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Devilettes rock 'n roll past Gallatin

Andy Reed areed@lebanondemocrat.com • Dec 17, 2015 at 5:54 PM

Lebanon's girls celebrated senior night on a roll Friday night, rocking past Gallatin 59-42 at Campbell Brandon Gym/Hester Gibbs Court.

Gallatin used a 9-0 run to grab an 11-6 lead.

But the Devilettes worked their way back into the game. A 25-foot three-pointer by senior Kristen Dedman put Lebanon in front 16-16 three minutes into the second quarter.

Gallatin went back up 21-20 at halftime.

But Lebanon meant business in the third quarter as senior Taylor Lebo's baseline jumper put the Devilettes ahead to stay 24-23 as part of a 7-0 run. Overall, the home team owned the third 25-8 to go up 45-29 in the midst of a 13-0 spurt which carried into the fourth. Senior Madison Sloan scored 11 of her 19 during the third.

Rene Hudson had 13 of her 18 points, including 3 of her 4 triples, in the fourth for the Lady Wave, who cut a 49-29 lead to 52-40 before falling to 12-12 for the season and 4-8 in District 9-AAA.

Morgan Bruce came off the Devilette bench to join Sloan with 19 points, including three triples. Dedman drained a pair of threes as she and senior Kelsey Yarbrough scored six apiece, Jordyne Denney a three and Lebo, Jameka Dowell and Kendra Brown two each as Lebanon pulled even at 11-11, 6-6.

The Devilettes will play their final three games on the road, starting with Tuesday's 6:30 p.m. trip to Beech.

Wilson Central wins on the road

GALLATIN — Kendall Spray scored 23 points for Wilson Central's girls, which went on the road to beat Station Camp, 57-50, Friday night.

Kayla Jackson had 11 points while Dominique St. Louis had nine, Addison Byrd eight and Piper Elrod and Rachel Burkett three apiece for the Lady Wildcats (15-9, 7-5 in District 9-AAA).

Spray was 9-of-14 from the field, including four 3-pointers. Jackson had five assists and five rebounds, while Spray had four assists.

The Lady Wildcats had only a 30-29 lead at halftime, but extended it to 43-39 at the end of three quarters and held on for the win.

Kendrea Duke led Station Camp with 14 points.

"Spray did a great job leading her teammates, and then they did a great job supporting her," said Central coach Bud Brandon, whose Lady Wildcats will travel to Portland on Tuesday for a 6:30 p.m. tipoff.

Watertown upsets Goodpasture in OT

WATERTOWN — Alicia Jennings and a raucous home crowd spurred Watertown to an upset victory in DIstrict 8-A Friday night.

Jennings scored 22 points and six assists as Watertown worked overtime for a 72-63 victory over new rival Goodpasture. Four teammates scored in double figures for Watertown (15-9, 6-1 in the district), which handed the visitors their first league loss since joining the league this season.

Dae Dae Nunnley tossed in 13 points while Shelby Mofield added 12 (including four 3-pointers), Jasmine High had 11 and Bobbi Staats 10.

"It was probably one of the best atmospheres I've ever seen for girls' high school basketball here," Watertown coach Lane Price said. "It's a great victory for Watertown, and I'm really proud of the way they helped us out late in the game.

Watertown had a 19-16 lead after one quarter, a margin that was 37-35 at halftime and 48-47 at the end of three periods. Goodpasture tied the game at 54 to send it to regulation, although the visitors had a late chance to win. But Goodpasture missed a pair of free-throw attempts, and then the Tigerettes outscored the Lady Cougars (15-6, 7-1) 18-9 in the extra session.

"We were 8-of-8 at the free-throw line in the overtime, which was big for us," Price said. "Alicia had a great game. I talked to her earlier in the day about getting more shots, and she did."

Cariona Hassell had 29 points for Goodpasture.

Watertown will play host to Gordonville at 6 p.m. Tuesday on Senior Night.

Mt. Juliet triumphs again

MT. JULIET — Ronjanae DeGray scored 22 points and Sally McCabe added 14 as Mt. Juliet remained unbeaten in District 9-AAA with a 72-57 win over visiting Hendersonville on Friday night.

Ashley Roby added nine points while Raeyana DeGray added eight, Skye Riggan had three and Tyia Waller had a free throw for the Lady Bears (20-1, 9-0 in the district).

Mt. Juliet led 23-16 after a frenetic first quarter, then extended it to 28-22 by halftime. The Lady Bears outscored Hendersonville in each of the last two quarters to seal the win.

Anastasia Hayes scored 19 points for the Lady Commandos.

Mt. Juliet will play host to Station Camp at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

MJCA girls fall to DCA

MT. JULIET — Lauren Wankel and Meredith Orr led Mt. Juliet Christian in scoring, but it wasn't enough to avoid a home loss as the Lady Saints fell, 40-23, to Donelson Christian.

Wankel and Orr scored seven points apiece while Amanda Wall added four points, Carly Hummel and Caroline Scott scored two each and Abi Hildabrand added a free throw.

DCA led 20-14 at halftime, then went on a third-period run to extend the lead to 31-18.

MJCA fell to a final 12-11, 2-4 in the East-Middle District 1-A, whose tournament will get underway next week.

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