Watertown hosts 8-A tourney

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Watertown hosts 8-A tourney

Watertown's Zach Edwards / Dallus Whitfield photo

(boys) Watertown 56, Trousdale Co. 49
WATERTOWN -- Dylan Speck knocked down 6-of-7 from the field and finished with 14 points to lead No. 3 seeded Watertown to a 56-49 win over No. 6 Trousdale County Thursday in the quarterfinals of the District 8-A basketball tournament.

With the victory, the Purple Tigers upped their record to 13-14 on the season and will play No. 2 seeded Gordonsville Saturday at 7 p.m. in the tournament semifinals.

Seth Price and Ty Jobe each had 11 points for WHS while Zach Edwards added eight.

GIRLS PLAY OPENS FRIDAY -- As one of the top two seeds in this week’s District 8-A basketball tournament, the host Watertown High Tigerettes are assured of a berth  in next week’s regional.
But Coach Lane Price’s youthful team (18-9 / 9-1) still hopes to make some noise as they open district play Friday at 7:30 p.m.  No. 3-seeded Red Boiling Springs (11-17), a 58-38 winner over No. 6-seed Trousdale County.
Top-seeded Goodpasture (18-7 / 9-1) is in the other bracket and will play No. 5 seeded Merrol Hyde (6-12), a 50-44 winner over No. 4 Gordonsville Tuesday. That semifinal will be played Friday at 6 p.m.

The girls championship game is slated for Monday, Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m.  Earlier in the evening at 6 p.m., the third place game will be played.