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Lady Stars zone out Devilettes
Feb 13, 2007 12:00 am
MURFREESBORO — On a cold winter's night, Lebanon's girls ventured into the Siegel Nation where the denizens were celebrating homecoming Friday.
The hosts weren't very hospitable as they drilled the Devilettes 63-35.
Lebanon never led, and after a 4-4 tie, were never even, either, as Siegel used a zone to slow the Devilette quickness.
A runner and three-pointer by Allison Wright ran up a 12-4 Lady Star lead. She scored seven first-period points to send Siegel into the second leading 14-6. Crystal Howse tried to keep the Devilettes in the game with all six points.
Siegel scored six straight to open a 23-10 lead before the Devilettes made their only bid to get back in the game. Jasmin Brooks' three-pointer started a 10-2 Lebanon run which was capped by seven straight points, including a Kim Ha three-point play and an Ebony Marshall triple, to bring the visitors within 25-20.
But Siegel scored the final five points of the half, capped by a Carrie Parrott layup before the buzzer, for a 30-20 Lady Star lead at the break.
The Lady Stars extened their run to 12 straight in a third period which was disastrous for the Devilettes, who were outscored 22-4 to fall behind 52-24 going into the fourth.
Parrott scored 16 points inside for Siegel while point guard Kristen Seigenthaler threw in three 3-pointers on her way to 13. Morgan Faulkner tossed in two triples en route to 11 while Clair Waggoner came off the bench to deposit 10 as the Lady Stars climbed to 19-10 for the season and a final 11-3 in District 7-AAA.
Marshall tossed in 10 points to lead Lebanon while Howse added all eight of her points in the first half. London Elie added seven off the bench while Brooks finished with five, Ha three and Dee Kendall two.
Lebanon finished the district schedule 6-8 and, as the No. 5 seed, will travel to Oakland next Thursday for the first round of the tournament. But first, the Devilettes will bring a 10-18 overall mark into their regular-season finale at 6:30 p.m. Monday when they welcome Wilson Central to Campbell Brandon Gym/Hester Gibbs Court.
Lady Commanders close regular season with route of Merrol Hyde
HENDERSONVILLE — Friendship Christian widened a first-quarter lead Friday night and had no further trouble from host Merrol Hyde in a 52-25 Lady Commander victory in the Green's regular-season finale.
The Lady Commanders led 6-3 following the first quarter before opening a 22-13 halftime margin and 31-19 through three periods as Friendship finished a 13-12 regular season and 9-3 in District 8-A.
Carly Warmath fired in 14 points and fellow guard Jessi Couch 12 for Friendship while Katy Vaughan and eighth-grader Laurel Burroughs each added eight, Gabbie Lowe six and Lindsay Farmer four.
The Lady Commanders are the No. 3 seed for the district tournament and will host No. 6 Trousdale County at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Sportsplex in the elimination round. The Lady Jackets lost a coin flip with Mt. Juliet Christian, which claimed a school-best No. 5 seed and will travel to Watertown at the same time. No. 7 Merrol Hyde will go to No. 2 Gordonsville on Tuesday.
The winners will advance to the semifinals at Gordonsville where top-seed Westmoreland awaits at 6:30 p.m. Friday against the MJCA-Watertown winner. The Trousdale-FCS winner will face the Merrol Hyde-Gordonsville victor at 8.
Sports Editor Andy Reed can be reached at 444-3952 ext. 17 or by e-mail at email@example.com.