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Devilettes break three-game slide
Dec 02, 2012 12:00 am
Fox scores 1,000th point
By Andy Reed
Lebanon's girls broke a three-game losing streak Friday by breezing past visiting LaVergne 62-21 in a game highlighted by Juila Fox's 1,000th career point.
The senior guard needed 17 points to reach the plateau and got exactly that, scoring the milestone basket on a layup in the fourth quarter before she was taken out of the game.
Otherwise, Lebanon celebrated Pink Out night with an 18-5 first-quarter getaway highlighted by Abby Wright's six points.
Madison Sloan scored 10 of her 14 points in the second quarter, capped by a three-point play, as Lebanon opened a 39-11 halftime margin.
Wright racked up 10 points in the post while Scottlyn Elie added eight, Morgan Bruce four, Kelsey Yarbrough three and Jameka Dowell, Faith Rushing and Sydney Floyd two each as Lebanon pulled even at 3-3 for the season.
No one scored in double figures for winless LaVergne.
Lebanon will travel to Shelbyville on Tuesday for a 6 p.m. tipoff.
Central bounces back to beat Knoxville Catholic
GLADEVILLE — Wilson Central bounced back from a loss to Antioch with a 59-37 victory over visiting Knoxville Catholic 24 hours later Friday night.
Point guard Sydney Comer helped ignite the Lady Wildcats to a 20-12 first-quarter lead with a pair of three-pointers.
Knoxville Catholic closed the gap to 27-22 by halftime before Central, with the help of two triples by Autumn Hopkins, held serve in the third quarter for a 39-33 lead. Center Dominique St. Louis scored all eight of her points in the fourth as the hosts improved to 3-2 for the season.
"This team is very coachable and I think they're going to keep getting better if they keep doing what they are doing," said Central coach Bud Brandon, whose Lady Wildcats will host Cookeville at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Rachel Bean led the Lady Wildcats with 15 points while fellow forward Hopkins had 14. Comer finished with seven; Rachel Burkett, Hannah Brewer and Kendall Spray four each and Hailey Averitt a three as Central sank seven from downtown.
Clare Conaty led the Fighting Irish with 11 points from the backcourt.
Unbeaten Tigerettes roar to fourth win
WATERTOWN — Watertown led from the first quarter on in a 60-39 win over Eagleville as the Tigerettes improved to 4-0.
The Tigerettes widened a 13-11 first-quarter lead to 34-19 by halftime and 48-29 through three periods.
Alicia Jennings' 21 points paced the Tigerettes while Bobbi Staats scored 18 from inside. Jasmine High added eight points, Bay Cole four, Kirstin Vantrease a three-pointer and Katie Dalton, Jenna Haun and Shelby Mofield two apiece.
Alli Burns threw in 13 points to lead the Lady Eagles.
The Tigerettes will get their strongest test of the season Tuesday when they travel to Gainesboro to face longtime power Jackson County at 6 p.m.
Hillsboro balance hands Mt. Juliet first loss
NASHVILLE — Hillsboro's balance was too much for Mt. Juliet's one-girl show Friday night as the Lady Burros handed the Lady Bears their first loss of the season 62-53.
Ronjanae DeGray's 34 points weren't enough to keep Mt. Juliet from falling to 4-1.
Tariana Carter collected 19 points to lead four Lady Burros in double figures. Nicole Bowers added 11. Jamilah Leonard sank a pair of three-pointers as she and Araya Flemings each finished with 10.
The Lady Burros built a 20-15 first-quarter lead. The teams held their ground in the second quarter as Hillsboro was ahead 34-29 going into halftime. Mt. Juliet trimmed the margin to 44-41 going into the fourth.
Ashley Roby scored seven points for Mt. Juliet while Sally McCabe managed six, Savanna Sanders four and Tyia Waller four.
Mt. Juliet will travel to Murfreesboro on Tuesday to take on defending state champion Riverdale, coached by former Watertown assistant Cory Barrett, at 6 p.m.
Sharp shooter leads Zion past MJCA
COLUMBIA — Emily Gleaves torched Mt. Juliet Christian with five three-pointers Friday night to lift host Zion Christian past Mt. Juliet Christian 44-37.
Gleaves led all scorers with 20 points as the Lady Eagles led 10-6 following the first quarter, 22-16 at halftime and 29-24 through three periods as the Lady Saints slipped to 2-4.
Lauren Wankel led the Lady Saints with 15 points while Amanda Wall threw in 13. Lynnze Ethridge added seven and Shelby Leech two.
Mt. Juliet Christian will travel to Murfreesboro to take on Providence Christian, coached by former MJCA coach Mike Jones, at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Cold start costly to McClain on road
COOKEVILLE — McClain Christian was cold early and had no answers for Sarah Cody late as host Daniel 1 Academy beat the Lady Bulldogs 47-34 Friday night.
Cody totaled 24 points, including a pair of three-pointers, before fouling out. Justice Woodside added 11 for the Cookeville home-schoolers, who led 21-5 following the first quarter, 32-10 at halftime and 40-29 through three. McClain trailed by nine with 3 :30 left, but had to foul and the Lions hit their free throws.
"We had a cold first half and by the time we warmed up, we were gassed," McClain coach Darrin Reynolds said after his Lady Bulldogs dropped to 1-3. "We haven't put together a complete game yet."
Sydney Rice scored 17 points and fellow guard Shelby Maxwell 11 for McClain. Victoria Walker finished with four and Elena Bingham and Hannah Rountree a free throw apiece.
McClain is scheduled to host Clarksville Christian on Thursday. But the Lady Bulldogs' Immanuel Baptist Church homecourt is undergoing renovations and is unavailable. Reynolds said Athletic Director Seth Bass is working to secure a site for the game.
Sports Editor Andy Reed can be reached at 444-3952, ext. 17; or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org