Friendship collects two wins at Carroll-Oakland

Staff Reports • Updated Jan 27, 2014 at 10:26 PM

Friendship Christian’s middle school boys held off a fourth-quarter rally by host Carroll-Oakland in a 39-37 victory Monday night.

Earlier, the Lady Commanders grounded the Lady Eagles 59-36.

Friendship’s boys led 9-7 following the first quarter, 22-9 at halftime and 28-18 through three before Carroll-Oakland rallied down the stretch as the Commanders climbed to 9-5 for the season.

Hanley Sobieszczyk’s 19 points from the post paced Friendship. Mike Jones Jr., added eight points while Ethan Bult scored six and Dillon Holland, Jagger Pirtle and Ben Jamison two each.

Noah Mulaski threw in three 3-pointers in leading Carroll-Oakland with 21 points while Nate Gibson added 11 and David Greene and Gaven Reasonover two each.

The Lady Commanders led 14-9 following the first quarter, 30-18 at halftime and 33-25 through three as they climbed to 4-9.

Lindsey Freeman scored 17 points and Liv Sims 10 for Friendship. Aja Jones added nine, Kendall Tipton and AnnaBelle Gallaher four each and Madisen Strickland, Bayley West and Anna Cate Kulas two apiece.

Allissa Muliaski fired in four triples in leading the Lady Eagles with 23 points while Aaryn Grace Lester knocked down nine points, Sara Evans two and T.J. Tomlinson a free throw.

Friendship’s boys will travel to Boys Prep in Nashville tonight for a 6 p.m. game before both FCS teams play host to Ezell-Harding in the Commanders’ season finale at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Bay Family Sportsplex.

FCS sixth-graders ousted from Haile tourney

MURFREESBORO — Friendship Christian’s sixth-grade boys were put out of the James C. Haile State Tournament by Pickett County 38-28 in Saturday semifinal action at Middle Tennessee Christian.

The Commanders were without point guard Camden Hayslip, who was sick. Two other starters collided during the game, leaving one of them out of action most of the rest of the contest as Friendship fell to 8-2 going into Tuesday’s season finale at home against Christ the King.

Justin Seagraves scored 12 points from the post for the Commanders, who led 16-15 at halftime.

Tonight’s girls’ tipoff is at 6 p.m. at the Sportsplex.

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