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Jeffrey Scott Forrest, 46

MT. JULIET -- Private funeral services are planned for Mr. Forrest, 46, of Mt. Juliet.

A member of the Hermitage First United Methodist Church and a loving son, husband and father, Mr. Forrest died Sunday, February 22, 2009 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Visitation with the family will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26 at Bond Memorial Chapel.

Survivors include: wife Linda Orr Forrest and son Justin Scott Forrest -- both of Mt. Juliet; father Larry Forrest of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; mother Patti John Bireley of Mt. Juliet and sister Belinda Lee Forrest of Del Ray Beach, FL.

Flowers accepted or memorials be made to Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson Street, Nashville, 37203 or The American Brain Tumor Association, 2720 River Road, Des Plaines, IL 60018.

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet.


General Sports

Devilettes finish third in 7AAA

MURFREESBORO -- Senior Icelyn Elie’s three-point play with 3:38 left in the game pushed Lebanon ahead to stay in Monday night’s 53-46 victory over Blackman in the District 7AAA consolation game at Siegel High.

The Devilettes led 13-10 after the first quarter and took a commanding 26-16 advantage into intermission. Blackman clawed back into the game and actually took a 37-36 lead with 5:20 remaining in the contest.

Marissa Jennings had 14 points to lead Lebanon while Elie had 11. Bryanna Payton finished with nine points, K.D. Williams and Shay Coggins had seven each while guard McKenzie Lamberson finished with five points.

Coach Ashley Johnson’s Devilettes will take a record of 13-14 into Friday’s 7 p.m. Region 5AAA opener at Shelbyville Central. Friday’s winner advances to the regional semifinals next week at Blackman.

The Eaglettes lost in the District 8AAA finals Monday 43-35 to Lawrence County.

In Saturday’s semifinal game, Cookeville’s Lady Cavs opened the third period with an 11-0 run and smacked Lebanon 59-40. Elie finished the game with 17, while Payton had 10.

Lady 'Cats win 9AAA title

LAVERGNE -- Stepping up when her team needed her the most, 2009 Class AAA Miss Basketball finalist Jasmine Hassell scored 27 points Monday to lead Wilson Central to a 58-45 win over Smyrna in the District 9AAA tournament finals.

With the victory, Central improved to 25-5 on the season and will host Henry County Friday at 7 p.m. in the first round of the Region 5AAA tournament.

Hassell put up 19 first half points as the Lady Wildcats rolled to a 34-14 lead at intermission. Ieshia Hassell chipped in with 12 points while Kelsey McGee added 10. Jessyca Christopher finished with nine points, including a pair of first half 3-pointers and Lauren Wasson added three points.

Both Hassell sisters, Jasmine and Ieshia, were named to the all-tournament team as were Christopher and McGee.

LaVergne 53, Mt. Juliet 51 -- LaVergne came back from a 12-point, third-quarter deficit to beat Mt. Juliet 53-51 in the District 9AAA consolation game Monday.

Jasmine Dale’s inside bucket with 51 seconds remaining gave the Lady Wolverines (20-7) a 50-49 lead. La Quinta Jefferson pushed the lead to 51-49 on a free throw after rebounding a Mt. Juliet missed shot. But Jefferson missed the second and Mt. Juliet (22-7) had a chance to tie it with 14.9 seconds left.

However, the Lady Bears turned the ball over inbounding the ball. Dale then sealed the win with two free throws. Jefferson led all scorers with 22 points, including six in the final 5:55. Jefferson’s 3-pointer with 5:01 left tied the game 45-45. Dale added 14 points.

Freshman post Caya Williams led Mt. Juliet with 21 points. Britt Bell added 13.

Williams was Mt. Juliet’s lone representative on the all-tournament team.

Mt. Juliet must now travel to District 10AAA champion Clarksville High Friday for the first round of the Region 5AAA tournament. Friday’s winner advances to the regional semifinals next week at Hendersonville High.

Sprague earns TSAC award

LEBANON -- Cumberland University junior Adam Sprague was voted the TranSouth Conference Pitcher of the Week after posting his second victory of the season this past weekend against Iowa Wesleyan.

The lefthander from Winter Park, Fla., tossed six innings, allowing just two earned runs, striking out six and walking two against the Tigers. On the season, Sprague is 2-0 with a 1.64 ERA with 10 strikeouts in 11 innings of work.

Cumberland is 6-3 on the season and ranked No. 11 in the NAIA Preseason Polls.

The Bulldogs host a three-game series this weekend against Missouri Baptist. Friday’s game starts at 2 p.m. and Saturday’s doubleheader begins at 12 Noon.

Cumberland coach Woody Hunt, inducted Feb. 20 into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, will be going for career victory number 1,200 this weekend.

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