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Mt.Juliet posts up Sycamore for sweep
Nov 06, 2006 12:00 am
MT. JULIET — Mt. Juliet's girls overcame foul trouble to their posts Thursday night to overtake TMSAA Midstate champion Sycamore 56-43 in the Lady Bears' season opener.
Afterward, Mt. Juliet's boys also used a strong post presence to knock off the Knights 64-57.
Centers Caya Williams and Sarah Beth Roberts each racked up three first-half fouls as the Lady Bears fell behind 30-25 by halftime to the team which beat them in the area finals last year.
Coach Rick Johnson used a 2-3 zone in the third quarter as Mt. Juliet pulled into a tie with his big girls still on the bench. The Lady Bears went on to lead 38-33 going into the fourth quarter.
Williams, a seventh-grader, totaled 21 points despite the fouls while classmate Helen Mitchner threw in three 3-pointers on her way to 17. Roberts added 11 while Megan Kay finished with four and Katie Scott three.
Katie Bliss drove to the hoop for 16 points, sinking 6 of 8 free throws, for Sycamore while sister Sara added 11.
Mt. Juliet's boys led 30-28 at halftime before opening it up down the stretch.
Cordius Burns totaled 26 points and seven rebounds for the Bears while fellow post Vaughn Cornelia supplied 17 points and nine caroms.
Mt. Juliet's girls also won the junior-varsity game 33-24 as seventh-grade center Alexus Wade tossed in 21 points.
The Lady Bears led 11-4 following the first quarter, 20-14 at halftime and 25-18 through three periods.
Gabbi Choate and Autumn Hopkins finished with four points apiece for Mt. Juliet while Kennadria Lloyd and Robin Hardison tossed in two each.
Mt. Juliet will travel down the road to take on West Wilson at 6:30 p.m. next Thursday.
Buzzer-beating three sinks Carroll-Oakland
HARTSVILLE — Satterfield Middle's girls scored a three-pointer at the final buzzer to knock off visiting Carroll-Oakland 22-21 Thursday night.
The visiting Lady Eagles led 2-0 following the first quarter and 6-4 at halftime before Satterfield slid in front 12-11 going into the fourth.
Paige Porter finished with four points for Carroll-Oakland while Kayla Crowder threw in three and Kayla Williams, Nikki Hudson and Tori Brewington two each as the Lady Eagles slipped to 2-1.
Carroll-Oakland will take on Smith County at 6 p.m. Saturday for the Best of the (DeKalb) West championship.