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Devilettes rally for district-opening win
Dec 04, 2006 12:00 am
MURFREESBORO — Lebanon's girls overcame a slow start Friday night to win their District 7-AAA opener 51-41 at Blackman.
The Devilettes overcame an 11-6 first-quarter deficit to lead 24-20 by halftime and 33-28 through three periods as they improved to 4-2 for the season, matching last year's victory total.
"We didn't come out ready to play early," Lebanon first-year coach Darian Brown said. "We were down eight early... (Then, we) decided to start playing.
"Overall, we found a way to come back and get a win, and to get a district win was big."
Crystal Howse tossed in two three-pointers on her way to 17 points for the Devilettes while fellow guard Jasmin Brooks threw in 13 and Icelyn Elie 12 and numerous rebounds inside. Ebony Marshall finished with four, Kim Ha three and Chastidy Herrod two. Center London Elie didn't play after leaving her jersey at Lebanon
Tukeea Hicks finished with 15 points for Blackman.
The Devilettes face a quick turnaround as they host Gallatin at 6:30 p.m. tonight at Campbell Brandon Gym/Hester Gibbs Court.
Tigerettes overtake Merrol Hyde in fourth quarter
HENDERSONVILLE — Watertown trailed until Miaushia Thompson scored a three-point play with 51 seconds to play Friday night as the Tigerettes overtook Merrol Hyde 34-29.
The Lady Hawks led 5-2 following the first quarter, 10-9 at halftime and 23-18 going into the fourth.
Laura Clark threw in a three-pointer to bring Watertown to within two points with about 1:30 left. Thompson scored to tie the score and was fouled. She sank the ensuing free throw to put the Tigerettes ahead for the first time.
"They are better," Watertown coach Jeff Luttrell said of the Lady Hawks. "The big thing is we were 10-of-14 and 1-of-17 from three-point range. We didn't shoot it very well.
"We finally got (Thompson) going in the fourth quarter."
Thompson finished with 14 points in the post while Amanda Montgomery added eight, Brittnee Sells seven, Clark four and Sarah Reeder a free throw as Watertown improved to 3-2 for the season and pulled even at 1-1 in District 8-A.
The Lady Hawks got most of their points inside as 6-0 center Laura Sorratt and 5-11 Anastasia Gnyp tossed in 10 apiece.
Watertown will host district rival Trousdale County at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.