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Purple Tigers remain in AP poll at No. 7
Jan 29, 2013 4:15 pm
From staff reports
Watertown's boys slipped two spots to seventh in the latest Associated Press Class A poll released Monday.
The Purple Tigers, 18-3 going into Monday night's game at Monterey, picked up 57 points in voting by AP-member sportswriters and broadcasters from across the state.
No. 6 Union City [14-7] collected 69 points and No. 8 Clay County [16-4] 51.
Booker T. Washington [15-3] shot up four spots to No. 1 with 150 points, including six first-place votes, four ahead of Wartburg [17-3], which drew nine firsts.
Mt. Pleasant [15-2] is third with 121 points, Columbia Academy [17-3] fourth with 113 and Trinity Christian [18-2] fifth with 100 and a No. 1 vote.
No. 9 Richland [18-5, 31 points] and No. 10 Cloudland [16-8, 22 points, one first-place vote] moved into the top 10 this week.
Hampton picked up 20 points to place 11th.
Tigerettes win third straight
MONTEREY — Watertown's girls were able to play from ahead Monday night in a 49-37 win over Monterey.
The Tigerettes led 10-9 following the first quarter, 26-16 at halftime and 41-26 through three as they won their third straight and fourth in their last five games to move to 12-11 for the season.
Freshman center Bobbi Staats' 15 points led Watertown while sophomore forward Bay Cole added 11 and guard Jasmine High had 10. Kirstin Vantrease scored seven points and Shelby Mofield two.
Sarah Dishman and Sydney Miller each managed 11 points for Monterey.
Watertown will return home for tonight's 6 p.m. matchup with state-power Jackson County.
Lady Commanders hand Gordonsville first 8-A loss
Friendship Christian did its part to reel Gordonsville back toward the District 8-A pack Monday night, handing the Tigerettes their first league loss 50-40 at the Bay Family Sportsplex.
The Lady Commanders led 13-9 following the first quarter, 21-17 at halftime and 34-29 through three as they climbed to 13-6 for the season and 4-2 in the district.
Center Deja Jones' 18 points paced Friendship while forward Kaitlyn Teeter scored 16. Kristian Watkins supplied six points, Courtney Petty five, Aubrey Hawks a three-pointer and Taylor Patterson two.
Jacqueline Crawford connected on half of Gordonsville's four three-pointers as she and Allie Green each tossed in 12 as the Tigerettes fell to 4-1, 13-9.
Friendship will go on the district road tonight to Red Boiling Springs for a 6 p.m. tipoff.
MJCA girls beat Webb
MT. JULIET — Mt. juliet Christian's girls pulled away in the third quarter to a 43-35 win over visiting Webb School of Bell Buckle on Monday night.
The Lady Saints led 12-11 following the first quarter, 21-18 at halftime and 36-26 through three periods.
Meredith Orr tossed in 12 points and Shelby Leech 10, including three 3-pointers, to lead the Lady Saints. Amanda Wall and Lauren Wankel each scored seven points, Lynnze Ethridge five and Liz Russ two.
Kat Coffey connected for four threes on her way to 18 for Webb.
Mt. Juliet Christian will journey to St. Andrew's-Sewanee tonight for a 6 p.m. double header.
Earlier, MJCA's teams celebrated homecoming Saturday with a 43-33 [boys] and a 45-26 [girls] sweep of King's Academy.
The Saints fell 77-22 that night to Knoxville Webb.
Mt. Juliet Christian's boys and King's were tied 29-29 before the Saints went on a 14-4 fourth-quarter march. The Lions led 12-10 following the first quarter and 20-18 at halftime.
Trevor West tossed in 18 points to lead Mt. Juliet Christian. Jackson Harrell hit a pair of three-pointers as he and Zack Jones each notched nine, Brandon Wall and Justis Willis three apiece and Gilbert Russ a free throw.
Adam Detherage finished with 15 points to lead King's.
The Lady Saints led 10-4 following the first quarter, 23-11 at halftime and 35-22 going into the fourth.
Ethridge threw in 13 points for Mt. Juliet Christian while Orr tossed in 12 and Wankel 10. Wall scored six and Leech four.
Rebekah Newman threw in three triples in leading the Lady Lions with 13 points.
Webb's boys rolled to a 30-6 first-quarter lead and were up 54-16 at halftime as the Saints slipped to 7-13 for the season and 2-6 in Division II District 1-A.
Kevin Gormley's 18 points led Webb while Burton Sampson scored 16 and Chris Zion 11.
Alex Graves' eight points led Mt. Juliet Christian while Harrell finished with five, Wyatt Oberg three and Jones, West and Wall two each.