As if the Mt. Juliet - Wilson Central rivalry needed a spark -- the glare of TV cameras will add another layer of excitement as the Wildcats host the Golden Bears in the District 9-AAA finale for both programs.
Girl’s action starts at 6:30 p.m. followed by an 8 p.m. boy’s game -- set to be televised on WUXP-30.
Wilson Central’s boys are coming off a 54-34 road win over Portland Tuesday night and stand 19-5 overall / 11-2 in the district. Jacob Williams led the Wildcats with 14 points while Ben Palmer and Jon Rosshirt each had 13.
Mt. Juliet fell to 15-10 / 8-5 following a 53-48 loss at Station Camp Tuesday. Reagan Johnson paced the Bears with 15 points. Daniel Schroder and Nolan Chowbay each had 12.
The Mt. Juliet girls continue to set the standard in 9-AAA and are coming off a 59-27 spanking of Station Camp Tuesday. Sally McCabe had 15 for the winners while Raeyana DeGray had 14 and twin sister Ronjanae DeGray put up 12 points.
WHS visits Trousdale Co.
Watertown High will close out the regular season on the road tonight, taking on District 8-A rival Trousdale County in Hartsville.
The Tigerettes of Coach Lane Price are coming off a 72-53 road win at Red Boiling Springs Thursday night, a victory that clinched a first round bye in next week's District 8-A tournament at WHS. Watertown led 41-23 at intermission, improving to 8-1 in the league and 17-9 overall.
Post player Bobbi Staats led the way with 22 points. Shelby Mofield connected on five 3-points and finished with 15 while Alica Jennings had 10.
(boys) Watertown 49, RBS 45
RED BOILING SPRINGS -- Coach Matt Bradshaw's Purple Tigers upped their District 8-A record to 6-3 (11-13 overall) following a 49-45 victory at Red Boiling Springs Thursday.
Leading by 10 at halftime, Watertown had to hold off a determined RBS comeback try. Dylan Speck and Brandon George each had 102 points for the winners. Devin High had eight and Hunter George six.
Lebanon High visits Portland
Lebanon closes out the District 9-AAA schedule tonight at Portland. Regular season action closes after Monday night’s trip to White County.
The Devilettes are coming off a 74-53 loss Tuesday at Beech, snapping a four-game winning streak. Madison Sloan had 20 points and Morgan Bruce 14 as LHS slipped to 11-12 overall / 6-7 in the district.
The Blue Devils’ losing streak stretched to five games with a 50-47 overtime loss to Beech Tuesday.
K.K. Garnett led Lebanon with 12, KeShawn Abston had 11 and DaShawn McMurry finished with 10 as LHS fell to 13-10 overall, 5-8 in District 9-AAA.