LEBANON SWEEPS PORTLAND
LEBANON -- The LHS basketball programs were in "the pink" Tuesday with a District 9AAA sweep of Portland at Campbell Brandon Gym.
Celebrating a "Pink Out" with special pink and white Nike uniforms, a portion of the gate as well as a collection went to Gilda's Club Nashville to fight cancer. The event cleared $1,000 in t-shirt sales alone.
In Tuesday's opener, Julia Fox drained five 3-pointers and finished with 20 points as the Devilettes cruched Portland 56-31. Kelsey Yarbrough and Scottlyn Elie each had six points for Lebanon while Madison Sloan added five.
LHS improved to 12-8 overall / 5-2 in the district.
The Blue Devils held off Portland 50-48 in Tuesday's second game as Cameron High led the way with 18 points. Shaq Cragwall chipped in with 12 -- including a late putback of a missed shot that helped seasl the victory. Zimmer Hunn added eight and Case Sloan five.
Coach Jim McDowell's team stands 7-12 overall and 2-5 in league play headed into a Friday night game at Beech High.
FCS WINS TWO OVER HILLWOOD
LEBANON -- Friendship Christian's Lady Commanders got a much-needed win Tuesday with a 60-23 victory over Nashville Hillwood at the Bay Family Sportsplex.
FCS got 19 points from post Deja Jones and 14 more from Kristian Watkins. Courtney Petty and Taylor Patterson each had six as Friendship improved to 6-9 overall.
The FCS boys completed Tuesdays's sweep with a 59-48 win over the 'Toppers.
Allen Heaston ahd 21 points, Dalton Patterson chipped in with 15 and Mark Sandoval added 14 as the Commanders improved to 13-2 overall.
FCS will return to the hardwood Friday, Jan. 20 as Region 4A power Clay County High comes to town for a 6 p.m. twinbill