Wilson Central teams advance to Heritage semifinals

Wilson Central’s boys blew out Morristown East 73-43 Thursday in the inaugural Heritage [High] Christmas Tournament. Meanwhile, at nearby Heritage Middle, Central’s girls took care of Halls 56-44.
Dec 19, 2013

 

 

MARYVILLE — Wilson Central’s boys blew out Morristown East 73-43 Thursday in the inaugural Heritage [High] Christmas Tournament.

Meanwhile, at nearby Heritage Middle, Central’s girls took care of Halls 56-44.

The Wildcats led 23-13 following the first quarter before a 25-4 second widened the margin to 48-17 at halftime.

Jacob Williams swished three 3-pointers on his way to 25 points while point guard Jon Rosshirt racked up 10 points and five steals.

Casey Brandon also bagged three triples for his nine points while Ben Palmer posted seven points and 10 rebounds.

Deante Miller scored six points, Cortez Owens five, Jacob Thompson a three and Jordan Roundtree, Tyler Rogers and Justin Thompson two apiece.

Central will return today for a 4:30 p.m. CST semifinal against Halls, a 61-58 winner over Cannon County last night.

In the girls’ game, the Lady Wildcats led 16-13 following the first quarter, 31-20 at halftime and 39-32 through three as they climbed to 6-1.

Center Dominique St. Louis led the Lady Wildcats with 21 points while Kendall Spray scored 14 and Hannah Brewer 12 as the pair combined for five three-pointers.

Rachel Burkett sank all six of her free throws in the fourth quarter while Kayla Jackson hit a three.

Coach Bud Brandon also credited the defense of Piper Elrod and Addison Byrd and the passing of Hailey Averitt off the bench.

“In the past, we’ve not had that many players we could reach into the bench and put in the game,” said Brandon, whose Lady Wildcats will move over to Heritage High today for a 3 p.m. CST semifinal against Morristown East.

Katelyn Cantrell threw in 13 points for Halls.

 

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