Friendship's Rebecca Pettross / Dallus Whitfield photo
DONELSON -- Friendship Christian's Lady Commanders ended their 2014 basketball season Saturday, Feb. 8 with a 41-29 loss to Donelson Christian Academy in the consolation game of the TSSAA Division II, East-Middle Tournament.
FCS (7-14) fell behind 23-12 at intermission and never recovered. The Lady Commanders dropped into the third place game with a 60-20 loss to top-seeded Knoxville Webb Friday night.
Abbey Hinton led Friendship with eight points against DCA, Taylor Patterson finished with six while Anna Belle Gallaher and Ashlyn Pittman each had four points.
(boys) Donelson Christian 58, Friendship 27
DONELSON -- Friendship Christian's boys were eliminated from post-season play with a 58-27 loss at Donelson Christian Academy Thursday, Feb. 6 in the opening round of the 1-A District Tournament.
The Commanders closed out the season 1-18 while DCA moves on with a record of 19-5. Joseph McNamee had 12 points to lead FCS while Gregory Elliott had seven points.
(girls) Friendship Christian 41, MJ Christian 31
LEBANON -- Friendship Christian's Lady Commanders moved on to the second round of the 1-A District Tournament with a 41-31 victory over Mt. Juliet Christian Academy Thursday at the Bay Family Sportsplex in a loser-out contest.
Abbey Hinton paced Friendship Christian with 19 points, Ashlyn Pittman added 10 while Hailey Pittman chipped in with seven points.
Lauren Wankel led MJ Christian with 12 points, Amanda Wall had seven and Carly Hummel had six. The Lady Saints closed out the season with a record of 11-12.
(boys) Ezell-Harding 62, MJ Christian 50
ANTIOCH -- Mt. Juliet Christian Academy was eliminated from the 1-A District Tournament Thursday, falling 62-50 at Ezell-Harding. The Saints struggled at the free throw line, connecting on just 8-of-22 attempts (36 percent).
Post man Zack Jones led MJCA with 17 points while Justus Willis chipped in with 11 -- including three 3-pointers. The Saints ended the season with a record of 10-14.