WATERTOWN — Watertown’s girls opened the season in record-setting fashion Monday night.
Facing Boyd Christian in a TSSAA Hall of Champions game, the Tigerettes broke a 42-year-old record for points in a 90-31 victory.
In the process, Shelby Mofield tied a school record with seven three-pointers on her way to 23 points. Nikki Sanders also sank seven triples against Mt. Juliet Christian on Jan. 27, 2000.
The Tigerettes’ 90 points broke the mark of 88 set during the 1971-72 season when girls in Tennessee played six-on-six halfcourt.
Sophomore center Dae Dae Nunnley, a transfer from Lebanon, knocked in 19 points while forward Bay Cole threw in 13.
Sophomore center Bobbi Staats, coming off an ACL injury sustained late last season against Jackson County, added eight points in limited minutes while Alicia Jennings, the Tigerettes’ lone senior, scored seven in her first action since taking an elbow to her eye during practice a week ago.
Mya Gaines scored six points, Jenna Haun and Jasmine High five each and Mya Huddleston four.
The Tigerettes will play two games at DeKalb County on Saturday – against the Chattanooga Patriots at 1 p.m. and Moore County at 4:45.
Purple Tigers roar to victory
WATERTOWN — Playing its first game since its first-ever state tournament appearance, Watertown’s boys blew out Boyd Christian 54-15 in a TSSAA Hall of Champions game Monday night.
The Purple Tigers led 35-4 at halftime.
Senior Ty Jobe and freshman point guard Seth Price each fired in 14 points while veteran Dylan Speck tossed in 12. Price poured in three of the Tigers’ five three-pointers while Jobe led in rebounding with six and assists with five.
Kyle Oakley finished with four points while Colin Jennings threw in a three-pointer; Brant Martin, Hunter Warren and Brandon George two each and Rusty Staats a free throw.
Watertown will play twice on Saturday in Smithville. The Tigers will take on Warren County at 9:15 a.m. at DeKalb County High School before traveling to Northside Elementary for a 1 p.m. tipoff against Moore County.