Buzzer-beater lifts FCS
HARTSVILLE -- Friendship Christian's Anthony Williams drilled not one, but two 3-pointers in the final 4.1 seconds Friday to lead the Commanders to an inprobable 40-38 win over Trousdale County.
Down 38-34, williams tossed in a three to cut the score to 38-37. After a timeout with 4.1 second left, Allen Heaston deflected the TCHS inbounds pass of an opponents' leg -- giving the ball back to Friendship with 2.3 second remaining.
Rolling off a screen, Williams took an inbounds pass deep in the left corner and nailed the buzzer-beater.
After trailing by as many as 15 points int he fourth quarter, Friendship improved to 5-11 overall, 2-3 in District 8A.
Zac Anderson paced FCS with 14 points, Williams had 10 while Andrew Wood and Heaston each had eight.
The Commanders will host Gordonsville High Monday, in a 6 p.m. twinbill at the bay Family Sportsplex.
Wilson Central tops Lebanon
GLADEVILLE -- Wilson Central outscored Lebanon 38-27 in the second half of Friday's 57-44 home win over the Blue Devils.
Wildcat Jacob Williams led all scorers with 19 while Ben Palmer added 12. Lebanon was led by KeShawn Abston with 14 points.
WCHS improved to 17-6 overall and 7-3 in District 9AAA while LHS fell to 8-14 / 4-6. Central will play at gallatin Tuesday; Lebanon visits Station Camp.
Watertown rips Van Buren County
WATERTOWN -- Cruising to a 24-11 lead after one quarter, Watertown rilled to an easy 76-43 home win Friday night over Van Buren County.
Macieo Gaines had 13 points for the No. 5-ranked Purple Tigers while Ty Jobe added 2 and Josiah Smith finished with 11.
WHS visits Monterey High on Monday.
Devilettes escape WC with 33-32 win
GLADEVILLE -- Lebanon's girls withstood a late flurry by Wilson Central and came away with a 33-32 District 9AAA win Friday night. The Lady Wildcats misfired on three potential game-winning shots in the final momentss, only to be awarded a one-and-one with 1.2 seconds left on the clock.
Sydney Comer front-rimmed her attempt and Lebanon's Faith Rushing grabbed the rebound to secure the victory.
Trailing 19-14 at intermission, Lebanon outscored Wilson Central 14-5 in the third period. LHS improved to 12-10 overall / 7-3 in 9AAA while Wilson Central slipped to 9-10 / 5-5.
Devilette junior Madison Sloan led all scorers with 11 points and Julia Fox had 10. Abby Wright and Kelsey Yarbrough each had four.
Kendell Spray finished with nine points for the Lady Wildcats while Autumn Hopkins and Comer each had seven.
Lebanon will visit Station Camp Tuesday while Wilson Central plays at Gallatin.
Watertown trips Van Buren Co.
WATERTOWN -- Three Purple Tigerettes reached souble figures in Watertown's 68-63 home win over Van Buren County Friday night. Bobbi Staats and Bay Cole each had 13 points while Jasmine High finished with 10.
Watertown, now 11-11 on the season,will be on the road Monday for a 6 p.m. tip at Monterey High.
Friendship falls at TCHS
HARTSVILLE -- Friendship Christian slipped to 12-6 overall / 3-2 in District 8A following Friday's 53-48 loss at Trousdale County High. Leading 42-41 after three quarters, TCHS (8-13 / 2-4) put the game away with a 12-6 fourth quarter run.
Deja Jones had 17 for FCS in the loss while kaitlyn Teeter finished with 13 and Taylor Patterson had 11.
The Lady Commanders will host Gordonsville Monday at 6 p.m. at the Bay Family Sportsplex.
SMYRNA -- Lebanon High's bowling team was eliminated by eventual state champion Columbia Central Saturday morning in the semifinals of the TSSAA state championship tournament at the Smyrna Bowling Center.
Tied at 8-8 going into the final game, Columbia won the third game 6-2 to take the contest 14-10. The Lions had a pinfall of 3,549 while LHS went out 3,415.
Senior Jake Manning rolled a 620 series with scores of 211, 199 and 210 for the Blue Devils. Andrew Lawrence bowled 222, 184 and 187 for a 593 series.
LHS ended the season 21-2 overall. Columbia Central defeated Bartlett 21-6 in the finals to finish 23-0.
ON FRIDAY -- Lebanon High's bowling team held on and eliminated Collierville in the quarterfinals of the TSSAA state tournament at the Smyrna Bowling Center.
The Blue Devils, now 21-1 on the season, led 11-5 after two games and came away with a 15-12 victory.
Coach Lynne Jordan's team will take on Columbia Central in Saturday's 9 a.m. semifinal match. The Lions earned a spot in the semifinals with a 21-6 win over Greeneville Friday.
"I'm glad we had a little cushion going into the final game, and it turned out we needed it," Coach Jordan said. "Our guys were holding their own -- maybe saving themselves for Saturday."
LHS totaled 3,320 pins to 3,234 for Collierville. Andrew Lawrence bowled 224, 201 and 177 for a 602 to lead the Blue Devils. Sean Fugate went 215, 207 and 167 for a 589 score.
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