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MJCA swept at home
Nov 21, 2012 12:00 am
From staff reports
MT. JULIET — St. Cecilia stormed from behind in the fourth quarter Monday night to overtake Mt. Juliet Christian 52-48.
Afterward, Merrol Hyde's boys broke a third-quarter tie to take down the Saints 59-52.
The Lady Saints led 35-28 through three periods before the Scarabs went on a 24-13 rampage in the fourth to drop Mt. Juliet Christian to 1-2 for the season. The teams were tied 14-14 following the first period before St. Cecilia edged in front 22-21 by halftime.
Diane Lee led St. Cecilia with 14 points while Bridget Sullivan scored 10.
Lynnze Ethridge led the Lady Saints with 19 points while Lauren Wankel tossed in 10, Amanda Wall five, Meredith Orr three and Caroline Scott two.
The boys were tied 41-41 before Merrol Hyde used an 18-11 fourth to drop the Saints to 1-2. The Hawks led 14-10 following the first period and 34-24 at halftime before Mt. Juliet Christian used a 17-7 third to catch up.
Adam Withrow threw in three 3-pointers in leading Merrol Hyde with 21 points while Jacob Stinson stroked in two triples on his way to 13. Braxton Lang added 11 as the Hawks pulled even at 1-1.
Zach Jones's 20 points paced Mt. Juliet Christian while Trevor West and Jackson Harrell each had 12, Brandon Wall five and Charles Layne three as the Saints slipped to 1-2.
Mt. Juliet Christian will travel to Trousdale County next Monday for a 6 p.m. double header.
McClain overmatched by Franklin Road Christian
McClain Christian's girls had no answer for Franklin Road Christian big girl Rachel Carter in a 41-24 loss Monday night at Immanuel Baptist Church.
MCA's boys fared no better with a 58-47 setback despite jumping out to an 18-8 first-quarter lead.
Carter, who McClain coach Darrin Reynolds said stands 6-foot-6, totaled 20 points over the outsided Lady Bulldogs, who dropped to 1-1.
The Lady Minutemen led 8-2 following the first quarter and 25-4 at halftime before McClain climbed to within 29-16 going into the fourth.
Point guard Sydney Rice racked up 15 points for McClain while Shelby Maxwell scored six, Madeline Walker two and Haley McCanless a free throw.
McClain's boys saw their early lead disappear into a 29-23 deficit by halftime.
Brandon Fox led McClain with 22 points and was one of four Bulldogs in double-figure rebounds with 11. Troy Huddleston and Weston Rountree also grabbed 11 caroms apiece while Jon Whitener took down 10.
"We lost a rough one tonight," McClain coach Tony McLeod said. "We simply didn't defend the perimeter well at all."
McClain will travel to Murfreesboro to take on Providence Christian next Tuesday.
Watertown takes two from Arts & Sciences
CHATTANOOGA — Watertown's boys rolled past Arts & Sciences 68-51 Saturday after the Tigerettes triumphed 58-50 in a TSSAA Hall of Champions double header.
The Purple Tigers led 19-7 following the first quarter, 34-20 at halftime and 50-38 through three periods as they improved to 2-0.
Ethan Moss sank six three-pointers in pacing the Purple Tigers with 21 points while Ty Jobe finished with 15 points and 13 rebounds and Macieo Gaines 11 points and six assists.
Dylan Speck tossed in 10 points while Josiah Smith finished with four. Nick Sackman had four steals as he, Zach Edwards and Ben Bain two each.
Watertown's girls overcame poor foul shooting and foul trouble by passing for 16 assists as the Tigerettes also improved to 2-0.
Jasmine High had 11 points, nine steals and six assists for the Tigerettes while Katie Dalton delivered 10 points and eight rebounds.
Alicia Jennings notched nine points, six assists and four steals while Bay Cole added eight points and five rebounds. Shelby Mofield sank a couple of three-pointers for her six points while Kirstin Vantrease finished with five. Jenna Haun had four points, Bobbi Staats three with six rebounds and Brandi Hill two points as Watertown hit just 13 of 31 free throws.
Watertown's boys will participate in the Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial Thanksgiving Classic at Lebanon's new Campbell Brandon Gym/Hester Gibbs Court this weekend. The Purple Tigers will face Smith County at 2:30 p.m. Friday and Moore County at 5:30 Saturday.
Both WHS teams will return to action next Tuesday when Hendersonville Christian comes to town for a 6 p.m. double header.
Smyrna at LEBANON
Franklin County at WILSON CENTRAL [girls only]
Both games at 6:30 p.m.