Lebanon High's basketball teams will be on the road Friday night -- making the trip to Sparta to take on White County High School. The girls game will tip at 6 p.m. at Roy Sewell Gymnasium. Sparta radio station WSMT-AM will provide online steaming of the game at www.1050wsmt.com.
The Blue Devils of Coach Jim McDowell are coming off a 69-61 win over Shelbyville Central in Tuesday night's home and season opener. Lebanon rallied from four points down in the first quarter to mount a 31-19 lead at intermission.
LHS knocked down 21-of-28 free throws to hold off the Golden Eagles, led by senior guard KeShawn Abston who drilled 10-of-12 and finished with a game high 23 points. Junior Tay Jackson chipped in with 18 points while Drake Allen added eight.
(girls) SCHS 61, Lebanon 43
Shelbyville Central went on an 11-0 first half run on the way to a 61-43 win over Lebanon Tuesday at Campbell Brandon Gym / Hester Gibbs Court.
The Devilettes couldn't overcome 17 turnovers against an aggressive Shelbyville defensive effort.
Post player Ireland Elie led Lebanon with 15 points and Kendra Brown chipped in with 10. Morgan Bruce finished with seven, Caleah Shannon had six and Jameka Dowell five points.
Lebanon will hosts its annual Thanksgiving Classic Friday and Saturday, Nov. 28 and 29. Nine games are planned each day with action starting at 8:30 a.m.
WHS heads to Chattanooga Saturday
Watertown High's basketball teams will travel to Hamilton County Saturday for a doubleheader with Chattanooga Arts & Science. Girls action will tip-off at 5 p.m. Central Time.
The Tigerettes are coming off a 54-45 home loss to Jackson County High Tuesday, Nov. 18.
Watertown led 25-20 at half, but the Lady Blue Devils outscored the home team 16-8 in the third quarter, then pulled away in the final stanza. Bobbi Staats led WHS (2-1) with 11 points, while Jasmine High added 10.
Watertown's boys dropped to 2-1 on the season following a 76-65 loss to Jackson County in Tuesday's second game. JCHS knocked down 11 three-pointers and placed four players in double figures.
Seth Price paced Watertown with 22 points, while Ty Love added 18 and Dylan Speck had 15.
MJCA in Chick-fil-A Classic
Mt. Juliet Christian Academy will be participating in the Chick-fil-A Classic Friday and Saturday at Hendersonville Christian.
The Lady Saints, 2-2 following a 45-38 overtime home loss to St. Cecilia Tuesday, will play Pope John Paul II Friday at 7:30 p.m. MJCA will face a quick turnaround with a 9:30 a.m. Saturday contest vs. Franklin Christian.
The MJ Christian boys will be in action at 1 p.m. Friday as they take on Nashville Christian School. On Saturday, the Saints will tangle with Franklin Christian at 11 a.m.
Both teams will return to action Tuesday, Nov. 25 at home vs. Madison Academy.
(girls) Smyrna 67, Wilson Central 58
GLADEVILLE -- Wilson Central slipped to 2-1 on the season following Tuesday's 67-58 home loss to Smyrna.
Kendall Spray had 20 points and Addison Byrd added 16 for the Lady Wildcats while Kayla Jackson finished with nine points.
(boys) Smyrna 65, Wilson Central 54
GLADEVILLE -- Visiting Smyrna ran out to a 17-10 first quarter lead and never looked back in Tuesday's 65-54 victory over Wilson Central.
Gavin Johnson led the Wildcats with 20 points while Zac Anderson chipped in with 13.
WCHS will be on the road Tuesday, Nov. 25 to play at Riverdale High.
(girls) Friendship 44, Donelson Christian 33
DONELSON -- Abbey Hinton scored 15 points Tuesday as Friendship Christian opened the season with a 44-33 win at Donelson Christian in a girls-only event.
FCS led 23-20 at intermission and pulled away in the second half.
Rebecca Petross was a perfect 8-for-8 from the line in the fourth quarter and Ashley Pittman also scored eight for the Lady Commanders, who will host Gordonsville Friday at 6 p.m. in another girls-only game.