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Devilettes defeated at Smyrna
Dec 19, 2012 12:00 am
From staff reports
SMYRNA — Lebanon's girls had no answer for Smyrna's Brianne Alexander Monday night.
Alexander totaled 27 points in the post to power the Lady Bulldogs to a 56-48 victory over the Devilettes.
"We didn't play very good defense on her," Lebanon coach Courtney McFarlin said of Alexander. "Just didn't get her stopped.
"She hit her free throws. We had trouble blocking out tonight."
Lebanon led in the early moments, but Smyrna moved in front 11-6 by the first-quarter break, 22-20 at halftime and 39-31 going into the fourth as the Devilettes dropped to 6-5 going into tonight's 6 p.m. tipoff at Cookeville.
"We didn't come out and play our game tonight," McFarlin said. "We don't have much time to dwell on this loss.
"We've got to fix our mistakes and move on."
Jasmine Neal added 11 and Kayla Hunt 10, including a pair of three-pointers, for Smyrna.
Abby Wright's 14 points paced Lebanon from the post, though she stepped out to hit a three. Kelsey Yarbrough notched nine and Madison Sloan added eight wile Julia Fox flipped in a pair of triples on her way to seven. Scottlyn Elie and Faith Rushing each finished with four and Sydney Floyd two.
Former Baird star Theragood makes WHS debut as Tigers climb to 11-0
WATERTOWN — Watertown's boys will enter the holiday break 11-0 following a 66-45 rout of East Robertson last Saturday night.
The Purple Tigers led 19-13 following the first quarter, 35-22 at halftime and 51-31 going into the fourth.
Macieo Gaines led Watertown with 14 points, five rebounds, four assists and four steals while Josiah Smith added 11 points and Ty Jobe 10 with five rebounds and five assists.
Former Walter J. Baird football and basketball star George Theragood notched nine points in 13 minutes in his Purple Tiger debut after he and his family, including brother Robert Caruthers, moved to Watertown last week from Franklin. The 6-foot-5 Theragood had been attending Brentwood Academy while the 6-2 Caruthers, who collected two points, had been at Centennial. Both are seniors.
Dylan Speck took down a team-high eight rebounds as he and Ben Bain each added eight points while Zach Edwards tossed in two points and Nolan Allison and Colin Jennings a free throw apiece.
Watertown will host its Christmas Tournament Dec. 27-29. Both WHS teams will open against Davidson Academy with the girls tipping off at around 7 p.m. Dec. 27.
MJCA swept at Knoxville Webb
KNOXVILLE — Mt. Juliet Christian dropped an East-Middle Region double header at Knoxville Webb last Saturday.
The Lady Saints succumbed 66-13 and the Saints fell 69-41.
Webb's girls led 16-4 following the first quarter and 40-8 at halftime as the Lady Saints fell to 5-5 for the season and 1-1 in region play.
Amanda Wall scored six points, Lynnze Ethridge four, Lauren Wankel two and Caroline Scott a free throw for the Lady Saints.
Webb's boys bolted to a 22-5 first-quarter lead and were up 39-16 at halftime as the Saints, despite sinking 11 three-pointers, slipped to 5-6, 0-2. Four Spartans scored in double figures
Jackson Harrell hit five triples for his 15 points while Trevor West fired in four threes on his way to 14 and Brandon Wall eight on a pair of bonus baskets. Zack Jones finished with four.
Mt. Juliet Christian will travel to Gordonsville on Friday for a 6 p.m. double header.