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Lead slips away as 'Cats lose in OT
Jan 28, 2007 12:00 am
GLADEVILLE — A Wilson Central lead slipped away in the fourth quarter Thursday and Hunters Lane returned to Nashville with a 62-55 overtime triumph.
The Wildcats led 14-10 following the first quarter, 28-20 at halftime and 38-31 through three periods before the Warriors rallied to force overtime at 49-49.
"We just didn't play very well," Central coach Troy Bond said after his Wildcats committed 23 turnovers and shot 8-of-20 from the free-throw line in dropping to 15-7 for the season. "It was one of those games we never had a lot of security to.
"Just did not do a good job of taking care of the basketball. Our decision making was not very good."
Forward Josh Henley tossed in 22 points for Hunters Lane while Michael Green fired in 15 from the post and Anthony Lippe threw in 13.
Point guard Kelten Stewart tossed in two three-pointers as he and center Travis Adkins each threw in 13 for Central while Kody Woodard added eight, Teraes Clemmons seven, JaJuan Brooks six, Daniel Palmer four and Arcavius McMurray and Jarvis Jenkins two apiece.
"It was one of those nights," Bond said. "I told our kids we've got to be mentally tough. They were a little tougher than us, more physical."
Central will travel to Shelbyville. Game time has been changed to 5 p.m. for the girls.
Kneisel, Fountain pace Purple Tigers past Hermitage Springs
WATERTOWN — Watertown turned the tables on Hermitage Springs from the teams' early-season meeting Thursday with a 52-42 triumph Thursday.
The game wasn't as close as the final as the Purple Tigers led 14-5 following the first quarter, 30-16 at halftime and 40-24 through three periods as Watertown improved to 7-14.
John Kneisel tossed in 22 points from the post while guard Aaron Fountain fired in four three-pointers on his way to 20 for the Purple Tigers. Justin Breeze fired in 5 of 6 free throws in the fourth quarter on his way to eight while Jonathan Harrison converted a second-quarter steal into a layup for his two.
Curtis Rhoton finished with 14 points from inside for the Wildcats, who likely played their final game in Watertown, barring an unexpected run in the Region 4-1A tournament next month. Hermitage Springs is scheduled to close at the end of the school year and consolidate with Clay County.
Dalton Phillips didn't score for Watertown, but held point guard Ethan Birdwell, who dropped 30 on the Purple Tigers in November, to seven. Kneisel also didn't play in Hermitage Springs' 19-point home win due to an injury.
Watertown will host Mt. Juliet Christian tonight for Coming Home.
Saints soar past Carroll Academy
MT. JULIET — Mt. Juliet Christian's boys jumped to an early lead Thursday night and didn't let Carroll Academy up for air in a 76-51 victory.
Victor Underwood fired in four three-pointers on his way to 25 points for the Saints while wing Bryce Middleton and post Blake Marsh each threw in 13. Austin Wortman scored seven, Zach Womble six, Jonathan Roberts and Tyler Holloway three each and Daniel Shedd, Devon Bradshaw and Dylan Gammon two apiece as Mt. Juliet Christian climbed to 10-10 for the season.
Alex Smith tossed in 23 of his 25 points in the second half for Carroll while Zac Jamison fired in 15.
The Saints marched to a 24-10 first-quarter lead and were up 41-24 at halftime.
Mt. Juliet Christian will travel to Watertown tonight for the Saints' only Friday game of the season. They will be without Middleton, who doesn't play on Friday nights for religious reasons.