Former Lebanon High standout
HIGHLAND, KS -- Lebanon High graduate Jameka Dowell (Class of 2015) has been named first team All-Region NJCAA Region VI for her play this season with Highland Community College.
Dowell, a 5-8 guard, knocked down 44.6 percent of her shots from the field and connected on 30.5 percent of her 3-point attempts.
Central girls clinch 9-AAA title
GLADEVILLE -- Wilson Central's Lady Wildcats clinched the District 9-AAA regular season championship with a 56-52 home win over Station Camp Friday, Feb. 3.
Leading 18-10 after the first quarter, Wilson Central went through a rough second quarter as Station Camp tied the scored 24-all at halftime.
The game was tied 43-43 headed into the final eight minutes.
WCHS remains undefeated at 16-0
NASHVILLE -- Leading 36-35 headed into the fourth quarter, Wilson Central closed out Mt. Juliet on a 20-9 run in Friday's 56-44 win over the Lady Bears in the finals of the John Overton Christmas Tournament.
The Lady Wildcats moved to 16-0 with the victory, headed into their 2017 opener -- a District 9-AAA home game Friday evening, Jan. 6 against Gallatin.
Ninth grader Lindsey Freeman paced Wilson Central with 21 points while Piper Elrod and Addison Byrd each added 13.
Wild notches 500th career victory
CLARKSVILLE -- Wilson Central's Lady Wildcats remained undefeated at 13-0 with a 50-33 victory over Cheatham County in Wednesday night's (Dec. 21) finals of the Rossview Christmas Tournament.
Addison Byrd knocked down six 3-pointers and finished with 24 to lead all scorers. Lindsey Freeman added 15 points and Piper Elrod eight.
One night earlier, WCHS head coach John Wild notched his 500th career victory as his squad topped Rossview High 36-21.
Lady 'Cats improve to 9-0
LEBANON -- Wilson Central picked up the pace in the second half with a 22-6 third quarter run in Friday night's 50-24 victory at Lebanon's Campbell Brandon Gymnasium.
Leading 19-9 at intermission, the Lady Wildcats rode the red-hot shooting of point guard Piper Elrod who knocked down six 3-pointers in the second half and led all scorers with 18 points.
Wilson Central (9-0 / 3-0 District 9-AAA) out-rebounded LHS 35-21, converting many of those rebounds into 22 second chance points.
The coaching merry-go-round in Middle Tennessee took another spin this week when Lebanon High girls basketball coach Courtney McFarland stepped down for personal reasons.
McFarland, head coach of the Devilettes since April of 2012, informed the team of her decision during a Monday afternoon meeting.
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