Lebanon’s boys fell to Station Camp at home Tuesday in a 62-47 loss at Campbell Brandon Gym/Hester Gibbs Court.
Station Camp came out early in the first quarter and immediately put up the first seven points of the game before taking a 14-8 lead going into the second quarter.
Lebanon coach Jim McDowell said he felt like the team got into foul trouble in the first half, which ultimately limited the team defensively.
“We came out and pressured well early and they got into one-and-one midway in the first quarter and that limited us as far as the amount of pressure we were able to put on them,” McDowell said. “And they were able to execute better in halfcourt.”
The Blue Devils would only add five points in the second quarter to take them into halftime down 24-13.
However, the Blue Devils came back fighting in the third quarter and posted 16 points to cut the Bison lead to 43-29 to begin the final quarter.
“The second half we made a good run and cut it to within six in the fourth,” McDowell said. “I’m proud of the way the kids fought.”
Though the Bison only outscored the Blue Devils 19-18 in the fourth quarter, it wasn’t enough keep the Blue Devils from dropping to 13-8 for the season and 5-6 in District 9-AAA.
Still, McDowell applauded his players.
“KeShawn [Abston] came off the bench and gave us a big spark,” McDowell said. “[DaShawn] McMurry did a good job of attacking the basket, too.”
McDowell also credited a Station Camp team that he said shot 75 percent from the floor in the second half.
“It’s hard to come back when the other team shoots that well,” McDowell said.
Abston led the Blue Devils with 16 points with McMurry posting 12.
Kadarian Garnett also added seven points, Corvell Huddleston six, Mickell Taylor four and Eddie McDaniels two.
Point guard Shivonta Perry totaled 22 points, knocking in 9 of 10 free throws, and five assists for Station Camp while forward Kyle Anderson supplied 16 points and six rebounds. Former Lebanon big man Yalen Reed also secured six rebounds as he and Bo Hodges had 10 points apiece as the Bison returned to 17-7, 8-3.
The Blue Devils will play again Friday at home against Gallatin. It is Senior Night and will serve as Lebanon’s last home game of the season. Station Camp will play host to league-leading Wilson Central at the same time.
League-leading Wilson Central beats Gallatin
GLADEVILLE — Wilson Central moved to 17-5 on the season with a 45-36 win over Gallatin (16-6, 7-4 9-AAA) Tuesday night in boy’s action.
Though the Wildcats led the Green Wave at the end of each quarter, the scores were close.
Central had a slight 9-7 lead and only posted nine more points in the second quarter to put the Wildcats up 18-15 at halftime.
But the Green Wave couldn’t make a comeback in the second half and allowed the Wildcats to score 11 points in the third quarter and 16 points in the fourth.
Jacob Williams led the Wildcats with 19 points and Jon Rosshirt followed with 12 with three steals.
Ben Palmer also added seven points and nine rebounds for the Wildcats, Matthew Hall added four points and A.J. Franklin three. Casey Brandon had three assists.
The Wildcats will carry a district-leading 9-2 mark to Station Camp on Friday. The Bison won at Central last Wednesday.
Purple Tigers drop both ends of back-to-backs
WATERTOWN — Jackson County’s boys seized the lead in the third quarter Tuesday night and took home a 59-47 win over Watertown.
The Purple Tigers rallied from a 17-10 first-quarter deficit to take a 25-24 halftime edge before the Blue Devils used a 15-9 third to go back up 39-34.
Connor Hall scored 16 points, Brent Davidson 14 and James Coe 13, including three 3-pointers, for Jackson County.
Ty Jobe and Dylan Speck scored 11 points apiece for the Purple Tigers while Seth Price poured in three of Watertown’s four three-pointers for his nine. Hunter Warren scored six points while Cameron Jennings connected on the other three; Brant Martin, Colin Jennings and Ty Love two each and Zach Edwards a free throw as the home team fell to 10-12.
The Purple Tigers were coming off a 63-59 loss at Pickett County on Monday.
Watertown led 30-27 at halftime before falling behind 46-44 going into the fourth as the Tigers slipped to 10-11.
Speck’s 17 points and nine rebounds paced the Purple Tigers while Jobe finished with 15 points.
Price popped in a pair of three-pointers and passed for three assists as he and Warren each added eight points. Edwards scored seven and George and Love two each.
Watertown will play host to District 8-A rival Goodpasture on Friday.
Golden Bears can’t top Beech
HENDERSONVILLE — Mt. Juliet’s boys (14-9, 7-4 9-AAA) went on the road but couldn’t topple Beech (15-9, 5-6 9-AAA) on the Buccaneers’ home floor.
After a close game of back-and-forth scoring the Buccaneers walked away with the 50-46 victory over the Golden Bears.
The Bucs quickly jumped on top early, outscoring the Golden Bears 11-5 in the first quarter. The Bears only added eight points in the second quarter to take them to halftime down 22-13.
However, the Golden Bears came out of halftime ready and outscored the Bucs 11-8 to bring the game closer, though still down 30-24.
The Golden Bears again outscored the Bucs in the final quarter 22-20, but fell short of a victory.
Nolan Chowbay led the Golden Bears with 15 points, followed by Daniel Schroder with 13 and John Mark Bell with 11.
Additionally, Reagan Johnson contributed four points for the Golden Bears and Zac Anderson added three points.
Parker Henry led the Bucs in scoring with 12 points.
Mt. Juliet will play host to Hendersonville on Friday night.