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Lebanon 81, Kenwood 60
CLARKSVILLE -- Lebanon unleashed a long range barrage and rolled to an 81-60 win over Kenwood in the opening round of the Region 5-AAA basketball tournament Saturday night.

The Blue Devils improved to 24-7 on the season and advanced to the region semifinals 6 p.m. Tuesday vs. 32-1 Station Camp at Clarksville High.

LHS knocked down 11 3-pointers, eight in the first half, and bolted to a 28-16 lead after one period. The Blue Devils pushed their advantage to 50-35 at intermission and never looked back.

Senior guard Kobe Neuble was smoking hot, hitting eight 3-pointers and finishing with a game-high 28 points.

Soph post man Eddie Jackson scored 26 (seven rebounds) with Tay Jackson and Noah Mulaski adding eight points each.

Mt. Juliet 74, Rossview 66
MT. JULIET -- Down 24-16 at intermission, Mt. Juliet rallied for a 74-66 victory over Rossview in Saturday's opening round of the Region 5-AAA basketball tournament.

The Golden Bears turned the tide with a 21-9 third quarter effort, then turned the tempo up in the final eight minutes, outscoring the visitors 37-34.

Guard J.R. Sanders ripped the nets for 27 points while Trey Pruitt had 17 and Tyler Faulkenberry finished with 12. Jordan Lockridge and Austin Brown had seven points each.

With the win, Mt. Juliet improved to 23-8 on the season headed into a 7:45 p.m. Tuesday game with Springfield in the region semifinals at Clarksville High.

Pickett County 87, Watertown 83
WATERTOWN -- Pickett County broke open a back and forth game with a 10-0 run in the fourth quarter to score an 87-83 victory over Watertown in Saturday's opening round of the Region 4-A basketball tournament.

With the win, the Bobcats improved to 21-9 on the season 21-9 and will move on to Tuesday's region semifinal against Clay County.

Seth Price hit three 3-pointers and led Watertown with 28 points. Ty Love added 19 points off the bench while Austin Lasater hit three 3-pointers and finished 11.

Preston Tomlinson scored nine points, Blake Borcherding six while Heath Price and Addison Clinton each had five.

Watertown closed the books on the season with a record of 23-11.

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