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Friendship Christian School will open play in the East-Middle District of Division II tonight as Donelson Christian Academy comes to the Bay Family Sportsplex.
Coach Ben Johnson's Commanders improved to 4-10 on the season following a 50-48 overtime victory at Aaron Academy in Gallatin Tuesday night.
Zach Blair connected on a pair of free throws with eight seconds left in overtime to send FCS home with the win.
"We had an opportunity to win it at the end of regulation, but we missed a couple of shots in the paint," Coach Johnson said.
Blair led the Commanders with 17 points and Gregory Elliott added nine.
Marshall Taylor and Joe Greenwood each had six points while Mackey Bentley had four, Cameron Smith three and Hayden White two.
Franklin Christian at MJ Christian
Fresh off a 52-45 road win at Trousdale County High Tuesday, Mt. Juliet Christian Academy's Saints are scheduled to host Franklin Christian tonight.
Coach Paul Christensen's charges improved to 5-13 on the season with the victory in Hartsville.
Wyatt Oberg helped break open a 32-32 game with three consecutive 3-pointers in the final eight minutes. Justus Willis drilled three 3-pointers and led the Saints with 17 points. Landon Boyd had 14 and Oberg finished with four 3-pointers for his 12 points. Tyler West had four points, Nathan Green three and Jonathan Correll two points.
Gordonsville at Watertown
Watertown's Purple Tigers will put a perfect 4-0 record in District 8-A on the line tonight as longtime rival Gordonsville comes to town.
WHS improved to 11-8 on the season following a lopsided 73-41 home win over Merrol Hyde Magnet Tuesday, Jan. 6.
Coach Matt Bradshaw's squad rolled to an early 30-8 lead and pushed the margin to 48-21 at intermission.
Watertown shot a red-hot 59 percent from the field, knocking down 29-of-49 shots -- including 5-of-11 from beyond the arc (46 percent).
Post Dylan Speck led the assault with 19 points and seven rebounds. Speck connected on 8-of-14 shots from the field and 3-of-4 at the line.
Preston Tomlinson went 5-of-6 from the field for his 10 points and he also pulled in seven rebounds. Brant Martin and Seth Price each had nine points while Devon High had six points, seven boards and four assists.
Station Camp at Mt. Juliet
League-leading Station Camp visits Mt. Juliet High tonight as the Golden Bears try to slow down the stampeding Bison.
Mt. Juliet moved to 5-13 on the season (2-3 in District 9-AAA) after Tuesday night's 65-53 home win over Hendersonville High.
The Bears came from behind to snare a 22-19 lead at intermission and took a 43-30 advantage into the final eight minutes.
"We're awfully young," said MJ head coach Troy Allen, "but this is a group of hard-working guys. They practice hard and play hard. It's a fun bunch to be around."
Christian Bell led Mt. Juliet with 17 points. J.R. Sanders had 16 and Tyler Faulkenberry 12. Trey Pruitt and Timmy Barton each had seven points in the win.
Lebanon at Beech
Lebanon High's Blue Devils will travel to Shackle Island tonight to take on Beech in a District 9-AAA contest.
LHS moved to 3-2 in District 9-AAA and 11-5 overall following a thrilling 61-57 double overtime win over Gallatin Tuesday at Campbell Brandon Gymnasium.
Kobe Neuble's deep three from the corner in the final moments of regulation sent the game to overtime at 44-all.
The contest was tied at 53-53 at the end of the first overtime.
In the final overtime Cameron Oliver scored a couple of buckets inside the paint and Paul Tribble sealed the deal with a late free throw.
KeShawn Abston scored 17 points while Neuble added 14 off the bench. Tay Jackson had seven points while post man Drake Allen had seven points and 11 boards. Oliver had six points, Tribble five and ninth grader Noah Mulaski had four points.
Wilson Cental at Portland
Wilson Central's Wildcats will be on the road tonight at Portland High in a District 9-AAA contest.
WCHS is coming off an 85-45 road loss at Station Camp Tuesday. The Bison stampeded to a 25-9 early lead and had the game well under control by intermission at 47-18.
Cortez Allen led the Wildcats with 12 points. Gavin Johnson and Dez Mason each had eight points.