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WC, Friendship boys win, play for region crowns Thursday

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CLARKSVILLE -- Down 20-6 in the first quarter, Wilson Central came roaring back to score a 56-50 victory over Beech in Tuesday's Region 5AAA semifinal game at Northeast High.

Dee Oldham and Jacob Williams each scored 22 points to lead the Wildcats to Thursday's region finals and a berh in the TSSAA Sectional.

WCHS improved to 25-5 with the win while Beech ended the season 25-6.

EARIER TUESDAY NIGHT -- Clarksville High posted a 65-45 victory over Mt. Juliet in the other 5AAA semifinal game -- ending the season for the Golden Bears.

Belmont-signee Caleb Chowbay hit five 3-pointers and ended his career in Back & Gold with 17 points as the Bears finished 25-8.

Clarksville was in control most of the night, leading 29-15 at intermission and 42-17 after three quarters. The Wildcats (22-10) were led by 15 points from Anthony Hightower.

LIVINGSTON -- Friendship Christian overpowered Jackson County with a 64-45 victory over the Blue Devils Tuesday in the Region 4A semifinals.

The Commanders (23-3) got 21 points from Dalton Patterson and 17 from Mark Sandoval as nine players broke into the scoring column. FCS led 29-14 at intermission and 46-26 after three periods.

With the win, FCS reaches the regional finals on Thursday and will play Clarkrange High -- a 54-41 victor over Watertown in Tuesday's other semifinal contest.

The Purple Tigers got behind early and never recovered, ended a storybook season with a District 8A tournament championship and a school record of 25 wins (and six losses).

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