Casey Nunley fired in 20 points as Lebanon dusted Riverdale 84-61 Tuesday at Campbell Brandon Gymnasium. The win upped the Blue Devil record to 9-5 / 3-1 in District 7AAA while the Warriors slipped 8-8 / 2-3.
LHS trailed 8-2 early, then went on a 17-2 run in the second quarter -- taking a 46-31 lead at intermission. Robert Crudup added 18 points and Xavier Smith 11.
The Devilettes fell to 5-8 overall / 2-3 in the district as No. 8 Riverdale won 55-38 in the opener.
Icelyn Elie was brilliant in the loss, scoring 20 points and pulling down 15 rebounds. She was the only Devilette in double figures. Shacobia Barbee scored 18 for Riverdale (15-3).
"Turnovers definitely got us in trouble tonight," Lebanon coach Ashley Johnson said. "We had trouble getting beyond the half-court line, and we have to find a way to score in the half-court."
LHS will play at Murfreesboro Siegel Friday, Jan. 16.
CENTRAL SWEEPS HENDERSONVILLE -- No. 5-ranked Wilson Central improved to 14-3 overall / 3-0 in District 9AAA Tuesday with a 60-42 win at Hendersonville High.
Senior guard Jessyca Christopher knocked down four 3-pointers as she and Iesha Hassell each finished with 12 points for the winners. Kelsey McGee also reached double figures with 10. Jasmine Hassell added eight.
The Wildcats shut down the Commandos in a 50-35 victory in Tuesday’s nightcap.
Central improved to 7-5 / 2-1 in the league. Arcavius McMurray had 10 for the Wildcats while Kelten Stewart had nine points and Austin Auld had eight.
Central will host Mt. Juliet High Friday in a 6:30 p.m. doubleheader.