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LOCAL HOOPS -- Tuesday boys reports

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Friendship 57, TCHS 39
LEBANON -- Zach Blair knocked down 11-of-12 free throw attempts and led all scorers with 20 points as Friendship Christian defeated Trousdale County 57-39 Tuesday at the Bay Family Sportsplex.

The Commanders took an 11-5 lead after one quarter and expanded the margin to 28-15 at intermission -- improving to 2-4 on the season.

Gregory Elliott finished with 15 points and Hayden White added 10 for the winners.

Back on Dec. 6, the Commanders dropped a 58-46 loss at Middle Tennessee Christian School.

FCS will be back in action Friday night as Providence Christian of Rutherford County comes to town.

(boys) MJ Christian 69, Carroll Academy 30
HUNTINGDON -- Mt. Juliet Christian Academy climbed to 3-9 on the season following a 69-30 matinee victory at Carroll Academy Wednesday.

The Saints broke open a 14-all game with a 29-10 run in the second quarter.

Justus Willis knocked down three 3-pointers and finished with 15 points to lead MJCA. Landon Boyd and Wyatt Oberg each had nine points while Preston Sloan added seven and Bailey Jones clicked for six points.

Tuesday, Dec. 9, MJCA dropped a 64-61 decision at Madison Academy. Saint guard Tyler West had 18 points, including four 3-pointers, to lead all scorers.

The Saints are idle until a Thursday, Dec. 18 home game vs. Hendersonville Christian Academy.

(boys) Watertown 66, Red Boiling Springs 55
RED BOILING SPRINGS -- Postman Dylan Speck poured in 21 points Tuesday night to lead Watertown to a 66-55 road win over District 8-A rival Red Boiling Springs.

With the victory, the Purple Tigers upped their district mark to 3-0 while climbing to 6-4 overall.

Leading 15-14 at the end of the first quarter, Watertown went on a 14-4 second quarter run and led 29-18 at intermission.

Ty Love chipped in with 12 points while Seth Price added 10. Brant Martin had six points and Cameron Jennings five.

WHS will play host to Monterey High Friday night.

(boys) Hendersonville 51, Lebanon 45
HENDERSONVILLE -- Shorthanded Lebanon rallied from 19 points down in the second half, but came up short in a 51-45 loss at Hendersonville Tuesday. The loss dropped the Blue Devils to 1-1 in District 9-AAA and 4-2 overall.

Coach Jim McDowell's club was playing without two starters -- post man Drake Allen and guard Tay Davis -- both of whome were injured in practice.

LHS trailed 40-21 after three periods, but rode the red-hot KeShawn Abston to get back into contention. Abston finished with 23 points -- 17 coming in the final eight minutes and connected on three 3-pointers.

Ninth grader Noah Mulaski hit a pair of three's and scored eight points while senior Paul Tribble also hit two 3-pointers for his six points.

Lebanon will host cross-country rival Wilson Central Friday night at Campbell Brandon Gymnasium.

(boys) Beech 54, Wilson Central 36
GLADEVILLE -- Wilson Central slid to 1-7 on the season and 1-1 in District 9-AAA following Tuesday night's 54-36 home loss to Beech.

Cortez Owens led the Wildcats with nine points while Gavin Johnson added eight and Nolan Chowbay had seven.

Beech got 18 points from Sawyer Taylor.

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