GLADEVILLE — Wilson Central’s boys outscored Mt. Juliet in two quarters and tied in a 3rd final Friday evening.
However Mt. Juliet pitched a second-quarter shutout and that proved to be just a bit an excessive amount of for the Wildcats to beat because the Golden Bears opened District 9-4A motion with a 42-37 win within the Battle of the Gateway.
The West Wilson rivals duked it out within the first quarter. Ethan Thomas’s 3-pointer put Central forward 9-6 going into the second quarter.
However Central didn’t rating once more till after halftime whereas Mt. Juliet put up 13 factors to go up 19-9 going into halftime.
“We had an terrible second,” Wildcats coach Michael Teeter stated. “A variety of credit score to Mt. Juliet. They do a extremely good job defensively. We had some photographs that didn’t fall. However we received out of rhythm. Had no move offensively. Felt like defensively we have been doing a little good issues however I feel we had 14-16 turnovers within the first half and quite a lot of that went by way of that second. We simply couldn’t cling onto the ball. They did a great job of forcing that.”
The Wildcats fell additional behind 28-13 earlier than lastly discovering the basket early within the second half. A ten-0 run of their very own received them again within the recreation they usually finally drew to inside 30-28 on Austin Alexander’s 30-foot 3-pointer early within the fourth quarter.
However level guard Ashton Kirkendoll drove to the ring for back-to-back baskets because the Bears ran off six straight to basically put the sport away and declare their sixth straight win and first district victory since 2021 after drawing a clean final season.
“We pleasure ourselves…in sitting down and guarding you and attempt to win the sport defensively,” stated Mt. Juliet coach Jonathan Drake, whose Golden Bears have bounced again from a 2-6 begin to a 12-9 mark. “It’s probably not fairly generally however they’re beginning to purchase into that and perceive it. I’m actually pleased with the hassle.
“Third quarter we received a little bit bit sloppy. I feel we received a little bit complacent however discovered a option to get it achieved but.”
Braxton Corey led Mt. Juliet with 10 factors whereas John Lloyd scored seven; Kirkendoll, Jon’Mikael Crudup and Osize Daniyan six every; Eric Williams 5 within the third and Zion Sanders two.
Level guard Ethan Thomas keyed the Wildcats’ comeback with 9 of his 14 factors within the fourth quarter. Alexander added 9 within the second half, Triston Blackburn completed with 5 within the third and Towan Siler, David Carvel and JaMichael Mitchell three every as Central slipped to 8-12 for the season and 0-2 within the district.
The Wildcats could have their bye tonight earlier than returning to motion Friday at Inexperienced Hill. Mt. Juliet will host Cookeville tonight.
Blue Devils defeated by Kentucky’s prime staffBOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Lebanon was no match for Kentucky’s top-ranked Warren Central in a 90-51 loss final Saturday at Greenwood Excessive Faculty.
The Dragons led 25-16 on the first-quarter break, 42-24 at halftime and 68-38 by way of three intervals because the Blue Devils dropped to 13-7.
Lebanon had no reply for Chapelle Whitney, who poured in 35 factors for Warren, hitting two 3-pointers and 9-10 free throws. Omari Glover threw in 13 whereas Izayiah Vallauerle fired in 4 3-pointers, three within the third quarter, for his 12.
Jarred Corridor led Lebanon with 22 factors, sinking all six of his free throws. His profession whole of 1,530 factors has him 29 behind Scott Hallums’ 1,559 from 1995-98 for second on the Blue Devils’ profession scoring checklist. He trails No. 1 Roger Fisher (1,577 from ’63-67) by 47.
Jaylen Abston added eight of his 10 tallies within the third quarter for Lebanon whereas Wyatt Bowling scored six, Chaseton Dixon and Aidan Donald 4 every, Landen Engles three and Grayson Galentine two.
Lebanon will return to District 9-4A motion tonight with a go to from Inexperienced Hill at Campbell Brandon Fitness center/Hester Gibbs Court docket.
Inexperienced Hill pulls away from Ensworth in 4thNASHVILLE — Kenny Ellis sank two second-quarter 3-pointers as Inexperienced Hill took the lead and the Hawks hit eight fourth-period free throws to drag away from Ensworth 44-32 final Saturday at Montgomery Bell Academy.
Ensworth led 11-10 on the first-quarter break earlier than Ellis’ triples and Jason Burch’s two inside baskets helped ship the Hawks into halftime forward 21-17. Ensworth received to inside 30-28 earlier than Inexperienced Hill managed the fourth 14-4.
Burch completed with 15 factors and Ellis 12. Parker Overath sank 4 fourth-period free throws for half of his eight whereas Aaron Mattingly managed 4 of his seven within the last eight minutes. Seth Taylor and Jordan Lukins every added a foul shot.
Devaki Garr received Ensworth again within the recreation within the third quarter with six of his 13 factors.
Inexperienced Hill will return to District 9-4A motion tonight at Lebanon’s Campbell Brandon Fitness center/Hester Gibbs Court docket.
Corridor’s 29 lifts Lebanon previous Cookeville 78-67Jarred Corridor’s 29 factors helped Lebanon to a 78-67 win over visiting Cookeville in District 9-4A motion final Friday evening at Campbell Brandon Fitness center/HesterGibbs Court docket.
The Blue Devils led 22-16 on the first-quarter break, 40-32 at halftime and 62-45 by way of three as they improved to 2-0 in district motion and 13-6 total.
Corridor hit 5 of seven free throws and received all 12 of his baskets contained in the arc. He crossed the 1,500-point threshold and handed Cameron Excessive (1,493 factors from 2009-12) to maneuver into third place on Lebanon’s alltime scoring checklist.
Caden Baird buried 4 3-pointers for his 12 factors for Lebanon whereas Wyatt Bowlling tossed in 10. Jaylen Abston and Landen Engles every notched 9 factors, Avery Harris six on a pair of second-quarter 3s and Aidan Donald two.
Josh Heard led 4 Cavaliers in double figures with 15 factors whereas Jason Davis drained 4 3-pointers for his 12. Bennett Reeves racked up 11 and Jack Oakley 10 as Cookeville, coming off a three-overtime loss at Inexperienced Hill final Tuesday, opened the district schedule 0-2.
Cookeville will return to Wilson County tonight when the Cavaliers journey to Mt. Juliet. Lebanon will host Inexperienced Hill.