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Devilettes outlasts pesky Gallatin
Jan 10, 2013 12:00 am
By Andy Reed
In a game not the most aesthetically pleasing to see, Lebanon got the desired result Tuesday night with a 56-31 win over Gallatin at Campbell Brandon Gym/Hester Gibbs Court.
The Devilettes were never truly threatened. They never trailed and were ahead after post Kelsey Yarbrough scored underneath and converted a three-point play to snap a 6-6 tie late in the first quarter.
But it took Lebanon a while to really shake off the Lady Wave as the Devilettes led 9-6 following the first quarter, 25-14 at halftime and 40-23 going into the fourth as they moved to 9-8 for the season and 4-1 in District 9-AAA.
"We came out and played different from what we had anticipated," Lebanon coach Courtney McFarlin said. "We didn't play to the level we were capable of playing to. It was like we were playing to a lower level of basketball, and that really hurt us in the first half.
"In the second half, we picked it up a little bit. We got to eliminate turnovers."
Abby Wright was one of three Devilettes in double figures with 15 points from inside while guard Madison Sloan scored 12, sinking 6 of 9 free throws, and Julia Fox 11. Yarbrough supplied seven points, Faith Rushing and Scottlyn Elie four each, Bailey Sells two and Amanda Greene a free throw.
Sydney Rice tossed in 10 to lead the Lady Wave, who fell to 8-7, 1-4.
Lebanon will travel to Beech on Friday for a 6:30 p.m. tipoff. The Lady Buccaneers entered Tuesday's play tied with the Devilettes atop the district standings.
"We got to be ready to play," McFarlin said. "We got to be ready for a battle over there because I believe it will be a battle.
"This district's really even this year. Anybody can beat anybody on a given night."
Averitt's six threes lift Lady Wildcats to road win
GALLATIN — Hailey Averitt sank six three-pointers as Wilson Central's offense came alive in a racehorse 80-71 win at Station Camp on Tuesday.
Those triples helped Averitt lead the Lady Wildcats with 25 points. Autumn Hopkins hit three triples on her way to 18 while forward Rachel Bean finished with 15 and point guard Sydney Comer 10.
Kendall Spray scored seven points, Rachel Burkett three and Hannah Brewer two as the Lady Wildcats climbed to 7-8 for the season and 3-2 in District 9-AAA.
Point guard Kia Perry kept Station Camp in the game with 33 points while Janasia Williams tossed in 12 and Savannah Keele 11, including a pair of threes, as the Lady Bison fell to 12-6, 2-3.
The Lady Wildcats led 18-13 following the first quarter, 38-29 at halftime and 57-50 going into the fourth.
Wilson Central will return to Sumner County on Friday with a 6:30 p.m. tipoff at Portland.
Friendship's Jones, Teeter post double trouble for RBS
Deja Jones and Kaitlyn Teeter posted double-doubles Tuesday night as Friendship Christian posted a 51-37 District 8-A win over visiting Red Boiling Springs at the Bay Family Sportsplex.
Jones totaled 20 points and 12 rebounds while Teeter added 11 points and 15 rebounds to go with six blocks and five assists as the Lady Commanders climbed to 9-4 for the season and 2-0 in the district.
Friendship bounced back from a flat performance in a 63-54 loss at Ezell-Harding on Saturday afternoon, coming on the heels of a home district win over Watertown the night before.
"I didn't feel like we played that well," Lady Commander coach Deanna Teeter said after watching the Lady Commanders connect on just 12 of 25 free throws. "We did take care of the basketball; we only had 14 turnovers, which for us is pretty good.
"It was a solid win, a good win anytime you beat a solid program like Red Boiling Springs."
Aubrey Hawks added outside balance for Friendship with nine points on three 3-pointers. Kristian Watkins added eight points and Courtney Petty two.
No one scored in double figures for Red Boiling Springs.
Friendship will play host to Trousdale County at 6 p.m. Friday. Homecoming festivities will begin at 5:30.
Lady Bear posts prevail over Hendersonville's perimeter
MT. JULIET — Mt. Juliet's post game trumped Hendersonville's three-point shooting Tuesday night as the Lady Bears beat the Lady Commandos 69-48.
Sisters Ronjanae and Raeyana DeGray and Sally McCabe combined for 57 points in the paint with Ronjanae totaling 27, McCabe 19 and Raeyana 11, including one of Mt. Juliet's two three-pointers.
Tyia Waller and Karly Dyer each finished with five points and Ashley Roby two as Mt. Juliet moved to 11-6 for the season and 4-1 in District 9-AAA.
On the other end, Hendersonville hit 10 triples, including five by Courtney Glover, who led the Lady Commandos with 15 points.
The Lady Bears led 16-12 following the first quarter, 32-24 at halftime and 50-32 going into the fourth.
Mt. Juliet will play host to Station Camp at 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Davidson defeats Lady Saints
NASHVILLE — Davidson Academy pulled away to a 44-29 triumph over visiting Mt. Juliet Christian on Tuesday night.
The Lady Bears led 11-7 following the first quarter, 19-10 at halftime and 33-18 going into the fourth as the Lady Saints fell to 5-8 in the non-district contest.
Ashley Thurmond threw in 11 points and Alex Gipson 10 for Davidson.
Lynnze Ethridge led all scorers with 16 points for the Lady Saints while Lauren Wankel tossed in 10, Caroline Scott two and Amanda Wall a free throw.
Mt. Juliet Christian will return to the road Friday when the Lady Saints tip off at District 1-A, Division II rival Donelson Christian at 6 p.m.