Wildcats win to remain in 9-AAA lead

Staff Reports • Updated Jan 27, 2014 at 10:28 PM

HENDERSONVILLE — Wilson Central’s boys held their lead in the District 9-AAA race with a 61-51 win over Hendersonville on Monday night.

The Wildcats led 19-13 following the first quarter, 29-27 at halftime and 46-43 through three as they climbed to 16-5 for the season and 8-2 in the district.

Jacob Williams sank three of Central’s eight three-pointers in leading the Wildcats with 15 points while Ben Palmer powered in 12 points and pulled down six rebounds and Jon Rosshirt added 11 points, five assists and four steals.

Casey Brandon hit a pair of threes on his way to eight points while Matthew Hall had six, A.J. Franklin four, Preston Reed three and Deante Miller two.

Central will return home for tonight’s visit by Gallatin with the girls tipping off at 6:30 p.m.

DCA girls edge Friendship in controversial finish

Baylie Bodiford’s free throw with time expired lifted visiting Donelson Christian to a 31-30 win over Friendship Christian on Monday night at the Bay Family Sportsplex.

Lady Commander coach Deanna Teeter had an issue with the foul called on Taylor Patterson as the horn sounded.

She also had a dispute at the end of the third quarter when, after Friendship took the ball out of bounds with .6 seconds left, Abbey Hinton scored to give the Lady Commanders a 25-20 lead.

But just before the teams were to resume play in the fourth quarter, Teeter was told by an official the shot should not have counted and the final .6 would be replayed. Friendship couldn’t score on the retry.

“The referees should not take the game out of the kids’ hands and the referees took the game out of my kids’ hands,” Teeter said. “We were ahead by a lot an we should have taken care of the basketball and not let it get in that situation, so I’m not blaming the referees.”

Friendship dominated DCA in the first half, leading 22-5 at halftime, before the Lady Wildcats took the second half 26-8.

Krissy Loftis sank a pair of three-pointers as she was the only player to score in double figures with 12 for DCA.

Hinton had nine points in the post for Friendship while Taylor Patterson added eight, including a pair of threes, Ashlyn Pittman six, twin sister Haley Pittman five and Rebecca Pettross two as the Lady Commanders slipped to 6-11 for the season and 3-3 in the East-Middle District 1-A.

Friendship will play host to Knoxville Webb for homecoming Friday night with tipoff set for 6 p.m.

FCS boys fall 50-28

Donelson Christian’s boys broke open a close game in the second quarter and pulled away to a 50-28 triumph over host Friendship Christian at the Bay Family Sportsplex on Monday night.

The Wildcats used a 17-4 second period to turn a 9-8 edge into a 26-12 halftime cushion as Friendship fell to 1-16.

Clay Hertel had 21 points for DCA.

Andrew Wood scored 16 from the post for Friendship while Joseph McNamee finished with five, Colton Gaines four and Mackey Bentley three.

Friendship will play host to Knoxville Webb for homecoming Friday night. It will also be the Commanders’ home finale.

MJCA girls fall to Webb in overtime

MT. JULIET — Webb’s girls got past Mt. Juliet Christian 44-39 in overtime Monday night.

The teams went into the four-minute extra session tied 34-34 before the Lady Saints slipped to 12-10 for the season, 2-3 in the East-Middle District 1-A.

Ellie Boyle finished with 14 points, A.C. Tuma 13 and Alex Foutch 11 for Webb.

Amanda Wall’s nine points led the Lady Saints while Carly Hummel and Lauren Wankel each added eight, Meredith Orr seven, Caroline Scott four, Sam Stilts two and Abi Hildebrand a free throw.

Mt. Juliet Christian will play host to Donelson Christian at 6 p.m. Friday.

Saints’ fourth-quarter rally too little, too late

MT. JULIET — Webb’s boys doubled the score in the first and third quarters before holding off a Mt. Juliet Christian rally in the fourth for a 55-46 victory Monday night.

The Feet led 14-7 following the first quarter and 23-16 at halftime before a 22-11 third opened a 45-27 bulge, more than enough to withstand the Saints’ 19-10 fourth-period onslaught as Mt. Juliet Christian fell to 10-12.

Chase Hullett hit three 3-pointers in leading Webb with 21 points while Dapo Omitowoju fired in 14.

Zack Jones’ 16 points led Mt. Juliet Christian while Justus Willis sank three triples on his way to 12. Newman Ward scored seven; Landon Boyd, Gilbert Russ and Nathan Green three each and Alex Graves tow.

Mt. Juliet Christian will play host to Donelson Christian on Friday.

Sloan’s 28 leads Lebanon girls past Gallatin

GALLATIN — Madison Sloan was on fire for Lebanon’s girls in a 60-51 win at Gallatin on Saturday night.

Sloan scored 28 points on 9-of-13 shooting from the floor and 7-of-9 from the free-throw line.

Following a 14-14 first-quarter tie, Lebanon led 28-23 by halftime and 45-38 going into the fourth as the Devilettes’ second win in 24 hours lifted them to 9-11 for the season and 4-6 in District 9-AAA going into tonight’s 6:30 p.m. visit by Station Camp to Campbell Brandon Gym/Hester Gibbs Court.

Morgan Bruce fired in 15 points and Kristen Dedman 11 as each dropped in three 3-pointers for Lebanon. Jameka Dowell delivered eight points and six assists while Kendra Brown flipped in four points and Kelsey Yarbrough added three points and seven rebounds.

Aleria Duncan scored 16 points for Gallatin. Chelsea Goode threw in three triples on her way to 15 while Rene Hudson’s 14 included two threes.

Two 20-point scorers help Wave defeat Devils

GALLATIN — Lebanon’s boys dropped a 60-54 decision to Gallatin on Saturday night.

Robert Clayton connected on four three-pointers and Devonte Williams three as each totaled 20 points for the Green Wave, who led 15-12 following the first quarter, 31-18 at halftime and 40-33 going into the fourth as the Blue Devils dropped to 13-7 for the season and 5-5 in District 9-AAA.

Corvelle Huddleston led Lebanon with 14 points and five rebounds in the post while guard DaShawn McMurry threw in 13 with four assists and Eddie McDaniels 12, including a pair of three-pointers.

KeShawn Abston scored six points, Mickell Taylor five and Kadarian Garnett four for the Blue Devils, who will play host to Station Camp tonight at Campbell Brandon Gym/Hester Gibbs Court.

Price free throw lifts Tigers to OT triumph

CARTHAGE — Seth Price’s free throw with six seconds left in overtime lifted Watertown’s boys past Smith County 74-73 Saturday night.

The freshman point guard was in transition after Watertown had gotten a stop on defense with 14 seconds left when he was fouled. Price put in 1 of 2 to lift the Purple Tigers to 10-10 for the season going into Monday night’s trip to Pickett County.

Watertown will play host to Jackson County tonight following the girls’ 6 p.m. game.

Price, who poured in 21 points, hit one of his four three-pointers in the closing seconds of regulation to force overtime at 65-65.

Smith County grabbed a four-point lead in the four-minute extra session before a pair of putbacks by Dylan Speck pulled the Purple Tigers into a tie.

The teams were tied 25-25 following the first quarter before Smith County moved in front 43-40 going into halftime and 54-52 through three periods.

Senior guard Ty Jobe paced the Purple Tigers with 22 points, seven rebounds and three assists. In addition to his points, Price finished with four steals. Speck totaled 12 points and seven rebounds while Zach Edwards added 10 points.

Brandon George scored six points and Cameron Jennings a three for Watertown.

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