Independence came to Mt. Juliet and beat the Golden Bears 52-48 in their home opener back on Nov. 21.
In six previous Region 5-AAA finals, Mt. Juliet had never been closer to a championship.
Lebanon coach tried every defense he could think of to slow Mt. Juliet’s J.R. Sanders except one - a fire extinguisher - because the District 9-AAA’s most valuable player was on fire.
Sanders returns to lead Bears to another region road win
Watertown wears out Clay County
The next layer of postseason basketball tournaments will tip off tonight with girls’ region first-round games at satellite locations, including three in Wilson County.
Lebanon’s first district title since 2001
Without the 9-AAA MVP, Bears take third place
Facing Mt. Juliet’s girls for the fourth time this season, Wilson Central patiently won its second straight District 9-AAA championship 39-26 Monday night at Lebanon’s Campbell Brandon Gym/Hester Gibbs Court.
Hastings keys Lebanon rally as McDowell gets 100th win
Elrod lifts Lady Wildcats to 9-AAA final
Resurgent Lady Bears roar into 9-AAA final
Mt. Juliet’s youthful girls played like the Lady Bears of old Saturday as No. 6-seed MJ knocked off No. 2 Station Camp 49-37 in the District 9-AAA semifinals at Lebanon’s Campbell Brandon Gym/Hester Gibbs Court.
Lebanon pounds Portland for 20th triumph
Fast start sends Bears to semifinals
Devilettes roll to homecoming win
Blue Devils clinch first district top seed since 2001
Blair’s 31 sends Friendship to district final
Surging Central pounds Portland
Golden Bears clinch 2nd seed in 9-AAA
Lebanon holds off Gallatin to solidify 9-AAA lead
Tigers trounce Trousdale 89-62
Friendship continues roll against HCA