Watertown’s girls went over 15 years with nary a win against Gordonsville. But for this year, the Tigerettes are dominating their oldest rival.
WHS celebrated Senior Night by racing past Gordonsville 64-34 in the final regular-season game in the Watertown gym Tuesday night.
Gordonsville, whose three losses to WHS have come by at least 20 points each time this season, kept the contest close for most of the first half before Watertown reeled off the final 12 points of the second quarter to open a 32-15 lead.
Watertown used a press to create its offense. Gordonsville managed to beat the press for some points, but the home team got the better of the game plan as the Tigerettes improved to 15-9 for the season and remained tied with Goodpasture atop District 8-A with a 7-1 mark.
Alicia Jennings, Watertown’s only senior, led the winners with 14 points while Mya Huddleston had all 10 of her tallies, including a pair of three-pointers, in the second half. Bay Cole notched nine points, Bobbi Staats eight, Mya Gaines seven, Jasmine High six, Dae Dae Nunley and Shelby Mofield four each and Katie Dalton two.
Allyson West sank four triples in leading Gordonsville with 16 points as the Tigerettes fell to 9-16, 5-4.
Watertown will travel to Red Boiling Springs in a makeup game at 6 p.m. Thursday and to Trousdale County to close the regular season 24 hours later. The Tigerettes are seeking their first win at RBS in 20 years.
If WHS wins out, the Tigerettes will draw a first-round bye in the upcoming district tournament which will be held at Watertown, whose 31-year-old gym has been the home of the event most years since its 1983 opening. They wouldn’t play until Feb. 14 and would also advance to the Region 4-A tournament.
Beech girls trump Lebanon
HENDERSONVILLE — Though the game remained close in the first half, Lebanon’s girls couldn’t hang on in the second half before succumbing to Beech 74-53 Tuesday night.
Both teams started strong in the first quarter, with Lebanon putting up 18 points to Beech’s 22. The Devilettes tacked on 10 more points before halftime but was outscored by Beech 15-10 in the second quarter to give Beech the 37-28 lead at the break.
The Lady Buccaneers then pulled away in the third quarter, tacking on 21 points to the Devilettes’ 15. Lebanon added 10 more points in the fourth quarter, but gave up 16 as the visitors slipped to 11-12 for the season and 6-7 in District 9-AAA with only a Friday trip to Portland left in the league schedule.
Falon Baker was the top scorer for the Buccaneers with 26 points and six three-pointers. McKenna Taylor also added 20 points as Beech improved to 17-8, 9-4.
Madison Sloan served as the top scorer for the Devilettes, posting 20 points. Morgan Bruce was the only other player with double digit scoring, adding 14.
Jameka Dowell and Taylor Lebo both added four points for the Devilettes, Kelsey Yarborough added three points and Kendra Brown, Kristen Dedman, Jordyne Denney and Bailey Sells all added two.
Wilson Central girls cruise past Portland
PORTLAND —Wilson Central (17-9) visited Portland Tuesday night where the Lady Wildcats showed little mercy on the home team, pounding out a 68-36 win.
The Lady Wildcats jumped to the lead early and never looked back, outscoring the Panthers 17-9 in the first quarter before adding 16 more points going into halftime to put them up 33-16.
The hot streak continued for the Lady Wildcats in the third quarter when they put up 21 points before going into the final quarter up 54-28.
Portland could only muster out eight additional points in the fourth but Wilson Central added 14 more.
Kendall Spray led the Lady Wildcats with 22 points and shot 7-of-11 from floor. Dominique St. Louis added 14 points and Hailey Averitt 11.
Kayla Jackson and Addison Byrd also contributed eight points apiece for the Lady Wildcats. Piper Elrod added three points and Anna Altman two.
As a team, the Lady Wildcats ended the night shooting 24-of-48 from the floor and going 6-of-13 from three.
Coach Bud Brandon said he was proud of the way the team played on the road, especially in a tough place like Portland.
“I think this is one of our greatest team wins and one of the better games we’ve played at Portland ever,” Brandon said. “I’m not just talking this year, I’m talking through the years, Portland is a hard place to go and play and this team did and played as well as any team has there.”
The Lady Wildcats will play again Friday at home against Mt. Juliet to close the regular season. Tipoff will be at 6:30 p.m.
Mt. Juliet girls spank Station Camp
MT. JULIET — Mt. Juliet girls stayed home Tuesday where they put on a show against visiting Station Camp during the Lady Bears’ Senior Night.
The Bison proved to be no match for the Lady Bears, who put up an impressive 59-27 victory.
The Lady Bears held the Bison to only two points in the first quarter followed by 13 in the second to take the hosts into halftime with a 29-15 lead.
After tacking on 17 points to Station Camp’s five points in the third quarter, Mt. Juliet was well on their way to a victory going in to the fourth quarter up 46-20.
The Lady Bears put up 13 more points and hold the Bison to only seven to give them a 21-1 mark and 13-0 in District 9-AAA with only Friday’s trip to Wilson Central, 68-36 winner at Portland, left on the schedule.
Sally McCabe led the way for the Lady Bears, putting up 15 points. Also in double digits, Raeyana DeGray put up 14 points and Ronjanae DeGray added 12 points.
Savannas Sanders also contributed six points, Tyia Waller and Skye Riggan both added five points and Tavie Bell scored two points.
No one scored in double figures for the Bison, who fell to 11-14, 3-10.
Staff Writer Caitlin Rickard contributed to this report. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org