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(boys) LHS 62, Livingston Acd. 47
LEBANON -- Three Blue Devils scored in double figures Saturday, leading Lebanon High to a 62-47 win over Livingston Academy in the Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial Thanksgiving Classic at Campbell Brandon Gym.

With the victory, Lebanon improves to 3-1 on the season heading into a Tuesday night trip to Rutherford County to take on LaVergne High.

Coach Jim McDowell's team blew open a close game with an 18-7 fourth quarter run.

Corvelle Huddleston connected on 9-of-10 shots from the field and finished with 21 points. DaShawn McMurry drilled three of his four 3-point attempts and had 17 points while Eddie McDaniels had 13 points.

As a team, LHS was 7-of-10 from the line and 5-of-13 from beyond the arc.

Livingston Academy was led by a 23-point effort from Wade Eldridge.

(girls) Martin Luther King 57, Lebanon 53
LEBANON -- Martin Luther King Magnet School connected on 19 free throws enroute to a 57-53 win over host Lebanon Saturday in the Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial Thanksgiving Classic at Campbell Brandon Gym.

The Lady Royals went 19-of-30 at the stripe while Lebanon made just 13 trips to the line, hitting on 10 as the Devilettes fell to 1-3 on the season.

LHS led trailed 24-19 at intermission, then trimmed the margin to 39-37 after three. MLK outscored Lebanon 18-16 in the fourth quarter.

Abby Wright had 20 points for Lebanon before fouling out. Kelsey Yarbrough finished with 13 points and Madison Sloan had 11 points before exiting the game with five fouls.

Brianna Smith led MLK with 17 points, including a 9-of-11 effort at the free throw line.

(girls) Mt. Juliet 79, Stewarts Creek 39
LEBANON -- Mt. Juliet's Lady Bears had little trouble disposing of Stewarts Creek in Saturday's 79-39 win in the Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial Thanksgiving Classic at Campbell Brandon Gym.

The Lady Bears (5-0) led 24-8 after one quarter and 47-15 at intermission.

Sally McCabe led Mt. Juliet with 26 points and the DeGray sisters combined for 25 points.

The Lady Bears will play at defending Class AAA state champion Riverdale High Tuesday, Nov. 3 before returning to Campbell Brandon Gym to play Lebanon in the District 9-AAA opener for both teams.

(girls) Wilson Central 72, Maplewood 43
LEBANON -- Wilson Central got off to a solid start in Saturday's 72-43 victory over Maplewood in the Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial Thanksgiving Classic at Campbell Brandon Gym.

The Lady Wildcats (2-0) jumped out 22-12 after one quarter and led 44-23 at intermission.

Dominique St. Louis led all scorers with 30 points while soph Kendall Spray knocked down two 3-pointers and finished with 12 points.

Wilson Central will play at Cookeville High Tuesday, Dec. 3 before opening District the 9-AAA schedule at Hendersonville High Friday, Dec. 6.

(boys) Wilson Central 61, Oakland 46
MURFREESBORO -- Wilson Central bounced back from Friday's season-opening loss to smack Oakland High 61-46 Saturday in the Venture Express Classic at Siegel High.

Ben Palmer paced the Wildcats with 17 points while Jacob Williams added 15.

Coach Troy Bond's squad led 18-8 after one quarter and and 30-19 at halftime.

Wilson Central (1-1) will play at Cookeville High Tuesday, Dec. 3 before opening District the 9-AAA schedule at Hendersonville High Friday, Dec. 6.

(boys) Brentwood High 65, Mt. Juliet 52
LaVERGNE -- Mt. Juliet fell to 3-3 on the season following a 65-52 loss to Brentwood High Saturday afternoon in the finals of the O'Charley's Showcase at LaVergne High.

Mt. Juliet trailed 18-9 after one quarter and 36-21 at intermission.

Reagan Johnson lead the Golden Bears with 25 points while Nolan Chowbay pumped in two 3-pointers and finished with 15.

Mt. Juliet will play at Riverdale High Tuesday, Nov. 3 before playing at Lebanon High's Campbell Brandon Gym in the District 9-AAA opener for both teams.

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