LHS boys top Beech 58-56
LEBANON -- A fadeaway putback by Cameron Oliver and a pair of clutch free throws by Kobe Neuble helped lead Lebanon to a 58-56 overtime win over Beech Friday at Campbell Brandon Gymnasium.
Oliver wound up on his backside after flipping home a missed shot to open the extra period, then pulled a clutch rebound following a Buc miss on the other end of the floor.
"Cameron is a warrior," said LHS head coach Jim McDowell. "that was a huge rebound and putback. Kobe hit those free throws to make it a three point margin, then we fouled on purpose when it got under seven seconds and it worked out."
Neuble led Lebanon with 17 points while Eddie Jackson and Noah Mulaski had 15 each -- as Mulaski drained five 3-pointers.
LHS improved to 15-3 overall and 5-1 with the win while the Bucs slipped to 11-8 / 3-3.
Lady Bucs win 48-44
Beech rode a 27 point performance from Deja Smith to knock off Lebanon 48-44 in Friday night's opener, snapping a five game losing streak.
Jordyne Denney led LHS with 11 while Ireland Elie finished with 10.
The Devilettes (9-11 overall, 2-4 in 9-AAA) shot just 50 percent at the line (10-of-20).
Beech improved to 6-13 on the season, 3-3 in the district.
Friday night finals
Watertown's boys went on the road and defeated Trousdale County 72-50. Junior Seth Price led all scorers with 29 points.
Watertown's Tigerettes got 29 points from post DaeDae Nunley in Friday's opener -- a lopsided 70-22 win over TCHS.
SATURDAY HOOPS -- Watertown is coming off a doubleheader loss at Eagleville Saturday afternoon. The Tigerettes dropped a 50-39 decision in the opener while the boys lost a heartbreaker 96-95 in overtime -- despite 38 points from junior guard Seth Price.
Wilson Central's Lady Wildcats remained undefeated at 18-0 following a 63-44 home win over Portland Friday night. Kendall Spray was just 1-of-13 on 3-point attempts, but finished with 29 points.
In the nightcap, Wilson Central's boys won a low scoring 48-32 decision over Portland. Dez Mason paced the Wildcats with 16 points.
Friendship Christian's Lady Commanders fell to 9-4 with a 42-36 loss at DCA Friday. Courtney Petty led Friendship with 18 points.
The FCS boys (8-8) lost 57-47 to DCA in the nightcap. Zach Blair paced the Commanders with 26.
Mt. Juliet's Lady Bears thumped Station Camp 58-38 Friday in Gallatin. Now 11-4 overall, 6-0 in the district, MJ was led by 18 points from Karly Dyer.
Mt. Juliet's boys lost a tough 59-53 game to undefeated (21-0) Station Camp in Friday's second game. Tyler Faulkenberry and Christian Bell each had 12 points for the Bears, who fell to 13-6 / 3-3
Tuesday, Jan. 19 schedule
Portland at Lebanon
Wilson Central at Mt. Juliet
Friendship Christian at MJ Christian
Merrol Hyde at Watertown
Friday, Jan. 22 schedule
Goodpasture at Watertown
Lebanon at Mt. Juliet
Hendersonville at Wilson Central
St. Andrews-Sewanee at Friendship Christian
MJ Christian at The King's Academy