Mt. Juliet Middle wins TMSAA Class AAA tourney
Mt. Juliet Middle School won the Tennessee Middle School Athletic Association Class AAA state basketball tournament, defeating Siegel Middle School 48-32 Friday, Feb. 3 in the finals at Dickson High School.
Riggs Abner led the way with 14 points and Josh Keck added 13 as the Bears ended the season 23-1 overall. Abner, Keck and Zach Blair were voted all-tournament.
Mt. Juliet Middle also won the Oakland Middle School Christmas Invitational, the Area III championship and the Sub-Sectional championship on their way to winning the state title.
Team members include, front from left: Hayden Potts, Marcus Albright, Paxton Davidson, Daniel Michael, Griffin Throneberry & Blake Stacey. Second row: Bodie Wells, Jacob Burge, Riggs Abner, Zach Freeman, Josh Keck & Blake Anderson. Standing: Eli Gamble, Zach Blair, Cameron Malone, Maurice Ruttlen, Matt Delfendahl. Owen Rodriguez & Jack Fortner. The team is under the direction of head coach Jonathan Drake. SUBMITTED