WILSON CENTRAL SWEEPS STATION CAMP
Wilson Central swept a District 9AAA doubleheader from visiting Station Camp Tuesday, Jan. 10 with the Lady Wildcats pulling out a narrow 42-41 win in the opener.
Senior Sydney Vanlandingham's free throw with 1.1 seconds left in regulation proved to be the difference as Central improved to 11-4 overall and 4-1 in the league. Vanlandingham led the way with 16 points while Taylor Peterson chipped in with 12.
Station Camp fell to 7-8 overall and 2-3 in 9AAA despite 14 points from Chynne North. The Bison fell behind by 13 points, but rallied to take the game down to the wire.
IN TUESDAY'S SECOND GAME -- Malcolm St. Louis's double-double (19 points and 12 rebounds) helped power the Widcats to a 54-41 victory over Station Camp.
Dee Oldham had 16 and Connor Brandon six as Wilson Central remained undefeated in 9AAA at 5-0 and 13-2 overall.
Wilson Central is scheduled to host Portland Friday, Jan. 13 in a 6:30 p.m. twinbill.
LEBANON WINS TWO AT GALLATIN
GALLATIN -- Lebanon High's Devilettes made it seven wins in a row Tuesday night with a lopsided 56-24 victory over Gallatin. The game was never in doubt as LHS rolled to a 38-8 lead at intermission.
Julia Fox knocked down a pair of 3-pointers and finished with 11 points. Freshman Abby Wright had nine, Kelsey Yarbrough eight, McKenzie Lamberson seven and Sydney Floyd six.
Lebanon stands 11-7 overall and 4-1 in District 9AAA headed into Friday's home game with powerful Mt. Juliet.
In Tuesday's nightcap -- Lebanon's boys came from behind to notch a 53-43 victory over Gallatin -- marking the first District 9AAA win of the season for the Blue Devils.
Gallatin took a 14-5 lead after the first quarter, but LHS rallied to take a 22-21 lead into intermission.
Coach Jim McDowell's crew knocked down 6-of-8 from the free throw line in the final quarter to seal the win and move to 6-11 overall / 1-4 in the District.
Post man Cameron High again did most of the heavy lifting with 18 points. Ninth grader KeShawn Abston added 15 and Case Sloan came off the bench to notch 11. For the game, LHS was 23-of-33 from the line (69 percent).
Lebanon will return to the hardwood Friday, Jan. 13 as county rival Mt. Juliet comes to Campbell Brandon Gym for a 6 p.m. doubleheader.
WATERTOWN TEAMS WIN AT PICKETT CO.
BYRDSTOWN -- Watertown's Tigerettes staged a strong second half to post a come-from-behind 59-50 win at Pickett County Tuesday night.
Down 28-21 at intermission and by 10 later in the third quarter, Watertown was rock solid at the free throw line in the fourth quarter, knocking down 12-of-16 from the stripe (75 percent) to secure the victory.
Hailey Speck led the way a balanced attack with 18 points for Watertown while Morgan Gartner had 15 and Jordan Brewington added 14. The Tigerettes improved to 13-6 with the win.
In the nightcap -- Sophomore Ty Jobe had 16 points while KeAndre Bates and Macieo Gaines chipped in with nine each as the Purple Tigers defeated Pickett County 62-47.
Leading 29-27 at intermission, Coach Matt Bradshaw's team opened the third period with an 11-0 run to put the game out of reach.
Now 15-3 overall, Watertown will be on the road at Gordonsville Friday, Jan. 13 for a District 8A twinbill.
FRIENDSHIP SPLITS WITH RBS
LEBANON -- A double-double by Friendship Christian post player Deja Jones (18 points / 21 rebounds) wasn't enough as Red Boiling Springs eased past the Lady Commanders 38-34 Tuesday at the Bay Family Sportsplex.
Playing without injured guard Andi Morrisett, FCS slipped to 5-8 overall and 0-3 in District 8A. Morrisett, who suffered a torn ACL in the Jan. 6 loss at Watertown, will be lost for the season.
Kristan Watkins had six points and Megan Reeves five for the Lady Commanders.
In Tuesday's late game -- Friendship Christian got 17 points from Dalton Patterson and ran past visiting Red Boiling Springs 74-52.
Mark Sandoval added 14 and Hunter Anderson chipped in with 12 as the Commanders improved to 11-2 overall and 3-0 in District 8A.
The FCS teams are scheduled to play at Trousdale County High Friday, Jan. 13 in a District 8A twinbill.
MJCA LOSES TWO AT EZELL-HARDING
ANTIOCH -- Ezell-Harding swept an TSSAA D2 East-Middle Regional doubleheader from visiting Mt. Juliet Christian Academy Tuesday night.
The Lady Eagles were never threatened in a 67-35 victory over MJCA in Tuesday's opener.
Lynnze Ethridge paced MJ Christian with 11 points as the Lady Saints fell to 6-8 overall and 1-4 in the region.
In Tuesday's nightcap, Mt. Juliet Christian dropped to 8-6 overall / 3-2 in the region with a 69-56 loss to Ezell-Harding.
Ben Wankel had 18 points in the loss for the Saints, while Brandon Wall finished with 14 and Trevor West chipped in with 11 -- including three 3-pointers.
MJ Christian will be on the road Friday, Jan. 13 with an East-Middle doubleheader at King's Academy in Seymour.