winfree Bryant girls beat crosstown rivals

Staff Reports • Dec 17, 2015 at 5:39 PM

Winfree Bryant’s girls got past city-rival Walter J. Baird for a 38-26 road win Thursday night.

The Lady Aviators led 6-4 following the first quarter, 14-13 at halftime and 24-19 through three periods as they improved to 4-7.

Center Samantha Newton notched 13 points in the post for Winfree Bryant while Maleigha Oldham and Katie Smith each had eight, Allie Dozier five and Emily Jones and Rachel Tarpley two apiece.

Jenna Manus’ eight points paced Walter J. Baird. Hunter McGowen and Jakiesha James each scored six, Becca Merrell four and Christaney Brookshire two.

Both Winfree Bryant teams will be back at WJB tonight for the Blue Devils’ Christmas Tournament and will face Watertown starting at 6:45 p.m. Walter J. Baird’s boys will face Carroll-Oakland at 4:15, followed by the girls at 5:30.

Lasater, Luttrell on fire in Watertown sweep, Mulaski pours in 30 for Carroll-Oakland

Brenna Luttrell was sizzling for Watertown’s girls in a 37-28 triumph at Carroll-Oakland on Thursday night.

Afterward, Watertown’s boys pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 49-38 triumph as the Purple Tigers’ Austin Lasater and Carroll-Oakland’s Noah Mulaski each broke the 30-point barrier.

Luttrell hit two three-pointers on her way to 19 points for the Tigerettes, who broke a 4-4 first-quarter tie to lead 14-11 at halftime and 22-16 going into the fourth.

Maria Allocco notched nine points for the Tigerettes while Victoria Patterson put in three and Alhinya Pinkston, Ashlea Dickens and McKenna George each tossed in two as Watertown improved to 13-4.

Forward Alissa Mulaski tossed in 10 points for Carroll-Oakland while Anna Lester scored seven, P.J. Tomlinson five, Bailey Powell four and Rebecca Brown two.

In the boys’ game, Mulaski sank four triples as he edged Lasater’s 30 [including six threes], but the Purple Tigers won the game to improve to 8-9 by breaking a 31-31 tie going into the fourth quarter.

The Eagles led 10-9 following the first quarter but trailed 22-20 at halftime.

Heath Price, Preston Tomlinson and Lee Farley each finished with four points for the Purple Tigers while Jared Tomson, Brandon Allison and Jayden Jobe tossed in two apiece.

Chase Edwards finished with four points and Nate Gibson three for Carroll-Oakland.

The Tigerettes will play at 6:45 p.m. tonight against Winfree Bryant in Walter J. Baird’s Christmas Tournament. Watertown’s boys will follow at 8, also against WBMS.

Southside boys beat Gordonsville

Southside’s boys gradually pulled away from visiting Gordonsville 41-25 Thursday night.

The Saints led 6-4 following the first quarter, 19-11 at halftime and 32-17 through three as they improved to 8-5.

Cameron Marshall’s 12 points from the post paced Southside. Ethan Shelton and Baylor Franklin each scored six points, Eric Odum and Braden Costley four apiece, Gabe Jennings a three-pointer and Griffin Creswell, Nathan Harris and Dylan McDonald two each.

Southside will play in Walter J. Baird’s Christmas Tournament this weekend. The Saints will play at 9:15 a.m. Saturday against the winner of tonight’s Carroll-Oakland/WJB contest.

Lady Bears rally in second half to beat Rock Springs

SMYRNA — Mt. Juliet’s girls used three-pointers by Julia Maki and Natalie Sims to open the second half to propel the Lady Bears past host Rock Springs 29-24 Thursday night.

The quick and long Lady Knights opened in a 2-3 zone and held Mt. Juliet to 1-of-5 shooting in a first quarter which ended in a 2-2 tie. Rock Springs went up 12-7 at halftime before Mt. Juliet made some adjustments.

The Maki and Sims triples ignited the Lady Bears to a 20-18 edge going into the fourth. Kathryn Bean hit all four of her shots for eight points in the second half to help Mt. Juliet to a 6-4 record.

“We’re improving a big game to game but losing our two-year starter at the point, Monako Woods, to a knee injury hit us hard and slowed us down quite a big,” said Mt. Juliet coach Rick Johnson, whose Lady Bears opened the season 1-4 with overtime losses to Macon County and twice to Blackman. “We’re hoping to get her back after the first of the year. It would make a huge difference in our team.”

Maki’s 10 points paced the Lady Bears while Sydney Throneberry scored six, Sims three and Keah Ellis two.

Rock Springs’ Kyra Wider led all scorers with 13.

Mt. Juliet will play in the Walter J. Baird Christmas Tournament at 11:45 a.m. Saturday against the winner of tonight’s Watertown-Winfree Bryant contest.

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