OPENING NIGHT IN 9AAA
Wilson Central's basketball squads opened District 9AAA play Tuesday night with an impressive sweep over visiting Hendersonville High.
The Lady Wildcats buzzed HHS 61-28 in the opener, running their record to 6-0 on the season. Bud Brandon's team opened up a commanding 12-0 lead and never looked back as Sydney Vandlandingham led all scorers with 18 points while Iesha Hassell added 12.
The nightcap found Wilson Central's boys holding on for a 45-36 win over the Commandos -- improving to 4-1 overall. Malcolm St. Louis finished with 14 points and Dee Oldham had 13.
Central will host District 9AAA rival Beech High Friday, Dec. 10.
Beech sweeps Lebanon
SHACKLE ISLAND -- Lebanon High's basketball teams had a rough opening night in District 9AAA play Tuesday with a pair of losses at Beech High.
The Devilettes dropped a 60-59 overtime loss to the Lady Bucs, despite a 27-point effort by soph guard Julia Fox. LHS trailed 18-4 in the early going, but scrapped back to tie the game at 49-all at the end of regulation play. Marissa Jennings added 20 points for Lebanon while K.D. Williams had seven.
The Blue Devils slid to 1-5 on the season with a 58-40 loss to the Bucs in Tuesday's second game. Kyrus Hoffinger lead Lebanon with 14 points, including three 3-pointers. Cameron High had 12 and Zimmer Hunn six.
Lebanon will play at Hendersonville High Friday at 6:30 p.m.
Mt. Juliet splits with Station Camp
The Golden Bears suffered their first loss of the season Tuesday night -- a 47-45 home loss to Station Camp. Coach Troy Allen's squad dropped to 6-1 as Travis Bush slid inside for a last second layup to allow the Bison to escape with the win. Caleb Chowbay paced Mt. Juliet with 14 points while Austin Odum added 12 -- including three 3-pointers.
Mt. Juliet's girls rolled to a 54-41 win over Station Camp in the opener. Caya Williams dominated the paint with 32 points for the 7-0 Lady Bears. Paige Baugher had eight points and Barianne Taylor five.
Mt. Juliet will visit Gallatin Friday, Dec. 10.