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MJ sweeps Wilson Central

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MT. JULIET -- Post Caya Williams poured in 31 points Friday night as Mt. Juliet completed a perfect 14-0 run through District 9AAA with a 57-51 win over visiting Wilson Central.

The Lady Bears improved to 25-2 on the season and earned the top spot in the upcoming District 9AAA tournament.

Leading 28-15 at intermission, MJ outscored the Lady Wildcats 13-9 in the third period and held off a Central push for the victory with a perfect 8-for-8 effort from the free throw line in the final 40 seconds.

Paige Braugher had 10 points for Mt. Juliet while Emily Gurchiek added nine. Wilson Central (20-3 / 10-3) got 16 points from Ieshia Hassell and 14 from Taylor Peterson.

Friday's nightcap found Mt. Juliet completing the sweep with a 48-39 win.

Guard Caleb Chowbay led the way for the Bears with 19 points while Dee Oldham paced Wilson Central with 14.

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