First round district tournament games from Thursday found four Wilson County girls teams taking part -- with three surviving.
LEBANON HIGH was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the District 9AAA tournament, falling 58-43 at Beech.
LHS fell behind 20-5 to the Lady Bucs and never recovered. The Devilettes ended the season 14-14 overall despite 12 points from Kelsey yarbrough and 10 from Madison Sloan.
WILSON CENTRAL held off an improving Hendersonville squad for a 55-42 victory at home Thursday night.
The win sends the Lady 'Cats on to the semifinals on Saturday with a record of 18-8 overall. Sydney Vanlandingham paced WCHS with 21 points while Sydney Comer and Taylor Peterson each had 13.
Central will play No. 2-seeded Station Camp 7 p.m. Saturday at home in the semifinals.
WATERTOWN HIGH moves to the consolation game of District 8A following a 52-38 semifinal loss to No. 1 seeded Gordonsville Thursday in Lafayette.
Gordonsville broke open a nip and tuck game with a late 14-2 run and advances to the tournament's championship game on Monday.
Watertown, now 18-12, will play Red Boiling Springs Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the consolation game. The Tigerettes were led by Hailey Speck with 15 and Morgan Gartner with 10 points.
MT. JULIET ran out to a 26-2 lead and walked over Gallatin 65-21 in a District 9AAA quarterfinals game Thursday.
Post Sally McCabe had 22 points to lead Mt. Juliet while Caya Williams had 13 and Barianne Taylor had 12. The Lady Bears improved to 27-3 with the win.
Mt. Juliet will play Beech Saturday at 4 p.m. in the semifinals at Wilson Central.