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Gordonsville takes Purple Tigers out of district tournament
Feb 20, 2007 12:00 am
GORDONSVILLE — Gordonsville's boys took control of Watertown from the first quarter Thursday as the Tigers ousted the Purple Tigers from the District 8-A tournament 63-35.
The hosts led 14-6 following the first quarter, 26-17 at halftime and 43-27 through three periods as Watertown concluded an 8-19 season.
Center Jake Dillard dropped in 20 points while point guard David Scudder sank 16 for Gordonsville, which advanced to Saturday's semifinal with a 19-9 mark.
Levi Tschaekofske tossed in two three-pointers on his way to nine points for the Purple Tigers. Aaron Fountain and John Kneisel each scored seven, Dalton Phillips five, Nick Lennox four and Justin Breece a three-pointer.
Trousdale races past Saints
HARTSVILLE — Trousdale County ran visiting Mt. Juliet Christian right out of the District 8-A tournament 58-31 Thursday night.
The Yellow Jackets buzzed to a 16-11 first-quarter lead, widened it to 29-17 by halftime and to 44-24 through three periods as they advanced to a 6:30 p.m. meeting Saturday with top-seed [and No. 8-ranked] Friendship Christian in the semifinals at Gordonsville. Saturday's winner will host a first-round game in the Region 4-A tournament next week.
"We just didn't have it tonight," Mt. Juliet Christian coach Paul Christensen said after his Saints wrapped up a 12-16 season. "We were sluggish and we've been battling some sickness. I don't know if it mattered because they just came out and played very well."
Brennan Thurman flipped in 15 points, Caleb Holland 14 and point guard Michael Foird 11 for the Yellow Jackets, who improved to 9-16.
"Michael Ford especially, but the whole team was so much quicker in transition than us," Christensen said. "They were able to push the ball up the floor and us being a relatively slow team, we had trouble handling it."
Point guard Bryce Middleton managed 11 points in the MJCA finale while junior post Victor Underwood tossed in 10, Austin Wortman and Blake Marsh four each and Dylan Bradshaw two.