Friendship Christian’s Commanders improved to 12-4 on the season with a weekend sweep against Middle Tennessee Christian and district rival Trousdale County High.
Saturday, Jan. 16, Coach Matt Bradshaw’s team placed three played in double figures for a 70-44 win over MTCS at the Bay Family Sportsplex. Cameron Hill led the way with 18 points, including four 3-pointers, while Hardie Sorrels and Lee Maasen each chipped in with 13. Dalton Patterson finished with eight and Parker Teeter four for FCS.
One night earlier, Maasen exploded for 22 points in a 59-38 win over District 8A rival Trousdale County High. Clinging to a 9-7 lead after one period, the Commanders expanded their margin to 25-15 at intermission and never looked back. Sorrels added 17 points from the paint as FCS upped its district record to 2-2.
The Lady Commanders dropped a 51-34 decision to Middle Tennessee Christian on Saturday, falling to 6-11 on the season. Andi Morrisett had 12 and Laurel Burroughs 11 for Friendship.
On Friday night, FCS posted a 56-47 win over Trousdale County, improving to 3-1 in league play. Morrisett led the way with 21, Burroughs had 11 and Kaitlyn Teeter had 10 points and 12 rebounds.
Mt. Juliet Christian Academy’s Saints dropped to 12-4 overall after losing a pair of road games over the weekend. On Saturday, MJCA fell 68-50 at Webb School of Knoxville. Trailing just 27-24 at intermission, the Saints were outscored 41-26 in the second half. T.J. Roberts led MJCA with 18 points, including a pair of 3-pointers. Daniel Harden had 13 while Grant Keen buried two 3-pointers and finished with six points.
On Friday, MJCA fell 60-54 in double overtime to The King’s Academy in Seymour. Roberts had 18 and Keen 12 for the Saints.
Wilson Central’s girls rode a 28-point performance from Sydney Vanlandingham to post a 53-44 win at Gallatin High Saturday night. The win boosted Central’s record to 8-8 overall and 4-2 in District 9AAA. Taylor Peterson finished with eight points, Rachel Bean had eight and Ieshia Hassell six in her return to the team.
Boy’s action Saturday found Gallatin holding off a late Wilson Central run to come away with a narrow 55-53 in over the Wildcats. Dee Oldham had 19 and Malcolm St. Louis had 14 for the Wildcats, who fell to 6-7 overall and 2-4 in district play.
WCHS will host Hendersonville Friday, Jan. 22.
LEBANON -- The Cumberland University Athletic Department will be sponsoring community service oriented events at six remaining home basketball games, including a canned food drive and programs for Habitat for Humanity, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Sherry’s Run.
Immanuel Baptist Church will sponsor a canned food drive Thursday, January 21, when the Bulldogs take on Union University. All fans will receive $2 off the price of admission if they bring at least one canned food items, which will be donated to Joseph’s Storehouse in Lebanon.
Former Tennessee Titan Mike Jones will speak at FCA Day, Saturday, January 23 when CU hosts Martin Methodist. Fans will receive free admission if they wear an FCA shirt and bring a canned food item to the game, which will also be donated to Joseph’s Storehouse.