The Golden Eagles took the first lead, but the Blue Devils had righted their ship by the time the first quarter ended with a 17-9 lead. With an alley-oop dunk by Eddie Jackson firing up the team and crowd in the second period, Lebanon opened a 42-11 halftime margin as the Blue Devils shook off last Friday’s upset loss to Wilson Central and improved to 7-2.
Jackson scored 16 points from the post while Cameron Oliver added 13 from the backcourt. Noah Mulaski sank a pair of three-pointers on his way to eight while JaKeese Turner turned in seven, David Covile four, Evan Britt, Chase Danko and Kemon Neuble a three apiece and Jeremiah Hastings, Ethan Njezic, Kameron Davis and Jackson Stafford two each.
No one scored in double figures for Shelbyville.
Lebanon will next play host to the Vision Realty Christmas Classic next Monday as the Blue Devils will face LaVergne at 8 p.m. Mt. Juliet will open with a 6:30 tip against Riverdale in the all-boys event.
Wildcats outlast Spring Hill 41-33
SPRING HILL — Wilson Central emerged from a defensive battle with a 41-33 road win over Spring Hill on Monday night.
The Wildcats led 11-8 following the first quarter, 18-14 at halftime and 28-22 through three as they pulled even at 5-5 for the season.
Gavin Johnson led Central with 12 points while Cole Booth added eight, Kito Aruh six, brother Keno Aruh five, Zay Kern four and Nate Ochoa and Dawson Hamilton three each.
No one scored in double figures for Spring Hill.
Central will next play in the Columbia Central Classic next Monday and Tuesday.
Price brothers propel Purple past Jackson County
WATERTOWN — Three Purple Tigers scored in double figures Tuesday night in a 77-72 win over Jackson County.
The teams were tied 16-16 following the first quarter before Watertown moved in front 34-29 by halftime and 55-51 through three periods as the Tigers moved to 11-1 for the season.
Brothers Heath and Seth Price each poured in three 3-pointers and 15 points apiece for Watertown while Preston Tomlinson tossed in two of the Tigers’ 11 triples on his way to 14. Vonte Bates notched nine points and four steals while he, Tomlinson and Seth Price each passed for four assists. Austin Lasater supplied seven points while Addison Clinton collected six, Blake Borcherding and Ty Love four apiece and Jared Tomnson a three. Borcherding also secured seven rebounds.
Watertown will travel to Disney World for games Monday through Wednesday next week in the KSA Disney Tournament.