FIRST LOSS AFTER 13 STRAIGHT WINS
CENTERVILLE -- Mt. Juliet’s Lady Bears saw their season-opening winning streak halted at 13 consecutive games Tuesday in the finals of the Above the Rim Tournament at Hickman County High.
Defending Class AA state champion Marshall County knocked off Mt. Juliet 53-42 as Middle Tennessee State signee Lauren March led the way with 21 points. Marshall County (16-0) broke open a three-point game with five consecutive points early in the final period.
Britt Bell led Mt. Juliet with 15 points while Caya Williams added 10. Emily Gurchiek had six before leaving the game with a hand injury.
In Monday’s semifinals -- Mt. Juliet ripped host Hickman County 62-36 behind an offensive explosion from point guard Helen Mitchner. The ninth grader drilled three 3-pointers and finished with 14 points. Williams added 14, Gurchiek had 13 and Chelsea Brown scored 10 for the Lady Bears.