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A full slate of high school basketball games are scheduled this evening as the TSSAA regular season starts to wind down with tournament play cranking up in February.

Tonight's local home games include: Gallatin at Lebanon, Hendersonville at Mt. Juliet, Goodpasture at Watertown, Knox Webb at Friendship Christian, Donelson Christian at Mt. Juliet Christian.

Wilson Central is the only local team on the road as the Wildcats will journey to Sumner County for a District 9-AAA contest against Station Camp. Here's a look at the results from Tuesday night play.

(girls) Lebanon 62,Station Camp 44
LEBANON -- Devilette senior Madison Sloan continued her scoring binge with a 25-point effort in Tuesday night's 62-44 win over Station Camp at Campbell Brandon Gym.

Sloan connected on 10-of-18 shots from the field and was 5-of-7 at the line as Lebanon improved to 10-11 overall and 5-6 in District 9-AAA. Winners of three in a row, LHS shot 46 percent from the field and forced 20 Station Camp turnovers.

"We're playing our best basketball of the season right now," said Lebanon coach Courtney McFarland. "We seem to have found some consistency, finding a flow with each other -- it's been a real positive for us."

LHS attacked the basket all night, catching Bison defenders off-guard, resulting in a 12-of-17 night at the free throw line.

Morgan Bruce backed Sloan with 14 points while Ireland Elie came off the bench for six points in relief of Kelsey Yarbrough who was plagued with foul trouble.

(boys) Station Camp 62, Lebanon 47
LEBANON -- Guard Shivonta Perry led Station Camp with 22 points as the Bison rumbled past district foe Lebanon 62-47 at Campbell Brandon Gym. Lebanon lost for the third straight time, falling to 13-8 overall, 5-6 in District 9-AAA.

Station Camp stretched its winning streak to four, improving to 17-7, 8-3. KeShawn Abston paced the Blue Devils with 16 points while DaShawn McMurry added 12.

As a team LHS shot a mere 15 percent from long range, going 2-of-13 on 3-point attempts and was outrebounded 23-15 by the Bison.

(girls) Wilson Central 44, Gallatin 35
GLADEVILLE -- Wilson Central broke open a close game with a solid fourth quarter in Tuesday's 44-35 District 9-AAA home win over Gallatin.

The victory took some of the sting out of back-to-back district losses to Hendersonville and Lebanon as the Lady Wildcats improved to 14-9 overall, 6-5 in the league.
    
Addison Byrd paced Wilson Central with 14 points while Kendall Spray added 10 and Dominique St. Louis popped for nine points.

(boys) Wilson Central 45, Gallatin 36
GLADEVILLE -- Defensive-minded Wilson Central put the clamps on district rival Gallatin for a 45-36 victory Tuesday. Coach Troy Bond's squad won for the sixth time in seven outings, improving to 17-5 overall and a District 9-AAA best record of 9-2.

Senior Jacob Williams paced the Wildcats with 19 points, Jon Rosshirt added 12 and Ben Palmer had nine points.

(girls) Jackson Co. 55, Watertown 45
WATERTOWN -- Defending state champion Jackson County went on a 22-9 third quarter run and came away with a 55-45 victory at Watertown High Tuesday night. Coming off a 67-30 loss Friday at Clarkrange, the Lady Devils improved to 17-6 on the season with the win.

Watertown slipped to 14-9 overall, despite 15 points from Alicia Jennings, eight from Katie Dalton and six from Shelby Mofield.

(boys) Jackson Co. 59, Watertown 47
GAINESBORO -- Watertown slipped to 10-12 on the season following Tuesday’s 59-47 home loss to Jackson County High. The Purple Tigers held a narrow 25-24 lead at intermission, but the Blue Devils responded with a 15-9 run in the third quarter to go ahead 39-34 headed into the final eight minutes.

Dylan Speck and Ty Jobe each had 11 points for Watertown. Seth Price sank three 3-pointers and finished with nine points and Hunter Warren had six.

Watertown will close out the home portion of the 214 season Tuesday, Feb. 4 as district rival Gordonsville comes to town.

(girls) Mt. Juliet 62, Beech 41
SHACKLE ISLAND - District 9-AAA leader Mt. Juliet continued to pull away from the rest of the league with a 62-41 win at Beech High Tuesday. The Lady Bears improved to 19-1 overall and a perfect 11-0 against district competition.

Mt. Juliet sported a 29-23 halftime lead, then put the contest out of reach with a 33-18 second half run. The win marked the 14th in a row for the Chris Fryer coached team.

Four Mt. Juliet players broke into double-digits including: Sally McCabe with 13, Ronjanae and Raeyana DeGray with 12 each and 10 points from Ashley Roby.

(boys) Beech 50, Mt. Juliet 46
SHACKLE ISLAND --  Beech snapped a four-game Mt. Juliet winning streak with Tuesday’s 50-46 win over the Golden Bears. Beech led 30-24 after three, then held off a late Mt. Juliet charge for the win.

Nolan Chowbay had 15 points for MJ while Daniel Schroder had 13 and John Mark Bell 11. Mt. Juliet slipped to 14-9 overall, 7-4 in the district.

The Bears will close out the home portion of the season at home Tuesday, Feb. 4 against Station Camp.

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