Davis has 17 for Lady Bears
MT. JULIET -- Sophomore Tondriannha Davis got hot from the perimeter and finished with 17 points to lead Mt. Juliet to a 52-42 victory over Lebanon Friday in a District 9-AAA girls game.
Davis, a sophomore, knocked down 5-of-12 of her 3-point attempts to lead all scorers as the Lady Bears improved to 5-1 on the season.
"Going into this game, she (Davis) really hasn't shot the ball much," said MJHS coach Chris Fryer. "I told her there in the second quarter that we need about 10 or 12 shots from you. She's certainly capable, but she's been reluctant to shoot. Tonight she let loose a little bit."
Mt. Juliet opened the game on a 10-0 run before Lebanon could respond.
The Devilettes (now 4-2 overall) cut the margin to 18-15, before Mt. Juliet closed out the second quarter on an 11-0 run -- taking a 29-15 lead into intermission.
Julia Maki added 15 for the winners while Emma Palmer had seven points and nine rebound and Nevaeh Majors had six points and 10 assists.
Senior post Caleah Shannon paced LHS with 15 points. Anne Marie Heidebreicht and Maleigha Oldham each had seven.
Lebanon will be back in action Tuesday at Hendersonville while Mt. Juliet hosts Gallatin.
Wilson Central 45, Hendersonville 37
GLADEVILLE -- Wilson Central improved to 7-0 on the season following Friday's tough 45-27 home win over Hendersonville High.
HHS came out of the blocks in good shape, forging a 15-11 first quarter lead.
Central closed out the game on a 16-7 run to dispose of the District 9-AAA rivals.
Addison Byrd paced the Lady Wildcats with 17 points. Piper Elrod added eight and Lindsey Freeman canned six points and pulled in eight boards.
Wilson Central finished 15-of-20 at the free throw line.
WCHS is scheduled to host Beech High Tuesday, Dec. 6.
FCS 71, Franklin Grace 53
LEBANON -- Ashlyn Pittman scored 23 points and her twin sister Haley added 17 as Friendship Christian scored a 71-53 victory over Franklin's Grace Christian at the Bay Family Sportsplex.
Autumn Groves chipped in with 12 while Brooke Jones and Rebecca Pettross each had six for the winners.
Friendship improved to 2-4 on the season with the win, headed into a 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6 home game vs. Providence Christian.
Watertown 59, Monterey 39
WATERTOWN -- Mya Huddleston knocked down three 3-pointers and finished with 15 points to lead Watertown to a 59-39 home win over Monterey High Friday. The senior also cleared eight rebounds and dished out three assists as the Tigerettes moved to 5-3 on the season.
Ashlea Dickens added 11 points and Maria Allocco had 10 while Brenna Luttrell dropped in three 3-pointers for her nine points.
WHS returns to the hardcourt Tuesday, Dec. 6 for a 6 p.m. game vs. Nolensville High out of Williamson County.
Madison Christian 40, MJ Christian 33
MADISON -- Falling behind 14-4 early, Mt. Juliet Christian Academy never recovered in Thursday's 40-33 loss at Madison Christian.
Caitlyn Smith had nine points to lead the Lady Saints. Amelia Lyons added seven and Marcella Gallione knocked down two 3-pointers and finished with six points.
MJ Christian is scheduled to host Pleasant View Christian School 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6.