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Lady Bears crush Gallatin, finish 25-2
Feb 13, 2007 12:00 am
MT. JULIET — The state's top-ranked Lady Bears dominated the visiting Lady Wave of Gallatin with a 60-25 victory Friday as Mt. Juliet finished the District 9-AAA schedule in first place.
The domination began early in the contest as the Lady Bears held Gallatin to three points in the first seven minutes of play and only five in the first quarter. When the buzzer sounded, Mt. Juliet held a 23-5 advantage.
The Lady Wave managed only six points in the second period and went into the locker room behind 37-11.
"We played one of the better first halves we've played all year," Lady Bear coach Chris Fryer said after his team completed the regular season 25-2 overall and 11-1 in district play.
The second half saw little improvement for Gallatin, and the third quarter drew to a close with Mt. Juliet ahead 50-16.
"Our seniors played well tonight," Fryer said after his Lady Bears won for the 63rd straight time in Tommy Martin Gym/The Cave. "We bounced back well from the loss [at Wilson Central] Tuesday night."
Jordan Nixon led the scoring with 15 points for Mt. Juliet. Miaca Bowman and Heather Miller each tossed in 12, K.C. VanAtta put in 10, Rebecca Sharpe seven and Macie Gleaves four.
As the top seed in 9-AAA, the Lady Bears will get a first-round bye in the district tournament and travel to Beech next Saturday to face the Beech/Gallatin winner in the semifinals. They will also advance to the Region 5-AAA tournament.