LHS splits with Hendersonville
LEBANON – The Devilettes overcame spotty shooting at the free throw line in Tuesday’s 43-34 win over Hendersonville High at Campbell Brandon Gym.Coach Larry Joe Inman’s team improved to 10-6 overall and 3-4 in District 9AAA play with the victory.
Senior Marissa Jennings had 19 to lead Lebanon while Julia Fox added 11. McKenzie Lamberson and Malika Anderson each had five points.Hendersonville (1-18 / 0-9) was led by Taylor Wright’s 12 points.
Tuesday’s second game found Hendersonville pulling away for a 64-53 win over the Blue Devils.LHS fell to 6-13 overall / 1-6 in District 9AAA while the Commandos improved to 10-8 / 4-4.
Post man Cameron High led Lebanon with 18 points. Brandon Fox had four 3-pointers and finished with 13. Hunter Christian added 12 for the Blue Devils.
LHS is scheduled to play at Wilson Central Friday night and will entertain Gallatin High Saturday in a district makeup game.
Westmoreland sweeps FCS
LEBANON – Visiting District 8A rival Westmoreland pulled off a doubleheader sweep at Friendship Christian’s Bay family Sportsplex Tuesday night.The opener found the short-handed Lady Commanders falling 52-32 to Westmoreland.
Playing without starters Andi Morrisett (knee) and Kaitlyn Teeter (shoulder) FCS fell to 14-5 on the season.Laurel Burroughs led Friendship with 17 points while Deja Jones scored 10.
The FCS boys dropped to 15-3 on the season with a 65-63 loss to the Eagles in Tuesday’s second game.Trailing 26-23 at intermission, Westmoreland outscored their hosts 23-4 in the third period and held off a furious Commander comeback attempt.
Guard Cameron Hill had 18 points to lead the Commanders while Mark Sandoval had 16. Drew Hutchison and Dalton Patterson each had 11 for FCS.
Friendship is scheduled to be on the road at District 8A rival Trousdale County High Friday night.
MJ hammers Gallatin
MT. JULIET – No. 2-ranked Mt. Juliet took control early en route to an easy 71-25 win over visiting Gallatin High Tuesday.The Lady Bears improved to 20-2 overall and sit atop the District 9AAA standings with a perfect record of 9-0.Paige Baugher led MJ with 14, Emily Gurchiek had 13 and Caya Williams had 12 in limited minutes.
The Golden Bears of Coach Troy Allen put the clamps on Gallatin 57-33 in Tuesday night’s second game.Mt. Juliet improved to 14-7 overall / 5-4 in 9AAA with the win.
Caleb Chowbay continued his hot streak with 28 points, Caleb Chandler had eight and Evan Brown seven.Mt. Juliet is scheduled to host Portland Friday in a 6:30 p.m. twinbill.
NO. 10 MJCA Saints fall at USN
NASHVILLE – University School of Nashville pulled off a 52-41 win over visiting Mt. Juliet Christian Tuesday night in a battle of Division II Top 10 teams.
Foul-plagued MJCA dropped to 17-2 overall and 7-1 in the East-Middle region.No. 4-ranked USN improved to 17-3 overall, limiting Saint post man Ben Wankel to 13 points before he was tossed out of the game early in the fourth quarter. By rule, Wankel will be forced to sit out the next two games.
Daniel Harden added 10 for MJCA while T.J. Roberts and Grant Keen each had six points.
USN’s girls handed the Lady Saints a 48-14 loss in the opener.MJCA fell to 5-11 overall and 2-6 in the East-Middle region.
Mt. Juliet Christian will visit Donelson Christian Friday for a 6 p.m. doubleheader.