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From Post staff reports

High school basketball action in Wilson County is off and running after a nearly-full slate of games Tuesday night. Here are the highlights:

WILSON CENTRAL's girls scored a 62-23 victory over visiting Coffee County High as Kelsey McGee led all scorers with 20 points.

Class AAA Miss Basketball Jasimine Hassell rested a sore back and never scored a point in limited action. Her younger sister, Ieshia, chipped in with 16. The Lady Wildcats will host Harpeth Hall Monday, Nov. 24.

CENTRAL’s boys knocked off Coffee County 45-29 behind 13 points from Arcavius McMurray. Austin Auld added 10 for the winners who are idle until a Dec. 2nd game against Lebanon High.

FRIENDSHIP CHRISTIAN registered a sweep of visiting Metro Christian Tuesday at the Bay Family Sportsplex. The Lady Commanders hammered Metro Christian 72-40 as Laurel Burrough led the way with 23 points.

The FCS boys had no trouble with Metro Christian in the nightcap -- winning 59-37. Nathan Boyd had 17 and Kyle Neal 11 for the winners. Friendship plays next Tuesday at Eagleville.

WATERTOWN HIGH opened basketball season with a pair of wins over visiting Boyd Christian of Warren County. Post player Miaushia Thompson pounded the glass for 31 points and Laura Clark added 12 as the Tigerettes rolled to a 74-60 win.

Boys action found the Purple Tigers squeaking out a 62-60 victory in the nightcap. Ben Smith paced Watertown with 15 points while Keandre Bates and James Shrum had 12 each.

Watertown plays at Hickman County Thursday in a twinbill.

MT. JULIET CHRISTIAN’s Lady Saints got 22 points from Sarah Warden including a game-winning 3-pointer in the final minute for a 44-42 win over Zion Christian.

Warden drilled five 3-pointers on the night to lead all scorers. Emily Threadgill added 16. MJCA plays at St. Cecilia Friday, Nov. 21.

The MJCA boys got double-digit scoring from three players in a 68-63 win over Zion Christian in the nightcap. Austin Wortman had 15, R.J. Roberts 13 and Dillon Bradshaw 10 for the winners.

The Saints will play at Red Boiling Springs Friday in a boys-only game at 5 p.m.

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