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PREP HOOPS -- Mt. Juliet splits with Siegel

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MJHS hosts Chick-fil-A Classic
MT. JULIET -- Visiting Siegel needed two overtime periods to finally dispose of Mt. Juliet Tuesday in boys basketball action. The seesaw game was tied at the end of regulation 61-61, then 64-64 at the end of the first overtime.

Trey Pruitt was brilliant in the loss, scoring 30 for the Golden Bears, who dropped to 3-7 on the season.

Christian Bell knocked down three 3-pointers to finish with 10 points for Mt. Juliet.Tyler Faulkenberry had nine, Joey Hayes eight and Jaden White six.

(girls) Mt. Juliet 70, Siegel 28
MT. JULIET -- The Mt. Juliet Lady Bears opened the game on a 24-5 run and coasted in for a 70-28 victory over Siegel Tuesday night.

Post player Ronjanae DeGray led all scorers with 21 points while Ashley Roby ripped the cords for 17 points, including five 3-pointers. Raeyana DeGray had nine and Cassidy Harris eight points.

Mt. Juliet improved to 9-1 with the victory.

Chick-fil-A Classic starts Friday
Mt. Juliet High will host the annual Chick-fil-A Basketball Classic today and Saturday. Action starts Friday at 3:15 p.m. as Hendersonville takes on Stewarts Creek in a girls game.

LaVergne and Hunters Lane will square off at 4:45 p.m. in a boys contest, followed by Mt. Juliet's girls taking on Cane Ridge at 6:30 p.m.

Mt. Juliet's boys will play Brentwood High in the 8 p.m. nightcap. The Lady Bears stand 9-1 entering the Classic while the Golden Bears are 3-7 on the season.

Saturday play begins at 12 Noon with a ninth grade boys game between Mt. Juliet and LaVergne followed by a 1:45 p.m. game between the Cane Ridge and LaVergne boys.

The Cane Ridge girls will play Hendersonville at 3:15 p.m. followed by Brentwood and Hunters Lane in a 4:45 p.m. boys game.

Host Mt. Juliet will close out the evening with a 6:30 p.m. girls game vs. Stewarts Creek from Rutherford County, followed by a boys contest between MJHS and Stewarts Creek.

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